Into the wild

Feeling significantly older after negotiating the frenzied Belgrade rush hour traffic, we found ourselves welcomed out of the cold and into Andrej’s colourful apartment. No two walls were the same and it seemed the vibrant colours slowly started to lower our pulse down from a hamster on Red Bull, back to safe human levels. Andrej … Continue reading Into the wild

Caught in the crossfire: Siberian winds

Budapest, a city of two sides (Buda and Pest) which is also it’s own county. My weekend there certainly felt like a microcosm, a world away from how I have been approaching previous cities on this journey. After starting to consider myself to be slowly earning my travelling ‘stripes’ as I traverse Europe in winter, … Continue reading Caught in the crossfire: Siberian winds

Just follow the Danube

The Danube was one of my key markers for traversing Europe, with a lack of contours scarcely imaginable on my detour into the Swiss alps, it always seemed like the ideal path to warm my fresh legs into the touring world. Once the frontier of the Roman Empire, it now hosts the far more important … Continue reading Just follow the Danube

Skiers on the bike path

Three years ago I cycled from Helsinki to Berlin, with the idea of meeting some interesting people and exploring new lands. Arriving in Berlin, I was keen to celebrate the end of expansive pine forests and having successfully fended off a wild boar the previous night. Luckily for me, there were two people who were … Continue reading Skiers on the bike path

All roads lead to Bern

Now at the end of my second week on the road, I find myself in a city I had no intentions of visiting, until, well, a week ago. In fact I had no idea where Bern was until a week ago. However I can safely say I now have an acute muscle memory of the … Continue reading All roads lead to Bern

The Big Trip Announcement…

So here it is! The 'big Bertha'! This is the proposed route from London to Sydney, tackling the highest accessible roads Eurasia (and the world) has to offer. Any chance of a westerly breeze...? It is becoming very real now that little red line has come into existence that I shall start following this trail … Continue reading The Big Trip Announcement…