after 2 years and 15 weeks and i guess around 40.000 pedalled kilometer, i arrived in sydney. the last meters on the ferry from manly landing at the circular quay between opera and the harbour bridge. the manly ferry being that not so small ship on the right with the harbour bridge towering over it.… Continue reading sydney
after the week on gili air i made my way back to bali and denpasar. i ended up in kuta as i was looking for an accommodation close to the airport. kuta is not a nice place. well i didn’t stay long… as i was printing out my plane ticket i was first irritated then… Continue reading goodbye indonesia
merry christmas and a happy new year!
dear readers, i wish you all a merry christmas and a wonderful time with your loved ones. this blog will be back with the remaining stories from indonesia. i’m writing from fremantle on the west coast of australia. next year will see me cycling towards the south where i start working in the vineyards around… Continue reading merry christmas and a happy new year!
the rusty dudes
after more than a year on the road, some parts show heavy wear. and what about your goodbye presents? the badge i got from my bandmate nils: seems the mighty dudes do not agree with too much rain and prefer the sunny side of life!! the worldtourguide is holding up better. it’s even prospering due… Continue reading the rusty dudes
koh kradan and emerald cave
one of the main attractions of the islands is the ‘tham morakot’, the emerald cave. i was looking for people to share the boat fare with, after the only place with canoes refused to lend me one because of too much wind and big waves. this is how i met frank and laurent from paris. they invited… Continue reading koh kradan and emerald cave
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many rivers to cross
some kilometers before reaching the capital the road ended at the bank of a river with a ferry being the only way to get to the other side. even if it takes just three minutes to cross a river by boat, it adds this adventurous note to travelling. i don’t know what it is exactly,… Continue reading many rivers to cross
patan is the twin city of kathmandu south of the bagmati river and like kathmandu was an independent kingdom until 300 years ago nepal was united under one king. the durbar square… former home of the king. patan is wonderful to take a walk and to get lost in the small alleys. still it feels… Continue reading patan
on the other side of town in the east is another stupa, again unesco world heritage site but easier to access without monster stairs to climb. the stupa is the center of a round square around which nice little buildings are forming a ring with mostly tourist things: eat, sleep, buy, chat. but also nice… Continue reading boudhanath stupa
one morning i visited the swayambhunath stupa per cycle. without the luggage it is always amazing how close it feels to flying. there is almost a small village surrounding the stupa. today the buildings are mostly occupied by little handicraft shops. and the view over kathmandu… i’ll leave for tibet the 1st of may and… Continue reading swayambhunath stupa