A locals tour of the real Bulgaria

Today we start a 3 day ride in Bulgaria with Assen. It is very overcast, but hardly rained. It was however cool. The first part of the day was to scoot down the highway A3 until Dupnica where we changed to the parallel secondary road.… Read the rest

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Team Canada meets up!

It is sad to leave the whole gang from Slovakia, but we must move on with the show. We started out from Takaj about 2 pm headed south to Budapest under the threatening skies. We planned to take the smaller roads and abandon them for the freeway if the weather turned for the worse.… Read the rest

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A very fun “Program” in Kosice

Today the forecast is 20% rain, but it is pretty windy and chilly for our ride across Slovakia to Kosice.

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We set out first for Bojnice(bod-neet-sa), where we had breakfast with a view of the castle. The funny thing today was we asked the waitress if she spoke English and she said no, but her friend that did not work there said “ yes” and proceeded to take our order and serve us!… Read the rest

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World Wide Ride is headed East!

The plan is to fly back to Germany to get the bikes near Leipzig. We have a few items to sort out like installing the new Odyssey batteries to replace out 5 year old Deka. We are a bit worried they will be toast after 8 months again.… Read the rest

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Getting ready for the road again 2017-2018.

The route so far 2012-2017


Route 2017-2018

Route Germany-Czech-Slovakia-Serbia-Romania-Turkey-Georgia-Armenia-Iran-Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Gorno/Badakhshan Autonomous Region- Krygyzstan-Kazakhstan-Russia-Mongolia-Russia-Mongolia-China-Tibet-Burma-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand- Malaysia-Indonesia-East Timor-Australia-Tazmania-New Zealand…


Route 2017-2018 part 1 May to December

part 1 going East

Route 2017-2018 part 2 December to April

part 2 going East

Route 2017-2018 part 3 April to August

part 3

Well it’s time to get back on the road again now that spring has sprung the sun is shining!… Read the rest

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What do you mean Santiago is not actually the end of the road!?


And you thought we were done in Santiago?

“For many pilgrims their Way comes to an end in Santiago de Compostela. However, dating back almost to the discovery of the tomb of Saint James the Apostle in the 9th century, many of the pilgrims, decided to continue their journey to the Costa da Morte (“Coast of Death”) on the Camino Fisterra (the worlds end).… Read the rest

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Santiago de Compostella at last!


We are trying to catch up to some of our other Camino friends to arrive to Santiago (22.1 more km) together. They had not gone to Samos and were then about 5-6 km ahead of us for the last few days.… Read the rest

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Santiago Part 11 Ligonde to Santa Irena

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Today is a bit dreary as we set out. The road from Ligonde is a paved country lane for 6.3 km and then for the 3km leading into Palas de Rei you are on a dirt track alongside the main road.… Read the rest

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Part 10 Triacastela to Ligonde- With a detour off the beaten track


A detour to Samos…off the beaten track?

Today there is a choice of two routes to Sarria, both are equally pleasant although the Samos route is quieter. The choice is made as you leave Triacastela. Although the Samos route is longer it is easy walking for 11.2 km.… Read the rest

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Part 9 Villa Franca to Triacastela


Sunrises  and Octopus are the best in Galicia

The plan for today is to “get up the mountain”, but depending on how we feel we may go the 30.3 km to O Cebreiro (our first idea) or save our selves the last 5.1 km and stop at La Faba (Emmanuel’s better idea).… Read the rest

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