Hospitality in Kazakhstan


Edoardo and I sat in a green pasture at dusk cooking yet again another feast for dinner. The mountains in front of us were starting to glow red and we laughed at the curious bee’s digging burrows all around us. Steam rose from the pot, heavy with the aroma of Turmeric and cumin spices. It … Continue reading Hospitality in Kazakhstan

Q & A


Has your bike broken very often? Nope! Not once! The Surly LHT has been incredibly good to me. My racks on the other hand broke in the middle of nowhere which could have been a disaster! Ive since switched to Tubus racks and they are really great. How many times have you cried on the … Continue reading Q & A

Strange Sleeps in Xinjiang


In my last post “Alone In China” I mentioned being ushered from foreign hotel to foreign hotel. In Xinjiang Province, there are certain hotels specifically for foreigners. They are a rare find, however. One afternoon, for example, I was taken in a police van for 200 km, past four different cities, in search of a … Continue reading Strange Sleeps in Xinjiang

Alone in China


On the 23rd of July 2018 I wrote “I’m doing it! I’ve been cycling since 10 am. Its now 3 pm. Four scorching hours on the highways are starting to get to me but I’m listening to Eye in The Sky by Radio Lab and that helps. I still have 45 km to go today … Continue reading Alone in China

Seeing In Silence


.mongolia. We set up camp a few kilometers outside of Dasichilen, where we had resupplied earlier that day. The smell of onions, garlic and cabbage wafted from a sizzling pot that sat expectedly, under Olivers care. Janis Joplin’s “Me and Bobby McGee” mixed harmoniously with the crackling fire and the sound of an air mattress … Continue reading Seeing In Silence