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Japan

I flew from Auckland to Japan quite randomly for a month and it’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit. The passion to get there and see the country probably comes from Studio Ghibli movies. I bought a Japan Rail Pass which allowed me to go around Japan for two weeks. I arrived to Tokyo […]

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New Zealand

After a ”short” break I continued my adventure in New Zealand. I came to the country thinking that it will be a piece of cake and I have to put minimum effort cycling trough this small country. First day tear drop on my cheek in the rain pushing my bicycle steep uphill, hungry and sweaty […]

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It’s been a while

Alright I try to tell you whats happened with me here in Australia and do some warm up with the writing, because my adventure soon continues. So, I flew from Singapore to Gold Coast, Australia after cycling across Eurasian continent. I have to admit that I was pretty tired and just wanted to find job, […]

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Back to the beach and fast!

We crossed a bridge of friendship, we exchanged riding side to left and Thailand welcomed us with open arms. In the first restaurant we ate heavenly Noodle Soup, and listened to the Cowboy cafe next door and the playlist had Neil Young and CCR. Could not have been better start for the day and for […]

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China, part 2

The weather had been rainy and cold for couple of days, but when we left towards Vietnam the rain had luckily stopped. It was nice for us and Chinas suprisingly good roads took us forward in a good paste. Well, to the point when mountains rose in front of us. Even though it didn’t rain […]

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Close to China

So we had had about seven week ”holiday” in Bishkek and after that the departure felt weird. We said goodbyes to the nice cleaning maid, who had become so familiar with us that she used to ask our help with maintaining the hotel condition, we ate meal at cheap cafe and started pedaling out of […]

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Kazakhstan feeling

Kazakhstan visas in our passports and passports in our backpockets we started cycling toward Kazakhstan, which was about 115 kilometers away. We decided to cycle there in one day because there was only two days in our Russian visas and we heard that one who doesn’t follow these schedules will be punished. Wind was again […]

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Urals!

Getting to Urals had been on our minds before even leaving to this trip. In the back of our minds it was a must thing at least get over them. Even though in these rocky mountains the amount of breakdown and milk acid were unspeakable we made it to flatland. Lets go back to time […]

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From cold to warm

We stayed at Antons place for two nights and we got the most luxurious treatment. His mom cooked us one of the best meals we had tasted and Jaroslavl city tour with Anton and his friend Dima gave us good knowledge of the town. When we left we decided to choose the most idyllic and […]

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Unbelieavable hospitality

So, we left the hostel in Saint Petersburg early in the morning towards Mga. We tried to ask about our visa registration, but the answer we got was: ”No, not now.” Ok, we carried our bicycles and gear eight floors down and we were tired before the day had even started. Getting out of Saint […]

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