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On route to Hanoi. Hoi An, Hue, Phong Nha Caves and Tam Coc. Four top destinations in Vietnam

On route to Hanoi. Hoi An, Hue, Phong Nha Caves and Tam Coc. Four top destinations in Vietnam

25th May to 04 June 2019 Hoi An 11 long days in Hoi An. Having researched online about getting a new visa for Vietnam it seems I have to do a border run to Laos. I’ll also need a letter of invitation as I’m asking for a 3 month visa to ensure I have enough time to explore the North. The options are go with the local bus, hire a motorbike or go with a visa run company in comfort….

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Welcome to Vietnam… Again!!

Welcome to Vietnam… Again!!

Welcome to Vietnam… Again! OK, so I know I was in Vietnam in January this year, had a fab time and met up with old friends and new alike. I also know I haven’t written the blog for that backpacking visit yet, so you’re just going to have to wait, and in the meantime read all about my current visit on my Azub Ti-Fly Trike. As you may have read in the previous blog, (if not why not!?) I’ve just…

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Cycling Out of Cambodia

Cycling Out of Cambodia

Tuesday 7th May 2019 Siem Reap to Stoung Distance 98km Total 25324km A few days ago I went into Siem Reap town center to a travel agents. I was enquiring about extending my visa for 1 more month. However, with the amount of public holidays this month and the fact your passport has to be sent to the capital,  Phnom Phen, it wouldn’t have been returned to me until about the same day the extension was going to run out!…

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Cambodia December 2018

Cambodia December 2018

    Cambodia. 2nd Dec to 27 Dec 2018 Sunday 2nd December to Siam Reap, Cambodia My flight out of Phuket is at 6am so like the good traveller I am I arrive 3 hours before. Having checked my bag in I’m told security doesn’t open for another 1 hour 30 minutes! So much for arriving early! I arrive in Siam Reap at 735am and after a very quiet trundle through the sleepy airport and having purchased my US $30…

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Kyrgyzstan and the end of the Pamir Highway. Sary Tash to Bishkek then a bit of Almaty and on to Kathmandu! 19th Aug to 12th Sep 2017

Kyrgyzstan and the end of the Pamir Highway. Sary Tash to Bishkek then a bit of Almaty and on to Kathmandu! 19th Aug to 12th Sep 2017

  Saturday 19th August – 2km over Kyrgyzstan border to Archat Distance: 60.99 km Total Distance: 16315.58 km We had a peaceful night, apart from a dog peeing up the side of the tent in the middle of the night! This morning we cycle down to Sary Tash, our first Kyrgyzstan village. We bump into some Iranian cyclists whilst we are exchanging some Tajik Som to Kyrgyz Som at the petrol station?! Then it’s shopping time. More provisions and a…

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Pamir Highway – Tajikistan Finale 2nd Aug to 18 Aug 2017

Pamir Highway – Tajikistan Finale 2nd Aug to 18 Aug 2017

  Khorog – 2/3 August Time for a rest, laundry, admin and catching up with friends at home. Tuesday night we had a fantastic curry, the best meal we’ve had since Dushanbe. Delicious. Khorog is a bustling metropolis in this region. There’s a park in the centre with a pool the colour of muddy water but that’s clearly no deterrent to the locals. There are so many cyclists at the Pamir Lodge and we met the French couple, Lucy and…

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The Pamir Highway: Hisor to Khorog -18th Jul to 1st Aug 2017

The Pamir Highway: Hisor to Khorog -18th Jul to 1st Aug 2017

  Tuesday 18th July – Hisor to Dushanbe Distance: 29.04 km Total Distance: 15149.06 km A comfy night on the takhta and we brought breakfast. How fabulous. I could learn to love this treatment. We even befriend the puppy with the cutest floppy ears, bribed by biscuits. We take the back road to Dushanbe and stop to watch the maize stalks being cut by hand. I give it a go and it’s certainly tough work. As we near Dushanbe the…

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Uzbekistan: Samarkand to Tajikistan: Hisor – 10th to 17th Jul 2017

Uzbekistan: Samarkand to Tajikistan: Hisor – 10th to 17th Jul 2017

  Monday 10th July – Samarkand to Urtakishiak Distance: 40.01 km Total Distance: 14696.57 km Today we have a late start. We’re waiting for laundry, we publish the blog and Daz has to fix a flat tyre. The tube has two 1 cm slits – bizarre. Perhaps it exploded in the heat. It’s pretty unremarkable riding out of Samarkand but we stop for a great lunch. Out in the fields the locals are harvesting onions so we stop to help!…

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Uzbekistan: Nukus to Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent – 21st Jun to 9th Jul 2017

Uzbekistan: Nukus to Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent – 21st Jun to 9th Jul 2017

Wednesday 21st June – Nukus to Chilpyk (Bashnya Molchaniya) Distance: 54.99 km Total Distance: 14089.97 km This morning my Va-va-vroom just ain’t there. I feel absolutely shattered and I desperately want to sleep but breakfast calls. We’ve already decided where we’re camping tonight and it’s only 50km so after breakfast we hit the Number 1 (actually the only one according to Trip Advisor ) venue of Nukus. Few Museums in the Republic of Uzbekistan can boast of such a unique…

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Uzbekistan: Beyneu to Nukus and the Aral Sea – 18th to 20th Jun 2017

Uzbekistan: Beyneu to Nukus and the Aral Sea – 18th to 20th Jun 2017

  Sunday 18th June – Beyneu to Nukus Distance: 6.19 km Total Distance: 14034.98 km We were rudely awoken at 1am by our hotel proprietor, Murat. It gave us both a hell of a scare, thinking we’d overslept and missed our train but it was just minutes before our alarm. Shower, pack and out the door. We’re at the train station at 1.20am (yup we’ve got this routine down to a fine art). At the station we need to work…

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