Japow; Snowboarding Hokkaido, Japan

Snowboarding in Japan is amazing. We visited Hokkaido which is the northern island of Japan. Hokkaido has without doubt the best snow in the...

Cycling East Part 20 – Cycle Touring Uzbekistan Part 22

From cycle touring in Uzbekistan, Bukhara was probably my pick of the historical Uzbekistan towns, but next I was cycling to Samarkand with its...

10 Practical tips for bikepacking in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a country that I love and more and more people are discovering it. From the yurts and alpine pasture to the epic...

Uzbekistan – A hidden gem for cycling in Central Asia

Riding across Uzbekistan was more of an accident than a choice. I only rode there purely because it lay in my way as I...

Cycling East Part 17 – Rail Ferry across the Caspian Sea

This post is the first one that contains no cycling, instead its my adventure catching the ferry from Baku, Azerbaijan to Aktau in Kazakhstan....

Cycling the Pamirs 2015 Pt2 – Crossing into Tajikistan via Mars

Sary Tash has a memorable name, but very few moustaches - in fact there's very little of interest at all other than the jaw...

Cycling East Part 16 – Azerbaijan

Cycle touring across the border from Georgia to Azerbaijan went very smoothly, this route certainly had the greatest military presence so far, guns were...

Cycling East part 25 – Arriving in the Himalayas – Nepal

A few weeks ago I had no real idea where Almaty even was but due to the invisible wall of Chinese politics I...

Bikepacking Across Kyrgyzstan in Winter Part 1

I descended and the air was approaching -20 already; around me the valley was steep sided, dark and cold. I noticed the snow had...

It’s all downhill to Afghanistan: Cycling the Pamirs Pt3

As we left Lake Karakul in Tajikistan we learnt Panada's struggle at altitude. I'll admit it was a shock to see that a Fiat...

Getting Visas for Central Asia

With Europe left behind the craziness of getting Asian visas started. After much googling and forum searching I reached my plan of attack for the...

Box hunting and other adventures in Delhi

The train rolled into Old Delhi station from Kolkata late at night, the city was dark but certainly not asleep. the platforms were still...