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The roughest road pt. II: Kazarman to Osh

In Biking, Cycling tour 2018, Kyrgyzstan, Travel, Update by Cassie & Cédric4 Comments

With our day off in Kazarman, Cédric and I were happy hang out in the shade at our clean guesthouse and catch up on some sleep. At one point, Cédric ventured out in search of ‘worst case scenario’ screws at the local bazaar, incase our trailer didn’t manage with the zip-ties, cord and prayers. In Kyrgyzstan (and most parts of …

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The roughest road pt. I: Kochkor to Kazarman

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The next two posts detail what was later described to us as a pretty rough road. Hearing feedback from our friend, who is about 1.5 months ahead of us, they found this stretch more challenging than the M41 (Pamir Highway) route in Tajikistan, our next destination. Obviously, some people may find these road a cakewalk, but our specific bike set-up …

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Beginning the tour through Central Asia: Kazakhstan

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Arriving in Kazakhstan was a bit of a shock to our systems- what we had grown accustomed to in Southeast Asia no longer existed. As we were landing, Cédric and I peered out the airplane window to see that the lush green mountains from northern Thailand were now barren and gold.  Stepping out of the airport, we also had to …

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Final thoughts: wrapping up Thailand

In Cycling tour 2018, Thailand, Travel, Update by Cassie & Cédric4 Comments

Overall about Thailand, we really enjoyed the facility of cycling across the country. The roads are excellent, the traffic fairly good (okay, except larger cities), and multiple alternatives to the highways. There are a lot of people in the country, but people usually pass cyclists with a lot of space, do not drive too fast. It is sometimes too slow! …