This week is really in contrast to the last: after the snow and the cold of the past week we are ending yesterday and today in a big heat and sandstorm! The wind often reminds us that we are in his country, but luckily the blue sky reminds us too (and that's cool).

Mongolia ! Première semaine passée dans ce grand pays tout vide et tout beau. Nous découvrons des paysages superbes sous la neige et le vent. Les journées sont belles et les nuits sous la tente quelque peu froides 🙂

Petite excursion home made dans un super coin à 80km de Pékin pour un trek sur la Grande Muraille de Chine (on a dormi dans une super ferme auberge conseillée par les expats rencontrés Pékin :, visites dans Pékin et dernier marathon transports pour rejoindre la Mongolie cette semaine ! Pris avec ma GoPro Hero 3+ et mon Canon EOS 60D, son capté via mon Zoom H1, synchro sous Première.

This week we are taking a chain trip to visit Xi’an and finally arrive in Beijing! It's a bit crazy to arrive in this megalopolis of 21 million inhabitants, which does not seem so crowded. Pollution comes up quickly in the discussions we have with our various hosts in this great city. The Chinese are always so surprising and difficult to define!

We leave Chengdu for a few days in the direction of Xi’an, the ancient capital of China. With a little delay due to computer problems, here are some pictures of this promising region, which unfortunately we do not have time to cross entirely by bicycle.

Attention theme week: we are wasting almost this week chasing after our visas. The nasty lady from the PSB (Police Security Bureau) in Kangding simply did not want to renew our visas (not wanting), we had to leave for Leshan in extremis and lose 2000m of hard-earned altitude crammed into a bus (sniff! ). The nice ladies of the Leshan PSB did their job and issued us our visas within 48 hours!

Good passes, arid and hostile gorges, Tibetan houses, shorten: without being in Tibet, we are there anyway! The atmosphere is both surreal and unexpected, we take full eyes and heart.

This week we are still riding with the “patches libéré”, a couple of French cyclists. We discover the beauty of the Tiger Gorge and the mountains that follow. We end the week with two days of rest in Shangrila.

We discover Kunming, a small town of 6 million inhabitants perched at an altitude of 1900m, then Dali where we go to meet the released patches. Since that day we have been driving with them towards the heights of Yunnan, it is just more and more beautiful!

That's it, we are in China! More exactly in Yunnan, in the southwest of China. A country of contrasts, great landscapes, arts and games, but also a country where the culture of hospitality is very present. Discover our first week in China!

Dernier épisode de la saison ! Prochaine saison : La Chine ! Cette semaine on part d’Hanoï, direction Lao Cai, au Nord. La région est vraiment sympa, on traverse de nombreux tout petits villages tout jolis 🙂 Dernier jour de repos à Lao Cai au Vietnam avant d’attaquer la Chine !

Penultimate episode of the season! This week we arrive in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam. It's bustling, it's honking, it's good, it's alive! We discover this magical place that is Halong Bay, by kayak as close as possible to the water. Next week we head north to finish the second season, and attack China with Yunnan. It promises !

Well, it's hot hot hot! First week in Vietnam on the mountainous roads from Dien Bien Phu to the Hanoi region. We turn at 1000m of elevation gain per day, for 55 to 80kms daily. It's hard, but it's beautiful!

Small week in the mountains. Cycling on the slopes, walks in the waterfalls, boating ... It's so good!

Sabadiiii ! Le nord du Laos est vraiment sympa. Les gens sont hyper gentils, on rencontre plein de cyclos, et on roule avec James pour passer un col d’anthologie. On se souviendra des trois jours passés avec notre scout préféré !

We are going a little deeper into the Laotian hinterland, and we are increasing our contacts with the locals. We are more aware of the popularity of this destination among cycle tourists: we meet so many travelers like us! It’s pretty amazing. The landscapes here give us a good slap: it's so unusual, so beautiful.

First week in Laos, and we are far from being alone. In addition to the extremely warm welcome from the population, we rode with two other French cyclists, and for an evening we met the Dudus, our cyclist friends from Turkey.

On quitte le Cambodge cette semaine par le nord. La région est peu peuplée et du coup reculée, pas de réseau électrique, pas d’eau courante, mais des relais téléphone partout (!). On rentre au Laos en fin de semaine !

On passe les 5000km devant Angkor Wat (sans tricher, sisi !) cette semaine. On en prend plein les yeux, ce lieu est vraiment extraordinaire… et plein de touristes ! Dès 5h30 du matin, la foule se rend devant une des mares d’Angkor wat pour prendre LA photo typique (que j’ai bien évidemment prise). Assez dingue.

On reste un peu plus longtemps que prévu à Phnom Penh à cause d’un petit accident de la route (alors que nous étions piétons), juste le temps de pouvoir se remettre de nos bleus et de vérifier que rien n’est cassé/arraché.