Our return to France gives us a first return shock. After a year in a bubble where we only catch snippets of what is being said, finding your mother tongue everywhere around you is a bit harsh ...
After the first part of our visit to Germany, here is the rest!
On August 17, we cross the German border. Last foreign country on our journey? We thought so ... but in the end ... it's only half true!
Poland ! Spots of color draw the landscape, bathed in a warming sun. The yellow of the wheat fields, the green of the trees; the blue of so many lakes and the Baltic Sea; the white and black of cows (Norman?:-) ) and storks…
We left you at the gates of Latvia ... well, gates, that's a big word!
Estonia! A country so bucolic, fields colored by wild flowers and free camping areas ...
On June 24, we arrive in Moscow very early in the morning. We slowly discover the city by bike; a city that is just waking up. The opportunity to see the famous Red Square at 7am, empty of its usual flow of tourists: great!
We left you after Beijing. We are now in Mongolia where the days on the bike are quite intense. A look back at our adventures over the past few weeks ... Part 1/2: We are cutting this article into two parts so that it does not take too long!
From Xi’an to Beijing we discover another China. Urban China, the China of the North so different from that of the South. But it's also a 15-day reception by great people.
In this article, climbs, cold, fatigue and difficulties ... but also superb landscapes and beautiful encounters, through an area that once belonged to Tibet and where this culture has been preserved.
After much hesitation, we decided to go rub shoulders with the drops in the Yunnan mountains (rather than the karst rocks of the Guilin region). Why this choice over the other? The beauty of the landscapes, the few tourists and the urbanization of this area, and then in addition, two other cyclists will ride with us: Emilie and Jérémie, the patches released! But before finding them, a crazy day awaits us ...
After a month in Laos, we enter Vietnam on February 22, by the border of Dien Bien Phu. The road on the Vietnamese side is very damaged, it goes up and down. But we have beautiful landscapes, with rice fields and other diverse cultures.
Laos, its adorable and smiling people, its beautiful landscapes… A relatively flat southern part, but on the other hand a northern part… mountainous!
A shattering entry! Rhaa the happiness of border posts! Our first contact with Laos was a thousand miles from what we experienced afterwards. Fortunately !!
We hit the road after Phnom Penh on Saturday, January 10 in the morning. We are super happy to be able to pedal again; after the accident we had imagined for a few moments that if I had broken something, the trip could end there. We therefore benefit even better as the adventure continues!
On December 27 at the end of the day, we left Thailand in the rain, to discover Cambodia with the return of the sun. Just after the border, the mountains and the jungle give way to a large all yellow plain, magnificent with the return of the sun! We discover the landscapes that we will find further on: rice fields as far as the eye can see, where cows and buffaloes graze.
Here we go again ! On December 14, we left Bangkok: after almost three weeks of break, we are happy to be back on the road. We head south on big roads for the first two days, it's not always very funny ... but the beach is waiting for us in a short time.
It lives, it moves, it's amazing and exotic! A good start with Asia! From December 6 to 14, we were greeted in the beautiful old Thai-style room, owned by Supaporn, the principal of Supawan School, in the west of the city. We were so good that we did a little bit of back-up. It was a perfect place to get used to the country.
We spent 12 days in Istanbul. Basically, we were planning to spend just a week there, but we were faster than we had calculated. Finally, we are very happy with this good break. It allowed us to make a good point and rest... before starting season 2 of our adventure: Asia!
This week in brief: we crossed Italy from west to east, saw beautiful Tuscany, suffered our first nervous breakdowns.