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!
We left you at the gates of Latvia ... well, gates, that's a big word!
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!
After our journey in the steppes, we spend 3 days with our host Froit and his wife; they welcome us so well that we almost feel at home. But we must leave one day!
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!
Where were we on May 14? Yes, we wrote this article on time, but Mongolian internet connections caused us to fall behind in publishing ...
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.
That's it, it's been a month that we are in China and 7 months of travel in all. Small return on this last month ...
Discover one of the oldest civilizations in the world!
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.
This month was marked by the discovery of Asian routes. Thailand, first of all, the paradise of cycle tourism. Then Cambodia, and its incredibly flat roads, but its traffic just as incredible.
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.
On December 14, we celebrated our first quarter spent traveling around the world, a quarter of our trip! (already!) Well, it must also be said that we have just left after a 3-week vacation in Istanbul and Bangkok. The figures will be very different from the last few months.
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!
The anecdotes follow each other and are not alike, but for having tested it: Turkish hospitality is remarkable whatever the level of society! Students, rich, poor, practicing Muslims or not, all welcome us without worries!
That's it we left France! But first, we have plenty of other things to tell you because we've been doing well lately.
That's it, we've been riding for over a week! Both it went super fast and at the same time it feels like it's been a long time since we left! Things have happened! Small assessment of the first week ...