Strava

We’re back on Strava! Complete with detailed maps, altitude and speed plots, and even temperature profiles, there’s all the stats you could ever need. Go here to check it out: http://www.strava.com/athletes/3081438 Advertisements

A rock climbing holiday?

We took a day off the bikes in Vang Vieng for some rock climbing and got the bug… While there we found out about the renowned Green Climbers Home near Thakhek, which just happened to be on our route through Laos, so we booked in for another day’s climbing. The location is perfect, nestled amongst…

Buddha Park

It’s quite an eclectic assortment, Buddhas, elephants, monkeys and one merman; the most prominent sculptures are a 50m long reclining Buddha and a kind of tree-labyrinth-shrine. The tree has three levels and an inner core, making 6 chambers, and an eccentric system of steps which you follow up and down and round before popping out…

A waterfall, a hill, a cave

There are two roads from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng: the older, longer way; and the new, direct way. Not knowing any better, we decided to go for the nice direct route, as the road didn’t look too wiggly on the map, so, we reasoned, probably wasn’t so hilly. It even appeared to link up…

A cave

We found a cave! It was pretty awesome. And we were the only people there.

A really big hill

Today we took our bikes for a walk up a really big hill. ┬áThis was possibly one of the toughest hills we’ve tackled yet. It may not have been as steep as some of the Black Sea coast roads, or as long as some of the hills in Central Asia, but a combination of the…

A waterfall

The Kuang Si Falls exceeded our expectations. Possibly one of the most beautiful natural sights we have visited on our ride so far. We were the last people to leave so had this pool to ourselves. The last of the evening light.

Happy New Year!

Things we have learnt this year: Europe is great for cycle touring, you can cross a whole country in a few days. The further east you go, the friendlier the people become. Until you get to China. The happiest and most generous people seem to be those in the poorest countries. It’s rude to turn…