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Beijing Bound: The final stretch

I’ve arrived in Beijing. Hard to believe I’ve cycled from Dublin all the way to the far side of China. I won’t delve into that right now but will cover the final 1000km from Jingbian to Beijing where I passed … Continue reading

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Nearly There….

I expected to just have one more post on the route to Beijing, but an unplanned day off has given me time to write about the latest 600km. After seven days trying to get our visas extended, James and I … Continue reading

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Lanzhou Limbo

I’m currently in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province. The past week has been unexpected to say the least. I’ll cover the short bit of cycling and then explain the visa situation. I’ve gone from my saddle being a pain … Continue reading

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Halfway across China

I’m now about halfway through China! We’ve seriously put in the miles early on to get to this point so quickly but it hasn’t been easy! Having survived the misery of a few days of horrendous headwinds, it was a … Continue reading

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I’ve Cycled to China

Apologies, this update is a bit late as I’ve had no decent WiFi for the past week. I actually wrote this in Urumqi, but couldn’t get the photos to upload. Another post to follow shortly on the past week. I’ve … Continue reading

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Back on the road again: Bishkek to Almaty

Just 250km of cycling to cover in this update but since I spent so long in Bishkek (2.5 weeks!) I figured I should at least write something about the past few weeks. So Bishkek was a fairly dull affair of … Continue reading

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Awwww….Fwweeennnndddd! Batumi to Tbilisi

For those who have not seen The Inbetweeners (for shame, go watch it), “Awwwww…..Fwwweeeennnnndddd!!!” is a line from that show. Anyway, it’s a good summation of the 400 or so kilometres from Batumi to Tbilisi in Georgia. “That road is … Continue reading

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Turkey: Güle Güle, Georgia: Gamarjoba!

Distance so far: 5150km Distance in Turkey: 1600km Number of days in Turkey: 32 Number of cups of Cay in Turkey: 53,127 Number of times I said “Merhaba”: 1.2m Number of times asked “Where are you from?”: 1.5m Güle Güle … Continue reading

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Where are you from? What is your job?…Auf Wiedersehen??!?!

Where are you from? What is your job? Why are you alone? Where are you going? Have more Cay! These are the questions I answer routinely each day as I’ve covered the 700km between Istanbul and Yakakent on the Black … Continue reading

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Off the bike in Istanbul – an interesting few days

Istanbul has been a long break from the bike. Probably too long at two full weeks when I eventually leave, but a break from cycling was needed, trip admin needed to be done, rugby was to be watched and Paddy’s … Continue reading

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