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L.A to South America on 2 tandems and onwards to Timbuktu.


Family cycling from Los Angeles to South America, Europe, Asia.

35,318 km (21,946 miles) so far after 2224 days from September 27, 2008 to ???

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Tandem, With kids, Extended, World
Locales: North America, Mexico, Estado de Baja California, Central America, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, South America, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia, Europe, Greece, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Asia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Spain
Years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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Copyright © 2008-2014 By Ciska Keerssemeeckers and Michael Verhage - (contact)

Status: 2224 of ??? daysFeatured Journal #479
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Table of Contents

Introduction

      TRAVEL HISTORY OF THE FAMILY VERHAGE
      TANDEM SPECIFICATIONS.
      THE CANNONDALE MTB SPECIFICATIONS.
      EQUIPMENT LIST
      OUR JOURNEY'S ROUTE.

Supporters.

      COMPANIES WHO SUPPORTED US.

Topics.

      HOMESCHOOLING OUR KIDS WHILE TRAVELlNG.
      HOW DO WE FUNCTION AS TRAVELING FAMILY?
      SPONSORSHIP FOR JESSE AND SAMMY'S EDUCATION.
      CULTURAL AWARENESS, HABITS AND THE ISSUES OUR KIDS FACE.
      DENTAL CARE AND TREATMENT IN BOLIVIA.
      FACTS AND FIGURES AFTER 623 DAYS ON THE ROAD
      CHAGAS DISEASE, A CYCLIST'S THREAT.
      FALSE MONEY.
      WHEN MAILING WITH A COURIER SERVICE GOES WRONG..........
      RAIN, WATERPROOF PANNIERBAGS THE WAY TO GO!!
      HOW TO CONTACT US.
      COLOMBIA, THE ONLY RISK IS WANTING TO STAY!!
      1001 DAYS ON THE CRAZYGUYONABIKE WEB-SITE.
      THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP - PILLOW TALK.
      OUR TYRES NEED TO WITHSTAND EXTREME LOADS AND ROAD CONDITIONS.
      MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
      ORTHODONTIC CARE WHILE CYCLING THE WORLD.
      WATER-BOTTLE HYGIENE.
      HOW WE "SURVIVE" AS A FAMILY ON $30 A DAY.
      SELF TREATMENT OF TRAVELERS DIARRHOEA - FOOD POISONING.
      DOG ATTACKS WHILE TOURING.
      CYCLING WITH A TRAILER.
      NATURES NATURAL FIBRE - MERINO WOOL BY ICEBREAKER.
      THE IMPORTANCE OF COMFORTABLE EYE-WEAR WHILE CYCLING THE WORLD.
      THE PERFECT LONG LASTING WAX BASED DRY LUBE.
      VACCINATING - A PERSONAL DECISION AND CHOICE.
      SKINCARE AFTER A LONG DAY OF CYCLING.
      HELINOX CHAIR ONE - SEATING COMFORT WHILE ON THE MOVE.
      BIKE BAG DUDE.
      FLYING WITH OUR BICYCLES AND GEAR TO DIFFERENT CONTINENTS..
      THE SCHWALBE MARATHON MONDIAL.

Videos.

      YOUTUBE VIDEOS OF OUR ADVENTURES.

Press.

      IN THE NEWS - BEING NOTED.

Contributions.

      TRUJILLO, PERU
      HUANUCO-PERU.
      COCHABAMBA-BOLIVIA.
      THE STORY ABOUT BROOKE.
      MEM.
      KADEK.

Fellow cyclists.

      CYCLISTS WE HAVE MET DURING OUR TRAVELS.

Mexico

      LOS ANGELES TO BAJA CALIFORNIA/MEXICO.
      SAN IGNACIO, BAJA CALIFORNIA.
      SANTA ROSALIA / SEA OF CORTES AND ONWARDS TO LA PAZ.
      MAZATLAN , THE MEXICAN MAINLAND.
      MAZATLAN TO ACAPULCO.
      SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS-CHIAPAS
      CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS EVE IN SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS.
      HOMESCHOOLING OUR KIDS WHILE TRAVELlNG.
      ADIOS MEXICO.

Guatemala

      THE GUATEMALAN HIGHLANDS
      IMAGES OF LAGO ATITLAN.
      PANAJACHEL HOME FOR 6 WEEKS.
      BACK ON THE ROAD.
      ON OUR WAY TO PUERTO BARRIOS.

Honduras

      ADIOS GUATEMALA , HOLA HONDURAS.
      ROBBED IN OMOA.
      IMAGES AND FACES OF HONDURAS.
      UTILA- ISLAS DE BAHIA.
      SAN PEDRO SULA TO SIGUATEPEQUE.
      COMAYAGUA TO THE BORDER.

Nicaragua

      HASSLES AT THE NICARAGUAN BORDER.

Costa Rica

      COSTA RICA AND THE DECISION TO FLY TO ECUADOR .

Ecuador

      QUITO.
      THE ECUADORIAN CENTRAL HIGHLANDS.
      THE AMAZONAS.
      CUENCA - THE SOUTHERN ANDES.
      CUENCA TO LOJA.
      SOUTHWARDS TO THE PERUVIAN BORDER.

Peru

      NORTHERN PERU AND A SPLIT RIM.
      PIURA TO TRUJILLO.
      CAÑON DEL PATO.
      KNEE PROBLEMS/ RETURN TO HUARAZ
      MARKET DAY IN HUARAZ.
      PARQUE NACIONAL HUASCARAN.
      THE CENTRAL ANDES, HUALLANCA TO HUANUCO.
      HUANUCO-LA OROYA-HUANCAYO.
      HUANCAYO TO AYACUCHO - ZANCUDOS, DUST AND DIRT ROADS.
      AYACUCHO TO CUSCO.
      VALLE SAGRADO AND MACHU PICCHU.
      THE PERUVIAN ALTI PLANO AND LAGO TITICACA.

Bolivia

      BOLIVIA - LA PAZ THE CAPITAL CITY.
      COCHABAMBA.
      COCHABAMBA PART 2.
      SANTA CRUZ DE LA SIERRA, HUMIDITY AND ZANCUDOS.

Brasil

      BRASIL.
      CHRISTMAS IN BOTUCATU.
      HOW DO WE FUNCTION AS TRAVELING FAMILY?
      READY TO MOVE ON!!

Argentina

      LAS CATARATAS DE IGUAZU-ARGENTINA.

Paraquay

      PARAGUAY AND 42 DEGREES CELCIUS HEAT.
      ASUNCION AND TWO SPLIT RIMS.
      WAITING FOR OUR RIMS TO ARRIVE............?
      IMPRESSIONS OF THE LAST 17 MONTHS.
      YERBA MATE THE NATIONAL DRINK OF PARAGUAY.
      FINALLY..........!!!
      REMAINING INACTIVE.
      SPONSORSHIP FOR JESSE AND SAMMY'S EDUCATION.
      ADIOS ASUNCION, ES EL MOMENTO DE SEGUIR ADELANTE.
      "GOOD FRIDAY" ON THE RIO PARAGUAY.

Argentina

      FORMOSA - ARGENTINA.
      RUTA 81 ACROSS THE CHACO.

Bolivia

      BACK IN BOLIVIA.
      TARIJA.
      DIRT ROADS, HEADWIND AND AMAZING SCENERY.
      POTOSI THE COLONIAL JEWEL OF BOLIVIA.
      POTOSI - PART 2.
      SALAR DE UYUNI.
      POTOSI TO SUCRE.
      MOVING ON TO COCHABAMBA.
      CHAGAS DISEASE, A CYCLIST'S THREAT.
      DUST, CLIMBING AND CAMINOS EMPEDRADOS.
      "BACK HOME" .
      DENTAL CARE AND TREATMENT IN BOLIVIA.
      FACTS AND FIGURES AFTER 623 DAYS ON THE ROAD.
      MODELING FOR "FUNDACION NACIONAL DE AYUDA CONTRA EL CANCER".
      GOOD TIMES IN COCHABAMBA.
      CULTURAL AWARENESS, HABITS AND THE ISSUES OUR KIDS FACE.
      A VISIT TO THE ONCOLOGIA CLINICA AT "VIEDMA" HOSPITAL IN COCHABAMBA.
      WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
      FIRST $3000 RAISED!!!
      $6600 RAISED!!! WE'RE GONNA MAKE A CHANGE.
      RE-UNITED.
      LA PAZ AND A PERMISSION TO STAY.
      WHEN THE PRICE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT GOES UP.........!
      RIBERALTA, EL BENI.
      WE DID MAKE A CHANGE!!! - PART ONE.
      PART TWO.
      PART THREE.
      THE YOUNG FACES OF BARRIO LOS TAJIBOS.
      CYCLISTS UNITE!!!
      COCHABAMBA TO SANTA CRUZ-SECOND TIME AROUND, PART ONE.
      COCHABAMBA TO SANTA CRUZ - PART TWO.
      ADIOS CHAPARE.
      GOODBYE COCHABAMBA.
      EL CAMINO DE LOS MUERTOS-PART ONE.
      EL CAMINO DE LOS MUERTOS-PART TWO.

Peru

      BACK IN PERU AFTER 11 MONTHS.
      AREQUIPA - THE WHITE CITY.
      MONASTERIO DE SANTA CATALINA.
      BACK ON THE PERUVIAN PACIFIC COAST AFTER 15 MONTHS.
      COASTAL ROAD TO CHALA AND ENDING UP IN NASCA.
      THE LINES OF NAZCA AND THE SECOND SPLIT RIM IN A WEEK.
      HUACACHINA, "THE OASIS OF AMERICA".
      ISLAS BALLESTAS AND ONWARDS TO LIMA - CAPITAL CITY OF PERU.
      LIMA.
      GREAT NEWS!!
      WHEN MAILING WITH A COURIER SERVICE GOES WRONG..........
      CASA DE CICLISTAS AND A TRUCK RIDE TO PIURA.
      YOUTUBE VIDEOS OF OUR ADVENTURES.

Ecuador

      TROPICAL ECUADOR.
      FALSE MONEY.
      ACTS OF KINDNESS.
      QUITO, SECOND TIME AROUND.
      RAIN, WATERPROOF PANNIERBAGS THE WAY TO GO!!
      SUNDAY'S IN QUITO IS CAR-FREE!!!
      QUITO TO OTAVALO.
      A FEW DAYS IN OTAVALO.
      ONWARDS TO SAN GABRIEL.
      SATURDAY MORNING IN SAN GABRIEL.

Colombia

      COLOMBIA.
      IPIALES TO PASTO AND A 27 KM NON-STOP CLIMB.
      FACES OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA - PART 1.
      FACES OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA - PART 2.
      FACES OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA - PART 3.
      PASTO TO MOCOA - THE TOUGHER ALTERNATIVE - PART ONE.
      PASTO TO MOCOA - THE TOUGHER ALTERNATIVE - PART TWO.
      PASTO TO MOCOA: THE TOUGHER ALTERNATIVE - PART THREE.
      PASTO TO MOCOA - THE TOUGHER ALTERNATIVE - PART FOUR.
      HOW TO CONTACT US.
      CASA DE CICLISTAS IN SAN AGUSTIN - CHRISTMAS 2010.
      SAN AGUSTIN AND THE UPCOMING CHANGE OF CONTINENT.
      ON OUR WAY TO BOGOTA.
      BACK IN THE TROPICAL HEAT - FOLLOWING THE RIO MAGDALENA.
      EL DESIERTO DE TATACOA, MORE HEAT AND HEAVY TRAFFIC.
      GOOD TIMES IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF COLOMBIA AND A VISIT TO "THE ENGLISH SCHOOL".
      NORTHWARDS.
      BUCARAMANGA.
      SANTA MARTA ON THE COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN COAST.
      COLOMBIA, THE ONLY RISK IS WANTING TO STAY!!
      SUNDAY IS BEACH-TIME IN SANTA MARTA.
      THE COASTAL ROAD TO BARRANQUILLA.
      THE 132 KM TO CARTAGENA AND A MUD BATH ALONG THE WAY.
      PLAYA BLANCA, ISLA BARU.
      PLAYA BLANCA, ISLA BARU - PART TWO..
      RIDE N' HITCH TOWARDS BOGOTA.
      FROM SEA-LEVEL BACK TO 2630 METERS, LA DORADA - BOGOTA.
      FACTS AND FIGURES OF OUR TIME IN COLOMBIA.
      GETTING OURSELVES READY TO LEAVE FOR MIAMI.

USA

      ADIOS COLOMBIA - WELCOME MIAMI.
      GOODBYE MIAMI.

Greece

      SAFE IN ATHENS BUT FRUSTATED, UPSET AND DISAPPOINTED.
      IMAGES OF OUR TIME IN ATHENS.
      GOOD NEWS!!

The Netherlands

      BACK "HOME" AFTER 7 YEARS - HOLLAND.
      THANKS CANNONDALE EUROPE!!!
      AEGEAN AIRLINES HAS AGREED TO PAY FOR THE DAMAGE DONE TO OUR TANDEM.
      GOODBYE HOLLAND.

Greece

      MEET EVA.
      ACROPOLIS - ATHENS.
      THE PELOPONNISOS.
      EUREKA!!!!
      CELEBRATING EIGHT YEARS ON THE ROAD.
      CHANGE OF DIRECTION.
      A WEEK IN THE VILLAGE OF NEA EPIDAVROS.
      MOUNTAINS AND COAST, ON OUR WAY TO LEONIDIO.
      KOSMAS - GITHIO - AREOPOLI.
      FOUR DAYS IN AREOPOLI.
      VIA KALAMATA TO THE WEST COAST OF THE PELOPONNISOS.
      LAST DAYS IN GREECE-PATRA TO ITALIA.

Italia

      BELLA ITALIA.
      THE RUTA ADRIATICO.
      HISTORICAL RAVENNA , A WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
      BUSY ROADS AND THE ARRIVAL IN BEAUTIFUL CHIOGGIA.
      THE 48 KM TO VENEZIA.
      VENEZIA THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY IN THE WORLD.
      VENEZIA PART 2.
      FROM THE ADRIATIC COAST TO THE ITALIAN ALPS.
      SUD-TIROL.

Austria

      GOODBYE EVA, WELCOME AUSTRIA.
      CROSSING THE ALPS.

Germany

      BODENSEE - SCHWARZWALD AND TO THE FRENCH BORDER.

France

      TWO DAYS IN FRANCE - STRASBOURG TO VOLMUNSTER.

Germany

      THE MOSEL REGION.

Luxembourg/ Belgium

      CROSSING INTO LUXEMBOURG AND A BROKEN REAR-HUB IN BELGIUM.
      FACTS AND FIGURES OF THE ATHENS TO BELGIUM TRIP.

The Netherlands

      1001 DAYS ON THE CRAZYGUYONABIKE WEB-SITE.
      GOES TO WALCHEREN.
      ZEELAND TO THE VILLAGE OF BAARN.
      THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP - PILLOW TALK.
      TOURING THE NETHERLANDS - PART ONE.
      PART TWO.
      AMSTERDAM
      BAARN TO DIEPENHEIM.
      MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
      A DAY AT CANNONDALE - EUROPE.
      MORE IMPRESSIONS OF HOLLAND.
      ORTHODONTIC CARE WHILE CYCLING THE WORLD.
      THE LAST WEEK IN THE NETHERLANDS.
      TOT ZIENS - GOODBYE.

Thailand

      THE START OF OUR ASIAN ADVENTURE - CHIANG MAI, THAILAND.
      IMPRESSIONS OF CHIANG MAI.
      AN AFTERNOON AT THE WAROROT MARKET.
      THE PLAN.
      THE ROAD TOWARDS THE VILLAGE OF PAI.
      "BAD LUCK", FORCED RETURN TO CHIANG MAI.
      LAZY.
      HILLS, HUMIDITY, SWEAT AND GREAT SCENERY.
      MAE KHACHAN TO CHIANG RAI.
      FAR NORTH THAILAND - MAE SAI.
      A DAY AT THE BORDER.
      VISITING THE HALF DAY SCHOOL (HDS).
      THE MIGHTY MEKONG RIVER.
      COCK FIGHTING.
      CHIANG SAEN.
      "SAWAT DEE KHRAP" - "SAWAT DEE KHA."
      CHIANG KHONG TO CHIANG KHAM.
      MOVING INTO THE TROPICAL HIGHLANDS.
      THE CITY OF NAN.
      FACES OF THE WORLD.
      WHERE THERE IS A RIVER, THERE IS LIFE.
      DIRECTION NA NOI.
      PAK NAI - A BROKEN HUB - CROSSING THE RESERVOIR RIVER - NAM PAD.
      PART TWO.
      WATER-BOTTLE HYGIENE.
      NAM PAD TO CHAT TRAKAN.
      NAKHON THAI.
      THE ROAD TO DAN SAI AND THE EFFECTS OF THE THAI FLOODS.
      THE UNDULATING ROUTE TO THE CITY OF LOEI.
      HOW WE "SURVIVE" AS A FAMILY ON $30 A DAY.
      CHIANG KHAN, BACK ON THE MEKONG RIVER.
      THE PICTURESQUE TOWN OF CHIANG KHAN.
      PART TWO.
      A SMALL FESTIVAL IN THE LAND OF SMILES.
      THE MEKONG ROUTE TOWARDS VIENTIANE.
      RIDING IN THE COOL MORNING MIST TO SANGKHOM.
      LOI KRATHONG.
      LEAVING WITH A GOOD FEELING.

Laos

      WELCOME TO VIENTIANE, THE CAPITAL CITY OF LAOS.
      THE CITY OF SANDLEWOOD - VIENTIANE.
      FOLLOWING ROUTE 13 SOUTH TOWARDS THE VIETNAMESE BORDER.
      GOOD NEWS - BIG CHANGE!
      HEADWINDS, DUST, HEAT AND A LONG DAY TO SONGHONG - THAKHEK.
      LAOTIAN BUSH TUCKER - NATURE PROVIDES.
      THE COUNTRY ROAD TO SAVANNAKHET.
      THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING CULTURALLY AWARE.
      THE YOUNG FACES OF LAOS.
      THE "BEERLAO" TOUR.
      TIME HEALS - THE SECRET WAR ON LAOS.
      MOVING ON TO VIETNAM.
      THE THREE DAYS TO SEPON - HEADWINDS.
      SEPON TO THE BORDER.
      FACTS AND FIGURES OF OUR TIME IN LAOS.

Vietnam

      FROM THE HIGHLANDS TO SEA LEVEL - VIETNAM.
      DONG HA TO HUE IN HEAVY RAIN.
      THE EFFECTS OF CYCLONE "WASHI".
      THE PRELIMINARY PLAN.
      OUR TANDEMS ARE FOR SALE.
      TOMORROWS FORECAST - NO RAIN - WE'RE OFF.
      HUE TO LANG-CO - THE GOLF OF TONKIN.
      CROSSING THE HAI VAN PASS - HOI AN.
      IMAGES OF HOI AN.
      ON THE ROAD - CHRISTMAS EVE 2011.
      TAM-KY TO QUANG-NGAI AND A GLIMPSE OF SUNSHINE.
      TAM QUAN.
      TAILWINDS TO BINH DINH.
      THE "CU-MONG PASS" AND THE UNDULATING ROAD TO CHI-THANH.
      TO TUY-HOA AND MEETING MAX.
      A RAINY RELAXING NEW YEARS DAY.
      GREAT CYCLING ON THE ROUTE 25 TO PHU TUC.
      THE 101KM TO CHU-SE.
      TOWARDS THE CAMBODIAN BORDER.
      FACTS AND FIGURES OF OUR TIME IN VIETNAM.

Cambodia

      CROSSING INTO CAMBODIA - BAN LUNG.
      THE ROUTE WE CYCLED.
      DIRECTION STUNG TRENG.
      BAN LUNG TO STUNG TRENG - 103KM OF DUST AND DIRT ROAD.
      A DAY IN STUNG TRENG.
      THE GLOBAL DOWNTURN EFFECTS EVERYONE.
      THE 148KM TO KRATIE.
      THE GECKO - A WELCOME GUEST IN OUR BEDROOM!
      RURAL CAMBODIA - THE ROAD VIA CHLONG TO SUONG.
      KAMPONG CHAM.
      STREET-LIFE IN KAMPONG CHAM.
      A DAY OF CONTRASTS - FROM COUNTRY TO THE CAPITAL.
      PHNOM PENH.
      TAKEO.
      KAMPOT ON THE GULF OF SIAM.
      AN UNEXPECTED EXTRA DAY IN KAMPOT.
      SRE AMBEL.
      CYCLING ROUTE 48 TOWARDS KOH KONG.
      FACTS AND FIGURES OF OUR TIME IN CAMBODIA.
      SELF TREATMENT OF TRAVELERS DIARRHOEA - FOOD POISONING.

Thailand

      CROSSING THE BORDER BACK INTO THAILAND.
      THE ROUTE WE CYCLED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2011.
      IMPRESSIONS OF A VERY SPECIAL PLACE - MAIROOD.
      THE GULF OF SIAM.
      TRAT.
      THE COASTAL ROUTE TO LAEM SING.
      VIA THA MAI TO CHANTHABURI.
      DOG ATTACKS WHILE TOURING.
      CHANTHABURI - GEM CAPITAL OF THAILAND.
      KLAENG - GETTING CLOSER TO BANGKOK.
      RAYONG.
      A DAY INDOORS.
      PATTAYA.
      BANG WUA VIA SRI RANCHA AND CHONBURI - 58 KM FROM BANGKOK.
      BANGKOK AND A BROKEN FRONT HUB.
      KHLONG SAEN SAEB - BANGKOK WATERWAYS - THE OLD CITY.
      SELLING OUR TANDEMS - EMBASSY VISITS AND A GOOD TIME IN BANGKOK.
      SOLD!!
      VISITORS.
      BANGKOK UPDATE.
      HOW DID OUR TANDEMS PERFORM?
      FACTS AND FIGURES OF OUR CYCLING TRIP THROUGH THAILAND AND INDOCHINA.
      ISLAND IN THE SUN - KO SAMET.
      LIFE'S A BEACH - HAAD SAIKAEW.
      LIVING ON THE ISLAND.
      REMEMBER MARIELA?
      GOING "BACK HOME" TO BANGKOK.
      DAD'S GONE SHOPPING IN BANGKOK TODAY!
      SONGKRAN AND LEAVING FOR KUALA LUMPUR.

Malaysia.

      KUALA LUMPUR CAPITAL CITY OF MALAYSIA.

England

      A STOPOVER OF 24 HOURS IN LONDON.

The Netherlands

      ON DUTCH SOIL - THE LONG AWAITED VISIT TO CANNONDALE EUROPE!
      READY TO ROLL - DIEPENHEIM TO ALMERE.
      NATURES NATURAL FIBRE - MERINO WOOL BY ICEBREAKER.
      SPRING IN HOLLAND!
      ALMERE TO AMSTERDAM.
      AMSTERDAM TO BAARN - SPRING IN HOLLAND - 9 DEGREES CELSIUS.
      TOURING THE NETHERLANDS - BAARN TO HOOGVLIET.
      HEADWINDS TO ZEELAND - BACK "HOME".
      THE PLAN - DIRECTION "THE ALPS".

Belgium

      BELGIUM VIA PUTTE - OLEN TO EIGENBILZEN.

Germany

      THREE BORDERS - MAASTRICHT TO KORNELI MUNSTER.
      CROSSING THE EIFEL - MONSCHAU TO HOFEN .
      TOWARDS BERNKASTEL-KUES.
      CYCLING WITH A TRAILER.
      FOLLOWING THE MOSEL TO THE RIVER RHINE.
      THE ROUTE WE CYCLED SO FAR.
      RAIN, WIND AND MUD - MAINZ - WORMS - DUDENHOFEN.

France

      THREE DAYS IN FRANCE - STRASBOURG SECOND TIME AROUND.

Germany

      DIRECTION BASEL - SWITZERLAND.
      DOWN CHERRY LANE.
      NEUENBURG TO THE SWISS BORDER.

Switzerland

      BASEL - WHERE THE SWISS, FRENCH AND GERMAN BORDERS MEET.

Germany

      BACK IN GERMANY - MEETING OLD FRIENDS IN HARPOLINGEN.

Switzerland

      BORDER HOPPING, BACK ON THE SUISSE SIDE OF THE RIVER RHINE.
      JUMPING INTO THE RIVER RHINE.

Austria

      BACK ON AUSTRIAN SOIL.
      HOCHST TO FELDKIRCH.

Liechtenstein

      A FEW HOURS IN LIECHTENSTEIN.

Switzerland

      GETTING READY FOR SOME MORE SERIOUS CLIMBING - VIA LANDQUART - SCHRIERS TO KLOSTERS.
      THREE PASSES IN 24 HOURS - WOLFGANG PASS 1633 m- DAVOS.
      SECOND CLIMB - THE FLUELA PASS AT 2383m.
      THIRD CLIMB - THE OFEN PASS.

      Italy

      MERANO - SUD TIROL - ITALIA.
      THE SWISS ALPINE ELEVATION GRAPH.
      RELAXING FOR A WHILE.
      IMAGES OF BELLA ITALIA.
      THE PLAN - DIRECTION CROATIA.
      AN UNEXPECTED EXTRA TWO DAYS IN BOLZANO.
      LEAVING THE ALPS - VIA TRENTO TO BASSANO DEL GRAPPA.
      SANT EUSEBIO NEAR BASSANO DEL GRAPPA.
      SPOILED AND BEING A TOURIST FOR A FEW DAYS.
      THE ROAD TO TREVISO.
      A CULTURAL DAY IN TREVISO.
      VENEZIA BY TRAIN - SECOND TIME AROUND.
      JESOLO - THE ITALIAN NORTH COAST.
      ON OUR WAY TO TRIESTE.
      38 DEGREES CELSIUS - SUMMER IN TRIESTE.
      AN EASY DAY - 31KM TO THE PICTURESQUE TOWN OF MUGGIA.
      STUCK IN BEAUTIFUL MUGGIA.
      EVERYDAY THERE IS NEW EXCITEMENT - WHY MOVE ON?
      THE IMPORTANCE OF COMFORTABLE EYE-WEAR WHILE CYCLING THE WORLD.
      WHEN TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE.
      BEING NOTED.
      A DAY OUT WITH MICROAREA ZINDIS.
      SLOWLY GETTING READY FOR OUR DEPARTURE TO SLOVENIA/CROATIA.
      IL CASTELLO DI MUGGIA AND PIZZA AFTER!!
      THE STORY ABOUT BROOKE.
      MOMENTO DI PARTIRE - TIME TO LEAVE.

Slovenia

      A FEW HOURS IN SLOVENIA.

Croatia

      CROATIA.
      POREČ - A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME.
      TOWARDS PULA VIA ROVINJ.
      A NIGHT IN PULA AND THE LUXURY OF A SMALL COTTAGE IN RAKALJ.
      THE COASTAL ROUTE TO LOVRAN.
      CHANGE OF DIRECTION.

Italy

      THREE BORDERS IN ONE DAY - BACK IN ITALIA.
       MOVING ON TOWARDS TUSCANY AND MEETING SIRAPHON SOINAK.
      LA SALUTA DI LIVENZA TO MESTRE.
      MESTRE TO SARMEOLA.
      THE ROAD TO BRENDOLA.
      VINEYARDS - HIGHWAYS AND ENDING UP IN A COMFORTABLE APARTMENT IN HISTORIC VERONA.
      EARLY MORNING IN BELLA VERONA.
      VERONA TO FERRARA VIA LEGNAGO.
      A DAY IN FERRARA.
      FERRARA CYCLISTS CITY OF ITALIA.
      THE 69KM TO BOLOGNA.
      LIFE IN A CITY OF ONE MILLION PEOPLE - BOLOGNA.
      TOMORROWS DIRECTION: THE NORTHERN APENNINES.
      ENTERING THE TOSCANA REGION.
      THE HILLY ROAD TO FIRENZE - FLORENCE.
      SUNDAY IN BELLA FIRENZE.
      TIME FLIES WHEN YOU'RE HAVING FUN!
      PEDALING THROUGH THE TOSCANA HILLS TO SAN GIMIGNANO.
      HISTORIC SAN GIMIGNANO.
      MORE SIGHTS OF THE TOSCANA REGION - SIENA.
      SIENA TO SAN QUIRICO D'ORCIA.
      SAN QUIRICO D'ORCIA TO THE VILLAGE OF ACQUAPENDENTE.
      ACGUAPEDENTE TO VITERBO - 80KM FROM ROMA.
      THE ROAD TO ROMA.
      ROME THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF THE WORLD - PART ONE.
      ROME - PART TWO.
      ROME PART THREE.
      FACES AND SIGHTS OF THE ITALIAN CAPITAL.
      LEAVING FOR NAPOLI - THE COASTAL ROAD.
      THE COASTAL ROAD TO TOR VAJANICA.
      GREAT CYCLING ALONG THE STRADA DI MARE TO SAN DONATO.
      SAN DONATO TO TERRACINA.
      A NIGHT IN BEAUTIFUL GAETA.
      GAETA TO CASTEL VOLTURNO.
      NAPOLI.
      STREET-LIFE IN NAPOLI.
      POMPEI.
      VIA PONTECAGNANO TO CONTURSI TERME.
      THE APENNINE MOUNTAINS OF BASILICATA - PICERNO.
      STUCK IN PICERNO - RAIN.
      MOSTLY DOWN HILL TO STAZIONE DI GARAGASO.
      LEAVING THE APENNINE MOUNTAIN RANGE - METAPONTO TO TARANTO.
      ARRIVEDERCI BELLA ITALIA!

Greece

      BACK IN "THE LAND OF THE GODS" AFTER 18 MONTHS - PATRAS.
      THE COASTAL ROUTE TOWARDS KORINTHOS - PARALIA TRAPEZIS.
      PARALIA TRAPEZIS TO XYLOKASTRO AND SOUSAKI.
      RETURNING TO PATRAS - VIA AEGIO.
      IMAGES OF THE GREEK ECONOMIC CRISIS.

Italy

      BACK IN ITALIA - BRINDISI TO TARANTO SECOND TIME AROUND.
      THE PLAN FOR THE EUROPEAN WINTER - DESTINATION FLORENCE/FIRENZE.
      ON OUR WAY - VIA GIOIA DEL COLLE TO TRIGGIANO - RAIN.
      VIA BARI TO MOLFETTA.
      HEADWINDS.
      RELAXING FOR A DAY - A VISIT TO FOGGIA.
      INCORONATA TO SERRACAPRIOLA .
      THE SOUTH ITALIAN OLIVE HARVEST.
      BACK ON THE ADRIATIC-COAST.
      TERMOLI TO ORTONA.
      ORTONA TO ROSETO.
      ARRIVING IN TORTORETO LIDO IN THE POURING RAIN.
      TOTORETO LIDO TO CIVITANOVA.
      VIA ANCONA TO SENIGALLIA.
      STAYING AN EXTRA DAY IN SENIGALLIA AVOIDING STRONG HEADWINDS.
      TAILWINDS TO SAN LORENZO RICCIONE.
      SUNSHINE AND 6 DEGREES CELSIUS TO FAENZA.
      A RELAXING DAY IN FAENZA.
      MAKING OUR WAY TO FLORENCE - SNOW FORCED US TO TAKE THE TRAIN.
      SETTLING INTO OUR TEMPORARY "HOME".
      A NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO
      FACTS AND FIGURES OF THE PAST 7 MONTHS OF CYCLING THROUGH EUROPE.
      FIRENZE/FLORENCE - THE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
      WHERE WERE WE THE LAST 5 YEARS AT THIS TIME?
      THE START OF A NEW YEAR - RESTLESS!
      TUSCANY SUNSET.
      A DAY OUT TO ROMA - TV APPEARANCE ON "ALLE FALDE DEL KILIMANGIARO".
      A WEEK IN SNOW COVERED HOLLAND.
      WINTER JOY.
      CROSSING THE WHITE APENNINES MOUNTAIN RANGE.
      SIX DAYS IN BEAUTIFUL SUD-TIROL.
      SIX DAYS IN BEAUTIFUL SUD-TIROL - PART 2.
      SPRING IS SLOWLY ON ITS WAY.
      MIXED EMOTIONS.
      JUST TO SHARE.
      1600 DAYS ON CRAZY GUY ON A BIKE.
      THE BOYS ARE BACK HOME.
      FLORENCE UPDATE.
      MORE WINTER JOY - THE CENTRAL APENNINES MOUNTAIN RANGE.
      CHANGE OF SEASON - 17 DEGREES CELSIUS.
      IN THE NEWS - "OUT OF THE OLD SHOE-BOX".
      FLORENCE UPDATE - THE AUSSIE CONNECTION.
      SPRING HAS ARRIVED - 12 MORE DAYS BEFORE TAKE OFF.
      I GIORNI PRIMA DI PASQUA - THE DAYS BEFORE EASTER.
      READY TO ROLL.
      A NIGHT IN THE APENNINES MOUNTAINS - MADONNA DEI BOSCHI.
      THE 45 KM TO BOLOGNA.
      PRIMAVERA - 22 DEGREES AND SUNSHINE ALL THE WAY TO BONDENO.
      BONDENO TO MONSELICE.
      THE 84KM TO BASSANO DEL GRAPPA.
      TROPPO BELLO, PERCHE' NON FERMARSI UN PO' DI PIU'?
      10 YEARS.
      CIAO BELLA BASSANO DEL GRAPPA.
      THE UNDULATING COUNTRY-ROAD TO MONTEBELLUNA.
      PERFECT CYCLING WEATHER - CODOGNE.
      AN EVENING IN ABBAZIA BENEDETTINA DI SANTA MARIA IN SYLVIS IN SESTO AL REGHENA.
      BEGLIANO - SECOND TIME AROUND.
      BACK HOME - MUGGIA.
      MEET BROOKE!!
      ON OUR WAY - PONSANO AND VENEZIA.
      VENEZIA - PART 2.
      VERONA.
      BOLOGNA AND BACK TO FIRENZE.
      FLORENCE ONCE AGAIN!
      PISA - TIRRENIA ON THE THYRRHENIAN SEA - HISTORIC SAN GIMIGNANO.
      BEAUTIFUL SIENA - CASTELLO MONTERIGGIONI AND PICTURESQUE SAN QUIRICO D'ORCIA.
      THE THERMAL POOLS OF SAN CASCIANO AND THE ROAD TO ACQUAPENDENTE.
      LA GRANDE ROMA - THE GREAT ROME.
      RICCIONE - RAVENNA AND ARRIVAL IN CHIOGGIA.
      BELLA CHIOGGIA A "HIDDEN GEM".
      RITTEN - SUDTIROL - HOME FOR 8 DAYS.
      SNOW IN THE SUDTIROL MOUNTAINS - LATE MAY 2013.
      ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY.

Switzerland

      ONCE AGAIN OVER THE OFEN PASS AND FLUELA PASS TO DAVOS IN SWITZERLAND.
      THE BEAUTIFUL SNOWCOVERED SUISSE ALPS.
      MORE PICS OF THE SURROUNDINGS - CANTON OF GRAUBUNDEN.
      FOUR BORDERS IN ONE DAY - SWITZERLAND - LIECHTENSTEIN - AUSTRIA - GERMANY.

Italy

      A FINAL RETURN TO BEAUTIFUL ITALIA.
      A SUDTIROLER GRILLFEST.
      BACK TO WHERE WE STARTED.
      SIGHTSEEING - ISTRIA/CROATIA AND BEYOND.
      SIMPLY GOOD TIMES TOGETHER!
      ARRIVEDERCI BELLA BROOKE - GOODBYE BEAUTIFUL BROOKE.
      BACK TO WHERE WE BELONG.
      GETTING READY.
      BACK ON THE ROAD & A SUDDEN CHANGE.
      THE NEW PLAN.
      A GREAT DAY OF CYCLING - CODOGNE TO BASSANO DEL GRAPPA.
      THE VALSUGANA BIKE ROUTE TO GRUMO - SAN MICHELE.
      BOLZANO/RITTEN WIEDER MAL.
      SUMMER 2013 ITALIA - WHY HOP ON YOUR BIKES WHEN YOU'RE HAVING FUN!
      THE DOLOMITES - GARDENA AND BADIA VALLEY.
      OUR NEW GIVE-AWAY PICTURE POSTCARD.
      SAMMY AND JESSE OPENED THEIR BLOG - "DOING IT OURSELVES".
      GOODBYE JESSE AND SAMMY - A TOUGH DAY TO THE VILLAGE OF SCHAPS.
      THE THIRD TIME CROSSING THE ALPS - TOWARDS BRENNER PASS.
      RAIN PREDICTED - WISE DECISION NOT TO MOVE.
      ARRIVEDERCI BELLA ITALIA - PASSO DEL BRENNERO - AUSTRIA.

Austria

      THE DOWNHILL RUN TO THE VILLAGE OF STEINACH AM BRENNER.
      STEINACH AM BRENNER TO BUCH BEI JENBACH.
      PEDALING THROUGH THE LOWER INN VALLEY TO KOSSEN.
      LONG HOT DAY - 32 KM OF CLIMBING - ARRIVAL IN SALZBURG.
      OUR TIME WITHOUT JESSE AND SAMMY.
      A FEW DAYS IN SALZBURG.

Germany

      LEAVING THE ALPS - GERMANY.
      RAIN - ALTOTTING TO GERZEN.
      GERZEN TO SAAL AN DER DONAU.
      HEADWINDS TO THE VILLAGE OF HILPOLTSTEIN.
      THE ROAD TO THE VILLAGE OF HEILSBRONN - HOME OF ORTLIEB.
      TODAY'S VISIT TO ORTLIEB.
      COUNTRY ROADS AFTER COUNTRY ROADS , VILLAGES AFTER VILLAGES - OCHSENFURT.
      ALONG THE RIVER MAIN TO WURZBURG - SPENDING THE NIGHT IN THE QUIET VILLAGE OF HOLZKIRCHEN.
      AN EASY DAY TO LEIDERSBACH.
      CROSSING A BUSIER PART OF GERMANY - DESTINATION MAINZ CITY.
      ALONG THE RIVER RIVER RHINE.
      REUNITED.
      THE ROUTE WE CYCLED SINCE WE LEFT MUGGIA IN ITALIA.
      JESSE IS LEAVING.
      BOPPARD TO BONN VIA THE DEUTSCHE ECK.
      ENTERING THE RHINE-RUHR REGION - VIA KÖLN TO DUSSELDORF.
      AN EASY DAY TO THE CITY OF WESEL.

The Netherlands

      BACK TO THE MOTHERLAND - HOLLAND.
      TO OLDENZAAL HOME OF CANNONDALE EUROPE.
      A PITSTOP AT CANNONDALE.
      OLDENZAAL TO BAARN.
      HOLLAND UPDATE.
      BAD WEATHER - HOSPITAL VISIT - NOLLE BEACH.
      ONE MILLION HITS.
      POSITIVE PRELIMINARY RESULT - FAMILY REUNIONS.
      LEAVING THE NEST AFTER 17 YEARS - A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD FROM JESSE.
      CIAO JESSE!!!
      LAST FEW DAYS IN HOLLAND.
      FACTS AND FIGURES OF 509 DAYS IN EUROPE.

Thailand

      ARRIVAL IN BANGKOK CAPITAL OF THAILAND.
      TRYING TO APPLY FOR A VISA TO ENTER MYANMAR OVERLAND BY BICYCLE.
      DENTAL CARE AND TREATMENT IN BANGKOK-THAILAND.
      A DAY OUT IN THE CAPITAL CITY.
      BANGKOK CITY PROMOTING CYCLING - CAR FREE DAY 2013.
      KHLONG SAEN SAEB - BANGKOK WATERWAYS - SECOND TIME AROUND.
      IMPRESSIONS OF BANGKOK'S STREET LIFE.
      LEAVING THE SMOG - CYCLING OUT OF A CITY OF 9 MILLION.
      WHAT IS JESSE UP TOO?
      SAMUT SAKHON TO PHETCHABURI VIA COASTAL ROUTE - CAUGHT IN TROPICAL DOWNPOUR.
      KHOW-WANG HOTEL - PEEKING STRAY MONKEYS.
      RE-EVALUATE.
      TROPICAL SHOWERS AND RAIN.
      SUNSHINE AND BLUE SKIES ALL THE WAY TO THE SEASIDE TOWN OF CHA-AM.
      A DAY ON THE BEACH.
      TAKE-AWAY THAI STYLE.
      VIA THE CITY OF HUA-HIN TO SAM ROI YOT BEACH.
      A FEW DAYS IN THE COASTAL VILLAGE OF SAM ROI YOT .
      THE TAIL OF THE MONSOON.
      A LAZY SUNDAY.
      THE FUTURE PLAN.
      TIME TO MOVE-ON.
      AN EARLY START TO PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN.
      TWO VISITS TO THE PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN NIGHT MARKET.
      THE ROAD TO BAN KRUT.
      53 KM TO BAN BOET/BAN BURD BEACH.
      EASY.
      BAN BURD TO CHUMPHON - ROLLING HILLS.
      CROSSING OVER - GULF OF SIAM TOWARDS THE ANDAMAN SEA - KRABURI.
      OVER THE LUSH JUNGLE HILLS TO RANONG.
      RANONG TO BANG BEN BEACH.
      LIFE AROUND LAEM SON NATIONAL PARK - BANG BEN BEACH.
      WASANA RESORT "BIKERS STAY" - TIME IS ON OUR SIDE.
      SATURDAY MARKET IN KAPOE.
      SUK SAMRAN.
      BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL SCENERY - A SHORT RIDE TO KHURA BURI.
      GOOD MORNING THAILAND - AN EARLY MORNING RIDE TO TAKUA PA.
      TAKUA PA TO BANG SAK BEACH - KHAO LAK.
      SUNSET- LOI KRATHONG - BEACHES AND CYCLING.
      ARRIVAL ON THE ISLAND OF PHUKET - A HILLY BUT REWARDING RIDE.
      FIVE DAYS IN LUXURY - THE PHUKET BIKE RESORT.
      RELAXING.
      CYCLING SOUTH - CAPE PHANWA - WARM SHOWERS.
      DENTIST VISIT - CAPE PHANWA.
      EARLY MORNING RIDE TO CAPE PROMTHEP - PHUKET MOST SOUTHERN POINT.
      UNEXPECTED VISA RUN TO MYANMAR.
      KHURA BURI TO CAPE PHANWA - BACK HOME IN TWO RIDES .
      FINAL DENTIST VISIT - TOMORROWS DIRECTION KRABI.
      LEAVING THE ISLAND OF PHUKET.
      EARLY START - SHORT DAY - A NIGHT NEAR THE VILLAGE OF TAKAUA THUNG.
      WHAT IS JESSE UP TOO - PART 2.
      CYCLING THROUGH THE SCENIC SOUTH PHANG NGA PROVINCE - AO LUEK.
      A BEAUTIFUL DAY.
      KRABI CITY.
      AN UNEVENTFUL DAY OF HIGHWAY CYCLING - KHLONG THOM.
      MUSLIM VILLAGES AND A FERRY RIDE TO KOH LANTA YAI.
      TO THE BEACH.
      KOH LANTA - A SPECIAL REUNION.
      TOURING THE ISLAND THE EASY WAY.
      CHRISTMAS 2013 ON LANTA ISLAND.
      ANDAMAN SUNSET.
      FORCED TO CHANGE OUR ROUTE.
      ON YOUR BIKES YOU LAZY FAMILY!!
      HOTEL "SWEET DREAM" SECOND TIME AROUND - KHLONG THOM.
      WELCOME 2014.
      PEDALLING FURTHER SOUTHWARDS - KHLONG PHON.
      SHORT CUT THROUGH THE PALM AND RUBBER PLANTATIONS - PAK MENG BEACH.
      BEACH AND SUNSET.
      VIA KANTANG TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TRANG CITY.
      HILLS AND COUNTRY ROADS - KONG RA.
      DRIZZLE - A WEDDING INVITATION AND ROADSIDE ENCOUNTERS.
      BACK IN THE BIG CITY - HAT YAI.
      WHAT'S HAPPENING IN HAT YAI?
      THAILAND FOOD LOVERS PARADISE.
      PROUDLY HAND-CRAFTED IN HAT YAI.
      A MORNING AT THE RAJAMANGALA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY IN SONGKHLA.
      HAPPY - MOVING-ON ON SUNDAY.
      AVOIDING HIGHWAY 4 - A NIGHT NEAR THE VILLAGE OF RATTAPHUM.
      TAILWIND - HIGHWAY CRUISING.
      FACTS AND FIGURES OF OUR TIME IN THAILAND.

Malaysia

      SELAMAT DATANG DI MALAYSIA.
      EXPLORING LANGKAWI ISLAND - CENANG/TENGAH BEACH.
      THE ROAD BACK TO KUAH TOWN.
      A FERRY RIDE ACROSS TO PENANG ISLAND - THE STRAIT OF MALACCA.
      DOING IT TOUGH - PENANG.
      RUNNING ERRANDS - GEORGE TOWN.
      FIRST DAY OF THE CHINESE NEW YEAR.
      GEORGETOWN A FUSION OF CHINESE, MALAY AND INDIAN CULTURE - PART 1.
      PART 2.
      LEAVING TOMORROW - DIRECTION KUALA LUMPUR VIA LUMUT.
      KULIM.
      THE INLAND ROUTE TO THE CITY OF TAIPING.
      PANTAI REMIS ON THE STRAIT OF MALLACA.
      THE BUSY HIGHWAY TO LUMUT MARINE ISLAND.
      GOOD TIMES IN LUMUT.
      MAKING OUR WAY IN THREE DAYS TO SHAH ALAM.
      KUALA SELANGOR.
      ARRIVAL IN SHAH ALAM.
      RELAXING IN SHAH ALAM - TOMORROW ONWARDS TO MALACCA.
      THE 77 KM TO BANDAR ENSTEK.
      MASJID TANAH - ANOTHER NIGHT AT THE "BOMBA".
      MALACCA/MELAKA.
      A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT LONG TERM CYCLE TOURISTS.
      BEING FILMED - MALACCA TO MUAR - PART 1.
      MUAR TO MALACCA - PART 2.
      ENJOYING MALACCA - NEXT DESTINATION - VIA JOHOR BAHRU TO SINGAPORE.
      READY TO ROLL.
      PARIT AMAL LAUT - A NIGHT AT THE XIANG RECREATION CENTER.
      RENGIT.
      A SHORT RIDE TO PONTIAN KECHIL.
      JOHOR BAHRU - SECOND LARGEST CITY IN MALAYSIA AND THE GATEWAY TO SINGAPORE.
      FACTS AND FIGURES OF OUR TIME IN MALAYSIA.

Singapore

      SINGAPORE.
      TOURING THE "LION CITY".
      GOOD TIMES AND MAKING NEW FRIENDS.
      MEETING FRIENDS.
      READY TO DEPART!

Indonesia

      BACK HOME IN PADANG BAI - BALI.
      PANTAI PASIR PUTIH - WHITE SAND BEACH.
      KAMPONG PANGITEBEL - HOME OF KADEK.
      KAJENG KLIWON.
      AMED - EAST BALI.
      ALONG THE AMED COASTAL ROUTE.
      FACES OF BALI.
      JESSE - FROM MILAN TO FLORENCE.
      GOODBYE DEAR BROTHER - RESUME FOR KADEK.
      THE STORY OF THE LAST 3 DAYS - A SUDDEN DECISION TO FLY TO PERTH.
      GREETINGS FROM A HAPPY MAN!
      NYEPI DAY 2014 - BALINESE NEW YEAR.
      DAY 2015 - KAMPONG PANGITEBEL AND KUTA BEACH.
      BACK HOME AND MAKING CHANGES.
      SAMMY - SELAMAT ULANG TAHUN.
      BALINESE SUNSET.
      MAKING PROGRESS.
      IMPRESSIONS OF OUR TIME IN BALI.
      LOVINA BEACH.
      FROM TROPICAL HIGHLANDS TO SURF.
      J AND A - ON THEIR WAY!
      PROJECT FINISHED.
      A NORMAL DAY IN PADANG BAI.
      GETTING READY FOR EUROPE - KAMPONG PANGITEBEL.
      THE ICING ON THE CAKE!
      SELAMAT JALAN - GOODBYE DEAR FRIENDS.
      NEXT STOP EUROPE - THE MALAYSIA AIRLINES EXPERIENCE.

Germany

      BACK IN GERMANY - DEUTSCHLAND WIEDERMAL!
      REUNITED.
      ON THE ROAD - LEIDERSBACH TO MILTENBERG.
      MUDAU - HEIDELBERG, COLD, WET, HEADWINDS AND GREAT SCENERY.
      TODAY'S DESTINATION - RIVER RHINE.
      THE CITY OF SPEYER.
      ONWARDS TO LEIMERSHEIM/KUHART - GERMAN KINDNESS.
      CRUISING - A NIGHT AROUND THE CAMPFIRE - FV OTTERSDORF FOOTBALL CLUB.
      KEHL AM RHEIN.

France

      STRASBOURG THIRD TIME AROUND.

Germany

      ONWARDS TO RHEINHAUSEN.
      AN EXTRA DAY IN RHEINHAUSEN - EUROPA PARK.
      NEUENBURG - MORE ACTS OF GERMAN KINDNESS.

Switzerland

      BASEL.
      SUMMER IS ON ITS WAY - 4 DAYS IN THE SWISS CONFEDERATION.
      RAIN TODAY - "FORCED" TO STAY AN EXTRA DAY.

France

      FRANCE - PETIT DEJEUNER AVEC NINA AND A NIGHT IN ALTKIRCH.
      ALONG LE CANAL DU RHON AU RHIN TO MONTBELIARD.
      ONWARDS TO THE VILLAGES OF VOUJEAUCOURT AND VAIRE LE PETIT.
      DEUX NUITS DANS LE VILLAGE DE RANS.
      SEURRE VIA DOLE.
      LA ROUTE DE CHALON SUR SAONE ET MACON.
      ARS-SUR-FORMANS.
      LYON.
      LYON TO THE TOWN OF CONDRIEU.
      CAMP AT THE RHONE CANAL - START OF SUMMER 2014 - VALENCE.
      HEADWINDS AND HOT WEATHER CONDITIONS - A OVERNIGHT CAMP NEAR CRUAS.. *
      TAILWINDS THROUGH THE CÔTES DU RHÔNE REGION - MONTELIMAR - PART 1.
      ARRIVAL IN VILLENEUVE LÈS AVIGNON - PART 2.
      SAN GILLES - MONTEPELLIER.
      REACHING THE MEDITERRENEAN SEA - LE GRAU D'AGDE.
      RELAXING IN LE GRAU D'AGDE.
      PLUIE IS FRENCH FOR RAIN.
      FLEURY D'AUDE.
      STRONG WINDS TO PORT-LA-NOUVELLE.
      PORT BACARES - ELECTROBEACH FESTIVAL.
      THE ROAD WE HAVE CYCLED SO FAR.
      MOVING - ON TO THE SPANISH BORDER.
      BEAUTIFUL COLLIOURE - A SPECIAL EVENING.

Spain

      ENTRAR EN ESPAÑA - ENTERING SPAIN - PORTBOU.
      TOURING THE COSTA BRAVA.
      36 DEGREES CELSIUS - BREEZY CONDITIONS - A NIGHT AT THE COUNTRY TENNIS CLUB PLATGA D'ARO.
      A SUDDEN CHANGE OF DIRECTION/PLANS - SALUDOS DEL PUEBLO DE TURIS.
      RELAXING IN A HOMELY ATMOSPHERE.
      EXPLORING THE MOUNTAIN REGION NEAR TURIS.
      MOVING ON ON TUESDAY.
      ON THE PEDALS - GANDIA TO DENIA.
      XABIA - OVERNIGHT CAMP IN AN ORCHARD.
      MORE BEACH TIME.
      AN EXTENDED STAY IN XABIA.
      LIFE IS GOOD!
      A PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR AROUND XABIA.
      TOMORROW WE ARE BACK ON OUR BIKES.
      PEDALING THE COSTA BLANCA.
      CALA DE LA FUSTERA/BENISSA - AN EXTRA DAY ON THE BEACH.
      ONWARDS TO BENIDORM.
      ALICANTE.
      AN OVERNIGHT CAMP IN THE NATURAL SURROUNDINGS OF "CABO DE SANTA POLA".
      A FEW MORE DAYS ON THE CAPE - CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION MARINA DE SANTA POLA.
      LEAVING THE CAPE TOMORROW.
      HOT, HOT, HOT...........!
      THE FLU HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL - STUCK UNDER THE PINE TREES.
      MAÑANA BACK ON THE BIKES.
      BIG CHANGE - A RETURN TO BASEL/SWITZERLAND.
      BACK IN THE TOURIST TRAP - BENIDORM.
      LET'S GO TO THE BEACH TODAY!
      CALA DE LA FUSTERA CLIFF JUMPING.
      CLUB NAUTICO DE JAVEA.
      ANCHORED FOR 2 DAYS.
      DIRECTION GANDIA VIA DENIA.
      GANDIA.
      VALENCIA - A HEAVY SHOWER AND HEADWINDS.
      ADIOS VALENCIA - A NIGHT IN CANET D'EN BERENGUER.
      ALMASSORA.
      TORREBLANCA.
      BACK IN CATALONIA - SAN CARLES DE LA RAPITA.
      A NIGHT IN THE VILLAGE OF L'HOSPITALET DE L'INFANT.
      SITGES VIA VENRELL.
      BEAUTIFUL SITGES ON THE MEDITERREAN SEA.
      THE WINDING COASTAL ROAD TO BARCELONA.
      THREE DAYS IN BARCELONA THE CAPTITAL OF CATALUNYA.
      LLORET DEL MAR.
      THE BEAUTIFUL COASTAL ROAD FROM LLORET DEL MAR TO PLATJE D'ARO.
      TORROELLA DE MONGRI SECOND TIME AROUND.

France

      ADIOS ESPANA, VIVE LA FRANCE. *
      ONWARDS TO FLEURY D'AUDE..
      LE GRAU D'AGDE.
      EN ROUTE VERS MONTPELLIER.
      ARRIVAL IN MONTPELLIER - GOODBYE MEDITERRANEAN COASTLINE. *
      UN MATIN ENSOLEILlE DANS LA MAGNIFIQUE VILLE DE MONTPELLIER. *
      ONWARDS TO THE CITY BEAUCAIRE. *
      THERE IS A CHILL IN THE AIR - AUTUMN COLOURS. * (Photo and text added.)
      A NIGHT IN THE FRENCH COUNTRY SITE - ROUBION. *
      FOLLOWING THE RHONE RIVER TO ST PERAY. *


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