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Tokyo-Warsaw


Cycle trip from Japan to Poland (funds permitting)

21,668 km (13,464 miles) over 610 days from August 21, 2009 to April 22, 2011

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Extended
Locales: Asia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Middle East, Iran, Europe, Turkey, Africa, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Greece, Macedonia, Republic of, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland
Years: 2009, 2010, 2011
Keywords: rose and marcin

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/5756

Copyright © 2009-2014 By Rose Moore - (contact)

Status: Completed Jul 2011Featured Journal #379
Last update: Thursday July 28, 2011 01:24 (US/Pacific) (edited Thu 28 Jul 2011 01:27 (US/Pacific))
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Table of Contents

New blog

Introduction
Equipment
Sydney

Japan

      Narita- Yokohama via Boso Hanto: August 23-25: Early days
      Kamakura
      Totsuka/ Yokohama
      Parties and Elvis
      Totsuka-Matsumoto: 2-9 Sep: Getting our legs
      Matsumoto-Takeyama, almost.: 13 Sep: Over the Alps, with difficulty
      Takeyama-Kyoto:15-20 September: Camping in every kind of location and weather
      Summing up: After a month in Japan
      Kyoto-Imabara: September 26-Oct 1
      Imebara-Hiroshima: 1-4 October: Across the bridges
      Hiroshima-Shimonoseki: 5-7 Oct: Typhoon-assisted passage south

China

      Shimonoseki- Qingdao: 10-13 Oct: On to China
      Qingdao-Ju Xiang: 14-15 Oct: Not beautiful, but fast
      Ju Xiang- Xu Yi: 16-18 Oct: The Tour de Shandong
      Xu Yi (still): Intestinal disturbances 1
      Xu Yi- Shanghai: 22-26 Oct: Intestinal disturbances 2
      Shanghai: 26-29 Oct: In the metropolis
      Shanghai-Longyou: 29 Oct-Nov 3: Finally, scenery
      Longyou-Jian Ou: Nov 3-7: Blue skies and mountains at last
      Jian Ou- Datian: Nov 9-14: Reading 'Fast Food Nation' and scoffing a Big Mac
      Datian-Zhangping: Nov 14-17: Sweaty climbs and chilly descents
      Zhangping-Dabu: Nov 17-20: They eat dogs. Sorry.
      Dabu-Hong Kong: 22-27 Nov: Across the Tropic of Cancer
      Hong Kong: 27 Nov- 7 Dec: Days of wine and more wine
      Macau: 8-10 November: Pole dancers and cathedrals
      Zhuhai: 10-19 Dec: Interlude for a root canal
      Zhuhai-Yangshuo: Dec 20-29: Moving again
      Yangshuo continued: Waiting for the mailman
      Yangshuo 3: Armed for combat
      Yangshuo 4: More sequels than Rambo.
      Yangshuo- Guiping: Jan 9-13: On the road again (in the rain)
      Guiping-Dongxing: Towards baguettes and coffee
      China: For those who want to go there

Vietnam

      Mong Cai - Halong: Rides on construction sites
      Halong-Hanoi: 22-28 Jan: Rain and a train
      Hanoi- Phong Nha: 29 Jan- Feb 4: Rice fields and sunshine at last
      Phong Nha-Hue: Feb 6-Feb 12: First encounters with the dreaded Hwy 1, and a feeding frenzy in Hue
      Lan Co, Danang and Hoi An: Feb 12-19: Down the coast (and up again)
      Danang-Pleiku: Feb 20-24: Climbing to the Highlands
      Pleiku-Buon Methuout: Feb 24-26: Hiding from the heat
      Buon Methuot- Ho Chi Minh City: Feb 28- Mar 3: Racing into Saigon
      Saigon: March 4-6: Living a quiet life in the city of sin

Cambodia

      Saigon-Phnomh Penh: March 6-8: Across the delta
      Phnomh Penh: Curries and mosques
      Phnomh Penh-Siem Reap: 12-14 March: Two long days and a fast one
      Siem Reap: March 14-16: Friends at last
      The boat to Battambang: March 17-18: And Battambang itself
      Battambang to the border: March 19-20: 10000 kilometres!

Thailand

      Thai border to Chantaburi: Green hills and 7-11s
      Chantaburi- Bangkok via Koh Samet and Pattaya: March 22-26: A tropical holiday and a bus to Bangkok
      Bangkok: March 26-April 3: Business time
      Uttaradit-Chat Trakan NP: April 3-6: The land of pain
      Chat Trakan NP-Nong Khai: April 7-14: To the mighty Mekong again

Laos

      Vientiane: April 15-18: A chance encounter
      Vientiane-Vang Vieng: April 19-21: To the heart of darkness
      Vang Vieng-Luang Prabang: April 22-24: Over the hills
      Luang Prabang: April 25-27: Socialising (and mechanical disaster)
      Back to Bangkok: April 28- May 1

Thailand again

      Bangkok: May 1-May 10: Back to Bangkok- Business time 2
      Ayutthaya : May 11-May 14: Ruins and rainstorms
      Ton Sai: May 15-May 18: Another tropical interlude
      Back to Bangkok again: May 19-24: A riot and a rim
      Hua Hin-Prachuap Kiri Khan: May 25-28: Seafood extravaganza
      Bangkok: May 29-30: The finale

China II

      Beijing: May 30-June 16
      Urumqi-Korla: June 19-23: Over the Tian Shan
      Kashgar and a sprint for the border: June 24-27

Kyrgyzstan

      Irkeshtam- Sary Tash: June 28-30: A bad road with a good view

Tajikistan

      Sary Tash-Karakol: July 1-2: Two birthdays in no man's land, and onto the plateau
      Karakul-Murghab: July 3-5: Broken brakes before the highest pass
      Murghab-Langar: July 6-9: Two more passes and off the plateau
      Langar-Khorog: July 10-13: Sunshine and greenery along the Pyanj
      Khorog: July 13-16: Preparing for internet addicts' boot camp
      Khorog-Kalaikhumb: July 17-20: The land of milk and honey
      Kalaikhumb- Dushanbe: July 20-24: Rainstorms, mudbaths, and the first broken spoke
      Dushanbe: July 25-August 3: Fattening up (or trying to)
      Minibreak in Nurek: August 3-6: Earthquake!!!!
      Dushanbe- Penjikent: August 7- August 12: The final climb(s)

Uzbekistan

      Penjikent-Samarkand: August 13-18: Encouraging corruption and developing stomach ailments
      Samarkand-Bukhara: August 19-21: An easy ride through the desert
      Bukhara: August 22-25: Enjoying the exotic Orient (and the odd carbonara)
      Bukhara to the border: August 26: Our bicycles revolt

Turkmenistan

      To Ashgabat : August 27: Across the Karakum desert in a day
      Ashgabat: August 28-30: Tourists in Niyazovland

Iran

      Turkmen border-Mashhad: August 31- September 2: Through the Dry Mountains
      Mashhad: September 3-8: Going nocturnal in Iran's holiest city
      Mashhad- Tabas: September 9-14: A desert crossing
      Tabas-Yazd: September 15-18: Desert crossing, continued
      Yazd- September 18-21: Resting in the world's oldest city (so they say)
      Yazd-Esfahan: September 22- 24: A desert (ed) shortcut
      Esfahan: September 25-29: The city of superlatives
      Shiraz: September 29 - October 1: A pre-Islamic interlude
      Kermanshah-Marivan:October 4-8: No country for soft men
      Marivan-Takab: October 9-11: Advancing through the autumn
      Resting in Takab: October 12
      Takab-Ajabshir : October 13-14: A long descent
      DISASTER: October 15-18: A broken wrist and the Tabriz hostage crisis
      Post operative Tabriz: 19-21 October
      Tehran: October 22-26: In the capital after all
      Tabriz again, and the Trans-Asia Express: October 28-31: Goodbye to Iran

Turkey

      Istanbul 1: October 1-4: First footsteps in Europe
      Istanbul 2: November 4-9: Touristing and more touristing
      Tilting at windmills: November 9-12: An (unsuccessful) attempt on the Syrian border

Egypt

      Cairo: November 17-23: Visiting old haunts (including the Australian embassy)
      Cairo to Luxor: November 24-29: The Western Desert : less exotic than it sounds
      Luxor: November 30 -December 6: Temples and tombs
      Cairo again: December 7-9: Adventures with bureaucracy
      Cairo- Port Said: December 10-13: Happiness in motion!
      Port Said- Alexandria: December 14-17: Across the mouth(s) of the Nile
      Alexandria :17-20 December: The Pearl of the Mediterranean
      Cairo: December 20-23: For the last time!
      Cairo-Suez: 24-26 December: Christmas on the canal
      Suez- St Catherine: December 27- 30: Operation desert storm
      St Catherine-Dahab: January 1: An auspicious start to the year
      Dahab: Jan 1- Jan 13: Exploring the underworld
      Dahab-Eilat: Jan 13-Jan 15: Lazy riding

Israel

      Eilat: Jan 15-16: Overnighting in the holy land

Jordan

      Aqaba to Wadi Rum-Jan 16 -Jan 19: A near death experience
      Wadi Rum- Dana: Jan 21- Jan 24: Cold climes (and climbs)
      Dana- Amman: Jan 27-Jan 29: The Great Rift Valley
      Amman: Jan 27-Feb 5: Getting soft
      Amman-Azraq: Feb 6- Feb 8: The eastern desert
      Azraq-Jerash: Feb 9-11: Riding into spring
      Jerash- Jordan Valley border crossing: Feb 12-14: One more river to cross

Israel

      Beit Shean border- Akko: Feb 14-16: Climbing to sea level, again
      Akko- Ashdod: Feb 17-19: Camps with pigs and power plants
      Hanging out with friends
      Jerusalem

Greece

      Athens: March 13-14: The living dead
      Athens-Euboea: March 15-17: Mechanical revolt
      Glypha-Makrygialos: March 18-22: Hub hunting and rainy days
      Makrygialos- Macedonian border: March 23: Drifting north

Macedonia

      Greek border- Serbian border: March 24-26: Is this a Balkan? (yes, as it happens)

Serbia

      Presevo- Belgrade: March 26- 30: Avanti popolo!
      Belgrade: March 31- April 1: Bike shops of Belgrade
      Belgrade-Kelebia: April 1- April 3: Cycling for the soul

Hungary

      Kelebia-Budapest: April 4-5: The Pannonian Plain
      Budapest: April 6: Bourgeois beauty
      Budapest-Potor (Slovakia): April 7-8: The Raw Food Diet

Slovakia

      Potor-Poprad: April 9-11: Across the Low Tatras
      Poprad-Zebrzez (Poland): April 12: The final frontier

Poland

      Zebrzez- Krakow: April 13-15: Snow
      Kraków- Bałtow: April 16-18: Last leg blues
      Baltow-Warka: April 19-21: Homelands
      Warka-Warsaw: April 22-23: The finale


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