And into the land of smiles…

And then you’re in Calcutta two weeks. Getting nowhere. I managed by cycling from office to office across town (still love riding in Indian cities!), to get a meeting with a Captain. I wanted to get on a ship to South East Asia. He was very positive and promising and told me to call him…

My Grand Trunk Road

A man grabbed my hand, looked at the palm, and told me; “You are very lucky” Like he needed to tell me 🙂 It has been hot, as expected. And I’ve noticed (again) that my body still disagrees with the heat. If the temperature doesn’t drop below 33C at night I can’t sleep. And when…

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot…

I left Pokhara on the 14th. The first 12km where straight up. A good start… I felt a bit like on my first bicycle trip in 2003 when I stumbled upon some hills in Belgium (Ardennen) and nearly decided to go back 😉 I didn’t then and I couldn’t now, so under a scorching sun I…

My Bike, and the art of zen-maintenance

The Dalai Lama was busy. Understandably. I didn’t like the atmosphere in McLeod Ganj, which now makes sence as I heard about the situation in Tibet. So I got out of there quickly but not before hiking up to Triund where you get a brilliant view of the snow-capped mountains. So there I found myself…

Same, same….. But different.

There is a few similarities between bicycle and motorcycle travelling. The most important one, and why I like it so much, is you’re free! You can come and go as you please without restrictions. Both motorbike and pushbike have a couple of pro’s and cons; With a motorbike you can… … Take people with you…

Born to be wild

Get your motor runnin’…. not as easy as it sounds sometimes. Since I’ve had a problem leaving places ever since I started this trip it didn’t really come as a surprise that when departure day finally arrived, and we got up all early and excited to dodge the traffic and get out-of-town, my newly bought…

Too lazy to backpack

It is much better for me to be on the road, have places to go and things to do. If I don’t I can easily spend days on end drinking coffee and reading books on rooftop terraces. Nothing wrong with that, really, but I’ve got the feeling I need to get moving again. I just…