Jade and Jim

Cycling Eurasia

Month

August 2018

Getting to altitude

I have had a particularly hard, but also amazing week. We conquered our first high pass, 3252 m! But put ourselves and our bikes through some rather tough ups and downs on some very gravelly, unpaved roads. But I started… Continue Reading →

Here we go!

We spent a good few days at the Green House Hostel in Dushanbe, relaxing, giving the bikes a service and preparing for the Pamir highway. We met lots of lovely travellers, including Claudia and Oliver (two cyclists from South Africa)… Continue Reading →

Here we go!

We spent a good few days at the Green House Hostel in Dushanbe, relaxing, giving the bikes a service and preparing for the Pamir highway. We met lots of lovely travellers, including Claudia and Oliver (two cyclists from South Africa)… Continue Reading →

Xayr Uzbekistan, Salom Tajikistan.

We hadn’t really given Uzbekistan much thought other than planning what trains to get across it. With large sections of it being uninhabited desert, we didn’t hold out much hope for the bits in-between that we were forced to ride… Continue Reading →

Mountains again!

Another (mostly) great week in the stans! We loved Uzbekistan alot, and are now finally in Tajikistan, in Dushanbe, getting ready for… The Pamir Highway! Huzzah, we are finally here! We left Bukhara last Monday and took some big, busy,… Continue Reading →

A tale of two trains

We have had a mega good week. The winds finally changed and we had a bit of a tailwind blowing us through the Kazakh steppe. It was great, we were speeding along, practising our singing and loving the fact it… Continue Reading →

Jaqsi Kazakhstan, Salom Uzbekistan!

Kazakhstan was another 5 days of blistering heat in barren landscapes. Enormous swathes of land with the only thing to look at being thousands of electricity pylons, and the odd camel. Twice we went into a large Valley and were… Continue Reading →

Güle güle Azerbaijan, Sälemetsiz be Kazakhstan!

The cycling in Azerbaijan was over pretty quickly. Just 5 days cycling, then 10 days of waiting. First in Baku for Uzbekistan visas, then at Alat port for the ferry. (Then waited 40 hours near Baku for the wind to… Continue Reading →

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