Jade and Jim

Cycling Eurasia


September 2018

The big lake

We were finally back on smooth, lovely tarmac, and it was fab. We sped along the valley to Naryn, through deserty shrubland punctuated with small green villages. We camped by the river and enjoyed evening driftwood fires, and did lots… Continue Reading →

Saying goodbye

We spent a few lazy days in Osh, shopping for food, wandering round the biggest bazaar in Central Asia, and eating so much cake from a hipster coffee shop we found which could have been in Shoreditch instead of Osh…. Continue Reading →

Xajr Tajikistan, Salam Kyrgyzstan

Well, Tajikistan will go down in our tales and recollections of this trip for all of time. For pure cycling greatness, I don’t think it will ever be topped. Quite literally because we reached the dizzying height of 4655m! The… Continue Reading →

The rest of the M41

From Murgab we started heading north, leaving the lovely tailwind behind us, and heading for the highest part of the road. On some parts we were just a few km’s from China. We tried camping at an idyllic spot by… Continue Reading →

The Pamir highway

We finally left Khorog, and began the ‘proper’ Pamir highway. We followed the river upstream, with the mountains along side us getting bigger, and more often covered in snow. The air began to get quite thin, putting stop to our… Continue Reading →

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