Jade and Jim

Cycling Eurasia


October 2018

Bakery heaven

Despite it being officially rainy season now, we have only had one rainy day. The QL1 and an assortment of tiny local roads have taken us north along Vietnam’s picturesque coastline. At the start of last week we enjoyed noodle… Continue Reading →

On the coast

We are properly settled into cycling in Vietnam now. It’s so different from Central Asia, and feels so crowded with people! Unfortunatly we can’t camp here, so we are staying at motels and guesthouses, eating out a lot, and as… Continue Reading →

кош болуңуз Kyrgyzstan, Sälemetsiz be Kazakhstan, qaytadan.

Kyrgyzstan started high up in the mountains with 12km of no-mans land. We keep saying it, and I really wasn’t expecting it at this border, but it felt (or at least looked) very different. After a few days with our… Continue Reading →

From central to south

This week started with a few more boring days in Almaty. It was nice but we really didn’t do much other than eat and watch Netflix! But finally it was time to fly. And we got to the airport super… Continue Reading →

Back in Kazakhstan

We left Bishkek and headed north, riding through the suburbs till we reached the Kazakh border. After another easy border crossing (haven’t had a bad one yet!) we were soon back on typical Kazakh roads – straight, flat and going… Continue Reading →

Costa del Issyk Kul

This week we have really enjoyed cycling around lake Issyk-Kul and smashed out some big miles as we headed north back into Kazakhstan. At the start of the week we spent an afternoon and morning hanging out at hostel nice… Continue Reading →

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