🇵🇹 Capadócia foi um dos pontos altos da nossa viagem. Depois de uma viagem de autocarro de 11 horas entre Istambul e Goreme, finalmente chegamos ao nosso último destino. Ficamos lá 3 dias, mas a vontade era de prolongar a estadia. Toda a região é incrível. Com cidades subterrânias, castelos e até igrejas ainda com os frescos bem visíveis.
Esta foi a nossa última viagem antes de regressarmos a Portugal. Ainda não é certo o que vem no futuro, mas temos a certeza que mais viagens por esse mundo fora irão acontecer.
🇬🇧 Cappadocia was one of the highlights of our trip. After an 11 hour bus ride between Istanbul and Goreme, we finally arrived at our last destination. We stayed there for 3 days, but the desire was to extend it. The whole area is amazing. With underground cities, castles and even churches still with it's visible frescoes.
This was our last trip before we returned to Portugal. It is not yet certain what comes in the future, but we are sure more trips around the world will happen.
From London to Brussels: myself and some friends, including Harry and Charlie from Canopy Beer Co., cycled through Belgium last August, touring the scenic countryside and tasting as much beer as possible. The next few posts are from that trip.
Why we ride?
A zine by Allysse Riordan
Why would anyone travel by bicycle when we have planes, trains, and cars? It’s a question to which I’ve never had a fully articulated answer. It just makes sense. But this is not satisfactory to baffled friends, family, and co-workers. I’ve tried many times to explain in more details. How can I bottle up all of what it means in one coherent sentence? I can’t. Instead, I chose to ask other cycle tourists why they do it. The Cycle Touring Festival was the evident place for it. The zine is a compilation of their answers and memories.
Download the zine via the link in my profile.
Here’s a taste of what to expect:
I started cycling touring I think because I really love travelling to different places all over the world. But you know, riding buses and staying in hostels got quite boring and all felt the same. So I think getting on a bike seemed like a great way to still be able to travel but also do be doing something that kinda makes you feel good and makes you feel like you’re out doing something sort of different than everyone else.
Hmm… a story? There’s lots of them. Okay, I remember cycling out of Delhi for the first time and feeling really overwhelmed with the idea of going out in all that traffic and trying to find my way to the ride road. And I think I even stayed three extra days ‘cause I just couldn’t face trying to cycle through Delhi. And when I finally got on my bike and I’m going through the traffic, about ten minutes in I kinda looked around and realised everyone was on a bike. There was just all these bikes around me, and like mopeds and scooters, and everyone was just sort of moving together in this one clump. And then it just suddenly felt kinda really fun and comfortable. And someone gave me a coffee and it was a good start to leaving Delhi.
More can be found in the complete zine. Link in profile.
Day 39: Lanzhou to Minxian. 🚌300km. My biggest concern prior to this trip was how I would cope with the food, but I have discovered the West does Chinese food a disservice. It is fresh, packed with flavour and delicious...minus the odd foot or head here and there.
This morning I decided to try one last time at the bus station to get Suzy and I on a bus in order to catch up with Bec. All was looking bleak until the ticket lady happened to throw out the name of a town I recognized along my planned route. A small miracle given most Chinese town names are borderline incomprehensible to me. Destination established, the staff sprang into action, ushering me through the station and ensuring I was escorted to the right bus!
I am now one day behind Bec, and will catch her on her next rest day.
The 2018 China Traverse is all in aid of @worldbicyclerelief_au