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Chain of Wrong Decisions

This is my shadow. Some weeks ago,  he was more or less the only company I had. Together we crossed the Gobi Desert. We sang songs, and had great chats and laughs. The real adventure started in Saju Sand, a … Continue reading

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Issyk Kul Detour

The Bishkek crew had slowly disintegrated during the last weeks, and before I knew it I was alone and homeless again. Solo bike adventures belonged to the distant past. Although being in a group is a lot of fun, it’s … Continue reading

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Bishkek Break

Bishkek, the Paris of Central Asia. Everything would be possible there. After several months of visa pressure, it was time for a break. During our ride together we’d been fantasising a lot about getting a flat, job, etc… . One … Continue reading

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Still in our little peloton, we continued to Tadjikistan. We’d all been looking forward to this country. Me in particular, because I had a visitor. Back in februari, when I was planning my onward route from Tehran, and mentioned I … Continue reading

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Uzbeks are tough nuts to crack, real businessmen. No more Middle Eastern presents. Every deal is a struggle. It’s one big conspiracy. On the other hand, their businesses are designed to be bad. In Karimov’s dictatorship, as we learned, success means sharing with the government. … Continue reading

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First Taste of Spring

I opened my eyes, and like every morning, I needed a handful of seconds, structure my thoughts. Uzbekistan, a friendly man invited us, that’s why it is a house today, etc. Like always, Tieme, and the slightly insomniac Kaleb, who joined … Continue reading

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Extended race through Turkmenistan

I stayed so long in Tehran, that it almost became physically impossible to reach the border of Turkmenistan before my visa expired. The solution: a 150-km-a-day-schedule, which gave me one day off in Mashhad, the second biggest, and most holy city … Continue reading

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