March 1, 2018

Between mosques and bazaars, modern shopping centers and large university complexes, we found Ankara depicting the two sides of Turkey all in one city. We saw men selling simits (Turkish bagels) on the street and women with headscarves haggling for fruits and vegetable...

February 27, 2018

“Las ideas que merecen la pena no se han de comprender sino de vivir”

Conde Harry Kessler 1896

Muchos meses después por fin llegábamos a Izmir en Turquía. Hacía seis meses que en el pequeño pueblo chino y montañoso de Shigu, en la provincia de Yunan, después de una seman...

February 19, 2018

It was lunch time and we were still cycling along the Black Sea coast. The day was gray, at least no rain, but the blue sky seemed to linger far away from the shore over the sea. Taking breaks with this overcast sky and low temperatures isn't very easy, as the cold slo...

January 25, 2018

We arrived at the Turkish border on a sunny Sunday morning. It was relatively warm for the end of December and we were looking forward to a nice day of cycling. The border guard smiled at us, stamped our passport without any hesitation and released us with a friendly:...

January 18, 2018

¨¿Acaso es tiempo mal gastado el que se emplea en vagar por el mundo?¨

Don Quijote. Miguel de Cervantes

Era un día extrañamente tranquilo en la carretera que unía Batumi en Georgia con la frontera de Turquía. Desconocíamos la razón de poder pedalear solos por la calzada,...

January 17, 2018

I must admit, cycling isn't always fun and some days are mentally and physically very challenging. Waking up to cold and rainy weather I would rather spend a day inside under the covers and read a book than face another day of cycling. Bumpy roads with tons of traffic...

January 16, 2018

It was 5 o'clock in the afternoon when we entered Georgia. I was freezing and it was rapidly getting darker - I wasn't up for much cycling. The first town after crossing the border is Lagodekhi. We pulled in to the first guesthouse we saw and were greeted by a young En...

December 24, 2017

Nos llevó unas tres horas cruzar la frontera entre Azerbaiyán y Georgia. Dos horas y cuarenta cinco minutos la desastrosa frontera azerí y solo quince minutos la Georgiana. En el lado azerbaiyano nos sorprendió el peor ambiente fronterizo que hemos vivido desde la fron...

December 18, 2017

We awake in our sleeping bags in the Shirvan National Park's administrative office. The deputy director, Narmin, allowed us to sleep in the conference room after we had asked to pitch our tent outside. He smirked, said it was way too cold to sleep in the tent right now...

December 16, 2017

Llevabamos 86 km pedaleando y conforme a mis cálculos en unos  treinta minutos el sol desaparecería en el horizonte. Todo el día habíamos estado pedaleando por una gran y agitada autovía, era el único camino asfaltado en un gran valle lleno de cultivos, humedales y lag...

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