PART ONE: Gently slipping into Stan. It was finally time to enter that weird collection of countries known as the ‘Stans’! We’d opted to exit Iran into Turkmenistan, as it seemed like the ‘easy’ option....well easy compared to getting a dodgy unreliable ferry to Kazakhstan or riding a bike through Afghanistan. Entering Turkmenistan was a bit nerve racking as it’s not exactly a tourist friendly country, you have the option of paying an extortionate amount for a government tour
So after a few months living comfortably with all the food and luxury you’d expect to come with working and living in French ski chalets, we decided to do something slightly less comfortable….ride over 10,000km on a pair of cheap bikes with no training, experience and very little preparation. Yeah we like to mix it up a bit. A cycling trip is something that’s always been in the back of my mind to do, but I never actually thought it would happen…I blame Kelly. We had originall
I'm Mike. I like stuff. Stuff like travelling and foraging for cheap kebabs. I’m also a fan of being invited to Mexican weddings and drinking Tequila with the guests. Oh I don’t mind writing the odd blog either. Balls out!!.