Topic: Cycling trip 2005 – 2009

Coffee, tempels and looking for a way out

After all the jumping on the rocks off the waterfalls in Tadlo it’s time to say goodbye. We start to cycle a loop at the Bolaven Plateau. The plateau lies at an altitude of 1000 meters so we begin with a climb. (more…)

Laos gives us more

In Luang Prabang we have some relaxed days after our trip through the jungle. We wander through the nice streets and along the Mekong and enjoy a French bread with real camembert. (more…)

Pure Laos

We are early at the border between China and Laos because we are in the mood to discover a new country. Before they open the fence at the Chinese side there is some sort of flag ceremony. The customs officers are marching, shouting and saluting before the Chinese flag. (more…)

Cycling through the mud in beautiful China

Because of the high altitude disease of Marlous we’ve changed our plans a bit. At first we’ve had the idea of cycling west from Chengdu, into the mountains with high passes above 4500m. But now it doesn’t seem wise to do so. (more…)

What a beautiful people

The first days we spend in Lhasa to acclimatize to the high altitude. We can notice that we are an altitude of 3600 meter when we walk up a stair. At the top we are out of breath for a while and we have to take it easy. (more…)

On the road to Chengdu

With the advice from the police to stay the first days on bigger roads and not to cycle into forbidden areas we start cycling again. Its a little change of our plans, but that doesn’t matter. (more…)

It’s all Chinese!

While we take of in our small plane Kathmandu becomes smaller and smaller. Our faces are pointed in the direction of the east where our little friends of the Noble House wave their goodbyes to every plane which takes of around 6pm. (more…)