They Sikkim Here...... April 19th 2007 Our plan had been simple, get off the bus in Siliguri early in the morning and get the hell out of the plains, uphill towards Darjeeling and Sikkim. Just anywhere upwards that would take us to cooler air and away from the sweltering, stinking plains. Of course by the time we actually arrive in Siliguri, having had all of ten minutes sleep on the bumpiest road in India, we have no energy to move an ... read more
Asia » India » Sikkim The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
We are Erika and Robin from Scotland and in April 2005 we quit our jobs and set off to cycle from Scotland to İstanbul.
We reached İstanbul in October 2005 having discovered that cycling truly is the best way to travel and so decided to keep going beyond the Bosphorous......
We had never cycled any long distance before but had been wanting to travel for a long time and had finally saved enough and realised ıf we didn't set off now we never would. We decided cycling would be the best form of transport as we wanted to learn more about the countries and people we passed through at a s... full info