The Race Against the Rain: Kathmandu - Manali June 23rd 2007 Leaving Kathmandu to Pokhara we knew we were racing westwards hoping to stay in front of the rain. The mountains however had been covered in clouds for our entire visit so far and we did not really anticipate Pokhara's famous skyline to be visible.
The ride from Kathmandu however was great but hard work, we did not actually make great progress cycling; it was hot, we were unused to the exercise ... read more
Asia » India » Himachal Pradesh » Manali 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