Across the Wild West: Kailash to the Friendship Highway October 31st 2007 The road east from Horchu was bad and we were climbing up towards the high pass of Maryam La. Those two nights were really cold, but the scenery was great. A big salt lake surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of kiang (Tibetan wild ass). That morning we were able to act as hosts as we shared a cup of tea with a nomad guy who was walking across the vast wide valley, presumably to get to the houses ... read more
Asia » China » Tibet For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... 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