Cycle a bike

Hello and welcome to Cycle a Bike blog, we are Jonny and Radka.

In January 2011 we made the spontaneous decision to take time off work and do some travelling. We both love cycling, and agreed pretty much immediately when Jonny suggested we should cycle as much as possible.

Carrying everything to survive and travelling by bike gives us the liberation to explore where we like and removes us from our daily worries. Freedom, living outdoors and socialising with local people is our desire.

Our trip, started on 20th May, had many chops and changes, many unexpected turns and was most definately a different trip to the one we had planned! We first cycled from Czech Republic to Turkey, which was roasting hot so we took a plane to India and crossed the Indian Himalayas, also surprisingly hot... if we ever see Dal and rice again, it'll be too soon! 

We chomped down on vegetable fried rice for nearly 5 months whilst pedalling our way through the tropical continent of South-East Asia before a quick month in New Zealand then home.

Hope you will enjoy reading about our adventures.

(I've only covered up to the end of Thailand, I'll finish writing this blog someday).

Love
Jonny & Radka

 

Latest

14 February 2012
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Back on the road: Bangkok to the Cambodian border

I should begin this blog with an apology for the recent lack of updates on my behalf. For those who don’t know, we’ve been home now for 6 months and I have only just found the frame of mind in which I feel comfortable to write again.

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Info

  • Currently: Back home!!
  • Distance: 7005 km
  • Days on road: 11 months
  • Countries: 13
  • Started: 20th May 2011
  • Last updated: 26th April 2012
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  • 14 February 2012
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    Back on the road: Bangkok to the Cambodian border

  • I should begin this blog with an apology for the recent lack of updates on my behalf. For those who don’t know, we’ve been home now for 6 months and I have only just found the frame of mind in which I feel comfortable to write again.

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  • 5 June 2012
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    A Filipino Christmas

  • My brother, Nick, and his girlfriend, Carla, had booked a 3 week holiday to the Philippines to visit Carla's family at the end of January and I'd actually planned a much later arrival to coincide with them. When Carla found out Radka had gone home she realised I'd be alone for Christmas and suggested I should go one month earlier to spend it with her family. I'd set my mind on cycling to Vietnam but decided it would be really nice to meet her family and spend such a long time with them. It turned out to be a great decision :) I spent two months there in total.

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  • 22 December 2011
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    It's more fun in the Philippines

  • So Radka was at home and I flew off to the Philippines for two months to spend time with my sister-in-law's family. Here are some of the cool things I noticed whilst there.

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  • 11 December 2011
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    Bangkok

  • It was a week before Christmas when I arrived in Bangkok. Staying in the overcrowded tourist area of Khao San Rd seemed a mistake at first but I soon learnt to appreciate it. This crazy street, designed purely to meet the needs of every traveller, is a mish-mash of everything Thai and western! Loud music, massages, street vendors, t-shirt sellers, drugs, taxi's, bars, hippies, more bars, mango shakes, muesli are just some of the delicacies you can experience here. It's quite a sight!

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