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Vuelta de Los Picos // Dia 4 // Riaño to Cain de Valdeón to Riaño

We wake up to sunlight streaming through the apartment windows. It is an absolutely glorious morning, but on opening a window we realise it is really very cold. 1,060 more words

The Final Frontier: Zimbabwe & Northern South Africa

Victoria Falls lies on the Zambezi River, straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Before crossing the border, we set about exploring the falls on foot, as the great Victorian explorer, Dr David Livingston, had once done. 718 more words


Vuelta de Los Picos // Dia 3 // Potes to Riaño

The original plan for today was to ride up to Fuente De in the morning before returning to Potes for the ride to Riaño. However the last couple of days have been quite hard and the riding time is longer than expected, and I know there is a lot of climbing yet to come this week. 774 more words

Video: Raw China (Take 2)

May 5th. sichuan province

Another Raw China video! On our first leg in China, we posted a similar video as we cycled into the urban sprawl of Nanjing. 48 more words


Spinning a giant wheel and learning a Tibetan dance in Shangri-la

After our fiasco of a cycle the day before, we woke up in our cosy beds (complete with electric blankets) and took advantage of our empty dorm room to have a very long, well needed, lie in. 549 more words

The Very Hungry Cyclists 

Wanting to develop our legs of steel even further in preparation for the many high passes we will encounter in western Sichuan, we set ourselves the task of completing the 180km from Lijiang to Shangri-La in 2 days. 1,008 more words

And There Was Much Rejoicing!

“Storm alert! You’ve got to find cover.” Shaken out of the reverie induced by the beautiful Virginia creeks, lush forests, and melodic birdsong, not to mention the humid heat, the pastor of the local church insisted that I take cover NOW. 256 more words

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