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The 4 rivers cycle route in Korea (we only saw 2...)

As with Japan, we never planned to go to Korea. Until we read that there is an amazing network of mostly off-road, paved cycle routes that cross costs and one of these runs almost the length of the country from Busan in the south, where the ferry from Japan arrives, and Seoul in the north, from where we could fly to New Zealand. 1,903 more words


Cycling Shikoku saved us from scurvy

It was dark by the time the ferry docked at Takamatsu. We had identified a sports centre campground about 10K out of town, so after a supermarket sushi stop we rode south and uphill towards it. 1,256 more words


Ten things that made us smile in Japan

We arrived in Japan not knowing what to expect, other than that it would be very different from cycling across the USA. It ended up being a country that entertained us in many ways. 1,220 more words


London: Day 7: Before I Die ______

Late. Again! I feel like I should just stop putting that disclaimer down at this point, it’s definitely not doing my carefully curated professional image any favors. 868 more words


Did the earth move for you? Kyoto and Kurama

Kyoto is the former capital of Japan and is famous for an abundance of intact original shrines and temples (many elsewhere were bombed in WWII/destroyed in fires/earthquakes and so are modern reconstructions). 1,514 more words

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Britishcitizens & Bananas: cycling Tokyo to Kyoto

Tokyo was a lot of fun but after 6 nights it was time to get going. The ride out of the city was relatively painless, (See… 1,417 more words


China: Day 5: Warriors, Wanderings, and More

The last few weeks have been super weird, but before I get into that, here’s what was up on my fifth day in China! 

Our main priority for the day was to get to the  724 more words


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