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18Aug

To get to the magical Zanskar valley one must travel through a part of Jammu and Kashmir state that is far from what we knew from Ladakh. After we got closer to the town of Kargil suddenly we entered a Muslim territory. White stupas and Buddhist temples gave place to mosques and pictures of Shia […]Continue Reading

21Apr

We started this journey with absolutely no sponsors. The bicycles, as all of the camping gear, clothes and electronic gadgets were bought with the money we managed to save in Norway, where we had spent 2 years before our trip. Our initial plan was to cycle across Asia to Australia (we had estimated, that we […]Continue Reading

26Feb

We never really planned to visit India. We did not consider it as a good destination for a cycle touring experience. When we took the spontaneous decision to leave Bangkok and hide in the Himalayas from the Monsoon, we thought that we would be back to South East Asia soon. We really wanted to ride […]Continue Reading

09Jan

During our cycle touring adventure in Arunachal Pradesh, we visited the district of Tawang – a place inhabited by the Monpas, followers of  the Tibetan version of Buddhism – Vajrayana. There are four main sects of Tibetan Buddhism: Gelugpa (the Dalai Lamas sect, most known and widespread across India), Kagyupa (the sect of the Karmapa, […]Continue Reading

07Jan

The wildest, least explored of all Indian states is undoubtedly Arunachal Pradesh. To get there, one must get a very expensive permit valid only for one month (as expensive as an Indian visa). We never planned to visit the North East of India, but as soon as we read some articles on the internet about […]Continue Reading