ArchivesAuthor: getting nowhere

05Nov

From Chengdu we cycled to Leshan, a city famous of its gigantic Buddha carved in a rocky cliff. It is the highest sculpture ever made by people – 71 meters! Very impressive! The site is rather a tourist destination than a holy place – you can hear more shutter sounds than holy mantras there. Anyway […]Continue Reading

02Nov

Sichuan, a province in the West from Tibet, turned out to be a remedy for the coldness of Xinjiang. After 5 days of resting in Urumqi (Ania had a problem with her knee and could not cycle too much) we made a decision to take a bus somewhere South. It was not easy – almost […]Continue Reading

21Oct

We have been waiting for this day for a very long time. Getting to China was a kind of our goal, since this sounds really big: “I cycled to China”, and it is the last country on the former Silk Road that we roughly followed (but not our last country). Crossing the border between Kazakhstan […]Continue Reading

07Oct

We haven’t been posting for a while. Last month was very busy for us – to get a visa to China we had to use all our power. From Kyrgyzstan, full of great landscapes and natural beauty, but rather a rough place, we went to Kazakhstan – a much more developed and richer Central Asian […]Continue Reading

10Sep

We entered Kyrgyzstan through the border which is usually closed to the foreigners, but due to the shooting in the Pamir region it was temporally open and we had the rare opportunity to cycle along snowy- 7000m peaks. We cycled the country from the South to the North enjoying semi nomad people living in yurts […]Continue Reading