ArchivesPosts Tagged ‘traditional’


Where lies the border between “impossible” and “crazy difficult”? Where is the point, where one should start thinking about surrendering and say – “it is too much for me”? Before and during our journey, we had a lot of adventures – most of them being rather “under control” and relatively well planned. Even though some […]Continue Reading


We usually have no fixed plans regarding where to go next, we try to “go with the flow”. Being totally relaxed about the itinerary is not so easy, when one has an extremely expensive permit that is valid for one month only, and a huge area to cover by bicycle. In Arunachal we had to […]Continue Reading


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


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


One of the biggest dreams of every cyclist who wandered into Central Asia is to cross the Pamir Highway – one of the highest mountain roads on the continent. Unfortunately due to the shooting in this area that took place in July 2012 the access to this region was restricted and our dream was not […]Continue Reading