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Day 642: A really enjoyable rest day

QuickPeek: Rest. Cooking. Sunny!

I had stretched myself on the headwinds and after 85 km, was spent. Our host Sonia was absolutely stunning and had offered up a beautiful meal and a cozy room to sleep in! The additional 20 or so km of… Continue Reading →

Day 641: Extremely enjoyable flat day on bike lanes

QuickPeek: Flat. Head winds. Bike lanes!!

I slept in late yesterday after finishing up the TV Series and I was happy to sleep in for a few more hours in the morning. This being a Monday, Valmique had to head to work and he stumbled out… Continue Reading →

Day 640: Rain and a gripping TV show keeps us indoors

QuickPeek: Rest Day. Endless TV.

Valmique was a really wonderful host, he was super friendly and let us feel at home and shared food and stories of Minas Gerais. In the evening, he made a traditional soup from his hometown and it was absolutely smashing…… Continue Reading →

Day 639: Even the rain cannot dampen all day ride on bike lanes

QuickPeek: Rain, Flat. Bike Lanes!

So I realised as I was going to sleep yesterday that officially I had just crossed over the Tropic of Capricon!! Well, That’s nice! Will be back up this way again I reckon… The place we were at was a… Continue Reading →

Day 638: Body creaks and whines as we restart the bike ride

QuickPeek: Sunny. Cool Breeze. Flat + Downhill. Out of Shape.

After postponing a few times, we finally decided to put the foot (or the pedal) down and make a move. I have few days left on my visa and though we decided not to mission it to the border, it… Continue Reading →

Days 630-637: Vacation’s over! Time to restart!

QuickPeek: Hanging out. Farm food. Dogs. Excellent people.

Hola Amigos, Hermanos y Todos!!! I AM BACK! I had an absolutely stunning time being back home. I met a lot of old friends and some I missed, and others I wish I had met more often. Either way, It… Continue Reading →

Brief Interlude – Burma, Part 2

I followed my visit to Bagan with a tour of the other 2 big tourist spots in Burma. Mandalay and Inle. I had not been in Inle before and figured though it is infested by tourism, there are really few… Continue Reading →

Brief Interlude – Monywa, Burma: A Special Mention

As I had commented earlier, Monywa gets a special mention. We had a couple of days to kill to fit in with an appointment with my Friend’s Mum and we scouted for places near Mandalay to explore. Monywa came up… Continue Reading →

Brief Interlude – Burma, Part 1

The intent was to overland to India and explore some parts of NE India. Turned out that the Tamu-Moreh Border is closed at the moment and no more permits are being given. Should I sneak thro, Hmmm, I figured not… Continue Reading →

Brief Interlude – Thailand

This period of time, I’d like to look up as a bit of vacation. It’s been a very different experience being on the road without the bike. The travel options are super limited and I suppose being pushed into tourist… Continue Reading →

Logistical information on taking a boat trip on the Amazon

Note, this information is valid as of April 2016, I am sure as time passes, the schedules get more frequent and prices might get higher, but I hope the information remains reasonably relevant for future travellers. The route represented here… Continue Reading →

Days 626-629: Rainy days in Presidente Figueiredo

QuickPeek: Waterfall hunting. Rest.

We had this really nice hostel in Presidente Figueiredo and though our original plan was to head up North for a few days, we decided to spend a couple of days here to hang about. Turned out the plan was… Continue Reading →

Day 625: Quick ride to Persidente Figueiredo

QuickPeek: Short ride. Hot day. Nice hostel. Good food.

It was a nice place to sleep. As night fell the weather cooled down and I even needed to get my sleeping bag liner to keep my feet warm. I was up at 4 Am and tossed around and just… Continue Reading →

Day 624: Unintended long day on the restart

QuickPeek: Heat. Green Corridor. Rolling hills. Restaurant camping.

I had been fighting a little bit of flu the past couple of days and wasn’t sure if we’d start on the ride today. But when I woke up at 6, I felt like both mind and body was ready… Continue Reading →

Days 620-623: Logistical nightmares

QuickPeek: Cooking, Good times. Shit Airline experience. Planning.

So it is that I found out that Brazil has the cheapest flights from S America to Asia. Given I haven’t met family and friends back in SG for nearly 2 years, I decided to make a trip and spend… Continue Reading →

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