Cycle Touring Pakistan. Chapter 9: The Skardu Dairy Milk Massacre & Returning to the Karakoram Highway

Jacob, I and our trusty touring bikes had been put through our paces, we were in dire need of rest, relaxation, recuperation and a wash. Skardu provided the perfect opportunity to achieve this with a wide range of accommodation, restaurants, shops and even a bakery that emanated the sweet scents of freshly baked goods, situated … More Cycle Touring Pakistan. Chapter 9: The Skardu Dairy Milk Massacre & Returning to the Karakoram Highway

Cycle Touring Pakistan. Chapter 6: Homage to The Naan Man & Rama Valley

During the 18 month’s leading to our departure date, with the exception of an occasional pizza base, I had almost eradicated bread and other flour based products from my diet. Throughout many central Asian countries, bread in some form is often the staple of the local diet. The glazed flat bread of Kyrgyzstan was often … More Cycle Touring Pakistan. Chapter 6: Homage to The Naan Man & Rama Valley

Cycle Touring Pakistan. Chapter 5: Reunited & The Road to Astore

The trek to Rakaposhi Base Camp was the perfect break from the cycle tour and enabled me to experience more of the natural beauty that Pakistan has to offer, the only regret was that Jacob couldn’t join the adventure, although he was having a Pakistani adventure of his own in Islamabad. The 14 hour taxi … More Cycle Touring Pakistan. Chapter 5: Reunited & The Road to Astore

Cycle Touring Pakistan. Chapter 4: Tea & Biscuits with the Assistant Director General, Mr Adeel, Projectile Vomiting, Base Camp Trekking & Digital Potty Training

As a stranger stepping foot into a foreign country there is most certainly courtesies that you are yet to be accustomed to, likewise, there are behaviours that, to the compatriots of such a country, may be harmless but could be perceived as invasive or rude. One example of this could be someone watching you like … More Cycle Touring Pakistan. Chapter 4: Tea & Biscuits with the Assistant Director General, Mr Adeel, Projectile Vomiting, Base Camp Trekking & Digital Potty Training

Cycle Touring Pakistan. Chapter 2: The Khunjerab Pass

The Khunjerab Pass is known as the highest paved international border crossing in the world. It was officially completed in 1982 and has been measured at an elevation of approximately 4,880 meters. For Jacob and I, this was our gateway into Pakistan. Despite crossing the border the previous day cramped up in a sleeper bus … More Cycle Touring Pakistan. Chapter 2: The Khunjerab Pass

Cycle Touring Xinjiang, China. Chapter 1: The Crossing to China & A Weekend of Recovery in Kashgar

Catching a flight directly from the United Kingdom to Kashgar, China, was the initial plan. Having changed our plans, enabling us to spend the first week journeying eastwards through Kyrgyzstan, I can wholeheartedly say that the short time spent in this enigmatic country was exceptional. Kyrgyzstan offered everything that a cycle touring introduction should provide. … More Cycle Touring Xinjiang, China. Chapter 1: The Crossing to China & A Weekend of Recovery in Kashgar

Cycle Touring Kyrgyzstan. Chapter 2: Osh to Kunelek. An Ode to Kolbek

As those who are experienced in the art will know, cycle touring can be an extremely rewarding, yet arduous adventure. This is largely dependent upon your desired route and the countries of which you have an appetite to visit. When planning to cycle through such unforgiving countries, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, India and Nepal, Jacob and … More Cycle Touring Kyrgyzstan. Chapter 2: Osh to Kunelek. An Ode to Kolbek