Author: trien trapt

More new year (EN)

31 December 2017 Thagnak, a village in the Himalayas, 4682 meters above sea level, Nepal It’s New Year’s Eve, 9 pm. I try in vain to keep my eyes open. Struggling, knackered, I locate my manger for the night. The yak dung in the stove […]

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Meer nieuwjaar (NL)

31 december 2017 Thagnak, een dorp in de Himalaya, 4682 meter boven de zeespiegel, Nepal Het is oudejaarsavond, 21 uur. Ik probeer tevergeefs mijn ogen open te houden, helaas, mijn kribbe roept. Ook de jak-stront in de kachel van de lodge blaast zijn laatste adem […]


Santa Clause is in da house

Santa came early this year… If you read my previous blogpost, you saw I sell postcards in favour of The Girls Hostel in Spiti Valley, India. Santa decided to help the girls! Instead of selling the cards shown above for €15 each, he gives you three […]


Stille Nacht (NL)

4 uur 36 Ik lig in mijn tent, in de jungle, in Nepal. Ik hou van junglegeluiden, van geluiden die ik niet kan plaatsen. Geluiden waarbij ik denk: ben jij een vogel of insect?


Friends of the road – Kazakhstan

I feel extremely spoiled meeting so many nice and friendly people on my way to Taiwan. Here again, in Kazakhstan, only spending twelve days, I could taste some of Kazakhs generosity. Thank you so much, dear Friends of the Road!… ‘Rahmat!’.


Wild wheels (EN)

‘Atkoeda?’. Drunk question marks behind large, black glasses of a women’s vintage sunglasses looked blurrily at me. They adorned on the nose of a Kazakh on a motorcycle.


Wilde wielen (NL)

‘Atkoeda?’. Dronken vraagtekens vanachter grote, zwarte glazen van een vintage dameszonnebril keken me wazig aan. De bril prijkte op de neus van een gechambreerde Kazach op motor.


Friends of the road – Kyrgyzstan

Nobody told me before about the extreme generosity and hospitality of the Kyrgyz people. Nobody told me before that cycling through Kyrgyzstan would be such an overwhelming experience. It’s wonderful to see that in a country of extremely cold winter temperatures people can be so […]


Friends of the road – Tajikistan

Although 33.2% of the Tajik population is poor and malnourished, they never doubt to invite you to their house for a cup of ‘chai’ (tea) and some bread with ‘Smetana’ (cream). Hospitality and kindness are endless in the country of the Pamir Mountains. As usual, […]