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 […]
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 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 […]
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!’.
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 […]
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, […]