In Nepal, ‘The Dreammaker’ Youn and I began the 15 day trek circling the great Annapurna mountain range. Little did we know that before the end of the journey over 40 people would die further up the mountain.
It’s now over four months since I left the UK and I’ve spent the last five weeks of that time stuck, without money, in Georgia’s capital city, Tbilisi. Scrounging food from market floors and living in a park, I was lucky enough to meet and become a green warrior of Georgia, a Guerrilla Gardener!
After my Iranian visa was refused for the second time, I found myself having to recalculate my route to Asia. Turkey was an amazing country but I was now entering Georgia, a country completely unknown to me.
Albania. A country that I was given more warnings about than any other. It was challenging but enjoyable, except the wolves, they scared the crap out of me.
It took me a long time to leave my Aberystwyth Canoe Club friends in the Alps. A 4 day visit turned to a week long stay, which soon became two weeks. In the end most of them actually left before I did, my brother along with them due to a badly sprained ankle. So why […]
We made it! After 21 days on the bike (and only one day later than predicted), Sam and I successfully managed to get to the camp site in L’Argentière-la-Bessée, near Briancon. We’ve come here to meet Aberystwyth University Canoe Club, of which I was a member, on their annual trip to kayak the rivers of […]
Travelling with a companion can be great. You get to share you experiences with someone as they happen, and you also get to share the bill. But it can also be a nightmare. Stuck with each other not only when things are good, but also when there bad or you’re in a mood about something. […]
It’s day 3 and I’ve woken up in a nice warm bed, had a nice breakfast and my photo taken by a photographer. How did I end up here when I’m supposed to be sleeping in ditches and cow fields? Well, before leaving I thought I would be able to cycle to Dover in a […]
The big day is getting closer and closer. It’s now only a little over a week until the morning of Monday 19th, when I’ll climb onto my bike, wave goodbye to my family and begin a year-long cycle that will take me through over 20 countries. It has been pointed out, repeatedly, that in some […]
About 8 months ago someone put the idea in my head that I should motorcycle around Australia. I couldn’t (and can’t) ride a motorcycle so instead I decided to cycle around Europe for a few months. This idea was fizzling in the back if my head for a few weeks before I decided to look […]