HELLO MISTER!

Let us bombard you with some ~fun~ facts first: At over 260 million people, Indonesia is the world’s 4th most populous country after China, India and the United States, it has the largest Muslim population in the world, and one of its more than 17,000 islands, Java, is the world’s most populous island. The distance … Continue reading HELLO MISTER!

BORNEO

Borneo is the world’s third-largest island and is divided among three countries: Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. Our original plan to get to Borneo had been to catch a ferry from Bintan Island, just south of Singapore, to Pontianak in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo. As this ferry wasn’t operating and there was no information … Continue reading BORNEO

A WORLD OF PALM

Globally, we each consume an average of eight kilogrammes of palm oil a year. 85 % of palm oil is produced in Indonesia and Malaysia, so it’s not surprising that a lot of the landscapes we passed through when cycling across the Malay Peninsula from north to south was dominated by oil palms. It’s a … Continue reading A WORLD OF PALM

PEDALLING IN PARADISE

You know a country is good for cycle touring when your biggest complaint is that everything is just a little “too easy”. If you’re considering embarking on a cycling holiday yourself and want to explore a destination a little more exciting and exotic than Europe without forgoing comfort and convenience, book yourself a flight to … Continue reading PEDALLING IN PARADISE

LAID-BACK LAOS

Laos: Southeast Asia’s most sparsely-populated and only landlocked country, the world’s most heavily bombed country per capita, and, conversely, one of the most laid-back countries we’ve been to. To get to Laos from Vietnam, we had to cross the Annamite Mountains, making for some steep gradients during the first part of our stay, before we … Continue reading LAID-BACK LAOS