In March 2012, I left my home in Gloucestershire, UK, to cycle around the world. I have no idea how long this will take ...

Cycling in ‘Russia’

10 Sep 2013

A month in Siberia, Couchsurfing and the Russian banya party experience

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I entered Russia from the north-east of Kazakhstan, close to where the borders of Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China look like they collide. I had no problem getting in at the border, in fact it all went surprisingly smoothly. That’s not to say I earned my passage to Russia easily: acquiring the visa took longer than a month with a…

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19 Jul 2013

I’m still alive and cycling

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Just a quick note to say that I’m alive and cycling.  I’m about to leave Semey in north-east Kazakhstan.  Tomorrow, I’ll start my 3000km across Siberia in only 30 days.  Various escapades expected possibly featuring: – bears (and my penknife wielding ability) – home made vodka (and my inability to keep up with the villagers) – inebriated locals (and their…

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