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 ‘Ukraine’

4 Aug 2012

Staying with a family in Ukraine and selling melons in Moldova

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I cycled out of Kiev with no trouble at all as the pavements are about three times wider than in Britain. After 70km I had overheated in the high-30s sun and so stopped for a rest on a shady roadside bench which usually would have been occupied by an old woman selling vegetables. I hadn’t sat there for 5 minutes…

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21 Jul 2012

Crossing into Ukraine and loneliness

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I’m writing from Lviv, a beautiful old city in the west of Ukraine, having finally torn myself away the hostel in Zakopane. The south-east of Poland is hilly and what I’d expected to be a lot of downhill freewheeling turned out to be a long series of lung-busting climbs. And all on shrunken legs that suddenly aren’t so used to…

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