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

How do you know where to go (directions)?

I use a combination of paper maps, compass, signposts, directions from locals and guesswork.  I have no GPS, smartphone or other fancy equipment.  One should remember that in many of the countries I’ve visited there’s only one main road so getting lost isn’t as easy as it might seen.  Whereas in Germany it is fairly important to have a detailed map to pick out the best cycling roads, in Mongolia if the road’s asphalt then it’s the right road!  See my post about ‘finding the way‘.