Diving and Driving
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Standing on the balcony of an 8th floor apartment looking out over the brightly lit night scene of Cairns, beer in hand, cool breeze blowing, we felt a huge relieve and sense of achievement to have made it this far … Read More

The reef is calling and I must go
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Mackay to Bloomsbury I awakened Will with a breakfast fit for a King (King William of Cycles): almond muesli topped with chia seeds, apple pie, cheesecake and vanilla ice cream. We rode off happily along the Pioneer River and slowed … Read More

G’day Bruce
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Stayover at Tannum Sands With our heads down, cycling into the wind, we were on an incline just slight enough to dampen our speed, but just sneaky enough to start doubting our own fitness: is this even a hill or … Read More

G’Day Straya! (hello Australia)
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After a lengthy and sleepless flight, plus spending far too much time in Kuala Lumpur, we landed in the Gold Coast, and was greeted by a smiling and happy Amir, a friend of Lindsay’s family who had invited us to … Read More

Farewell Asia
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NORTH VIETNAM A rest at Phong Nha to visit Paradise Cave We had a well-deserved rest in Phong Nha, especially after completing our Strava February climbing challenge. We keep reading the life of a cycle tourist is slow and relaxed, … Read More

Vietnam: from coast to cave
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Hue to A Luoi We enjoyed a couple of superb, sunny days in Hue: catching up with an old friend, being guided through the morning hubbub at a local village market, buying our very own Vietnamese coffee filter (from a … Read More

Time for some climbs
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After settling in Nha Trang for a few days, we were ready to celebrate Tet: the most important and celebrated festival in Vietnam. You could feel the excitement building among the locals, and the streets were becoming more colourful with … Read More

Cà Phê and Colours
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Ha Tien to Chau Doc Our first day in Vietnam introduced us to bustling food markets, beautiful rivers and the challenges of recognising what’s on offer for dinner. During our street-food dining, we learned a valuable lesson: having been dished … Read More

Cambodia: The long dusty road
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Sisophon to Siem Reap After the excitement of entering a new country, our enthusiasm quickly deteriorated after the 50km, long, straight, dusty, dull road to Sisophon. However, today was a new day and we had over 100km to get to … Read More

A new year, a new country: to Cambodia
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Khao Lak to Khao Sok National Park Cycling away from Khao Lak after such a great Christmas wasn’t easy, but we knew we were in for a treat as we headed towards Khao Sok National Park. The roads wound around … Read More

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