May 2019


And then it was Thailand….country 21.

Friday 24 May. Kawkareik to Mae Sot. 57km. An early start for us today as we had a few hills to get over before our border crossing into Thailand.  We thought we had escaped Myanmar with no tummy/bowel issues, but poor Nigel continued to suffer – but still pushed on to get on the road […]

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Marvellous Myanmar….our round-up

When we first looked at Myanmar, we knew so little about it that we were unsure where it ‘fitted’ in the world….was it part of the sub-continent or part of south-east Asia? But after 1 hour in the country it was very clear to us that we were in south-east Asia in every aspect…how the […]

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The gold nugget

19 May 19 – Daik-U to Kyaikto – 80km This is the longest continuous stretch that we have done on our bikes for a while (8 days so far) and today it showed. To say that we were sluggish at the start of the day is a bit of an understatement. About 20km into our […]

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20, 20, 20

We have now reached the 20,000km mark in our journey in country 20 – and this week we cycled an empty 20-lane highway on our way into capital city number 13. Tues 14 May. Meiktila to Tatkon. 101km.  Today was one of those days we weren’t looking forward to….we knew it was an early start/long […]

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The 777 steps…

10 May 19 – Bagan to Mount Popa – 53km So, we are just over the halfway stage of our stay at in Myanmar and we have been pleasantly surprised with the country as a whole. Our feelings are very similar to how we felt 2 weeks into our stay in Bangladesh. Prior to entering […]

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Pagoda, pagoda, pagoda….

Tuesday 7 May.  Mandalay to Myingyan.  108km. We knew that today was going to be one of our big days of cycling and although I wouldn’t say we were worried, it was definitely going to be a test to see if we could do the distance in the searing heat. Our alarm went at 4am […]

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