Guest blogging

Writing a travel blog while bicycle touring is a big piece of work. You would think that we don’t have time for anything else. But there are a few things for which we always manage to make time. One of them is reading other peoples’ travel blogs. Reading other peoples’ experiences while cycle touring is inspiring, motivating, interesting, funny, addictive. It can be useful to get information about the road ahead. Sometimes it makes you laugh when you read that others feel exactly like you about certain aspects of life on the road. But most importantly, reading what other people have to say makes you dream and plan other adventures. Continue reading “Guest blogging”

Ready for departure

The weather could be better, but hopefully soon the sun will be back. It is the first day of rain since we arrived to Lisbon. We are leaving  Lisbon direction Geneva via Elvas, Cordoba, Granada and the Pyrenees – see light dashed line on the map. Tips and ideas are welcome. Less than 3’000km to home.

White gas, white spirit, disán, bencina, what a hell!

Already before our trip, when looking around for which is the best fuel to use with our camping stove, we got quite confused. The reason being that the name used for the same fuel is even more varied than the different electrical plugs and necessary adapters for each country.

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De l’été à l’hiver au printemps

Etape de Madrid (Alcobendas) à Lisbonne (du 12 au 28 février 2017)

Il est dimanche matin, le réveil sonne à 7 heures. Nous n’avons dormi que trois heures. Le jetlag nous a gardé réveillé jusqu’au petit matin. Cela fait seulement deux jours que nous avons été catapultés de l’été patagonien à l’hiver ibérique.

Contrairement au Chili à la même heure, il fait encore nuit à Alcobendas, dans la banlieue de Madrid, où nous avons été hébergés par un membre de Couchsurfing. En plus, il pleut, il fait froid, il y a du brouillard. Mais à 9 heures nous partons tout de même, avec vestes, pantalons, gants et bonnet. Nos sacoches, au moins, sont plus légères. Il faut toujours trouver le côté positif des choses.

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