Cycling from Rotterdam to Singapore (2015)

From Laos to Thailand

From Laos to Thailand

One day, at nightfall, I’m still on my bicycle. I am in Thailand. It is 5:00pm and the sun put his latest smile on this piece of earth. Where am I going to sleep? Every day it’s a challenge to…
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The old man

The old man

Midday in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. It’s a busy town along the Mekong River. On the street corner you’ll find tuc-tuc drivers, they spend their time shouting to the tourists: “Tuc-Tuc? Tuc-tuc?” On the edge of the river there…
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The wrong waterfall

The wrong waterfall

“Are you from Catalonia in Spain?” I approach a guy with dreadlocks. I hesitated for some moments whether it wasn’t the guy from last night in a bar. “No I’m from Germany, why do you ask?” I tell him about…
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Arrested

Arrested

I cycle up a mountain. It’s a beautiful setting here. A green misty mountainous area goes past me. Local farmers are busy to harvest. Rice and corn is what grows in the fields here. It is dried along the road.…
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My lucky day

My lucky day

Do I read that correctly? Does it saying ‘hot spring’ on that road sign? I exit from the paved road towards a valley. Will it really be true? A hot bath? No, this can’t be true. Maybe just some hot…
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Unexpected generosity

Unexpected generosity

After several days touring in the highlands of Qinghai-Tibet I arrived in the village Qumarleb. I walked into a restaurant to eat something. Of course the menu on the wall was unreadable. There were some pictures of the local yak…
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