More rickshaw impressions:
Oman is barren yet the diversity in desert landscapes is enormous.
After weeks of touring by bicycle, our skin dried out and we were continually covered in sand.
We had turned into desert rats.
Bolivia isn’t the easiest destination to ride through due to the sand and high elevations.
But pedaling across the Salar de Uyuni has to be one of our all-time favorite cycling experiences!
Dull, plain busses are just so passé.
Why not do as the Bolivians do and jazz up public transport with some bad photoshop.
These rolling works of art regularly screamed past us.
They were also a godsend when after pushing 8 hours through the sand and washboard we declared, “Enough is enough!”
More on the road impressions:
The never-ending Ruta 40 led us through Argentina.
Accompanied by a playlist of road trip songs that played through our heads – the miles flew by.
During the midday heat, we would sit in the shade of a famous temple. (Note: deserted pagodas are atmospheric, but touristic ones have vendors selling ice-cold drinks.)
Then when the temperature cooled, off we went.
Our favorite time was sunset.
It was magical, riding past fields of pagodas bathed in the golden evening light.
More Bagan impressions:
We’re just Western cyclists.
But for the girls, we were foreign, new and exciting!
They wrote down our names and beamed while standing next to us.
More on tour impressions:
From Bagan, we caught a ride on the local freight boat to Pyay.
It was a leisurely three-day journey.
We just sat on the deck, viewing the scenery and watching everything that happened around us.
In Burma, sidecars are attached to standard bikes.
The trishaws carry everything from goods to passengers. They even make comfy spots for a bit of shut-eye.