Krakow (Part 1)

Wawel Royal Cathedral

After a pleasant four hour train trip from Warsaw, we arrived in Krakow around 4.30pm on a beautiful sunny spring day. Our BnB was a lovely studio apartment that was completely Ikea furnished and decorated. It was just across the river from the castle and the main part of town. One of the reasons this placed grabbed my attention when booking was that it included the free use of 2 bikes. The men’s bike was really big and the seat was up really high […]


Cycling in Mongolia, Spring 2016

Introducing Yuu, the 24 year old Chinese Malaysian who jumped on a bike 18 months ago and just can’t stop cycling… through Asia and beyond. Yuu and his older brother Dar were workawaying at the same time as me in Qeshm, Iran, February 2017 and were just lovely company. Yuu’s home town is Kluang in Southern Malaysia but he hasn’t been there for a few years. He describes Malaysia as very mixed culturally with three main people groups (Indian, Malay and Chinese) living peacefully […]

My big backyard – New Zealand’s South Island

What an incredible country I call home! It was an absolute delight to spend seven weeks on holiday in our own country, exploring new places, catching up with family and friends, seeing cricket games and doing some touristy stuff before our big overseas adventure began. I had hoped to have a blog up and running so I could begin to write of our adventures as we traveled… instead more than 6 months later a mere summary of some highlights will have to suffice! For […]