Topic: India

Heavenly Himalayas Part 2

It´s cold and ice is covering the tent again. Slowly the sun is shining on the plains and we enjoy our breakfast. Slowly we pack our bags. Fast isn´t possible here. We are at an altitude of 4900 meter and we can feel it. (more…)

Heavenly Himalayas

“There is a mouse in my shoe! ”
“Why didn’t it say ‘peep’ when I went into my shoe?”
“I killed a mouse…..”
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Tasting the Himalayas

Foot on the ground, braking is not necessary, taking a deep breath of air is. It seems like we are going uphill forever. It isn’t steep but our legs can’t go as fast as I want to go. Marlous comes standing next to me. I can hear her coughing more each time we stop….again she coughs. ” Lous it isn’t important!”
“We don’t have to cycle everything.”
“It’s just a pass as all he others…..” (more…)

Into the Indian mountains

The morning we want to leave Delhi the rain drops down from the sky like crazy. While we are having our breakfast we hope it will stop, but there’s more water coming down instead. So we stay one more day in Delhi, where the streets are flooded at the end of the morning. (more…)

Racing Indian men

Krrrrrr,
krrrrrrr,
krrrrrrrrr.
“Steven, another one is coming!” I shout ahead.
Behind my back I feel a man approaching. It takes a while before he cycles almost next to me. (more…)

Roepies, rice and rain

After missing the border office of Nepal, it doesn’t surprise us that the Indian office is hidden as well. We could just cycle into India without showing our visas, but to avoid problems we try to find an officer who can give us the right stamps. (more…)

Cycling to Nepal

With Dutch apple pie in our bags we leave Phuskar to go to Jaipur. We start with a nice climb and see a lot of monkeys and nice small houses. The small road changes into a real highway. (more…)