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Cycling across Arabia: a photo diary

We cycled from Sharjah in the UAE, via Dubai, to Muscat in Oman.  Although cycling is very popular with expats, few cycle tourists make it to this part of the world and it's a shame.  With wonderfully smooth roads (oil money put to good use), frequent cafes to rest at and plentiful opportunities for wild camping, in many ways it's a cycle touring dream.  Even the traffic can be avoided by following service ...

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Our video about cycling through Persia and Arabia

Our last two months' cycling has been through some wonderfully historic areas of the world, principally Persia (now Iran) and Arabia (in our case, the United Arab Emirates and Oman), and we have made a short video of our time there. Personally, my favourite so far. In the space of a week, we experienced a temperature change from -10C camping outside Isfahan to +30C in Dubai. That's reflected in the video. T ...

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Inside Iran: Images from the Islamic Republic

Before setting off to cycle around the world, there was one country that we both looked forward to more than anywhere else: Iran. Here is a little taster of what we found when we got there... Cycling in an Iranian winter We cycled approximately 900 miles in Iran, from the northwest to the south. It was cold, bleak and beautiful. Iranian architecture We visited some wonderful mosques, shrines, palaces and ba ...

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Ever wondered what Armenia looks like?

Laura and I recently cycled through the small but historic and proud nation of Armenia. Here's a little bit about the place and a few wintery snaps so you can see for yourself what it looks like... We entered from Georgia and followed the hotly disputed Azerbaian border. Large boulders on either side are painted with the colours of the respective countries' flags. It contained some of the most beautiful sce ...

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Photographs from Cycling Through Georgia in Winter

Here are our pictures from a few weeks spent riding through Georgia over Christmas and the New Year. Click an image to view full screen and browse properly (any problem, just go here) Highlights include: Santa Claus smoking a fag on his lunch break  Breaking the 4,000 mile barrier Man (Tim) vs Food (huge khacapouri pastry) Friendly Georgian host families (including the police man who picked us up and gave u ...

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Watch our latest video: Winter in the Caucasus

Here's our new video from two months' winter cycling through eastern Turkey, Georgia and Armenia. P.S. Thanks to everyone who viewed our last video: Quit Job, Cycle to Asia. We finished in the top 50 of the competition, got a free year's membership for the video editing software and were featured on the company's blog! Round-the-World Cycling Videos We filmed this video whilst cycling around the world. You ...

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Photos of Turkey (the country, not the festive meat)

Big Cycle Part 10: Turkey #2, a set on Flickr.We have been holed up in a small hostel near the Black Sea in Georgia for Christmas, with the huge mass of Turkey finally behind us. It took us 50 days to cross the country by bicycle. We had visitors from home in Istanbul, a broken rear wheel to replace, a spate of punctures before we got our shiny new marathon tyres, loads of kind and generous hosts, and the f ...

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Quit job, cycle to Asia – Latest video

You can watch our latest video here - a very short montage of clips from the ride so far from London to Istanbul. We've entered the film into a small competition run by the company that makes the software we use to compose the videos (it's called Magisto). The prize for winning is a video camera similar to the one we've already got so we've really just used the competition as an excuse to make another quick ...

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Autumn Photographs of Greece

  Below is a selection of Laura's photographs from our cycle ride across northern Greece, through Edessa, Thessaloniki and Alexandroupolis... Autumn welcomed us in the Greek mountains. Deserted beaches with showers made for wonderful campsites. My (Tım's) brother Robın visited us in Thessaloniki. The city was filled with armed riot police ahead of a big military parade. Laura was excited to get her new ...

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Video of Cycling Across the Balkans

We've spent close to a month pedalling across the Balkans through Croatia, Montenegro and Albania, with brief forays into Bosnia & Herzegovina and Macedonia. It's been a blast and we were sad to leave. Here is a short video from our time there: (You can watch it on YouTube here) Round-the-World Cycling Videos We filmed this video whilst cycling around the world. You can read more about the trip here or ...

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Albania Photos

Albania has probably been our favourite country so far. Lovely people, lovely scenery and very different from its neighbours and the rest of Europe. Below are a few photos from our cycle across the country. You can view the full set on Flickr.  Wheeling through a flooded dirt track Beautiful lake views in the mountains All manner of animals share the road with cars and bikes The petrol station owner put out ...

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Photographs from the Croatian Coast

Here are the latest set of pictures from our cycle down the beautiful Croatian coastline. I've copied a few of them below (but it's possibly the most frustrating experience in the world trying to embed Flickr sets into WordPress using an Android tablet) so head to Flickr to see the rest. Photo Blogs This photo blog is part of a series from our round-the-world bike trip. Here's the rest of the series: ...

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