1 year on the road

Posted in: English Mrz 29 2012

365 days ago i left my home for cycling through asia. Now it’s time for a small review of the highlights i had in this time. 19 countries, thousands of kilometres, 2 flats (turkmenistan and cambodia), 1 broken rim (Tajikistan), 4 chains, 2 traffic accidents (bangkok and phnom penh), 4655m altitude (akhaital pass, the pamirs, Tajikistan) and 4 deserts (iran, turkmenistan, uzbekistan and china) later, my memories are hard to complete. Here they are:
Everything started at the 29. of march in wettingen, switzerland, when i left my mothers home.

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After cycling along the danube river until turkey i saw the impressive blue mosque in istanbul. One of my most favourite city so far.

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The caves and landscape in cappadocia, turkey, are a hikers dream.

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Iran is definitely the worlds number one in hospitality. I met so many nice peoples and was invited in a lot of families.

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Isfahan, a old traditional town in the desert, under the heritage of the UNESCO is famous for the old bridges.

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Together with my mum, we visited the old renovated town in buchara, uzbekistan (in the picture you can see the mosque and minaret kaljan).

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In Tajikistan i had two big highlights. Once the trekking tour in the fan mountains

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and the pamir highway.

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The biggest desert i made was the taklamakan desert in west china. Camels, sand dunes and the delicious food of the uigur minority (turkish speaking muslims) makes this place so fascinating.

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Hong Kong with a population of 7 million peoples (same like switzerland) and all the towers are a big contrast to the silence places before.

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The Wat Phra Kaew temple in bangkok is the most magnificent i’ve seen in my life.

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But to believe what the empire of the khmers builded up in angkor (cambodia) you must have seen all this temples by your own. After more than 300 pictures and 5 days of discovering i had enough for the first time. Unbelievable!

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I want to thanks everyone, who helped me or cycled with me together in this time. Also for all the others, who invited me or just gave me a smile after a hard day on the road. THANKS A LOT! All of you helped me to realise a dream. My journey is not finish. Actually i’m still in cambodia. Asia is so fascinating and i try to stay on this continent for some more months. Keep reading my blogs. I’m always happy to reach mails from friends (wasserclown@gmx.ch or info@grindimwind.ch). If i’m not to lazy, i try to write back. See you soon!

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