Japan is definitely a country that you should consider for your next bicycle trip or add it on your route around the world. Before we come here, we have heard a lot of positive things about the country and for many, it is included in the Top 10 places to do bicycle travel.
Super safe in every way, it’s a place you’ll be stress free 99% of the time, if something happens to you, you’ll be part of the 1% who had the bad luck to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. In those 3 months that we traveled here nothing happened to us, even leaving the bicycle unlocked 95% of the time and pedaling on many busy roads.
The cuisine of every place in the world is one of the reasons for this trip. Who really knows me, knows my passion for food, and we could not leave Japan, without mention our experience with the many different types of food we have tried here.
The food in Japan goes far beyond to the sushi and sashimi, each region has a typical food, sometimes the dishes are the same, but sometimes, the way to prepare is different. Unfortunately, it was not possible to try everything, but you can find street food in every corner. Read more “Japan Cusine”
Australia, on the land of kangaroos: Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!
We would like to tell you a bit about how was our experience of cycling in Australia and help you with some tricks and hacks from the land of kangaroos and koalas.
We took a flight from Wellington, New Zealand capitals, to Brisbane, Australia. We arrived at the end of the holiday season, so we chose to Read more “Australia Tricks and Hacks”
Most of you knows that we started our journey in New Zealand, we lived on the South Island for the past two years, and the beginning of the trip had to be there. New Zealand is a very expensive country to travel, not just from our point of view, but as of the many biker travelers we hosted through Warmshowers. So we can give you some tips and you can try to save as much as you can on your next trip.
We were halfway of our planned route for the North Island and the summer welcomed us earlier this year. Because we used to live on the South Island, we were not used to the heat and we realized that it is much more comfortable to ride in cool climate than in hot days. Due to this change in temperature, our habits also had to change. We started having an early start, to take advantage of the morning breeze and around noon, we would take a longer break to wait until the sun cools down.
We left Rotorua relatively late, because in the morning we went to visit Red Woods Park,
Read more “Summer is here at 2100km!”
After almost two weeks without touching the bicycles, we left Auckland towards the Coromandel Peninsula. The first pedalling day wasn’t easy because there were eternal 60km of up and downs, the Kiwis called it “ondulations”. Among these climbs, there was one that was called: the snake hill! As we were a little bit rusted due the resting days, the first day was the readaptation.
We arrived at the end of the afternoon on the Read more “Between People, Beaches and New Zealand Culture”
We left our bikes (Carmem Miranda and Ratatouille) on vacation, we got a relocation Motor Home and we had five days to drive from Christchurch to Auckland, as it was a short time, we pick some places where we would not be able to cycle around.
We drove until Kaikōura, one of the most affected cities at the earthquake, it happens last year, the road is still under reconstruction and Read more “Motor Home and The Tongariro Alpine Crossing”
We had few days of rest in Wanaka and were really good for us, as the days until there were quite hard and also was the moment that we were able to plan and organize better the second stage of our journey.
We left Wanaka in the morning and our destination was Tarras, the road was quiet, we had a small lunch break and after that, we followed Read more “Last Days Around New Zealand South Island”
The firsts kilometers are very challenge and rewarding at the same time, we arrived in Wanaka on the 07th OCutober 2017, after we crossed one part of the West Coast.
The West Coast is one of the most remote and sparsely populated regions of the country. The rainforest is predominant, the rains are constant in most of the year. The main cities are Read more “Five Hundred Fifty Kilometres”