[PIC] After Switzerland, back to France after all !

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[PIC] Europe, take 2 ! Romania, Hungary and Austria

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Cycling Switzerland

We had just left our friends at the train station, when a Belgium cyclist appeared… Etienne, who had left a few months before us, started from Singapore, heading for Belgium. We were all heading to Lausanne, in Switzerland, so decided to share a cycling week with him. After a few months of barely speaking, we indeed became sociable again …

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The Austro-Hungarian bicycle empire

Adrien, despite poor taste in hats and hygiene needs a bit rigid, decided to join us for a week, from Budapest (Hungary) to Liezen (Austria). With 600km in less than 7 days and a pass, he succeded in every step ! He tells us the story of how he lowered his comfort zone with us…

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Adrien tells the tale…

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From scorched to frozen bones: Taklamakan desert and Tian Shan mountains

After a quiet week in Xining, we set up for our last leg of China, heading West.

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The Taklamakan desert quickly showed its windy and scorched face. Headwinds, obviously.

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Crossing the tibetan plateau: from Shangri-La to Litang

The Tibet province (where is located Lhassa), as delimited by the People’s Republic of China in 1965, is forbidden for independent travellers. The Tibetan plateau, however, is larger and covers parts of Sichuan, Qingai and Gansu provinces. We crossed Tibet through those provinces, passing by Shangri-La, Litang, Ganzi, Yushu et Xining, for a total distance of 2000 km

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The long and complicated process of ineffective broom manufacturing in Laos

Along Laos roads, we could witness all the steps of an elaborated process, aiming to manufacture brooms, from branch cutting to the final product that is ubiquitous in SE Asia : the ineffective broom !

“Tell us more”, are you asking me ? Weel, let me go into details on this fantastic, time-consuming technique…

1. Browse the area, cut

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“Sabaidee!” Cycling Laos from South to North

If there is one easy word to remember in Laos, it would be “Sabaidee!“, the local “hello”, with a smile on top. It usually follows the shout “Oh! Farang!” after being spotted by a kid, and will be echoed on all the other kids’ mouths throughout the village !

Centre-South of Laos, from Savannakhet to Vientiane

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Looping in Northern Thailand

Thailand how-to

Drinking water: tap water is not to to be drunk. However, when eating at street food joints, the locals will happily let you fill your bottles at their tank.
Breakfast for champs: rice + condensed milk + mashed bananas
Showers: available at gas stations
Camp: easy, many fields and flat places. Locals could be surprised …

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