A Photographic Tour Through the Life of A Cycling Nomad

“I suppose that was what attracted me to the bicycle right from the start. It is not so much a way of getting somewhere as it is a setting for randomness; it makes every journey an unorganized tour.”

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We wake up with the sunrise, refreshed and ready to begin the day.

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We pack up camp to become nomads once again.

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We cycle through the mountains, seeking solitude amongst the peaks.

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We wash in the rivers, oceans, and streams, grateful for the water that we find.

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We visit small villages, purchasing fresh produce and bread as we go.

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We eat and cook, and cook and eat, more food than you could ever imagine.

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We meet amazing people.

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We see pain,

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and we see joy.

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We struggle as we push our limits:

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Climbing passes,

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dealing with the weather,

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and taking the road less traveled.

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We absorb different cultures,

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we encounter different religions,

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and we experience different ways of life.

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We cook dinner as we watch the sunset,

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ready to sleep wherever we happen to be.

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Because you see, no matter where we are, our tent is home.

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We fall asleep completely unaware of what tomorrow will hold, and we wake up with the sun just as excited as always to find out.

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For a photo of the day and other updates follow me on facebook here, and for some awkwardly cropped photos from our journey, follow us on Instagram @awanderingphoto!

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53 thoughts on “A Photographic Tour Through the Life of A Cycling Nomad

  1. Just came along this blog. This truly amazing, love to see travel blogs with this perspective.
    You have an excellent outlook on the world through your lens. Magnificent pictures, the ones in the Ladakh post are absolutely breathtaking.
    As a wandering kid myself, I’m wondering where your adventures are taking you?
    Greetings from Europe

    Joachim

  2. awesome photos from you guys
    i m from Iran and i m a cyclist too
    u must visit my country too
    its lovely
    please add me in face book ” Reza le velo “

  3. My jaw fell open.
    Heartwarming, stunning, humbling.
    Throwback to my cycle trip last year, now i just want to get out there asap!!
    Keep that smile & the world will always smile back to you!
    Love,
    Lien

  4. My jaw fell open.
    Heartwarming, stunning, humbling.
    Throwback to my cycle trip last year, can’t wait to get out there again!
    Keep that smile, and the world will always smile back to you!
    Love,
    Lien

  5. Guys, what a great post! The pictures are great, and the spirit is definitely there! It sums it up really well!
    If you come by France, please let me know I’d love to meet, host, help however I can!
    Cheers
    tim

  6. Thank you, thank you You both are an inspiration to us all. And your pictures are so much fun and exciting. please keep them coming as we all live “vicariously” through you. As a biker from the past you’ve inspired me again………………..

  7. This makes me taking the next touring step, and start riding the globe… A fantastic photo story! I experienced a bit of this, riding the Balkan peninsula, and i always need a bigger dose!!! Thank you for sharing your life story with us! Let “ride” with you, and keep writing 😉

  8. Amazing pictures, they touched me..these selfdom speak about the love your share with each other and the nature..keep riding..my best wishes for you both..

    *throws out his arms far wide and shares a big hug*

  9. You two are very inspiring and look like an awesome couple! I wish you guys the best in life and your endeavours!! The world needs more open minded folks like you

  10. This is so amazing! Your photographs are so powerful and inspirational! I do have one question though, how do you deal with language differences when you travel? Are you proficient in a few languages?

    • I speak French and now some Spanish, but most of the countries we went threw didn’t speak those languages so I became proficient in had signs 🙂 also, it’s astounding how, even in rural places, you can often find someone who speaks English.

      • Wow thats amazing! Thank you for your response! I am proficient in only spanish and fluent in english but am really interested in traveling!

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