Gear Tips for An Easier Cycle Tour

“Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land.”

If you missed the general gear post I did yesterday, I would suggest checking it out if you are interested in how many shirts we have, or what bikes we ride, but if you already have the basics figured out, this list of unusual yet helpful tips may be just for you.

Stick and Break: Check out the link to read more about our unusual (and free!) kickstand which doubles as a dog scaring weapon as well.


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Behind the Scenes: Kevin’s Side

“A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated.”

Though we are traveling as a couple, you really only hear one side of the story since I happen to be the one recording it all. Because of this, Kevin decided to write a post for y’all to enjoy, a sort of insider look into a few funny stories I may have left out.

You have heard our stories, seen our pictures, and experienced our adventures through the words of Shirine, but there is another side to our trip which has been left out. By giving you a glimpse of our life through my eyes I hope to bring to light some comical and interesting behind the scenes information.

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A Disaster of Dinner and Dishes

“I’m old enough to know better, but young enough to do it anyway.”


It’s 22h36 and I just got off my sixteen hour shift at the hostel we have been working at this past week for free room and food. I started at 7h00 sharp by serving breakfast to over forty tourists before cleaning (dishes, sweeping, etc…) and preparing dinner with the wonderful but way overworked cook. Then, at seven, we served food to the tourists once again before, doing more dishes than I ever thought possible. Though we have worked at quite a few hostels here in Georgia already, this one was very different because it had a kitchen, and therefore, way more work that needed to be done.

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Leh to Manali in Roadsigns

“Not all those who bicycle are lost.”


Anyone who has visited Ladakh will remember the hilarious roadsigns the government has set up for tourists along the way. And for those of you who haven’t seen them, here are just a few examples.

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