Videos of my World Tour
Videos are in order of latest first, so scroll to the end to see the beginning of my tour :)
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The Longest Multi-Island 3 Cable, Cable Car in the World - Phu Quoc
New for 2018, is the Longest Multi-Island 3 Cable, Cable Car in the World, and it's on Phu Quoc Island Vietnam, just off the coast of Cambodia, and in the Gulf of Thailand. It takes 15 minutes and reaches speeds of up to 30kph. Phu Quoc is Vietnam's largest island and is still undergoing a lot of development for tourism. It's still got a long way to go, but maybe it's a great time to go before it gets too crazy.
Thailand - A rural bicycle tour
The first leg of my Thailand bicycle tour was rural. I wanted to see the farmland and the ordinary working class and their way of life. I wasn't interested in the beaches and islands, or the really touristy areas, I just wanted to see parts I never get to see because few people ever cycle it. It was amazing. The food was OK in parts, the people had big smiles, and roads were in really great condition. The Khorat Plateau (Thai: ที่ราบสูงโคราช) is a plateau in the northeastern Isaan region of Thailand and it's huge. It's not quite flat, but there isn't much in the way of big hills either. A kind of gentle wavy landscape, once you're on the plateau. My journey was from Bangkok to Laos, then down along the Mekong River on the Thai side to the Cambodian border, where my next leg started.
Mumbai A little bicycle ride
Mumbai is huge, and cycling through it for 20 km's was interesting to say the least. Not bad, just interesting. Plenty of people saying high and waving, and even people asking if they can help in any way. It was a great experience, but not one that I feel I would do again :)
Bicycle Touring Turkey Fethiye to Antalya on the D400
I heard good and bad things about Turkey, but there is only ever one way of knowing for sure. It was amazing. I loved it. The people were friendly, the food was great, hotels were cheap, and the D400 road was one of the best I've cycled on, if not the best. Loads of rolling hills, with some being pretty huge, but the condition of the roads made it all that much nicer. I can't comment on anywhere other than the cycle between Fethiye and Antalya, obviously, but if the rest of Turkey is like this, it's a very special place indeed.
Igoumenitsa to Patras Bicycle Touring
I received a call on the eve of my ferry leaving Brindisi Italy to Patras, and was told there was a mix up and no ferry. The only ferry available for nearly a week was a ferry to Igoumenitsa. I had never heard of it or even knew where it was, so I had a quick look and agreed. It is a port in North West Greece and over 300km's from where I was supposed to be, but I thought it had to be better than sitting waiting for days for another ferry to Patras. And what a great move it was too. This was by far the best 305 km's of my whole cycle from the UK. By far. I recommend anyone wanting a nice ride with little in the way of tourism, with great roads and beautiful countryside, this is it. Do it just out of season though :)
Bicycle Touring Italy - Well, some bits I liked.
I have to say, that after cycling for 3 weeks from one side of Italy to the other, I was not impressed. Sure, the attractions: Pompeii, Rome, Pisa, a few beaches were OK as to be expected, but between those places, there was mountains of rubbish and roads in dire need of repair, very little in the way of allowing for cyclists, and in fact hardly any hard shoulder other than on the motorways which you can't cycle anyway. But yes, there were some lovely spots dotted around and some really nice people. If I were to go again :), it would be to the Adriatic Sea coast to explore that, as that was the most appealing to me.
Bicycle Touring from Marseille to Genoa
So you may have been wondering why I haven't uploaded any video since Marseille, well it's hard to do when your camping and doing everything on your own, there just isn't enough time in the day, so I once in a while I will put a few clips together of my last stages and upload them.