A Day in Lisbon

Today was a day off the bikes and we wandered Lisbon happily exploring. This is a beautiful city, gorgeous buildings, a short walk to the water, friendly people, it’s just lovely. We strolled to the bike shop this morning to pick up some heavy duty locks and then wandered along the waterfront. The bridge we... Continue Reading →

The First Ride

As you’d know, the traffic situation around airports is pretty hectic! So it was, that two first-time bike travellers from Tasmania set off into the three lanes of traffic with a vague idea of where we were heading, but a very firm idea to just get off the busy road as quickly as possible. Steve... Continue Reading →

Up, Up and Away

D Day - Departure day! Last minute checks of bits and pieces, a morning spent with parents just taking it easy and spending time at home for the last time for a while. Then many goodbyes to little Rosie dog and off to the grand Devonport Airport we went. The moment of truth…check-in…the scales…would we... Continue Reading →

Preparing to Leave

    Now, I get the whole “packing light” thing. I travel a lot and I’ve managed to get the technique pretty  down pat. However, throw in the added curve balls of trying to think of a year’s worth of needs to pack and the limitation of having a couple of bikes that already take... Continue Reading →

The Grand Tour

“You’re doing what!?? On a what!!?? For how long!!??”  That was something like the response we got when we explained to people that we had decided to take a year off to cycle around Europe. That was then followed by comments that ranged from, “How exciting” to “I can’t think of anything worse.” My feelings... Continue Reading →

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