I was told by a vet that Maria was healthy, but I had a bad feeling and was cycling her to Dogs in Brazil shelter, some 400 km away, to get a second opinion I trusted. Read Maria’s Story Here. A few days into our journey I passed through a tiny village and stopped by the roadside
3 YEARS OF CYCLING ADVENTURES AROUND THE WORLD (VIDEO)
I’ve packed 3 years of cycling adventures around the world into this 2.3 min video – I hope you enjoy and are inspired to begin your own adventures, big or small, alone or with friends. I’m having a fab time exploring the great outdoors with Maria around Denny, a small country town in Scotland …
Brazil is the only country I’ve bicycle toured so far, where I didn’t feel safe enough to wild camp and it was this reason I arrived at night to an empty campsite in Marataizes; a seaside town 500 km bike ride north of Rio de Janeiro famous for it’s pineapple plantations. The petrol station I
Maria and Murphy the two dogs I rescued whilst cycling Brazil arrive to Scotland tomorrow! I am so incredibly excited. I have no idea how I will sleep! Murphy had been shot and is missing an ear and an eye and still has shot gun pellets inside. When I found Murphy he was covered in
End of Route 3 A famous route for long distance cyclists is the Pan American Highway which ends in the Tierra del Fuego National Park. Also known as route 3, cyclists from all over the world begin at it’s starting point in Alaska and cycle 17,848 km through Canada, USA and South America to reach it’s end
Tierra del Fuego National Park lies 12 km to the West of Ushuaia. An area where the Patagonian Andes, forests and lakes meet ocean. This is a guide for the cycle tourer to the practicalities of spending time in the wilderness of the Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Backpackers Refugio Del Mochilero is the place to stay in Ushuaia if you are a bicycle tourer. Be warned, word of mouth ensures this hostel is booked out weeks in advance. All bicyle tourers however are guaranteed a place to sleep, even if it’s full when you arrive. Paula Martinez understands its difficult as a cycle tourer to know exactly the
A Scottish Lass Cycling Around the World This is the first video in a series. Sharing with you the meaning of Scottish words as I travel around the world. ‘Numpty’ Travelling the length and breadth of Iran, I was blessed to spend time in a rice farming village called Taromsar. A place untouched by time and a world
I arrive in Tehran with the British Foreign Office advising against all but essential travel to Iran. I sure wish I had listened to the warnings. I spend 5 weeks backpacking Iran on my own. As you can see from my photos, it was a very dangerous thing to do. I mean, why on earth would anyone want
To give you better insight into life in the rice fields of Iran, a short video accompanies this blog. This may be normal every day life for the people here but it’s a completely new experience for me. In Britain, we don’t have rice fields. It’s my third day in Taromsar and I venture out on my own to wander the dirt tracks lining the rice
One of the greatest positives about ditching the package holidays and getting off the beaten track for your annual leave experience, is getting to see so many different ways of living. So what’s so great about that you ask? Seeing so many different lives existing in the world, gives you first hand experience that human happiness is not dependant on material circumstances.