Worldbicyclist – 03. Juli, 12:54 UhrIn Hampi I was talking to an intrepid British gentleman at breakfast, trying to remember the word ‘ferret’. I don’t recall how we got to talk about that particular topic, but somehow I blanked and could not remember the proper term, so I began describing it. A small, furry, grey animal… “AN ELEPHANT!” proclaimed the Englishman. “No, no, much smaller, like a rodent…” It took me a bit till I...
Worldbicyclist – 02. Juli, 19:21 UhrTajikistan has a single road connecting the north to the south; that road has two options, either you take Anzob tunnel, also known as Tunnel of Death or Anzob pass, going up to 3,400 m on a gravel road. I took the pass and was awarded with this view.
Worldbicyclist – 02. Juli, 20:06 UhrIn Ethiopia you find the small town of Lalibela, a christian pilgrimage location with 13 churches carved out of single pieces of rock. The limestone is soft and can easily be worked by hand, but what most tourists not see are the tunnels around the area. Without them, rain water would flood the churches, so a drain had to be build.
Worldbicyclist – 02. Juli, 18:33 UhrI took a break of the chaotic and exhausting mainland of India on the remote Andaman islands. Three blissful weeks of reading, hammocks, swimming and fishing. One full-moon night the low tide was so low that a coral reef near the beach was completely out in the open. A beautiful area for a walk.
Worldbicyclist – 02. Juli, 18:16 UhrWhen I cycled through Malawi, it was the season for termite queens to hatch. The hives were swarming with insects and thousands of queens take flight. Only a few survive and form new colonies, partly because Malawian women sit in front of it and pick them up as soon as they emerge from their holes. They rip the wings off and throw them in a bucket, later to be used for high-protein burger patties.