About

In February 2016 I set off to cycle across Europe to Iran. I ended up cycling to China, which was always my secret plan. Not least to make better use of six years of Chinese studies. I reached China in Winter of 2016, after navigating Europe and one loopy version of the Silk Road. Beyond that, I plan to cycle around China, sharing what I find through blog posts and photography.

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Cycling to China

My route to cycle from the UK to China was about 13,000 km and took me about eight months. You can see my route map as well as my pictures and read all of the posts from the journey on my blog or on dedicated pages for Europe and the Silk Road.

 

Cycling around China

I studied Chinese language, history and culture for nearly six years so it seemed to make sense to cycle around China as well as get there in the first place. Check out the dedicated page for cycling China to see all of the content from the trip so far and follow me on instagram and facebook to get updates from the road.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Daves,

    We are Juan and Elisabet from Spain, we meet on a bus in Myanmar , a couple of months ago.

    How are you? How it’s going your travel by bike? Which country are you now? =)

    We are working very hard with our app for travelling , Do you remember? We have it at very advanced stage.

    I remember you told us you used Facebook without internet, was with GPS? We are looking for some information about it but I don’t find anything.

    Regards Daves
    Hope you are well !

    1. Hey! Yes I remember for sure! I’m in China, in Chengdu, getting ready to go to Xinjiang province for the next bit. I made a new blog for the china trip at http://www.cycling-china.org if you want to see progress 🙂

      Basically within the app once in Myanmar there is an option to turn off use of data and still get all of the text updates etc. The app just doesn’t load images and videos. I cant remember whether that was in facebook or in facebook lite.

      Anyway, there are some media articles about it – they are basically offering free access to facebook in certain emerging markets, and then there is also facebook lite for places where bandwidth is limited.

      http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/20685-facebook-free-basics-lands-in-myanmar.html
      https://www.digicelgroup.com/tt/en/mobile/help/great-deals/facebook-flex.html

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