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We've saved enough money to quit our jobs and travel the world unemployed. Here's how we did it.
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I’d describe the border crossing at Khorogos, China as slightly uncomfortable, but overall a breeze. My only advise for crossing this border would be to remove / back up images to save yourself time and if you have a SIM card that will pick up a Chinese carrier I’d just remove it to save some hassle- stick it in the bottom of a pannier.
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On this blog and on Facebook & Instagram I introduce you to a lot of people we meet on route and tell you about how they’ve added value to our trip and it’s about time I introduce you to my friend Leanne.
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At Baku you can now buy your tickets for the ferry at the ferry port and finding your way around isn't too difficult as the staff are really kind and helpful. That being said, this blog will save you some time as sign posting isn’t used at the port.
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If you ask me, Azerbaijan has got it all! The food is fabulous, the hospitality is wonderful - just like Turkey and the roads & views are beautiful. Riding through Azerbaijan is a real treat, you’ll enjoy winding roads, climbs and all types of landscape - from greenery to desert.
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You’ll be pleased to know that not all dogs chase! In fact Stew and I would guesstimate that the minority chase. You will likely come across a chaser on your international cycling tour and this blog tells you exactly how to handle them.
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In one evening we wandered around Katamonu, went out for dinner and were introduced to Behiç's wonderful, kind and hospitable friends, Can, Guzin, Omer, and Pinar.
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Roll on the best-foolish decision I ever made. I purchased the bike on my credit card (naughty!) I paid it off with my student loan and within the summer the bike paid for itself. Before owning my bike I was lazy, I drove everywhere so fuel costs alone paid for the bike, now I cycled...everywhere!
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In Albania we rubbed shoulders with people who have migrated to England: some legal, and others illegal. Someone we met had even been deported! Everyone - and I mean everyone was helpful and kind.
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We're Zoe & Stewart and we've been cycling around the world since March 2019.

This blog was born in 2017 when Stew cycled a 2,500 mile, solo John O' Groats to Land's End (JOGLE) along the west coast of the UK.

At the time Stew was planning a world cycling tour for his 30th birthday, but his plans changed when he met me and invited me along on this trip of a lifetime. I took no hesitation in saying "YES I'd love to come". We quickly threw ourselves into a 1,022 mile bike tour of the UK to make sure I enjoyed it - needless to say - I love it!

We've since cycled over 20 countries together and I love to share our adventures on this blog.

You can also download our tried and tested routes, and soon we're bringing you gear reviews, guides, bike equipment lists, reviews and more.

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