Nicaragua

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Overview
In January 2010, we rode from Granada to Costa Rica, visiting Isla De Ometepe.
In November 2009, we rode from Estille to Granada.
In November 2007 (Blue Line), Nicaragua
seems to have become the most intriguing biking country in Central America. The roads are good with only moderate traffic.… Continue reading Nicaragua

Malasia

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Overview
The west coast of Malaysia is too urban and developed. The roads are overcrowded and full of trucks. They drive aggressively and the roads are often without a shoulder. We planned to ride up the East Coast but we ran out of time. Mr. Pumpy recommends this ride. The… Continue reading Malasia

Fiji

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Overview
This is a friendly and welcoming place. There’s a genuine feeling of fun. The place is also beautiful but from a road bikers point of view its very limited by the road quality. The best time for bike touring would be in the… Continue reading Fiji

Czech Republic

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Overview
This was a trip through Czechoslovakia
The fact that it is now the Chech Republic and Slovakia should give us away. We were there at the time of political transition, 1990. Also, our second trip through Czechoslovakia in March,… Continue reading Czech Republic

Honduras

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Overview
In November, 2007, (Gray line) we entered Honduras from El Salvador at El Amatillo on our way to Nicaragua. We avoided Tegucigalpa and made a good choice to cross the border at La Fratemidad. This route was pretty with long climbs.
In November 2006,(Blue line) we entered… Continue reading Honduras

El Salvador

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Overview
In November 2007, (Gray line) we rode from the San Salvador Airport to the Honduras border crossing at El Amatillo.
It’s the smallest country in Central America with the best roads. You could ride through it in a few days. We visited El Salvador… Continue reading El Salvador

Bulgaria

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Overview
September 1986
We arrived from Romania in September 1986. Comparatively, Bulgaria was thriving. Of course, this is relative but these southern Slavs were far better off than the Romanians and about on a par with the Hungarians. Our rating is more of a historical… Continue reading Bulgaria

Germany

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Overview
Throughout the entire world, possibly the easiest airport to escape from on a bike is the Frankfurt Airport. Right out the front door is a bicycle path. Usually, we have pedaled to Heidelberg the first day. The… Continue reading Germany

Japan

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Overview
We rode in a very small part of Japan, near Osaka and on Shikoku Island.The great infrastructure includes many separate bike lanes an paths (usually along rivers). Quality is the hallmark. But there’s just too much urban slogging. Slow and monotonous. Highlights are the river bike paths… Continue reading Japan

Australia

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Overview
Australia 2010-11
Australia is overwhelming for a cyclist. Pure size and distances between points of interest are huge. We never went east of Melbourne or north of Alice Springs. This is the first time we have been supported by friends in a van.Outback distances with redundant scenery… Continue reading Australia