Tibet by Motorcycle – Lhasa’s Old Tibetan Quarter

Tibet by Motorcycle... This was a journey that was the culmination of many years of wondering... What is this mystical region on the roof of the world really like? And while there are manifold ways to prepare for such a journey. For me there were … [Read more...]

Travelling on the Tibetan Plateau – Getting to Sertar

Getting to Sertar was probably the toughest journey I have ever made in China. 14 hours of grueling driving with virtually no amenities along the way. The journey was particularly bad because it was done at the peak of the highway re-construction … [Read more...]

Travelling on the Tibetan Plateau – The Waqie Pagodas

The Waqie Pagodas... The Ruoergai Grasslands in the northwest of Sichuan Province was where we were headed. But it's a two-day drive from our starting point in Chengdu and our journey took us high up on to the Tibetan Plateau through the area … [Read more...]

Riding the Himalayas and the Royal Enfield Bullet

The Royal Enfield Bullet is a source of considerable pride in India - as even the most casual conversation about them will soon tell you. Even with non-bikers, chests swell and that wonderful Indian idiosyncrasy the head wobble quickly lets you know … [Read more...]

Riding the Himalayas – Himachal Pradesh Route

Riding the Himalayas was for me, the realization of a long-held ambition to see this special part of the world and to do it in a way that I would really experience it, literally by the seat of my pants on a truly unique Indian icon - the Royal … [Read more...]

Tibetan Plateau – Mandalas at Xinkangmao

Monks and Mandalas... The monk must have been watching, as we made our way up the track to the remote Tibetan monastery at Xinkangmao. Because as we approached the main compound the door opened and he beckoned me inside. It was one of those … [Read more...]