D-2 to D-1: Acclimatising in Singapore

D-2 to D-1: Acclimatising in Singapore

Singapore. Hot, humid, bustling, rainy and rich in a diverse mix of cultures and cuisines. It is definitely proving to be a perfect spot for beginning our cycle tour. We have three full days here in Singapore before we begin our adventure on 9th September – Adam’s 30th birthday. Three days in which to attempt to: recover from the jet lag (ugh!); acclimatise to the heat and humidity; sightsee and enjoy the delights that Singapore has to offer; finalise (to a point) our route, especially the route out of Singapore and the first few days in Malaysia; and pack our kit for the final time before we set off. Continue reading →

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Arriving in Singapore

Arriving in Singapore

A post by Adam

After two years of saving, 9 months of meticulous planning, handing in our notices at work and selling most of our stuff, it feels surreal to finally be leaving the UK to start this epic adventure that lies ahead. Continue reading →

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Pre-trip Emotions

Pre-trip Emotions

A Post by Lucia

When I wrote this blog post, it was the last day of August; officially 4 days until we fly to Singapore. Just writing that sentence makes me feel overwhelmed! (Run for the hills comes to mind…!) It’s been 4 months since I last wrote a blog post, but those 4 months have been busy with finishing work in Cyprus (leaving my job as a primary school teacher), moving back to the UK, sorting and organising all of our belongings ready to leave them in my Mum’s cellar (thanks Mum!) for the next 18 months whilst we galavant across the globe. Continue reading →

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Cycling One – Adam’s Cycle from the UK to Gibraltar

Cycling One – Adam’s Cycle from the UK to Gibraltar

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I’m currently writing this whilst I’m lying in my sleeping bag in the French town of Luzenac in the Eastern Pyrenees. Two weeks into my cycle from the UK to Gibraltar and I’m about to leave France. Tomorrow I hope to cross into Andorra and continue to Barcelona where I will be meeting an old friend to cycle with for the rest of the journey. I’ve been pretty busy cycling, making videos and taking photographs. So much so that I’ve not had time to update this blog. Continue reading →

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Quitting our jobs and selling our stuff to cycle from Singapore to the UK [VIDEO]
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Finishing Work and Leaving Cyprus (53 days until we start the journey)

Finishing Work and Leaving Cyprus (53 days until we start the journey)

A post by Adam

The last few months have been eventful for us both. After handing our notices months ago, we have finally finished work. Lucia had her last day as a primary school teacher in Cyprus. It’s always difficult to say goodbye but it was nice that she finished the school year with her class before they broke up for the summer. The excitement of the upcoming trip has helped us both to leave but it is always difficult to say farewell to the friends we have made, especially when you know it is unlikely we will see them again. Continue reading →

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92 days before we leave for Singapore

92 days before we leave for Singapore

A post by Adam

It feels like the journey is still so far away but in reality, 92 days will come around in no time at all. We’re both only have a few weeks of work left before we finish for the summer. As well as work, we are in the process of selling most of our furniture and belongings and saving money. Our house is already looking much emptier. The TV and Ikea furniture have all gone. We still need to sell our car, some more furniture and generally declutter. It feels liberating, removing all of these unnecessary items from my life. Continue reading →

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123 days to go and our bikes are 2000 miles away

123 days to go and our bikes are 2000 miles away

I’m finding it hard to live in the moment, especially when I have so much to look forward too. On the front screen of my phone, I have a number of countdowns. Every day I am reminded of how many days I have left at work and how many days until we fly to Singapore. This is my last 10 weeks in the Army. I’m sure the time will fly by so I need to try and make the most of these last few weeks as I’m sure I’ll miss it when I’m gone. Continue reading →

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