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pete has written 41 posts for Two on Four Wheels

Cycling Around the World – Part Two

Open publication – Free publishing – More gallery Cycling Around the World – Part Two Gallery Magazine Guernsey, Issue 14 We’re on pages 46 and 47. Thanks to our pal Mimi Bishop for putting together this tasty spread for the 14th Issue of Gallery Magazine Guernsey. Click the interactive publication above and have a read. [...]

Eating a Spider

Delicious Tarantula Crunchy and slightly prawnish, a bit like a hairy land crab. What else is there to say? Central Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

No ‘b’ in adventure

Bánh Mary, Bánh mì and an entire bánh family enjoying their bánh mìs on one scooter. Rated as number five in National Geographic’s top ten cycle routes of the world, Vietnam’s AH1 highway connects Hanoi, the capital city in the north, with Ho Chi Minh city, formerly Saigon, about 1800 kms further south. Plagued by [...]

Phở Ho Ho Chi Minh, Merry Christmas!

Celebrating a traditional Vietnamese Christmas in Hue. Merry Christmas everyone! (Except the cyclo rider who nicked £50 out of my pocket when we were walking home last night.)

The Etiquette of Soul Theft

Sat on a tiny wooden stool, barely held together by it’s own splinters. A key-cutter some how avoids being hit by one of the infinite scooters and motorbikes that whizz past him all day. Eyes intensely staring into oblivion. A stare only possible if you’re guzzling a drink. Dry lips connect to a can of [...]

Stir-Fried Nerves

Ingredients: The nerves of two cyclists preferably one male and one female 1 x Huge country with an amazingly varied landscape. Now you might be able to find one in your local delicatessen or ask your friendly local butcher. As many kilometres of unbelievably bad, crumbling roads that barely scratch the sides of the cliff [...]

Cycling Central Asia – The Film

Sweaty, itchy beards. Pounding 45°C desert heat. Lung-implodingly high mountain passes. Cows in lime-green Ladas. More friendly kids than an extremely enthusiastic baseball coach could high-five in the busiest of baseball seasons, and so much more vodka than even the most serious Russian alcoholic could ever dream of consuming. Months of adventure whittled down to [...]

Khorog, Tajikistan – A Short Film

Khorog, Tajikistan Once upon a time a few months ago… Here’s five minutes of footage we filmed during our two days of confinement to our hostel in Khorog. It was quite unnerving re-watching and listening to all the recordings… I’m not sure ‘enjoy’ is the right word, but have a watch when you’ve got time. [...]

Flying along the G30

Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fifteen days from the Kazakh/ China border and we’re now about six hundred kilometres from Lanzhou, our first major goal in China, marking the completion of the first two thousand three hundred of the six thousand kilometres that we need to cover in order to cross this epic country. This first [...]

“I would do anything to come with you”

Synchronized dancing at playtime. Mary slurpin’ up some noodle soup. Curly roof details. 15,800kms down the line and we’ve made it from Guernsey (or at least Saint Malo) to China! It’s 8.30am and we’re sat in our room at a hostel in Urumqi, a huge and surprisingly cosmopolitan city isolated like an island in the [...]

Kökbörü – Brutal, elegant, fast-paced and downright bloody cool!

Brutal, elegant, fast-paced and downright bloody cool! Kökbörü, the most popular national sport in Kyrgyzstan. Not so much a blog post, I just wanted to change the ‘featured image’ from being a beautiful picture of some SIM cards to something a little more exciting. Yesterday, 31st of August, marked Kyrgyzstan’s independence from the Soviet Union. [...]

Kit Review 20/08/12

Kit Review 20/08/2012 Kyrgyz Fried Chicken, thanks to the very dodgy electricity supply in Central Asia. Photo courtesy of Arian Van Helden. PowerTraveller Mini-Gorilla with Busch and Muller E-WERK power supply For whatever reason, when we first tried to use the Mini-Gorilla to charge our iPhone it wouldn’t work. The iPhone would just bleep and [...]

Tajikistan… Last of the Pamir tourists

Sardines, vodka and AK-47s. With the comforting burn of vodka coursing through my body (and a little bit dribbling through my beard) I was shoved out of the way as the soldier reached underneith the pillow on the bed we were sitting on, and, laughing, pulled out his AK-47. He handed it over to us [...]

Getting caught up in Civil War, but don’t worry, we’re OK!

“The good news is that today Tajikistan is safe, stable and scenically spectacular.” Lonely Planet, July 2007 Armed helicopter passes over the hostel just before unleashing heavy gunfire into the surrounding mountains. Press play to listen to a short section of the recording we made of the gunfire throughout and surrounding the town of Khorog. [...]

Cycling across Iran

Cycling Across Iran A few clips from our time in Iran. Hip-Hop courtesy or Reza Chronic Accordion courtesy of Reza Number One…. thanks guys! Have a look at our Iran photos here