Pictures from Turkey

Click below to see the pictures of Turkey in two parts : My stay in Istanbul (1 month) and Cycling through Turkey (1 month) Istanbul Turkey  

Giving an Ear to Others

  Nader and his mother Nader, from Iran, studies french litterature and is well versed in the writings of Camus and Sartres. I met him when I was resting in an iranian tea house. He spoke to me in perfect french, although he had never been in France before. “Come to my house”, said Nader in french, “You can sleep … Read More

Why Are Iranians So Kind ?

A morning climb The rising sun was just beginning to heat the air as I biked into the valley of Hanjan, some hundred kilometers south of Kashan. I was determined to climb the mountains and reach the small village of Abyaneh by noon. I drew in heavy breaths to lift my home up the windy slopes of the ochre brown … Read More

Arriving in Iran

After biking 6000km, I still can’t believe that I made it here. When I started this trip in Paris, the name of Iran was synonymous with outlandish and unreachable. But when I crossed the border, the realization became real. I’m geographically and culturally really far away from home now. The first impressions confirmed the latter statement : I encountered a … Read More

A broader situation update.

I have left my home with the bike 6 months ago. Since then, I’ve crossed a total of 14 countries over 5500km. I’ve been biking around 4 months and had longer stays in Istanbul, Tirana, Zurich and Baku in between. Needless to say, this trip is beautiful and life-changing beyond words. My health is fine and the gear is holding … Read More

Italy Videos

I have taken the resolution to catch up with my video content. The stuff is just too good to be just sitting around on my hard drive. Working on those videos has made appreciate how much work goes into the YouTube videos that we consume : First, collect the footage. Then, stitch it all together in a coherent way (I’m … Read More

Croatia and Bosnia Pictures

Back in June, the most loving woman i’ve ever met, Valerie, joined me in a trip through Croatia. Here are the pictures of this deeply refreshing country with crystal clear waters. We also made a trip into the exquisitly charming town of Mostar, Bosnia. In the words I wrote back then: “I thought that pedaling through Europe would push me … Read More