Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Yatai in Fukuoka, Kobe Beef in Kobe, Kyoto, Hokaido, onsens, volcanoes, forests and lakes, and kawaii everywhere!
Tokyo, observations of Japanese society, Shikoku, onsens, Kyushu, Yakushima, generosity and hospitality (again), Mount Aso.
Reflections on a ten-day Vipassana meditation retreat I attended in Kerala.
More on Goa, Karnataka, Indian selfie-takers, starers and beggars, Hampi, Mysore, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, descending into Kerala, Kochi, on cycling as a sport, reaching Kanyakumari (which was supposed to be the end).
Mumbai, rural Maharashtra and the Konkan Coast, Goa and some thoughts on belonging, or not.
Received as an honoured guest in Al Ain, Idyllic cycling in Oman, Ibri, meeting and cycling with Peter, desert, forts, wadis, beaches, Muscat. Musings on the search for purpose.
Dubai, Yazd, Persepolis, Shiraz and Iranian cuisine.
More on winter cycling, northern Iran, Iranians - the friendliest people on Earth, a crash and a lost pannier in a tunnel, the question of religion, Esfahan.
Getting drunk with the locals in Georgia, Tbilisi, Armenia, cycling through the snow, rescued by the Molokans, a warm welcome in Dilijan, vacillating about getting a bus, Yerevan.
On loneliness in long-term travel, having fun on muddy mountain roads, the Black Sea coast road, stuck in Trabzon and Batumi waiting for my Iranian visa and package from home and rain rain rain.