Last days in India

India is a wonderful and challenging place to cycle. An explosion to the senses. You love it, you hate it and you love it again 

The following images show some of the scenes I encountered coming from Srinagar to Jammu and from there to Chandigar, Rishikesh up to the north west border with Nepal.

I hope I can recover the pictures on the broken hard drive so I can share more beauty I encountered during this journey. 


leaving Kashmir through the tunnel


beautifull view on the road between Ramban and Baglihar


kids in the town of Batote


traffic at the top of Patnitop


lunch and heat break at a dabha


view of the Ganges at Rishikesh


Lakshman Jhula -iron suspension bridge situated in Rishikesh-


view of Laxman Jhula at Rishikesh


Ruins of the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh yogi. In February 1968 The Beatles attented an advanced Transcendental Meditation training session here.


Paintings in the Beatles cathedral


Paintings in the Beatles cathedral


Paintings in the Beatles cathedral


Paintings in the Beatles cathedral


Paintings in the Beatles cathedral


Paintings in the Beatles cathedral


Ruins at the Beatles ashram


cows blocking the road. A common sight in India


Night market. Viewed from the bus


there is always room for one more


Lake between Sitarganj and Khatima


This puts everyting back in perspective



A fast and short post

I haven’t been very consistent with the posts on my blog (or maybe I’ve been just plain lazy). I don’t have even opened the page in more than 5 months. After having problems with my electronics and the potential loss of all the visual material i’ve gathered after a year traveling, I started thinking today that it’s time for a change how a treat this blog. 

Instead of trying to be organized and write a long and “elaborate” post, I’m going to share short and simple moments of my trip. Starting now with some outtakes from my trip through Nepal so far. The pictures were taken while cycling the road between Tansen en Pokhara. Order and descriptions will follow.  



The welcome image


This was supposed to be my first entry before leaving the city of Antwerp, Belgium, explaining why I decided to chose an image totally unrelated to cycling as the welcome photo for this website. After more than 30 days on the road, I’ve found some time to sit and reflect why I decided to start traveling by bike and where it has taken me.

The photo was taken somewhere around December 2010 in the town of San Salvador Atenco, México. It had no meaning at that moment, other than the esthetic composition, i.e. “what a nice picture”. But 4 years later, when I was looking through my photo archive, it struck me how symbolic this image was to the way I felt at that time.

An elderly man with his hands behind his back clinging on a small piece of a mirror. Wearing worn out clothes that didn’t fit him. All elements that symbolized the way I felt. I clung to the comforts of my life, without realizing that it didn’t fulfill me as a person. My comfortable life kept me bonded, everything around was ok without being ok with myself. So I decided to get out of my comfort zone, affront the fear of the new and unknown, challenge myself and see where it would take me. The best way for me was to get on a bike and travel, giving me the time to reflect, feel and discover what is within and out there.

Time to drop that alluring shiny piece of comfort and spread those arms to all that will come.