Almost three years ago, we passed with our bikes through Turkey, staying with this young student Eser in Aksaray. He turned out to be a rapper as well, and he showed us his new Cubase. We made a beat on the spot and recorded a song in two days ( I only played the Xaphoon, … Continue reading Respect!
I was on my way to Hauraman, some villages high up in the kurdish mountains, and famous for the extreme serpents leading there. It was end of May and the beginning of the iranian summer. The sun was burning and the road going mostly uphill, so when i saw a water place at the side … Continue reading Snow in Summer
If you remember, just when we left the plains around Mount Ararat, and started to go uphill, the sky darkened, there were strong winds, and our drinking water was finished. On top of it my bicycle started to behave weirdly and i had to push it. The next humans settlement seemed very far, so we … Continue reading Sheeps, Sheeps and Sheeps!
We already knew we wouldn't spend too much time in Armenia. We were kind of eager to get to Iran, because we were afraid it would get too hot later on. So we planned to hitchhike most of the way, also because Armenia is really, really mountainious. Our first stop was Yerevan, where Hsiang-Hsin would … Continue reading Fast Forward through Armenia
We were playing a concert in Tbilisi, in a venue called Backstage 76. In the last minute, it was joined by our Couchsurfing host, Christopher Manning, who turned out to be a multiinstrumentalist and experimental musician, and who joined us with his bass clarinette. I quite enjoyed our set, aswell as the concert before us, … Continue reading Quiet days in ̶C̶l̶i̶c̶h̶y̶ Tbilisi
After slowly curing the hangover and going back over the medieval arch bridge, we continued our way up through the scenic landscape. In this area, close to Turkey, churches were mixed up with mosques. The picturesque town of Khulo. After this town, the road became really bad. The first peak at the snow mountains of … Continue reading When Roads become Rivers
From Cappadocia, in Central Anatolia, it's still a long way to Georgia, our next step on our long way to Taiwan. Our 3 months visa was going to finnish in two weeks and we had to hurry up. Since the way along the Black Sea seems to be mostly flat, we decided once again to … Continue reading On the way to the Black Sea, or Hitchbiking Part II
It's been almost a month since i was writing here, and there was so much happening since then, that i don't really know where to start or how to split all this up in several posts. Since Ankara we hitchhiked and cycled already around 1500km. We went to Aksaray, where we originally just wanted to … Continue reading Salt Lakes, Whirling Derwishes and a Rap Song
In Eskişehir we spend a couple of days, having a concert on a really nice sound system, but with almost no audience. Nevertheless, it sparked us to do a nice jam there, the other day. Together with the duo Dark'o'Bairo from Eskişehir. Besides, Eskişehir, is a nice medium-sized city, with many bicycles and bicycle-roads, also … Continue reading Eskişehir and Beyond
Wohoo we did it! Our first time hitchbiking on this trip! I was always very skeptical if it would work well, and although Hsiang-Hsin had already some experience with it in Germany, and France, it's a different story with two bikes and two people. But it worked like a charm and we arrived in Eskişehir … Continue reading Hitchbiking