This is the travelblog of Cyril Ducau and Niccolo Manno on their adventure from London (Cyril), Munich (Niccolo) to Hong Kong on motorbikes.
It took us short of 3 months to do 20,000km on bikes, trains and planes. We crossed the following countries together:

Austria - Italy - Slovenia - Croatia - Serbia - Bulgaria - Turkey - Georgia - Azerbaijan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan - Russia - Mongolia - China - Hong Kong

On this site you will find some info on both of us, our bikes, some of our friendly helpers in Hong Kong and London and loads of pictures on our trip. 

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Our path

Our path
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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Goreme today

Today we decıded not to move on and to stay ın Goreme (Cappadocıa) to vısıt the sıtes.
We had a lazy day, excellent weather, mınımal drıvıng and enjoyed a Turkısh bath to close the day...Man that was good!
Tomorrow we wıll head North East and try to get to Zara a small place before contınuıng for the Blacksea coast and Georgıa.
We are both doıng great and ın excellent mood.
We took tons of pıctures today but haven t got the cameras wıth us now, so more to come ın the next days.
Good nıght

7 comments:

Amy Me said...

love reading your updates niccolo.. stay safe and keep taking all those pictures!

Anonymous said...

I love reading your updates as well but I wish Coloc would write some too! Come you lazy bastard!
Anyway sounds like the trip is starting to be really intesresting and adventurous... I'm looking forward to reading the update on the first night together in the tent. Grosses bises a tous les deux.

JC

Jerome said...

Hey guys - looks like cyril has lazied his way out of writing!

Just to give you a taste of what you are missing on: UBS down 14%, MS down 8% today. Bear Stearns down 84% and 92% over 2 days... Lehman CDS at 700bps.

Nothing compared to your bike falls though ;-)

Looking fwd to read the next adventure.

Jerome

Anonymous said...

Sympatosh les photos - vous nous donnez vraiment envie, d'autant plus que comme le dit jerome, le temps sur les marches ici est (vraiment vraiment) degeulasse...

Tcho tcho,
Chopat'

Anonymous said...

Profitez-en a fond les amis.
Magnifiques paysages
C'est excellent de vous lire

Bear Stearns RIP
Bixxx

Anonymous said...

Same as JC: give us updates in the tent.
Cyril: live your dream, cut off the seat.
jcf

Deliana said...

nice to follow you...moreover I've seen you've made a detour by my home town...good luck

A BIG THANK YOU TO:

Cyril:
- Maddy, the head of our "London HQ", special technical and weather advisor, and because she is simply the best and has been so supportive over the last few months
- My family and friends for their understanding and moral support
- Robert Roe (alias Bob) from Motoselect Franham for preparing the bike with such good care
- Anastasia from thevisacompany for helping me deal with so much red tape
- Claudio von Planta for sharing his valuable experience on Long-way Round and Long-way Down and answering so many of our questions
- Ronnie, Emmanuel and Benjamin for their enthusiast support and precious advise
- The Techtransalp team for their excellent website and advertising our adventure

Niccolo:
- clearly Manon as she has always been supportive of this trip even though this means 3 months without me
- My mother for not giving up on me, for receiving all the parcels at home in Austria and for not freaking out!
- Amy and Steve for pushing over several months to keep focus on the organisation
- Xavier, for trusting me to be in France in June and be his best man at his wedding
- Cyril, for posting our tracks on the blog
- Louis, for looking into getting Continental to sponsor us
- Romain, for getting us the Turkmen visas
- My friends for all telling me "DO IT"!
- Claudio von Planta, Sambor and Maciej for sharing their great experiences on their numerous motorbike trips
- Henry, Yau and Tan from BMW HK for their support with the bike, the preparation and the bike sale
- Yasser, Mark, Michael and Christoph from BMW Munich for their help with all the accessories and the last minute bike purchase
- Bertrand and Alice for your help with the tyres in Almaty