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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Wednesday, April 9, 2008


In Tashkent, I had the time to visit SOS Children Village. It is a great charitable organisation that was founded in Austria and is active in a lot of countries in the world. They help children with multiple backgrounds and give them a family and much needed love.

SOS Children Village in Tashkent is a small village that was built according to EU standards that houses children with an age up to 17. They currently have 99 children and are always looking to expand. Each house hosts 7 children and an SOS mother (what a job!). They also have an onsite kindergarden for childrens within the SOS village and for the surrounding villages.

It really doesn't cost much to adopt a children, or at least to help them with a small donation while it gives the children a much needed sponsor for higher education which most of them are keen on.

Please be generous and go onto the SOS children village website (link on the right of the blog) and donate what you can.


Cyril and Niccolo

A BIG THANK YOU to the team there for showing me around, in particular for Sayora that stayed with me translating until late.


(SOS children village Uzbekistan administrative staff)

1 comment:

Christian said...

When I see this beautiful picture of a tent with two motorbikes in the middle of nowhere surrounded by mountains ... it reminds me of BrokeBack Mountain…



- 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

- 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