Category Archives: Bicycle touring

Tana Toraja: beautiful views, curved roofs, and unusual cemeteries

Tana Toraja is undoubtedly Sulawesi’s biggest tourist draw.  The Toraja are famous for their unusual funeral practices.  Many tourists come just to see a funeral, which, conveniently for us, largely take place in the dry season — July and August. … Continue reading

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Bicycle touring in Sulawesi Selatan

Crossing the mountains between Tolala to Malili we crossed the border from Sulawesi Tenggara to Sulawesi Selatan.  Was the bicycle touring any different? Our love affair with the durian continued:

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Bicycle touring Sulawesi Tenggara

The search “bicycle touring in sulawesi tenggara” yields only 30 results in Google, not one of which leads to a page where someone actually bicycle toured in Sulawesi Tenggara.  I guess maybe it’s “off-the-beaten-path.”  Given this dearth of information, we didn’t … Continue reading

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Cycling in UAE: Al Ain to Dubai

The United Arab Emirates isn’t on many folks bicycle touring bucket list.  Nor should it be.  It has all the problems of Oman that I described in my previous Oman posts — traffic, sprawling cities, migrant worker exploitation — but … Continue reading

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My final week in Oman: finally, fort fatigue?

Stuart and I dropped off Jack at the Muscat airport around midnight for his horribly-timed flight back to Miami via Istanbul.  My flight back to Antalya, however, left from Dubai.  On the way in to meet Jack a month earlier in … Continue reading

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