From KL to Porto – Completing the journey

I'm leaving Paris. It was a short, but pleasant stay. Today my target is Toulouse located about 700 km South. First however, I need to pick up my bank card an ATM machine swallowed the previous day. I use public transport and visit the bank. I get back my card from a member of staff … Continue reading From KL to Porto – Completing the journey

From KL to Porto – Hitching through Russia and Ukraine to Poland

100 km on Russian rough roads while enjoying a soft drink from a small plastic cup, it's a new discipline of an extreme sport. Zafar and boys are tired, 3000 km from Uzbekistan is taking heavy toll. They agree to drop me at petrol station 150 km West from Kazakh border. We say goodbye. The … Continue reading From KL to Porto – Hitching through Russia and Ukraine to Poland

From KL to Porto – Through Kazakhstan and transit visa to Russia

I left China. I'm walking to exit of the first encountered village. Kazakstan feels a bit like home. Falling apart houses, dirt road, fields and trees, it's so similar. I feel great. I'm looking forward to practise Russian. I do not wait long. Within 5 minutes I catch a ride. My broken Russian works miracles. … Continue reading From KL to Porto – Through Kazakhstan and transit visa to Russia

From KL to Porto – The Great Wall of China, West through Xinjiang to Kazakhstan

And here I am again, walking on the motorway to Zhengzhou toll, middle of China. I want to find a ride to Beijing. Police ignores me, I see some locals following my steps. A car stops and Liu gives me a lift to the service station. I am starving. A restaurant at the station is … Continue reading From KL to Porto – The Great Wall of China, West through Xinjiang to Kazakhstan