3. Move on your Bicycle!

Gilles had gone. The scenic road to Riyadh was behind me. Considering I had my visa for Sudan, I could cycle to Jeddah and from there take a ferry to Sudan. Solving this visa uncertainty was in fact tremendous news! Had it been denied, I would have cycled north to Jordan, Israel, Egypt, then Sudan.... Continue Reading →

2. Les Champs Elysées

That's how Saudis call their main road, les Champs Élysées. I don't remember seeing terrific architectural arches, but our stay in this buzzing 5m people city was extraordinary. Gilles and I overnighted at different places, but did many activities together. Firstly, we met Saleh on Warmshowers. Warmshowers hosts in Saudi Arabia are not used to... Continue Reading →

1. Road to Riyadh

It's been a long day on the saddle. My arms and legs are stretched out, lying flat on the slope of a sand dune. My head is leaning to the right against the hard surface. Although not ideal, this position is the best I've found to release muscular tensions in my neck. My eyes are... Continue Reading →


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