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Life on the road

I have been on the road for about 4 months now and ever since we left Turkey, it has gotten a little tougher. Gone are the days where we could enjoy delicious Briyani and Tandoori in Pakistan which is similar to the food back in Malaysia to the middle eastern fare of Iran and Turkey, like Doner kebabs, Shwarmas and other home style cooking found in Lokantas.

So after a day’s journey of riding and as soon as we are done sorting our lodging, my first task is to scout the area for the nearest supermarket or mini- market to get the basic items for our meals. So far it has been bread, cheese, eggs, canned tuna, spaghetti, instant noodles(Maggi) also snacks like chips, lots of chocolates and muesli bars/cereals. Yup, it is very basic food items but with not much choice in the supermarkets and the difficulty of finding halal meat,that is the best we can do for the moment 😦 But once we start to camp, we can start buying some rice and vegetables and start making fried rice or stir- fry veggie’s. For now it’s just the easy- to- cook food that won’t take up so much time to prepare. So a lot of my time is actually spent at the aisles of supermarkets scouting and comparing prices of food stuff among the supermarket chains and also prices back in KL πŸ™‚

Some of the few items that keep our bellies full

These are fuel for our rides. Cheap too, RM 1.20 – 1.60 depending on which supermarket chain


Worth the effort and cleaning up πŸ™‚

Life on the road can be quite boring so we are very lucky to be living in the digital age! If we were doing this trip 10 years ago it would not have been possible to be blogging like this and keep up with current events and also I will probably be bored out of my mind without the Internet. Most of my time in the room is spent browsing Facebook or talking with family members on Skype. There are also days when I am just feeling down and demotivated mainly due to tiredness or lack of nutrition :p so the only pick -me up I have is listening to music on my phone and also watching videos on Youtube/Vimeo to keep me motivated πŸ™‚ Also if we are in big cities I would make an effort to check out the shopping malls or shopping districts.

This video was shared and posted by my cousin, Yvonne. Just makes me wanna ride my bike all day long πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing Yvonne!

This is what I would really love to do either solo or with a couple of friends πŸ˜€

Very Inspirational

We crossed into Hungary 2 days back and is now in the quiet but beautiful town of Berettyoujfalu (pronounced as Berettyou-wi-falu) which means New River Village. And already we have experienced the warmth of Hungarian hospitality. The hotel/restaurant(Molo Panzio) we are staying at, is owned by a kind gentleman by the name of George. He has had a few bicycle -tourists staying at his hotel, so he is very sympathetic when he comes across them. He was very impressed with our endeavour, maybe we are the first Asian bicycle – tourists he has come across πŸ™‚ When we were about to move on today it started to rain, so George told us to stay another day free, as his guests! Hopefully we can move on tomorrow but according to the weatherman it will continue to rain 😦

In Oradea, cycling towards the Hungarian border. There is more color in the landscape now that spring is here πŸ™‚

With Romanian Gypsies who tried to peddle us some fake Nokia N8 :p but they were really friendly guys πŸ™‚

Petrol pumps are great places to hang out and have coffee(vending machines) while waiting for the rain to subside.

7th Country, Hungary! πŸ™‚

Budapest here we come!

Motorists are alerted to watch out for pull-carts and cyclists πŸ™‚

20120415-073422.jpgWith Daniel and Cecelia who were dining in George’s restaurant. Very friendly couple from Belgium. They invited us to stay with them when we get to Belgium.

With Robert(bartender) & Head chef Stefan

With George and his friend, Nobert

So this is seventh country for me and it has been quite a roller- coaster ride with all the moving about, experiencing all the different weather, landscapes, cities, cultures and all the wonderful people we have met along the way that really makes this kind of travel, fun and exciting! I would also like to thank my Father for giving me the opportunity to tag along on this wonderful adventure πŸ™‚ and also family and friends for the words of encouragement, it really keeps us going.

Categories: Hungary
  1. shila
    April 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Woohoo..teruskan perjuangan Bro…

  2. Yvonne Yong
    April 20, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Hi Aede! Love your wonderful pics and stories on your journey of a lifetime! Thanks for sharing! almost feel like we are riding with you! Glad you enjoyed the video clip which should get you paddling when times are tough! Do try out camping when you get to France! Have fun and take care both of you!!

    • May 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks Yvonne. Trying very hard to keep myself motivated πŸ™‚ already started camping, for the moment we have to skip France, but if our budget permits who knows πŸ˜€

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