Whether you’re looking for an epic biking adventure, experiencing a wonderful culture, witnessing breathtaking landscapes or trying orgasmic foods, Pakistan might not be the first destination that pops up. But it should be! Pakistan is all of that and more and I’m not just saying this because I’m a Pakistani myself. As it so happens, recently we […]
Author Archives: Shayan Naveed
Bangkoks SkyLane reopens to a huge sigh of relief!
Cyclists all over Thailand rejoiced in December, as the long awaited re-opening of the airport track, ‘Skylane’ finally happened. Cyclists were not the only ones to be celebrating though, as the 23.5km track had been the main driving force behind a boom in cycling which has seen a whole new generation of cyclists created, and […]
Eating like a Local in Thailand
Table manners can be an issue in social situations if you’re new to a country or a culture. Most Thais are forgiving (and entertained) if visitors are at least trying to be polite, but here are some pointers so when you “eat like a local”, it means more than that you can handle spicy foods! […]
Riders of the Month – 4 Cyclists From Norway!
March 2017 features not one, but four riders! Introducing four cyclists from Norway: Margot Lothe Pedersen, Mia Johanne Marie Lervik, Sverre Lervik, and Hildur Aase. Tell us more about your earliest experiences as a cyclist… Hildur: My first experience as a cyclist was in France in 1996 when we were 4 friends cycling together. Sverre: My first experience […]
You Can’t Bike Through the Mall
Going to the mall does have its place in our lives, more about health but don’t let the lure of the food court and luxury goods make you forget the joys of exploring the myriad markets that have been and still are an integral part of life, especially in South East Asia. Each SpiceRoads trip […]
Rider of the Month – Megan Hassett
Tell us about your earliest experiences as a cyclist… For as long as I can remember I have always cycled. Pictures of me riding date back to me are still in nappies! But I’d say my first vivid memories are of when I was a teenager. I grew up on a cattle farm in rural […]
A Circus that is ‘Same Same But Different’
A popular expression in Asia is “Same Same But Different” and this perfectly describes Phare, the Cambodian Circus show in Siem Reap. It is held in a big top, but there are no animals performing, marking it different from your traditional circus. It is similar to Cirque de Soleil in the acrobatics performed, but the […]