The biggest shift in recreational cycling has made its way to cycle travel. Enter the e-bike! E-bikes, or bikes with a battery-powered “pedal assist,” feel just like a standard push bike, but the built-in electric motor kicks in when the rider begins to pedal. The pedal assist is as strong or as subtle as you
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
Indian Spices and Where They are From India is the seventh largest country in the world and as a result, its climate varies greatly in different parts of the country. This changing climate means that a wide range of spices is produced all over the country, many of which are native to India and some
A World Heritage Site is a place that is listed by UNESCO as being culturally or physically significant. Founded in 1972 to protect endangered monuments in Egypt and Sudan, a World Heritage Site can range from being a lake to an entire city. As of this year, there are 1031 listed sites spanning over 163 countries
If you would like to take a cycling holiday to a beautiful place that has not become overrun with tourist or a tourist feel, then Bhutan might be ideal. Situated between Tibet and India, Bhutan is a somewhat small country that has managed to retain its unique cultural traditions. Cyclists will enjoy beautiful, memorable mountains,
By Herb Kavet Where’s that?” That’s the first question I got when telling friends I was going to Sikkim on a bike tour. Nestled between Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet is where you find Sikkim, a small Indian state. It joined India in 1975 but is still a bit independent — for one thing, it has
Nepal is gradually being reconstructed since the devastating earthquakes last April. Most of the popular tourist areas have managed to escape the brunt of the earthquake and are safe to visit. The city of lakes One location which is ready to be explored is Pokhara, located in the Pokhara Valley, about 200km west of Kathmandu.