Introduction to "The Murphy Tour" 2000 - 2001.

The Companions!

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Nadine. Tom and Stefan.  Jeff.     Ale. Mark.

The Route! Egypt - Jordan - Syria - Lebanon - Syria -Turkey - Georgia - Azerbaijan - Iran -Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan -Tajikistan - Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan - China (Xinjiang - Qinghai - Xizang) - Nepal - Bahrain - Greece - Italy. From there on with trains to Holland.

The Maps! A map for each area on the following pages.

The story, in words and photos! On the following pages you can have a look at loads of photos. Not necessarily the best ones, but those which tells the story. How we lived, what we encountered and so on. Some travel logs are a bit long, but may give you the info you need, if you plan to go to those places.

Log 1  Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
Log 2 Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Log 3 Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Log 4 Tajikistan.
Log 5 Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
Log 6 Xinjiang and Qinghai.
Log 7 Xizang.
Log 8 Nepal.
Log 9 Greece and the end of the trip.

A little disclaimer: I use the Chinese names for every province instead of choosing between all the alternative names like Bod Yul, Tibet, Uighir Autonomous...Turkestan etc etc. It's not some sort of a political statement, I let others deal with that stuff, just trying to be consistent in a simple way.

Top List - The parts of the journey I enjoyed the most.

The journey in short.

Month 1. 000316-000416 Egypt-Jordan-Syria-Lebanon-Syria-Turkey. 2835 Km 26 cycling days.

Month 2. 000416-000515 Turkey-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Iran 1459 Km 10 cycling days.

Month 3. 000516-000615 Iran-Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan. 1703 Km 13 Cycling days.

Month 4. 000616-000715 Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan. 1760 Km 21 Cycling days.

Months 5, 6 and 7. 000716-001015 Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan-China (Xinjiang, Qinghai, Xizang/Tibet). Total distance from Cairo 2 040 Km.

Month 8. 001016-001115 China (Xizang/Tibet)-Nepal. 1371 Km 14 Cycling days. Total distance from Cairo 13 411 Km.

Months 9, 10 and 11...lost the distance from Cairo ended up being approx. 15 100km.

To the first chapter of the journey!

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