Mt. Popa @ sunset - photo courtesy of Tim Manning

Popa Mountain

Jan 28, 2015

The ride to and up Popa mountain wasn't very eventful except that it was a very tough climb. Only 4 of us took the challenge. I had fun, felt really strong, and feel a wonderful sense of accomplishment.The Popa mountain resort in which we stayed was spectacular. It was on top of a mountain and the view was incredible. We all wished we could have stayed another night. We left there this morning and biked about 60 miles. Read More


photo by Tim Manning

Update from Hennie: Pindaya, Myanmar, area of the Danu Tribe

Jan 22, 2015 • 1

Today was an awesome day and reminded me again of how I love to bike! It was cool in the morning and then began to warm up. We're staying in a nice hotel, all cabins built with bamboo. The floor is made of weaved bamboo, the walls everything. This vacation is not for someone who wants to sleep in every morning! We have breakfast at 6 and are on the bike at 7 am. We biked about 62 km today with a tough 6 km climb. We stop often for tea, snacks, soup (cost 50 cents) etc. Read More


Hennie van den Hengel in Yangon, Burma

Hennie arrives in Burma

Hennie • Jan 19, 2015

“This is Burma and it will be quite unlike any land you know about”, wrote Rudyard Kipling in Letters from the East in 1898.Hennie has arrived in Yangon, city of over 5 million, anxious to begin her tour! We think it will be quite unlike any land that Hennie has cycled. Read More


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