Temples in Bagan - photo by Tim Manning who was also on the trip with Hennie

Update from Hennie in Bagan

January 29, 2015

I am in Bagan. It is amazing.This morning we went for a short bike ride to visit the various pagodas and temples. They are massive structures all built with red brick and some with steeples covered with gold leaves, many dating from the 11th century. Went to the market this afternoon to buy a few final souvenirs and then, the group went at 5:30 to the top of a temple to see the sunset. We were not the only ones. Droves of people go there to watch the sun rise and set. Read More


Mt. Popa @ sunset - photo courtesy of Tim Manning

Popa Mountain

January 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

January 22, 2015 • 1 Comment

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

January 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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