Istanbul-Katmandu. From the gates of Asia to the heart of the continent.
It is a tough blow. Jet lag. Climate and cultural shock. First big jump since the beginning of the trip. We truly regret the comfort of discovering a new culture, little by little, on the road.
We stop 30 minutes in front of the airport to fix the parts we took off for the flight and reinflate our tyres. In few seconds, about 20 nepalese guys arrive, surround us and stare at us. First « white watching »* experience. Some people talked us about this funny attraction of the Asiatics on western people. For the first time, people is watching us not only for our weird bicycles but for our weird faces.