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Articles:
Cycling Plus
I am writing articles for Cycling Plus and sending them back on a monthly basis, communications permitting.
  1. 1/12/98 - Introduction
  2. 6/1/99 - Brisbane to Cairns
  3. 4/2/99 - Cycling in Bali
  4. 5/3/99 - Indonesia to Malaysia
  5. 8/4/99 - Malaysia
  6. 1/5/99 - South Thailand
  7. 2/6/99 - The Road to Bangkok
  8. 1/7/99 - Laos
  9. 30/7/99 - Vietnam
  10. 19/8/99 - China
  11. 14/9/99 - Kit Review
  12. 19/10/99 - Lhasa to Kathmandu, Part 1
  13. 17/11/99 - Lhasa to Kathmandu, Part 2
  14. 11/12/99 - Nepal - the road West
  15. 22/1/00 - Rajasthan, Shekawati region, India, Part 1
  16. 16/2/00 - Rajasthan, India, Part 2
  17. 1/3/00 - Rishikesh to Dharamsala, India
  18. 6/4/00 - Dharmsala to Amritsar, India - Buddhist to Sikh
  19. 5/5/00 - Karakoram Chronicles Part 1: Jammu and Kashmir, North Pakistan
  20. 30/5/00 - Karakoram Chronicles Part 2: Hunza to the Chinese Border
  21. 4/7/00 - Karakoram Chronicles Part 3: Into Xinjiang Province, Western China
  22. 31/7/00 - From Xinjiang to Kazakhstan...China to the former Soviet Union
  23. 29/8/00 - Biking around Almaty, Kazakhstan
  24. 25/9/00 - Riding the High Pastures of Kyrgyzstan
  25. 19/10/00 - Hospitality on the Turkish backroads
  26. 15/11/00 - Syria - Across the Desert With My Brother
  27. 19/12/00 - Moonlit riding in Jordan
  28. 15/1/01 - The Final Chapter
RoughGuides
Cass's dispatches for The Rough Guides Newsletter:
  1. 12/2/99 - Australia
  2. 2/5/99 - South East Asia
  3. 26/7/99 - Laos and Vietnam
  4. 2/11/99 - China
  5. 1/2/00 - Lhasa to Kathmandu, Tibet
  6. 1/5/00 - From Nepal to India
  7. 14/8/00 - Jammu and Kashmir, North Pakistan
  8. 3/11/00 - Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia
  9. 2/3/01 - The Final Chapter: The Middle East and Home

Diary:

Latest entries appear first

2000

Middle East:

  • October 10th: Arrival in Amman, Jordan
  • October 9th: Crossing the border - a strange introduction to Jordan
  • October 8th: Leaving Damascus - Last memories of Syria
  • September 30th-October 2nd: Palmyra (Tadmur) to Damascus - Out in the Syrian desert, Syria
  • September 23rd-27th: Aleppo to Hamah, Syria
  • September 21st: Meeting up with Nick, Aleppo, Syria
  • September 14th: A tale of Turkish hospitality... Turkey
  • September 7th-12th: Istanbul to Ankara - the back roads, Turkey
  • August 30th-September 7th: A change of plan... off to the Middle East. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • August 28th: Arriving in Istanbul... by plane! Turkey

    Central Asia:

  • August 6th-8th: Bishkek to Kochkora, Kyrgyzstan
  • August 3rd-6th: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • August 1st-3rd: The main road from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • July 20-31st: Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • July 17th: Over the border, Horgas, Western China, to Khorgas, Kazakhstan
  • June 22nd-26th: Tashkurgan to Kashgar...the KKH winds to an end, Western China
  • June 20th-22nd: Tashkurgan, Chinese Turkistan, Western China
  • June 18th-20th: First Impressions of Chinese Turkestan, Xinjiang Province, Western China

    Pakistan:

  • June 12th-18th: The Karakoram Highway, Gilgit to Khunjerab Pass, North Pakistan... one last time!
  • May 26th-June 1st: Bureaucratic Nonsense in Rawalpindi, North Pakistan
  • May 21st: First Impressions of Peshawar, North Pakistan
  • May 11th-15th: Karakoram Chronicles Part 6, The Descent from Zero Point to Hunza
  • May 7th-11th: Karakoram Chronicles Part 5, Karimabad to Khunjerab Zero Point
  • May 5th-June 7th: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • May 3rd-4th: Karakoram Chronicles Part 4, Gilgit to Karimabad
  • April: My first Chadois Camiz, Rawalpindi, N.Pakistan
  • April 27th: Karakoram Chronicles Part 3, Shatial to Talechi, Karakoram Highway, N. Pakistan, 68 km
  • April 23rd: Karakoram Chronicles Part 2, Besham, Karakoram Highway, N.Pakistan
  • April 21st: Karakoram Chronicles Part 1, Rawalpindi, N.Pakistan
  • April 11th: Lahore to Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 326 km
  • April 7th: Crossing the border: Amritsar, India, to Lahore, Pakistan, 60 km

    India:

  • April 6th: Back in Amritsa, Goodbye to India
  • March 20th: McLeodganj, Upper Dharmsala, India
  • March 17th-18th: 'The journey takes an unexpected turn... Back in Dharmsala to contemplate,' India
  • March 15th-16th: Golden Temple, Amritsar, India (Punjab border with Pakistan)
  • March 14th-15th: McCloudganj to Pathenkot, India, 95 km and Pathenkot to Amritsar, India, 107 km
  • February 10th-24th - Rishikesh, India
  • February 8th - Delhi again!!!
  • January 23rd - January 27th - Rishikesh to Nahan 139km, India - Arrival in Dharamsala, India
  • January - Paharganj, Delhi, India

    1999

  • December 28th - Pokaran to Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, 170km
  • December 27th - 'The Shoe Shine Kids,' Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
  • December 14th - Fatehpur to Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, 170km
  • December 10th - Juhnjunen, Rajasthan, India, 40km
  • December 7th - Jaipur to Reengus, Rajasthan, India, 65km
  • November 17th - Arrival in INDIA! Day One, Banbassa to Sitarganj, India
  • September 13th - October 4th - 'The Friendship Trail', Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal
  • August 19th: Kangding to Luding, 50 km. The quest for Emeishan...

    China:

  • August 1st - Lijiang to Daju, Yunnan, China
  • July 26th - Dali to Lijiang, China
  • July 21st - The Big Lake, Dali, China
  • July 17th - Near Lufeng, China
  • July 8th - Hong Kong
  • July 6th-8th - Kunming - The New China
  • July 2nd - On the Chinese Border, Hockow, China

    South East Asia:

  • July 1st - (Canada Day), Vietnam
  • May 19th - The Tourist Mecca of Hoi An, Vietnam
  • May 17th - The road from Hue to Hoi An, Vietnam
  • May 14th - Lao Bao to Hue, First Impressions of Vietnam
  • May 11th - Sepone, Laos
  • May 9th - Savannaket to Muang Phalan, Laos
  • May 6th - First Impressions of Laos, Savannaket, Laos
  • April 18th - April 26th - A mother's eye view, Bangkok, Thailand
  • April 7th - April 17th - Bangkok and Chiang Mai for 'Songcran,' and back to Bangkok, Thailand
  • March 31st - April 6th - Chumphon to Bangkok, Thailand
  • March 25th - Ang Thong National Marine Park, Ko Samui, South Thailand
  • March 19th - March 24th - Cycling with Edwin and Louis, The road to Ko Samui, South Thailand
  • March 10th - 14th - The Jungle Road, Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • March 4th - March 10th - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • February 28th - March 4th - Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • February 25th-28th - Singapore
  • February 15th to 24th - Bali to Lombok and back to Bali and Kuta, Next stop Singapore
  • February 8th to 13th - East Coast Tour of Bali with 'Scottish John'
  • February 6th - Ubud, Bali. A Little Bargain...
  • January 25th - Kuta to Ubud
  • January 24th - Bali, Indonesia, South East Asia

    Australia:

  • January 18th - Cairns to Cape Tribulation. The end of Oz...
  • January 10th - The Atherton Tablelands, Northern Queensland
  • January 2nd - Townsville

    1998

  • December 23rd - email extract from Cass to Simon Carloss - Airlie Beach
  • December 22nd - email extract from Simon Carloss at RoughGuides to Cass
  • December 21st - Marlborough
  • December 20th - Great Keppel Island
  • December 18th - Rockhampton
  • December 15th - email from London to Sydney Overland Expedition to Cass
  • December 7th - Byron Bay
  • December 5th - Kit replacements
  • November 23rd - Mark Corrie's Urban Cafe, Bangalow
  • November 18th - Coffs Harbour
  • November 11th - Highway 1


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