A misty dawn in the outback. This particluar spot lies within the Yalata indigenous protected area.
Springtime in Esperance, Western Australia. The forests along the coast are teeming with life at this time of the year.
These monsters can literally blow you off your feet. The ones transporting timber blast you with a delicious smell of wood.
National symbol of China and gateway to the Forbidden City. A fitting finale to the Asian continent.
Small electric three-wheelers are widespread throughout China and are used for a vast array of tasks. My favourite brand is called birdie.
After a cold, wet, and windy morning the skies start to clear and the sun comes out. At moments like this I feel privileged to be outside on a bicycle.
The courtyard of the Gaomiao temple in Zhongwei. Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism are all practised under the same roof.
The basketball courts in front of Zhangye's wooden pagoda are a popular place for a game of pickup.
For travellers of the Silk Road the Taklamakan and adjoining Gobi Desert would be one of the last hurdles to cross before reaching mainland China.
A huge suspension bridge in Western Xinjiang province. The approach road makes a full loop that spirals upwards through a tunnel dug into the mountain.
Always useful when you live in a rural Kazakhstan, have money to burn, and want to impress your prom date with a car the length of a landing strip.
One of the best things about cycling in the mountains is the abundance of clean water. Good for drinking, bathing, cooking and more.
Life is good when you're young, live in a country with lots of green, open space, and have your very own horse.
Free range livestock in a valley near Sary Tash in the south of Kyrgyzstan.
The Kyzilart pass lies on the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
My bicycle after it's early morning polishing session. Pixels are often in short supply when on the road.
Alichur lies on a plateau along the Pamir highway at about 4000m above sea level.
An improvised lean-to shelter made in part from an old bus.
Part of the Pamir highway runs along the river Panj. On the opposite shore lies Afghanistan.
The view from my bedroom on the morning before scaling the Saghirdasht pass. On the way up the road winds through lush, green mountain landscape.
The spectacular domed ceiling of the Registan in Samarkand.
The Nadir Divan-Beghi madrasah in Bukhara's old town.
A camel herd enjoying the early morning on the Karakalpakstan steppe in north Uzbekistan.
The vastness of the Kazakh steppe is awesome. A view of the railway line from Aqtau to Beyneu.
A lada descending from the Caucasus foothills into the plains of central Azerbaijan.
Enjoying the sunshine with my mother and a bronze dude on a bench. Quirky statues like this can be found all over Georgia.
Roadside coffee break in the pine forests of western Georgia.
Flooded road just below the snowline, coming from the Goderdzi pass. The water is freezing cold.
Setting off from my parents' place in Leiden in March 2018.