A Renewable Landscape: 13 Photos from the Road

Tarifa, España, to Barcelona, España– 1,464 km (Total Mileage: 15,169 km/40,075 km) After two weeks reporting on this year’s UN climate conference in Morocco, and a few more traveling through the country with other members of our team, I found myself in the northern port city of Tangier. My sister graduates in May in Washington, and I … Continue reading A Renewable Landscape: 13 Photos from the Road

Tall Valleys and the Sea : 12 Photos From the Albania and Montenegro

Pogradec, Albania to Plužine, Montenegro– 486 km this section (Total Mileage: 13,008 km/40,075 km) October seems so long ago. Between getting my mother to safety in the wake of her crash and the rush to and through the UN climate conference in Morocco, these past few months have been full times. As I look towards my route home across … Continue reading Tall Valleys and the Sea : 12 Photos From the Albania and Montenegro

Azerbaijan, The Land of Fire: 19 Photos From the Road

Baku, Azerbaijan/Bakı, Azərbaycan to Tbilisi, Georgia/თბილისი, საქართველო – 635 km this section (Total Mileage: 9,426 km/40,075 km) Tracing the name Azerbaijan back through history, one arrives at the Old Iranian word Āturpātākān, meaning The Land of Fire. In these lands, oil and gas deposits were known to turn earth to flame. Hindu and Zoroastrian worshipers used oil in sacred rites and channeled gas … Continue reading Azerbaijan, The Land of Fire: 19 Photos From the Road

The Endless Steppe and the Aral Sea (Also, Giant Spiders): 14 Photos from the Road

Shymkent/Шымкент, Kazakhstan to the Aral Sea/Арал Теңізі, Kazakhstan–635 km this section (Total Mileage: 8791 km/40,075 km) I’ve ridden over mountains, through a summer in southern China and an early-spring blizzard, but it was the Central Asian Steppe that got me. I cycled for days to get as far as I did. Most of them temperatures … Continue reading The Endless Steppe and the Aral Sea (Also, Giant Spiders): 14 Photos from the Road

Poppies on the Great Grass Sea: 16 Photos From My Ride Through Xinjiang and Kazakhstan

Ürümqi /乌鲁木齐, China to Bishkek / Бишкéк, Kyrgyzstan–779 km this section (Total Mileage: 7616 km/40,075 km) I’ve been on and off the road for the past few weeks, writing op-eds and letters for my application to join the Sustain.us delegation to the next UN climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco. In the time since I last posted photos, I’ve also had two border … Continue reading Poppies on the Great Grass Sea: 16 Photos From My Ride Through Xinjiang and Kazakhstan