A Silk Road Bike Ride. Fotografie di Jeremy Wilson
Un appassionante viaggio in bicicletta sull’antica Via della Seta, attraverso più di dieci paesi, raccontato in queste bellissime immagini del fotografo e cicloturista Jeremy Wilson.
” Every year countless adventurers, truckers and locals take to the Silk Road, each on their own pilgrimage along this ancient marvel that stretches half the world. Connecting Muslim lands with the people of Europe, India and China, the Silk Road brought the world together not unlike the internet today. Not only did its travellers trade silk, they inevitably traded ideas, cultures and genes! My own journey has seen me through ten countries, starting India, then, travelling via China and Mongolia, to the Stan’s and ending in Georgia.
Wake up, pack, make breakfast, cycle three hours, cook lunch, cycle four hours, unpack, prepare tea, cook dinner, go to bed. You might go months without a warm shower, only washing yourself and your clothes in cold rivers and surviving on nothing but rice and carrots. You will endure hardships; cold nights shivering in your tent, hours of gruelling uphill gravel roads, arguments, diahorrea horrors. Not to mention the torrent of troubles that can arise with your gear. So why do it? Because of the reward of connecting to remote areas and the people who live there.”