From June to December 2002, I cycled from Hannover to Kathmandu, approx. 10000 kilometres in total. It was all a bit mad really: My original plan had been to go all the way to Australia (but I didn't have enough money), I had to use my mum's bicycle (as I had no money to buy a more suitable one), and we had to improvise with respect to the route due to safety concerns (resulting in a detour Iran-Bahrain-U.A.E.-India using ferries and a plane).