Quiz: Tulkus Texan Name

Quiz Friday! Here is Sven showing off our new business cards. They are a helpful tool in communication: turns out our names are still very exotic. In Latin America we were known as Quira, Esben and Turco. Here in Texas Kira became Cara, Sven became Sam and Tulku… Question: How people call Tulku in Texas?
A: Turco
B: Twinkle
C: Twocup
The winner will get a personal kilometer as well as a place in our Hall of Fame (http://on.fb.me/1JAdFTC). The quiz ends on Monday (00:00 GMT). The winner will be announced on Tuesday(ish). The winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries.

Week 144: Don’t Mess with Texans

Week 144. Don’t mess with Texas! Texan people are the friendliest and most helpful people that we ever met anywhere. At the same time, they’re the craziest (and dangerous!) people that we have ever met. This week was yet another roller-coaster week. The road was rolling up and down and adventures led us from feeling on top of the world at one moment to falling down the cliff at another. From guns to rainbows, this week had it all! The desert is not for the lighthearted, they say. Distances between town are long and the summer heat is strong. And while the wild west is now a distant past, it’s legends here are still alive. We also may have left our imprint on history by accidentally starting some legends of our own.

Week 144. Don’t mess with Texas!

Texan people are the friendliest and most helpful people that we ever met anywhere. At the same time, they’re the craziest (and dangerous!) people that we have ever met. This week was yet another roller-coaster week. The road was rolling up and down and adventures led us from feeling on top of the world at one moment to falling down the cliff at another. From guns to rainbows, this week had it all! The desert is not for the lighthearted, they say. Distances between town are long and the summer heat is strong. And while the wild west is now a distant past, it’s legends here are still alive. We also may have left our imprint on history by accidentally starting some legends of our own.

Quiz: Seminole Canyon State Park

Quiz Friday! Here is our selfie from Seminole Canyons State Park in Texas. We’re not the only ones who had the urge to leave some traces for memory in this park. Question: besides the nature, what is this park famous for?
A petroglyphs made on the rocks 7000 years ago
B petroglyphs made on the rocks 700 years ago
C graffiti made on the rocks 70 years ago
The winner will get a personal kilometer as well as a place in our Hall of Fame (http://on.fb.me/1JAdFTC). The quiz ends on Monday (00:00 GMT). The winner will be announced on Tuesday(ish). The winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries.

Week 143: Cycling Texas

Week 143. Cycling Texas. This week started slowly: we were waiting for the rain and floods to stop. In the meantime, we were getting stuff done. More precisely we were trying to get stuff done and failing miserably, as usual. Once the thunderstorms were finally over, we dusted our bikes and hit the road. This week’s agenda: one National Park and one State Park. Oh, and Mexico too, to finish fixing Kira’s tooth.

Quiz: Our Mindset

Quiz Friday! Here is Tulku in Texas. We crossed a border this week and it was a stressful two-hour ordeal. There are two border-crossing points in Eagle Pass: bridge I and bridge II. We entered bridge I, walked until it’s middle, remembered that we needed stamps for leaving Mexico, went back. Mexican officials told us that immigration is closed on bridge I, so we need to go to bridge II. We cycled 4 kilometers to bridge II, found Mexican immigration, got the stamps. Went on the bridge II, got to USA side, went to immigration only to find out that their printer is broken and they can’t print the needed permit for us and we should go to bridge I. So we cycled all the way back to bridge I, crossed it (again) and all went well. Despite the happy ending it was quite nerve-wrecking experience. Question: before border-crossing, what did we think will the hardest part be?
A – paperwork
B – not being able to use sarcasm
C – culture shock
The winner will get a personal kilometer as well as a place in our Hall of Fame (http://on.fb.me/1JAdFTC). The quiz ends on Monday (00:00 GMT). The winner will be announced on Tuesday(ish). The winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries.

Week 142: Welcome to the USA

Week 142. Tornadoes, surgeries and the end of Latin America! This week we finished cycling Mexico and entered USA. Mexico was huge, colorful and very diverse. Food was awesome, people were kind and nature was spectacular – we loved this country. Our last days in Mexico were intense: thunderstorms, tornado warnings and headwinds. We crossed the bridge into USA on Sunday. It was a big milestone and we felt on top of the world. The next day reality brought us back on the ground: our bank froze our cards due to ‘suspicious activity’ (using ATM in Honduras is perfectly normal, but doing the same in USA is suspicious? Seriously?!) and Kira got a terrible toothache. Timing could not be worse! We sorted out the bank pretty easily, but fixing the painful tooth was more complicated. Everything was closed due to Memorial Day and Eagle Pass doesn’t even have needed root canal specialist, not mentioning the price of the procedure. We listed our options and did what any other person living in Eagle Pass would do: Kira went back to Mexico and had her tooth fixed there. Turns out, the grass is not always greener on the other side…