People The absolute highlight of bike touring is to me all the different people I meet on my way. Club Alpin Francais, Morocco 2008Standing outside the Club Alpin Francais together with Ali. Atlas mountains, Morocco 2008.At the homo of Ibrahim, local vet in SyriaIn the home of the local vet Ibrahim, together with his 2 guards. Syrian desert outside Aleppo 2010Shepherd boy, Morocco 2008Young shepherd boy, Morocco 2008. The little boy had big blisters on his feet, so I helped him with some bandages and protective padding.Gentle and happy man in Kasmir, 2006.Gentle and happy man in Kasmir, 2006. Photo by Giles/Cathryn.Guys working at a local drug-store, Marrakech 2008Guys working at a local drug-store, Marrakech 2008Truck driver in Kashmir, 2006Truck driver in Kashmir, 2006Yong boy on the Turkish cotton fields, 2010Yong boy on the Turkish cotton fields, 2010. Outside Reyhanli, just after I descended from the Belen-pass.Together with Turkish Jandarma, 2010Together with Turkish Jandarma, 2010. They stopped me with their police car, and insisted on having tea with me, and provide me with food. Such a great treat!Together with Miquel Silvestre, Palmyra 2010Miquel who is a world-traveller on his motorbike invited me for a dinner at the Queen Zenobia Hotel. https://www.miquelsilvestre.com/Sami in his Grand Canyon, Jordan 2010.Sami in his Grand Canyon, Jordan 2010. Sami had built a great cafe next to the road, which included a lavatory with the worlds best view! 🙂Young munk in a monastary outside Leh, Kashmir 2006Young munk in a monastary outside Leh, Kashmir 2006The wheel-chair winner of Istanbul marathon 2010Together with the wheel-chair winner of Istanbul marathon 2010. We stayed at the same hotel.Hubert, the French pilgrim, 2010Hubert, the French pilgrim. We met shortly before the Greek-Turkish border. Hubert was on a 2 year pilgrimmage from Rome to Jerusalem.Little boy in Atlas mountains, 2008Little boy in Atlas mountains, 2008. He lived in one of the villages.Sonja and Sebastian, Reyhanli 2010Lunch in reyhanli together with Sonja and Sebastian. We decided to spend the rest of our Turkish money before entering Syria.Sonja and Sebastian, Syria 2010Sonja and Sebastian, Syria 2010. Photo captured on our way to Aleppo.