Willie Weir : December 24th, 2012
I am not a morning person. The heat of the day has forced us to get on the road earlier and earlier. But the advantage is seeing the world in glorious morning light. Here, dyed silk hangs out to dry on the road south of Kampong Cham.
It’s wedding season in Cambodia and roads are [...]
Willie Weir : November 20th, 2012
A quick flight and we were back in Bangkok. Back to our familiar neighborhood near the National Stadium sky train station. This group of women construction workers were lined up at a street side stall for dinner. They have been busy building a new highrise hotel around the corner. -w
It’s already beginning to look [...]
Willie Weir : November 1st, 2011
In a little town in Northern Romania, two boys laughed as they wheeled up and down the street. I’m sure they would have been pedaling bikes if they’d had them. They didn’t. But they had a wheelbarrow. It had a metal wheel that squeaked so loud you’d swear a 700-pound hamster was exercising in [...]
Willie Weir : October 11th, 2011
For the last two years I’ve been writing posts for the Adventure Cycling Association‘s blog. My column is called “Sights and Sounds” and I’ve been given the freedom to dig through photos (slides and digital) and recordings (cassette, mini-disc, and and digital) from my (our) travels by bicycle throughout the globe. Some I’ve re-posted on [...]
Kat Marriner : November 5th, 2010
The moment I have been waiting for finally arrived. It feels like contentment mixed with a dose of comfortable familiarity, and a splash of old world wonder. This is the Portugal I imagined.
At home in Seattle last winter the New York Times travel section fell onto my lap and sun-drenched images of Portugal with [...]
Willie Weir : May 26th, 2010
That’s me. On my bike. On Earth.
The artist is Zak and he attends a primary school in Washington state where I presented an assembly entitled “The World’s Greatest SUV”. It introduces kids to the magic and wonders of bicycle travel.
If you haven’t ever talked to young students about your bicycle travels … [...]