Biking and music is my passion! So why not combine the two? :) Please read more about my journey on this page, with travel stories from Japan, Singapore, China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Malaysia. During my journey, I learnt so much more about each country by documenting ancient cultures, music and food. Albert Mola Electrical Engineer & Biker

Biking through Asia

Recording ancient cultures as music

  • “A strong army, a stable country” is what I read in the first check point I found in Nakhon Si Thamarat: militars armed with big assault weapons and bullet-proof vests made me noticed that I was entering to another Thailand. I was getting into the south east thailand muslim provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, […]

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  • 1 Just after crossing the border check point near Dien Biên Phu it started raining. Descending the wet mountain road I encountered a big monitor lizard which could not notice my presence until the very last moment. Luckily for both of us, it finally jumped into the forest. Then the storm increased and I decided […]

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  • Meo Vac, Bac Ha and Sin Ho Sunday markets gather people from all ethic minorities leaving in the moutains. Black Hmong, Flower Hmong, Dzai, Thai, Dzao among many others goes down the valley for trading or getting supplies. Markets full of diversity and colors. MEO VAC BAC HA SIN HO

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  • It was after lunch and we had two options  to get to Ha Gian: to follow the initial plan or to follow the unknown. For the first option we had the route track, a description of the way, the total ascend and the certantainty that the road was paved. For the second  option we had […]

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  • After two days in the polluted and overpopullated Guangzhou I felt the need to explore the rural side of Guangxi. After the no, no with the bicycle on the train, I took a bus to Hezhou, a small town in the northeast of Guangxi province. There I started cicling again towards  Guilin. Finally I could […]

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  • I woke up and I looked through the window of the wooden cabin in Yamanakako. Still cloudy but at least not raining, or stormy as the previous day, when I rode 40 km climbing towards the Fuji Mountain. My hope was to be able to see the summit of Fuji Mountain, impossible to see the […]

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  • 7:00 AM, still raining. I decide to snooze so that hopefully I don’t have to unmount the tent under the water. 8 AM, after a long snooze, still rainning… Finally at 10:30 AM I am ready to go. Late, very late, having ahead 88 km to the capital city of Tokyo! Finally the sun comes […]

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  • Värd i Tochigi av en Honda anställd. Hans namn är Cap och kommer från Thailand. Vi hade en sak gemensamt förutom av passionen för långfärdscykling båda har arbetat i ett stort varumärke inom fordonssektorn. Cirka 40.000 människor arbetar i Tochigi Honda Factory. Cab bidrar genom att testa förbrukningen Bränsle i den tekniska centrum. Tack Cab […]

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  • I had to meet up with Ayaka at 18h at Sukagawa. She was a friend of my friend Nammy from Sendai. She could provide me a place to stay overnight at her parents place. It was 16h and I still had 40km to get there. The day had begun with a 20 km sustained climb […]

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Biking as a passion

As we have mentioned before, we truly believe in letting our colleagues combine their passion with their employment here at inContext. Thanks to our colleagues’ passions in life, we have, to name a few, been surfing in South of France, sailing in the archipelago of Stockholm, climbed on indoor walls and test driven our customer’s vehicles. We are a tight knit team and are lucky to have such dedicated and passionate people working for us.

Our colleague Albert Mola is no exception to the rule. As a passionate and an avid mountain biker, he took on a major biking project and biked through seven countries in Asia: starting in Japan, through China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and finishing in Singapore. He was away for about three and a half months, and during this time he documented the different cultures and traditions in each of these countries, focusing on specific music, dances and food.

We were very excited to follow Albert’s adventure!