Dmitry is a professional photographer whose photos have been featured in Outside Magazine, Momentum Magazine, the Wall Street Journal (and, once, on a Wheaties Box). His passion for photography and bikes led to his acclaimed #BikeNYC project and to the photos used on our blog.
Mila left her job in New York in 2014, where she was a litigator at an international firm. Although her legal skills don’t translate as directly to blog content, she does do most of the drafting here.
We met at UC Berkeley in 2003 and moved to Cairo shortly after we started dating in 2005. Living in Egypt for a year was a daily challenge and adventure that showed us how much we loved discovering new places together, and we continued to travel frequently after moving to New York in 2006. A few years later, while Mila was in law school, we lived for a semester in Amsterdam, where we both realized how much we love riding bikes together. After nearly 10 years together, we are combining these two loves – travel and bikes – on a new adventure.
We have been pinching our pennies and, when Mila left her job in 2014, we sold a lot of our furniture and left our Brooklyn apartment behind to begin traveling.
Although we have traveled a lot together, and ridden bikes a lot together, we had never done classic bike touring until we got to Thailand in November 2014. Thus, we’ve been learning as we go along. We haven’t camped during our travels in SE Asia and India (guest houses are too well-priced) but we do carry all our luggage on our bikes and ride in between destinations when the distances aren’t too far. Otherwise, we take advantage of the portability of the Bromptons to travel by train, bus, ferry, plane, tuk tuk, and taxi.
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