13 Dec 2010

Ultimate OE - Kylie Phaup-Stephens

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 13 December 2010

Kylie Phaup-Stephens is finally back in New Zealand after the ultimate OE. She clocked up 50-thousand kilometers in 22 countries in 20 months on a cheap mountain bike. On a budget of just under 8 dollars a day, Kylie started in London and cycled alone through Europe. But then she went off the beat track. Way off it , through Iran, Kosovo and even Afghanistan. She fought off men in Iran, trying to get into her tent in Iran, horrific cycling conditions in China, and incredible kindness by the New Zealand Army in Afghanistan who gave her milo and a hot shower.