At this point in time where there are millions of potential photographers out there, traveling like you all over the world, the chances of photographing something unique become harder and harder. Famous places have been, and are being photographed billions of times under pretty much every conceivable atmospheric and/or social condition. While visiting the renowned landmarks of the world may be beautiful enough to make it worthwhile, your chances as a photographer to convey something original about them and provoke any impact are ever so limited, let alone avoiding clichés. After all, what are the odds of getting a unique shot of something like the Taj Mahal these days? As a photographer of this day and age, the need to stay out of the mainstream is the key to rediscover the world and to start finding original beauty in places away from the shot-to-exhaustion tourist attractions. Even remote, hard-to-get-to tribes, like those in the Omo Valley, have already been photographed ad-nauseam (while being awfully corrupted by its influence) and made an attraction themselves; by now, even these have become tourist attractions in their own way.
Given this irreversible state of affairs that will only grow worse, makes it even more relevant, now more than ever, to find beauty and interest somewhere else, in those places that very few people find interesting. It is along those long and neglected stretches between landmarks that you slowly transit with your bicycle, where the magic still remains pretty much untouched and ignored, offering unlimited photographic opportunities. On your slow-paced bicycle you have them all for yourself, right there waiting for you.