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Bruce Lellman


Title Ratings
Unchained Melody 10397
To Begin Again 7676
Unmettled Roads 7823
This Time Tomorrow 3187
Both Sides of Paradise 1647


I emigrated from Minnesota to Portland, Oregon in 1982 to improve upon my winters.  Fortunately I can't think of another place I'd rather live than Portland.  I've been a photographer since I was 7 years old and also I like to grow things.  My mate of many years is the lovely Andrea Brown.  I'm currently building a small house in our back yard which is interesting since I have never before built anything.    

Although I have spent years (cumulatively) traveling in Asia for the past 49 years, it wasn't until I was 61 years old when I discovered cycle touring.  Without ever having ridden a fully loaded bike, even around the block, Andrea and I started our first cycling trip in Myanmar in 2014, (Both Sides of Paradise).  I loved cycle touring immediately.  Being able to get ourselves to places where public transport doesn't go is the ultimate in freedom.

We ride Bike Friday folding bikes built in Eugene, Oregon.  

If you are interested in my Instagram it's @pancakekingdom.  In the early days of tourism in Burma/Myanmar there was a little tiny paradise (for backpackers) of a restaurant on a grassy back path in Naungshwe (Inle Lake).  There you could get clean, delicious, western foods, unique at the time.  It's still there in fact.  Its name - Pancake Kingdom.