Our story is much like many. We decided to get on our bicycles and see where it took us. To our surprise and the surprise of our family and friends, five years later the bicycle took us around the world. We did not break any records or become world famous. We have yet to write a book and finish our blog entries. We did not visit as many countries as we would have wanted and most certainly we did not see all that we would have wanted to see or learn in our five years around the world by bicycle
We did, however, gained five years of precious memories. Most of them given to us by all the wonderful people we met along the road. People who housed us, who fed us and who laughed with us. To those, our heroes, we say thanks!
In a world with so much pressure to travel we can only say this (citing Lao Tzu), the journey of a thousand miles stats with a single step. In our case, a single pedal. We have then come to realize that is does not matter the distance or countries you have visited, but is the people you meet that make this life an adventure. People that might be your neighbors, your colleges, your gardeners or your teachers. Talk to them, get to know them. By doing so is like traveling to another world. Because every story is a journey that we can all take part of.
So for those who dream of traveling the world by bicycle and cannot do it at the moment. I invite you to take your bicycle and discover your surroundings. We assure you, you will be impressed by what you can discover. Like Friedel from Traveling Two once told be, “Excitement is just around the corner.”
And to our dozen of readers, we would like to take this moment to thank you. It made us very happy to share our adventure with you.
Now with no further delay we present to you a slideshow we made of our 5 years around the globe. The video centers in on one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had in my existence, sharing the road with the love of life and my wife Annika. This is all for you, my eternal companion!