On these adventurous 14 months of my life, I’ve had the chance to know so many things: good people, great friends, different food, impressive landcapes and amazing-wild adventures.
Since I was a backpacker in Mexico I always like to explore and meet people from different latitudes, that’s how I have connected with friends who live in Europe, South America and the States. Networking works for personal and professional porpuses.
When you are travelling for so long , you become in a discipline person since the time you have to wake up and how to pack your stuff. I tried also to be healthy and I only got flu when I was riding on my bike in Croatia and later when I was in Berlin.
When I sold my bike in Hanoi, I had a weird feeling, definitely it was time to leave Vietnam, but also I felt vulnerable and dependent, because I was the total owner of my mobility with the bike. I rode there for 3 months and before that for 6 months in Europe. When I arrived to Thailand I tried to enjoyed the blessed weather, nice people, different language and food. But based on my budget I couldn’t affoard to buy another 2nd hand bike or rent it. Only when I went to Ayuttaya I rented a scooter for one day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlFijvysgJA
I totally prefer traveling on a bike, but also I enjoy to walk a lot, that’s why I walked a lot in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. I felt that something was missing…riding a bike. This is a hard time having so many changes in my life, I felt sad because I was not riding a bike, but that time helped me to think about next steps in my life.
The plan, after Thailand, was to fly to Germany, to spend time with my boyfriend. I took 3 flights: Chiang Mai-Hong Kong-Moscow-Berlin, approx. 36 hours in total, very exhausting but affordable flights.
My time in Berlin was so remarkable: I spent 3 months with my boyfriend and his family; eating German food and learning German language. There I got a bicycle,which brought me back to basics, For four weeks I went everyday to the Volkshochshule -for 3.5 hours per day learning German- with a great teacher and studying along with other people from different countries, from Afghanisthan to Macedonia. I was so happy riding a bicycle.It was my “Movement meditation”.