My journey is about to face some changes. I have to recalibrate my compass. My enthusiasm has considerably waned recently. I have learnt and experienced a lot in the course of the last 3 years. About myself, about people and about life. Life seems so simple and infinitely complex at the same time. I see the meaning of life in harmony and in making love flow. You must be familiar with the feeling when time seizes to exist and becomes meaningless. You just bend down to the gracefully swaying flower by the side of the road and breath in its fragrance. It spreads through your whole body. It casts a spell on you. A stranger smiles at you on the street. They perhaps even wave at you. They love you. Can it be possible? Sure, it can! Just look into the eyes of a baby and you’ll see infinity.
Before I start the storytelling I have to admit that Thailand has really touched me. Spiritually and aesthetically as well. I was cycling across the country feeling like the whole population belonged to my family and my journey was an exotic kind of visiting relatives thanks to the kindness and humility of the Thai people. And there was one more thing that completely fascinated me: beside nearly all the houses, stores, parks and rivers little houses could be seen. My curiosity burned with the desire to find out what these weird, fairytalelike, doll’s house looking buildings were, that reminded me of bird tables. So I plunged myself into the Thai tradition a little bit.
We had a great chat today with the Evobike company. We decided to take off at once. Szalag awaits us at the tree.. 🙂
With the help of a mexican friend who happened to be staying here, we put together this roadplan. After touching shore on the west coast, we plan to sweep through the United States in 3 months, due south. So we can get in and out of the land of opportunity sans visa.
This day is special. Not just because its April fool’s day (an attribute we know all too well), but because this is the first time the two of us were able to sit down to one table at the same time. This allows us to see the same thing and at the same time, too. This is what bonds us for quiet a while. So the worthile work has started. Though in the past months, seperately we have put a lot of energy into organizing our common journy, the two streams have met, and forming a river, it surges forward with elemental energy. The result of this is that the first content has reached our blog and we put a little time into fine tuning its shape too. With this, we have launched something that will give you lots of news and joy for about the next two years.
It is no coincidence we named our news flow Momentum, because from now on, we will hit the pedals. In exactly two months from now, we are going to be actually on our way. Boredom will have no chance to hit us until then either, cause we still have plenty to take care of before the start. During this time you can join us and follow how we prepare for the most exciting part of our lives: around the world on a bike. Sponsors, supporters, aka. Backwind, it wouldn’t hurt if you start blowing…
Life is good.
Today we had a conversation on the phone with Mr. Szalag, who shared with me an important and interesting thought: Though we are still preparing, we are already on our way.
This simple preposition blows away any doubt or stress. It can take me to an exciting state, which has the nice side effect of this falling into place at break neck speed.
So now I decide that I am already on the journey 🙂 Today will be the final day of planning the around world trip (that I personally cannot wait to start) cause I just have to write in a few dozen countries into the final plan. Then it is time to celebrate 🙂 Since its always great to celebrate.
I dreamt and put into a spreadsheet the planend route. It looks like it comes from a fairy tale…
|Start||Comment||Distance (km)||Period (day)||Date|
|2th day – Kiskunhalas||177||2||2015.06.01|
|Pakistan (Ali Abad)||Hunzák||10876||150||2015.10.27|
|El Salvador or Honduras|
It seems we have plenty of errands to run before we launch. We just got a letter from Árpi and his wife who are on the road on their recumbent for almost 4 now. We plan a similar route, so from Hungary, we will attack to the East, and when time comes, we shall return from the West.
According to the letter, we have to shift up a gear so we can get the necessary visas and vaccines. We plan to launch at the end of May, every errand will have to get done perfectly till then.
It is the 5th of March, 2015. My name day, and also a 10 million times multiplier day.
Perfect day for the birth of our online diary that will record the adventures of our exciting journey.
Life is good.