What is Now?

To follow my blog is sometimes confusing.

It often seems to be a bit of a guess where I am. Not that that is so important but I don’t want to paint a picture which doesn’t portrait reality.

Right now, I am in Spain with Geo, whom I married. I have stopped cycling about a year ago, yet my blog posts show that I am in Paraguay. That is simply because I am far behind with posting my stories.


I have reached a space where I can do what I already longed for when I was cycling; writing and choosing photos. These main tasks are now behind me.

Being a creative person means that the creativity must have an outlet, and that was something that could not always easily be inserted into a cycling life. A year after I stopped cycling I’m still on a creative high. There are loads of stories, thoughts, transitions and processes that are tripping over to be shown on this weblog.

2-Geo and me 2

Not that I am full of arrogance and not that I find self-importance a high value, I simply want to share since a blog is sort of enabling me to do so.

Future published posts are patiently waiting. Less so am I. So here is an overview of what to expect of pretty remarkable adventurous Paraguay, while the now is that I am savoring the marital life in Spain.


  • Finally the Final’: the height of cycling in the Chaco are the unpaved roads solely connecting cattle farms.


  • The Solitude’s Big Opposite’: I am glad I can stay at such a cattle farm in the Chaco. I end up at farm Iparoma, working with young backpackers, full board for working.



  • Settling In’: I settle in, having to adjust hard, but will I get the much-needed rest, I better stay at the farm.


  • Settled In’: I am settled in, thanks to a nice group of Germans, matured travelers, one of them extracting concealed necessities.



  • Independent in Indepedencia’: Geo and I seem to have found in each other what could be a missing part. Is that really so? By leading a mundane life in a different setting we want to find out whether Geo and I still fit.


  • Abrupt Action Adventure I’: Leaving the pleasant surroundings to return back to the farm to help out our friends on Iparoma farm again. We do so by adding a detour to our, already long, trip back to the Chaco.


  • Abrupt Action Adventure II’: Now a combination of work, socializing and little privacy makes Geo and me want to be on our own. And so we need to leave the hustle and bustle of a farm again.


  • The Arrogance of the White Man I’: Geo says: ‘Let’s go to Cerro Leon’, another escape is in the pipeline. Geo and I are off to the farthest point North, a rather risky undertaking. I’m loving such things.


  • The Arrogance of the White Man II’: With the Enduro motorbike we made it to Cerro Leon National Park where upon returning to the farm we get hopelessly stuck in mud. It’s important to be back in time, as we both return to Germany.


  • The very last post has to be written yet: Geo and I get married in Germany. We prepare a truck to live in yet things go different and we end up running a palace in Spain.


25 responses to “What is Now?

  1. Cindy, my heart is leaping with joy hearing that you and Geo are married. I am absolutely thrilled for both of you, and wishing you both a fantastic and happy life together.
    With much love Nick xx

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  2. Excellent, the trip is full of surprises …
    And I discover cindy as a still traveler telling his roaming
    I love this discovery, which hardly surprises me, makes me smile …
    The talent is always intact, and I admit that’s what matters most.
    I’m glad you’re the “missing part.” on the other hand, I think I also found my “missing part.” 30 years ago …. and it’s still beautiful.


  3. Hello Cinderella, that is just so great. I hope you are both happy forever on. Such a happy post, yaeee. Truck living will be just great. Cant wait to see posts about the fitting out and ongoing adventures. Blessings all around.

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    • Hi there, thank you for your blessings and happy response : ) We hope we will be happy and satisfied and live a long life together too.

      Truck life, this has gone into the fridge for a while, as we Dutch people say. Something came in between and the truck has to wait a bit. But we are sure the truck doesn’t mind as it is an oldie ; )

      But a post about it will come nevertheless, as we (Geo that is) worked a lot on it and it has become beautiful! It is made as if it is a cabin, so romantic! Ah, I can wait to start that journey, yet I look forward to it.

      What are you up to?

      Regards Cindy

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      • Fantastic! Truck can wait. An oldie os a goodie in my books as oldies are much more fixable and I think more durable too.

        Me, I am contemplating a tour up the East coast of Australia… to find my crowd to live amongst. I am done with city madness. But, it is never that simple so I wait for the right moment when the bike is ready and I am ready and weather is good and so on.

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      • Well, the Iveco is not that old, it already has too many computerized features. Its certainly not a Mercedes or Bedfort. But it has to wait anyway, we have enrolled in running a hotel ; )

        Yeah… finding the crowd to live amongst is probably something which has to come to you, by surprise, when you least expected it. City life is terrible, the spiritual madness worst! Can you fix your bike yourself? Weather, obviously, is not in your hands. Well, have a pleasant time anyway : )


      • Bike hmmm I need to order some parts for the rear disc brake otherwise, yes I do the work my self when time and money allow for it. Yeah computers in cars and trucks are so problematic imho. They need lots of sensors and little servos or relays to make it all work. When it’s newish it does and typically they run great and efficiently but sooner or later grime and wear get in there. Connections start to go faulty, sensors break and servos wear out…. now find that intermittent fault probably caused by dirt or some sensor on the verge of going faulty. My mechanic says to me just keep driving it until it finally breaks. Then we can find that broken part. Intermittent faults are terribly hard to find. You can spend a lot of money changing parts you think are causing problems but you cant be sure. Older vehicles didn’t have these problems. When they broke it was obvious and relatively cheap to fix them. Parts that wore out regularly were known and could be dealt with by carrying spares. Sigh. Computers 😛

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      • That is why everything from the old days simply works. It was meant to last a lifetiime, and not, like today, last a period. Now things must be in fashion and that are often 30 in a lifetime! since I am now living in a house (temporarily) I get to use machines, like juicers and mixers, from the ’60, and they still work!! Smae with cars and trucks and just everything made in those earlier years. You bought something for a decent price but you knew it would last! Try that nowadays: no way!!

        Computers are great, but a pain too! It did not make life easier! yet, I love it also.
        Ah yes…. its rather impossible to be without a computer (try banking ; )

        Regards Cindy, enjoy your day. Hope its sunny : ))

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      • Yes, agreed.. about things made properly. Old stuff may not look flashy but mostly, it is made well. I too have a love hate thing about computers. Without them we wouldn’t be able to have this chat…and banking etc. we had a very hot sunny day over 36C. Phew so hot. Hope your day is pleasant. 😀

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