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Thoughts

Questions?

Very often I ask myself the question ‘why?’ This is tiresome, but I need to ask it in order to understand the country and it’s people. I need to ask it myself in order to get answers. And so, now and then, when I allow myself, here comes a lengthy viewpoint of mine…

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Interview

The superior feelings of a cyclist over a public transport traveler

In my opinion, having traveled extensively by public transport as well, the journey on a bicycle is even more deep. Because it is slow, it let me experience the world on a very different level, one which is impossible to retrieve while transported by a vehicle, any vehicle that is. And because my moving is done by my very own efforts, I feel superior, but is that really reason to feel so, a not so beautiful characteristic, arrogantly?

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Interview

Why is someone on a long-term cycle journey?

Annechien, 35 years, from the Netherlands. Traveled through 12 countries with a backpack for 15 months. Then she met cyclist John and he kindly demanded her to cycle with him. She did. They cycled 10.000 kilometers through 2 countries for 12 months.

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Thoughts

Midlife Critic

June 2016: this post is another of my reflections about life on and off a bicycle. Since all of my blogposts are coming into your inbox, this one follows just like all the previous. Just skip it if you’re not into posturing; a non-travel post. Instead, a travelers thought.

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone I

Het land der gebroken navelkoorden

Sierra Leone, wat kan ik erover zeggen? Ik heb nauwelijks tijd om in mijn dagboek te schrijven, ik zit in een ritme dat ik aangenaam vind en dat is een ritme dat sneller is dan voorheen. Ik heb niet eens de mogelijkheid om me in te lezen in dit land, de 15 pagina’s uit de Lonely Planet krijg ik nooit te lezen. Ik volg Brendan. Oliver volgt. Eigenlijk is het wel makkelijk zo, ergens is het een verdere staat van leren loslaten. Ik ga voor het eerst een land in waarvan ik niets weet, waarover ik geen letter gelezen heb.