Doing an Armstrong - Biking across Europe - the best of France, Belgium and Netherlands. http://bit.ly/zafAT1
mygola explores one of the most unique ways to rediscover Europe - biking across it. The cobble stone streets, the beaten tracks and occasional unmarked trails. Not to mention, the breathtaking scenery and the changing sights.
By the time I landed in Zanzibar I felt like a real stranger in a strange land. It was absolutely beautiful but it felt almost unattainable to really connect with the people there. During one of the sunsets, some local boys were climbing atop an old cargo ship and jumping off the side. It reminded me of my own childhood summers on Lake Michigan, jumping off sand dunes into the water. I sat and watched them leap, again and again, for close to an hour. It made me feel like we weren’t so different after all.
The thing is, many lifestyles are lonely. A single mother who has to work two jobs, people who are settled away from their home town for work purposes who find it hard to make new friends, unhappy introverts, and thousands of other types of people stuck in situations and routines they see no way out of. And yet nobody ever asks them how lonely they are.
In 1984, 24-year-old Elspeth Beard rode solo around the world on her used 1974 R60/6 BMW motorcycle, in search for a taste of adventure before settling down. The trip, covering 48,000 miles, lasted nearly three years. (The Telegraph)