Arriving in Iran

After biking 6000km, I still can’t believe that I made it here. When I started this trip in Paris, the name of Iran was synonymous with outlandish and unreachable. But when I crossed the border, the realization became real. I’m geographically and culturally really far away from home now. The first impressions confirmed the latter statement : I encountered a … Read More

A broader situation update.

I have left my home with the bike 6 months ago. Since then, I’ve crossed a total of 14 countries over 5500km. I’ve been biking around 4 months and had longer stays in Istanbul, Tirana, Zurich and Baku in between. Needless to say, this trip is beautiful and life-changing beyond words. My health is fine and the gear is holding … Read More

Q&A : How does my typical day look like ?

Q: Do you never get bored cycling alone ? I do. But I learn to live with it. It’s when I am alone on the road, and i’ve listened through all my offline playlists, and I have no one to talk to, that the actual magic happens. That’s when inspiration and realization come out of nowhere. Q: What do you … Read More

Crossing into Asia

3150 km into my bike tour- and I crossed the border of Turkey! It’s a new milestone in my trip – marking the end of the western mindset and the start of Islamic countries. I’m excited. It definitely feels further away from home. I’m more alert, but also more curious. And the bike is doing ok so far. My first … Read More

Alone in Pellumba Cave

  On my way from Tirana to Pogradec in central Albania, I heard about a cave in Pellumba. It was a 40 mins hike off the road, so I decided to venture out and explore the place. It was 11AM when I left my bike and started following a stony path into the mountains. The sun dried the ground out … Read More

Who could have predicted that?

This Saturday the most unexpected thing happened to me. I was on my own contemplating a XI century monastery in Ohrid, Macedonia. I pulled my camera and looked through the lens to immortalize the brick and stone building, when I heard a very familiar voice behind me. And here we go, a whole GROUP of ancient friends happen to pass … Read More

A long due update.

Dear friends, I have yet to document most of my trip. I am excited to bring up some updates of my discoveries in Europe. For now, let me share this map with you: In a nutshell, after i crossed the Swiss Alps, I biked towards the Mediterranean coast and Pisa. I then took a train to the Italian capital to … Read More

Beerroteca sends me off to Shanghai

When I arrived in Parma on sunday, I was received by my ex-roomies Alex and Tito. They introduced me to their friends of the Beerroteca. This light-hearted group of people felt like family on the second day =) I also had my first beer in weeks, which was heavenly good. They gave me the mission of bringing the panel Beerroteca.. … Read More

Departure from Paris, 11th of April

Rested, ready, and nervous i mounted my bike and looked at the gleaming sky. The goodbyes passed too quickly.  It felt like stepping in a river whose stream takes possession of your body and of your destiny. At 11.05 I released my last foothold and let it take me. That morning will always stay in my memory.

My planned route

That’s the plan. It is not set in stone and is subject to many variables such as visas, time and money. Each dot represents a important city or checkpoint. Of course I will stop on many other places in between. If you see yourself on my route, let me know! I plan to start my journey in Paris on Tuesday, … Read More