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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Welcome to my blog ! Maybe you have met me in person, or you are just a curious wandering soul. In any case, welcome. This is my first time writing, and it will need some time getting used to. I have always been good at keeping things for myself. Maybe this marks the day where Basile opens up to the … Read More