Biking to the Black Sea and Back Home

I was dreaming of an adventure. A big adventure. A bike around the world Europe and seize the day kind of adventure. The months before my departure were filled with working, preparing, packing and working. I saved every penny, hoping that it would buy me enough time. Time I could spend traveling, being on the road, having my adventure. The third of April I opened my front door, got on my new, still unnamed bike and started to pedal.

Packing
2012, a bike around Europe and seize the day kind of adventure…
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Ready to GO!

They say that there is no such thing as bad weather…

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Maloja Pass, Switserland

… just bad clothes…

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Bad clothes or bad weather?

But despite the endlessly cold, rainy April days, I enjoyed.

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Hello hail!

I appreciated the little things. The magical moment when the sun starts to warm your freezing cold feet.

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Hello Sun!!

And the evening sun with its’s last bit of warmth, shining right on your camp spot.

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Sweet evening Sun 🙂

I felt strong!

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Cheerful and RED!

I felt good.

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Hairy sunbed

I felt tired.

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Grumpy morning mood along the Danube

I felt sad.

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˝I speak because I can…˝

I felt puzzled.

puzzled
???

I felt sweaty.

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Pffff

And I felt hungry.

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Once upon a time, I was a vegetarian….

I was alone, but not lonely. I was searching, but not lost. When I felt sad, it was alright. It all felt real and all of it together was a true adventure.


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