BULLDOG IN MEXICO: From previous travels I knew that México is an allround fantastic travel destination, but this time my aim and motivations were different. As I saw it, México was 'just' a stepping stone on my way to the USA which I was really eager to get to, especially after 10 months in Spanish-speaking Latinamerica. I was ready for a cultural, linguistic change of scene.
Without a doubt I chose to most boring and monotonous route through lowland México (from Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala to Brownsville, Texas/US), yet it was also the flattest and most direct route and that was king priority to me.
Apart from a single rest day in beautiful Veracruz, I cycled every day for 20 days (1.900 km) across México until the Texan border. With in-the-sun temps exceeding 50C, it was a tough and hot ride. No sightseeing mode. Just bulldog.
I spent a considerable amount of time in the air-conditioned OXXO convenience stores (think 7Eleven), cooling off, sipping diet Cokes, munching chocolate bars, and focusing on keeping the motivation high.
3 years 4 weeks & 46.500 km since leaving Denmark, I reached Matamoros in Northeastern México. From here the legendary Rio Grande was the only thing separating me from the US of A and I could hardly contain myself...
🚵🏼♂️ From 2006-2010 I cycled solo around the world. 1.413 days and 62.000 km through 53 countries on 6 continents. This post is part of a multi-chaptered recap of the expedition.
#kerala update...Sorry for the overdose of paradise photos...especially if you live in UK 🙈 but what can I say #Kovalam is a beautiful little town by the sea in tropical jungle surroundings and its 38 degrees ALL the time....I know I know it’s tough!!! Here is my little daily routine yoga at 7.30 am with AJ on his roof terrace studio overlooking the sea...I literally start sweating as soon as I take off my flip flops 🤦🏻♀️ then breakfast muesli with coconut and fruit yumma...then I have an aryuvedic treatment by a little lady who today pummelled me with a hot herb bag....and then poured hot oil on my forehead....it’s a lot nice than it sounds 🤔 am leaving here tomorrow I think....the journey continues #Kerala#india#lonelyplanet#travel#solotravel#lonetraveller#kovalam#aryuveda
“Travel far enough to meet yourself”
Well, to be honest Nepal isn’t the farthest country that I’ve traveled to. However, it is the place where I finally learned how to accept every pain in life and embrace them with unconditional love.
I’ve been through so many ups and downs in life that I often forgot to sit down with myself and check in if I was doing okay 🤷🏻♀️ We sacrificed our body & mental health trying to be someone we are not. We rather be polite & say yes to every requests instead of stopping ourselves and ask if you trying to be this so-called “perfect person” is worth destroying yourself for. Yes of course you should be nice to each other but shouldn’t you realise that you need to have a limit & push the stop button once it felt like you’re just being taken advantage of? I mean, so what if people judge you? You are your own being, so have that control and steer it your goddamn self!
📸 Photo taken by: @majime_ukiyo 🙏🏼 the best tour guide I’ve ever had!