Archivio per la categoria ‘Europa’

Cairns to Finland 2004 – 2006

30 gennaio 2009

In February 1998 Sy Aliisa became my home. In 2004 she took me to the world. I had no pension plan, no property and no safety nets to fall on. With only my savings, a boat and my heart, Life welcomed me. This site is about the journey, where it took me, where it’s taking me, and bit more… (more…)

Cruise to the Arctic, Scotland, Portugal, Bahamas, Cuba …

26 gennaio 2009

There are people who think it is irrational to cross a large ocean in a small boat. After all, you could cross it for considerably less expense in a plane. It has been suggested people do it to chase something, like Captain Ahab. Or, that you are escaping something. In fact, we go sailing because it is fun. If we get into trouble now and again the danger adds to the excitement- in retrospect. (more…)

Iceland by Bicycle – 1999

2 settembre 2008

I made my first trip to Iceland in the summer of 1996. I had just under 3 weeks to stay.
This web journal is about my trip in the summer of 1999. This time I had 4 full weeks. Again, as in 1996, none of my friends could make the trip so I would go it alone. This trip circles the main bulk of Iceland.
I traveled 2000 km by bicycle, covered a little distance by bus, camped every night, met some great people and once again had the time of my life.

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1997 – Pakistan Cina Italia

2 settembre 2008

Non mi considero un viaggiatore nel senso stretto del termine, ma una persona che ha avuto la fortuna e la voglia di viaggiare molto. Ho fiancheggiato l’Indo, attraversato la catena del Karakorum, il Pamir, parte dell’Asia Centrale, il deserto del Karakumy, la catena dei monti Kopet che divide il Turkmenistan dall’altipiano iranico, ho attraversato il massiccio dell’Elburz che fiancheggia la depressione caspica e mi sono sentito a casa ai piedi del monte Ararat in Turchia, dove dopo aver oltrepassato l’altipiano anatolico e la catena del Tauro sono giunto in Grecia e poi in Italia.
Ho sognato di fare quello che stavo facendo, e sogno ancora. (more…)

Cycling from England to South Africa 2006 – 2007

8 luglio 2008

I really can’t believe that I’ve made it – After ten months of cycling, I’ve finally reached Cape Town!! I’ve done it, but now its over, it feels kind of strange knowing that I don’t have to get on the bike to move on to the next place. I fly out of Cape Town on the 25th and land in England on the 26th, but now, its beer o’clock!

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Planet by Bike 2005-2006

24 giugno 2008

A solo bicycle trip of approximately 16,000 miles in 26 countries

Between 2005-2006, I completed a solo bicycle trip of approximately 16,000 miles in 26 countries. This trip started in Lisbon, Portugal and ended in my hometown, Aguas de Sao Pedro, Brazil. The trip lasted about 12 months and involved every challenge I could imagine. The trip was completed by bicycle but planes, buses and ships were used when routes were impassable by bicycle. I am proof that ordinary people like me can achieve great things. Go for your highest ambitions and see for yourself what you are capable of.

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