I realised this format, country by country, is unrealistic.. Newer posts, in English and mainly in Greek, are to be found in Άτακτα.
Status Update - My lovely brothers and sisters, I salute you. I will start this short note with a small poem I wrote: DEBT A! I O U I am in Switzerland. I had to pause for a bit wandering with my bicycle because of debt accumulation. I have some money in the bank but they are not… Continue reading Status Update Weeks 120 – 128 | Sudan - Πού πάμε μετά; – νότια. τι έχει κάτω από την Αίγυπτο; ωραία φάση λέμε το Σουδάν τι ξέρω για το Σουδάν; σχεδόν τίποτα. ένα πράγμα βασικά. ότι στο Χαρτούμ, που είναι η πρωτεύουσα, ξεκινάει ο ποταμός Νείλος. Στο μυαλό μου έχω το Σουδάν ως «μια πιο βαρετή Αίγυπτος». Είναι από αυτές τις ιδέες/πεποιθήσεις που έχεις και… Continue reading Weeks 120 – 128 | Sudan
Weeks 91 – 96 | Argentina - Oops… one step back to Chile… I received a surprise-video from Alain Feytie, from France, who I met with his lovely wife, Régine while cycling towards the Chile-Argentina borders. I have no words to thank Alain for this really really beautiful video! Enjoy. And now, at the same time period, my own video attempting to… Continue reading Weeks 91 – 96 | Argentina Weeks 78 – 79 | Chile [A] - Weather-beaten and pretty tired I headed to the borders. I had approximately 10 days in and around the Bolivian salt flats. I was over exposed to rain and sun, my eyes were not completely healed, I was eating bread and bananas for the last 3 or 4 days and the bike was in a proper… Continue reading Weeks 78 – 79 | Chile [A] P e r u - Some months before leaving my house in order to travel I had written about the trip: “ I call it a fast forward slow motion trip ” – It’s true! I can ride 250 km in one day, 601 km in 3 days in a row, and 1800 km in 2 weeks, and at the… Continue reading P e r u Weeks 38 – 53 | E c u a d o r - Why 3 months in such a small country like Ecuador? Ecuador is the most diverse country I had ever been in my life. From West to East we have: the Galapagos islands (wildlife refuge with incredible biodiversity), the Pacific Coast (beautiful beaches, famous for surfing), the Andes mountain range that consists of some of the most… Continue reading Weeks 38 – 53 | E c u a d o r Part C, Riding Colombia - WoW! I just counted how many weeks this post is about… Time flies and I am on the same mood.. It’s hard and incredibly time consuming to write a post, because… it’s not just writing.. Imagine that for the video you are gonna find at the end, I had to watch more than 450 video… Continue reading Part C, Riding Colombia Part A – Bogotá, Colombia - My story in Colombia starts 3 months before I land in its capital, Bogotá. It is December the 12, 2015. I am in Paris, France, where I meet Manuela, a friend of a good friend of mine. Manuela is a super-lovely Colombian person who hosted me for one night in Paris in her super-tiny apartment… Continue reading Part A – Bogotá, Colombia
U.S.A | Weeks 8 – 20
USA – My essay - I have to admit that I liked the pun in the title… What you are about to read is far from an essay… It is more some random thoughts on my time in the States and my view of the American lifestyle as I experienced it for 3 months, riding from Boston to Miami (The Atlantic Coast… Continue reading USA – My essay Weeks 11, 12, 13 – New York, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C - Τhis is Monday, the 18th of January, 2016 Washington DC – 14:32 I am writing from a Barnes & Nobles / Starbucks – bookstore / cafe right now. If we consider myself and my equipment (all the stuff I carry in this trip) as one, I am so spatially e x p a n d e d… Continue reading Weeks 11, 12, 13 – New York, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C
EUROPE | Weeks 1 – 7
Week 7 – Switzerland, France - 11 days – I had: proper rest and family love in Zurich, a perfect host in Basel, a terrifying night of camping in Villersexel, a last-moment and luxurious camping in Langres, a train in Troyes, my friends in Paris, before-the-flight stress in Charles de Gaulle Airport, 20 minutes in Iceland, 2 hours under captivity in Boston… Continue reading Week 7 – Switzerland, France Week 6 – Italy, Switzerland - No flow this week – just random thoughts – small bits and pieces. Feelings | Facts | Images | Videos | People | Moments 40 days far from home. But now I am really into it – I don’t look back anymore.. Maybe I should start saying 410 days left to go back home. But, still, this is not sure.. 6 weeks was enough… Continue reading Week 6 – Italy, Switzerland Week 5 – Slovenia, Italy - In Italy! 1 month + 2 days in total. 3rd country in this week. 4 weeks far from home. 18 rides – 106 hours cycling – 2.131 km! Woohoo! 😀 Now lying on my bed at a Venezian hostel (20 €/night w/breakfast, this city is soooo expensive!) – ready to write down what’s been happening these last days. I… Continue reading Week 5 – Slovenia, Italy Weeks 3, 4- Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia - More days + more places + more people + more incidences = stronger feelings! If the trip goes on like this, I am seriously considering not to go back home! ( just kidding, dad 😉 ). I would have left yesterday for Ljubljana (Slovenia), but I said “no, no more input – sit down, concentrate and write”. Recall, describe, create images – embed photos, edit videos, upload.… Continue reading Weeks 3, 4- Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia Week 1 – Greece, Albania - Today is the 9th day far from home and I tried yesterday to bring in mind and describe all the interesting bits so far. I hadn’t found some time to properly write down my thoughts, or even put my photos in order, so what you get here is a bit messy. Firstly, I ‘d like to say… Continue reading Week 1 – Greece, Albania
The Story so far I - So, at some point during my childhood, an incident happen that shocked me a litle bit in regard to “the world of adults”. I was at my aunt’s place, hearing her counting backwards the days to vacations. She could tell you right away when there is a bank holiday, and how many three-days-in-a-row you ‘ll get… Continue reading The Story so far I The History so far - Of course I am not the only one finding e-bikes appropriate for something more than daily commuting or in-the-city-rides. There are already some people who attempted long distance e-bike cruises, and actually, there is a couple riding right now on Europe to set a new e-bike long-distance World Record. Let us meet them: A Spanish… Continue reading The History so far