A tribute to my hosts

Since I started using “Warmshowers”  in Victoria (Vancouver Island) and also before, I met so many nice people who invited me to their homes or for a meal. Sometimes planned, sometimes spontaneously. (as a kid I learned not to go with strangers)

I am very grateful for your hospitality the trust and think of that many times when I am riding my bike. I made a lot of friends, saw old friends, in some cases I felt I was part of the family. :-) :-) :-)

Many of my hosts not only provided me with a place to sleep and a shower, some even invited me for a meal or let me do laundry – far more than I would ask for. Strangers gave me food, material or something on the streets and encouraged me to continue my trip and let me feel that it is something special what I do.

It is in fact, but is even more special, when I feel that response from other people. In some cases I felt just to talk to people and telling what I do is very inspiring for them. In some cases it is maybe a wish for  change, in other cases people will change parts of their life.  This is a very good feedback and also inspires me a lot. ( I should maybe found a bicycle sect ;-))

So even if there are many weird Americans from an arrogant European point of view, I met the best on my trip and it is a great country for travelling and especially for cycling.

So if you do something special you will encounter a lot of special things and this is the difference between a trip and a vacation.

Travelling is the best way of education and the best way to spend your money.

Thank you all


Über den Wolken… sagt Mark Medlock:

ist die Freiheit grenzenlos – auch auf dem Fahrrad.

Ich habe ja schon viel erlebt auf meiner Reise und natürlich gibt es auch Tage die weniger erfreulich verlaufen, aber es gibt immer wieder Tage wo ich denke: “Das gibts doch gar nicht”. So zum Beispiel an diesem Tag. Ich bin superspät in Vancouver gestartet und habe dann wegen einbrechender Dunkelheit einen Zeltplatz in der Nähe von Autobahn, Eisenbahn und Flughafen gesucht. Weiterlesen