[‘Friends of the road (Vrienden van de weg)’ bestaat enkel in het Engels, excuses hiervoor]
I’d like to dedicate a page to all people who help me on my way to Taiwan.
People who offer me a night stay in their garden, stable, garage or flat. People who offer me a shower, breakfast, some food for the road, homemade tidbits, water or a nice chat. People who put effort in showing me the right direction.
People who mean a lot to me.
People I instant like and love.
People who make my journey memorable.
People who deserve a special thank you, bedankt, merci, danke schön, děkuji, dzięki, спасибі, mulțumesc, благодаря, teşekkürler, …
People I call friends.
Thanks a million!
On my second day in Czech Republic I bumped into this guy, a nice cross country mountainbiker. He was quiet impressed about my journey😉 and wanted an interview for their local newspaper. He invited me for a coffee. The bar was closed, so we talked just in front. Nice meeting you #CzechRepublic
Paulina, sweet Paulina, lives in Prague, originally from Slovakia, met her via warmshowers.org, slept at her place, went together to the farmers market and had really nice chats. Thank you so much dear Paulina #CzechRepublic
Nina (Germany) & Dante (Argentina), the most adorable couple in Prague. I could live with them in their beautiful apartment. First one day, then two… it was way too nice to leave. We cycled together on Prague’s Critical Mass and went in the evening to a hardcore street concert. We shared (cycle) stories and cooked together yummy vegetarian meals. In other words, a wonderful time with a wonderful people. Thanks a million Nina and Dante! #CzechRepublic
This lady was more into offering water than the cat. The cat on the other hand was more into posing the lady #CzechRepublic
On my way to viewpoint Kozakov I stopped to read the information board. Suddenly this Bianchi-man was standing next to me. Two hours later we were still there, chatting. I like this kind of unexpected encounters and especially when the sun shows up after many rainy days #CzechRepublic
Viewpoint Kozakov… I’ll finally reached it. It’s a mekka for paragliders. I was sitting there for quit a while and watched all paragliders going up (and down) or at least trying to. The paraglider in front started talking to me. He told me tips and tricks on how to paraglide. Something extra for my bucketlist #CzechRepublic
On a Friday evening in April I met Matej filming in the streets of Broumov. It was already dark (I walked too long in the beautiful Broumovsko National Park) and didn’t find a safe spot to camp. I’ll asked the guy if he lived in the neighbourhood and if they had a garden where I could pitch my tent. Together we went to his house. Daddy Mike said it was fine. While pitching my tent he came over with a bottle of Slivovitch and two tiny glasses. A little shot was my welcome. Because you can’t stand on one leg, he offered me a second one. A bit later daughter Dominika brought me a sandwich and a bottle of hot water for tea. And when I was completely installed I was invited in the house where more tea, Slivovitch and appetizers were served on a tray of… Unicef 🙂 The next morning I could join a great breakfast. My last night in Czech Republic was really memorable thanks to this warm encounter. Thank you so much Lenka, Mike, Matej and Dominika #CzechRepublic
I always like meeting children. Language barrier is less a problem. They just talk in their language, I talk in mine. When seeing my bike they became instantly enthusiastic and helped me pushing it for quite a while on steep terrain. Thanks guys #CzechRepublic