As always – a new week, a new post. Boy I love Mondays! (well, not really…).
Today I have a very special guest blogger. His name is Cari, he’s from China, and he’s about to start his dream journey in a couple of days: cycle around the world with his dog Harry. He emailed me his story, and I was deeply moved by it, I knew I had to share it with you.
This is his story.
My name is Cari. I’m a dream-seeker, I like nature,animals, cycling and Photography.
I am planning a round-the-world cycling trip with my dog Harry. It will be a cross-intercontinental journey that covers Asia, Europe and North America. The whole cycling trip covers about 15500 miles. Starting at 312 national road in Shanghai, on the east coast of China, we will cross the mainland of China. We will then travel the Ancient Silk Road and arrive in the Middle East. Next we will pass the Balkans and enter Europe. Next is the Aegean Sea, through the Mediterranean to the Apennine peninsula, On to Central Europe, around Scandinavia, into the North Atlantic, along the west coast of the Mediterranean Sea to reach the Alps. Now across the Atlantic Ocean we go and arrive on the East Coast of the United States. We then travel across the US to the West coast and finally we return to the starting point in Shanghai. I will travel through 23 countries, including China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Italy, the Vatican, Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.
June 2012, Harry and me went on our longest journey, 70 days. It started from SuZhou City, covering 8,000 miles; we went to ChengDu City, cycled on the SiChuan-Tibet Highway. We ran into mudslides, hail, heavy rain, lack of oxygen but finally arrived at Everest then Nepal. After a ride through the Qaidam Basin, Hoh Xil, Qinghai-Tibet line to go back to Suzhou, we completed the most important journey in our lives.
On the way, we will stop by the animal rescue centers to see the homeless dogs. I appealed to people observe and help the school and food deprived children from poverty area Western China. It to ride a bike in the form of more people concerned about the low carbon travel, actively promote the choice of a healthy low-carbon way to travel. Not only to share our travel stories with you but also spread the meaning of the journey. I hope can more and more people who need help. Hope more and more attention and help them. We don’t have much savings but we have brave hearts to climb mountains, and to breathe thin air. We always have faith and nothing can stop our hearts from realizing our dreams.
I hope people can help this charity cycling.
Cari & Harry