About me

"I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that"
Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstockings

In July 2018, with tears in my eyes, I was packing for my first solo cycling trip. One fundamental question was buzzing in my head: what the hell was I doing to quit my job without a plan?
That’s when I learned about the existence of a mysterious unit of measurement: the threshold mile, which is longer than the nautical mile, the Norwegian mile, or the Chinese mile. This crossing the threshold of myhome, leaving behind a safe and stable life was the most difficult part of the journey.

Since then, paradoxically, I feel most at home when I admire a completely unknown road from the saddle, with no one beside me and all my belongings in two panniers and a handlebar bag. With my bike, I have visited Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands etc. Sometimes, instead of cycling, I hike (mountain hiking is my great passion, despite my fear of heights), and in winter I go cross-country skiing.

Travelling is my training of attentiveness, courage, curiosity and openness. In a collision with the Other, I try to unlearn what I thought I knew and get to know the world without prejudice. Visiting a new place, I love discovering step by step how it functions and putting the pieces of the puzzle together in my head. No geography or history lesson, no book or film, has taught me as much about the world as random encounters on the road.

On the blog, I share my travel stories, insights and advice on solo travel, bicycle touring and other travel-related topics.