Discovering the world’s diversity!

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do
than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbour.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
(Mark Twain)

 

Start of our bicycle journey overland from Münster, Germany to New Zealand:
6th October 2012

Arrival in Germany:
20th December 2015

Our shadows in Türkmenistan

Our shadows in Türkmenistan

 

These are the 23 countries we visited in 3 years (38 months):

Germany, (Austria), Slovenia, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan

Route Germany to NZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

For an interactive map please go to “route” or click here !

Why are we travelling by bicycle?
It is environmentally friendly, sportive and we can travel at an adequately slow speed. Furthermore, we are very close to people and nature as much as we are independent and can travel off the beaten track.

While travelling by bike we would like to discover world’s diversity by getting to know it’s amazing people and beautiful nature. Besides that, we would like to gather good ideas, positive experiences and life philosophies from people we meet (see “impulses“).

Brazil

Brazil 2010

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We hope you will enjoy reading our blog!
Alex & Jana

 

 

After 3 years of cycle travelling overland from Germany to New Zealand we would like to say:

– THANK YOU –

Every day we met people along our way, even in the most remote place on this earth.
Every day these people have helped us. Every day presents have been given to us.
A smile, a greeting, a tea, a meal, a shower, a roof for the night, a hint, a thought, an inspiration, some drinking water, a ride, a helpful item, a translation …and so much more!

A tremendous amount of people have been part of this journey, have been and are a mosaic piece in a vast picture which will accompany us for the rest of our life. Thank you so much!

Thank you” in all the languages we came across:

Danke
(German)

Hvala
(Slovenian)

Mille grazie
(Italian)

Ευχαριστώ πολύ (Efharistó polí)
(Greek)

Çok Teşekkürler
(Turkish)

Sipas
(Kurdish)

ممنونم (Cheli mamnun)
(Farsi)

Sag bol
(Turkmen)

Rahmat
(Uzbek)

Чоң рахмат (Chong rakhmat)
(Kyrgyz)

Рахмет! (Raxmet!)
(Kazakh)

Спасибо! (Spasibo!)
(Russian)

Баярлалаа (Bayarlalaa)
(Mongolian)

謝謝 [谢谢] (xièxie)
(Mandarin)

ཐུགས་རྗེ་ཆེ་། (tujay-chay)
(Tibetan)

Cảm ơn bà (woman speaking)
Cảm ơn ông
(man speaking)
(Vietnamese)

ຂອບໃຈ (Khob chai)
(Lao)

ขอบคุณ ค่ะ (kop khun kha, woman speaking)
ขอบคุณ ครับ
(kop khun krap, man speaking)
(
Thai)

ေက်းဇူးတန္ပါတယ္။ (ch-eh-zu tin-bah-dey)
(Burmese)

Terima kasih
(Malay)

நன்றி (nandri)
(Tamil)

多謝 (dòjeh) – for a gift
唔該 (m̀hgòi) – for a service
(Kantonese)

Terima kasih
(Indonesian)

Thanks, mate
(Australian)

Thanks, bro
(New Zealand Kiwi Slang)

Kia ora
(Maori)

Arigato gosaimas
(Japanese)

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