31 de março de 2009

Travelling around the world... by Bike!

Keiichi Iwasaki is a 36 years old japanese who, in 2002, decided to leave his ordinary life in Japan and start a travel around the World on a bike! After passing through 36 countries he finally arrived in Portugal and decided also to spend a few days in our dear Rosette Int. Hostel. Meanwhile he already joined an expedition in Nepal to climb the Everest, crossed the Caspian sea on a row boat and pedal all his way through Asia and Europe. But he wishes to keep on going for 5 more years in order to pass trhough Africa, South and North America until he reaches Japan again, his homecountry that he doesn't see since he left 7 years ago. What keeps him going it's not just the will to see the World but also to spread a message of Peace. In the end he whishes to write a book with the memories of his adventures.

Without any sponsors he earns what he needs by doing magic tricks on the streets which also gives him the chance to meet the locals and from time to time even the local and national media becomes interested in his story and publishes it. This happened in Lisbon with the newspaper Correio da Manhã that published his story on the 22nd of March edition.

If you're interested to know more about this amazing and inspiring fellow friend visit his website at www.feel-the-earth.com or just take the chance to send him a message with your thoughts.

All the best to you Keiichi Iwasaki san!!  

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