The Wonderful Family of the Trenton’s, Lerino, Italy

Feeling blessed for meeting the Trenton’s! It’s early days for me cycling around the world and I’m still nervous about wild camping, especially in sight of humans.  It’s getting late, I’m exhausted and I view a field which would be perfect.  I ring a bell on a gate of a house, overlooking the spot where I want to camp.  I ask […]

Andre is 30 Years Cycling Around the World, Italy

It’s not even midday when I cycle past a couple of drunks on a bench.  I realise I’m going the wrong way and turn back. Passing them again I notice a bicycle set up for touring and I stop to say hello.  Andre tells me he is from East Germany and began cycling around the world long before the wall came […]

Human Compassion, Lake Garda, Italy

Today’s purpose is to pedal my way to Italy’s Lake Garda, ending my day with a bath in the lake. Purpose means nothing when I get my East and South directions mixed up and I don’t arrive to Lake Garda until 8.30pm. Much to my horror on arrival Lake Garda is bumper to bumper with a tourist traffic jam.  It is horrendous […]

Cycling on a Motorway, Switzerland

It’s my first motorway ‘oopsie’ of the world tour by bicycle and  I manage a whopping 20 km which ends in blue lights and sirens.  The police inform me there has been call after call about a girl cycling along the motorway.  In the UK, a blue sign indicates a motorway whilst a green sign indicates a lesser road; suitable for cyclists.  In […]