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After the big trip They came, went... and did it! But where are they now? DID that big trip change their lives? What to do with all the travel experience and how to use it? How to get a job afterwards! Was the trip the best - or worst - thing you ever did?
Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Igor Djokovic,
camping above San Juan river,
Arizona USA



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me, the motorcycle traveler

me, the motorcycle traveler

born into the heart of industry.
raised to be a worker.
trained to be an engineer.
spirited as a traveler.

looking at the horizons.
seeing the road ahead.
riding into the sunset.
feeling the rain on my face.

eating the food of foreign nations.
drinking with strangers.
thinking about the people past.
learning to say goodbye.

living by the day.
feeling the freedom of the moment.
turning left into a side road.
arriving at the end of the world.

fueling up at rusty pumps.
changing oil with greasy hands.
fixing punctures in the midday sun.
sleeping under the stars.

waiting at embassy doors.
crossing remote frontiers.
arguing with people in uniform.
checking into dirty hotels.

missing the ferry boat.
drinking in a noisy bar.
sleeping with a young woman.
leaving the next morning.

buying food in little shops.
ignoring the soldier on the corner.
being stared at by young man.
smiling at dirty children.

trying to understand the old woman.
exchanging emails with fellow travelers.
taking pictures of the bike.
diving into the waves of the sea.

climbing up hills on dusty roads.
walking through museums.
waking up in the park.
drinking coffee out of plastic cups.

hugging a newly found friend.
washing off the dust from the road.
shaving in a cracked mirror.
cutting my girlfriends hair.

getting lost in strange suburbs.
spending the night on the toilet.
paying too little for too much.
shouting at the man behind the counter.

ignoring the speed limit.
reading the tourist brochure.
eating what ever a stranger gives me.
drinking home made spirits.

talking about home, that is not home anymore.
changing the ideas of living.
returning to a place that has not changed.
understanding that I have changed.

not only for the moment
but for ever and for the better.

mika kuhn
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Hey Mika, nice words, hope all is well

Gino & Fiona
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