How it came to be
Tuesday 1 May 2007 15 °C
We are Wim and Amy, two people with ambitious ideas and lots of free time. Wim just finished his PhD, I quit my job, and we were about to leave Belgium and move to New Mexico, USA. But with no kids, no house, no dog, or anything else in particular we decided that it was high time to go on an adventure.
So we decided to bike to Asia. The idea to go by bike came little by little. First is was the travel agent who informed us that it would cost 7.500 Euros per person to fly around in Asia. Then it was an inspiring book about bike travel. And then our really fun bike trip to Amsterdam. After all of this, we thought, what the hell, let's just bike to Asia! Despite our lack of any biking experience and our growing bellies, we are fully convinced that we can do this.
This is the line we drew on the map. We will maybe, perhaps sort of follow it. If we do, we will be visiting former Yugoslavian countries, member states of the axis of evil, Pakistan, India, and SE Asia. Whatever happens, we hope to be able to entertain you over the next year with stories of courage, malaria, and diarrhea.