My first post! Im still in KL, Malaysia while writing this, in my room, sweating in the hot weather and my aircond isnt working! Well, im not gonna write so much about my preparation, basically its gonna be nonsense in this very first sexy post! As those of you who are wondering what this blog is all about… its about my travel experience, where i will be cycling alone, from Litang (South China, well… not so south) all the way into Omsk, somewhere in the Central Siberian Plateau, Russia. Ill be flying to Chengdu nxt week on tuesday (11/5) and on wed morning (12/5) i will climb Mt Emei Shan, south of Chengdu. Uhh.. that mountain have been teasing me for months, and nxt week im gonna conquer that sexy mountain! Then, somewhere on the 18th, i will start pedaling from Litang, all the way into the Siberian Plateau!!… passing by great mountain range like the Himalaya, Karakoram, Altai and the Hindu Kush!
Nothing much for my preparation really. Ive been preparing this for my whole life, since the day i was born. I believe that everything happens for a reason. Even the smallest things. Cycling under the hot sun and climbing hills everyday during my schooldays, problems that i encounter and many more things that ive done and experienced, happened for a reason. and now everything seems clear, i started to realized that those things happen because god is preparing me to undertake this tough journey, where im gonna cross the huge asia continent alone by cycling with the distance of 9000 kilometers at least.
Cycling uhmm, simply the best way to travel in my opinion. Flight is to get you from point A to point B. Travel by car, bus, train, hmmm….. i dont want to limit the experience of my travel journey just by watching the view from the glass window. Cycling, i travel in a very slow phased, allowing me to enjoy the scenery, feel the sexy wind blows, smell the local air, listen to the local ambient sound.. hmmm… Also, i have freedom to go wherever i wanna go, which road to take, and anytime i want.
Why why why???
Im bored living the routine life. Really! Working hard for the whole month, getting paid at the end of the month, spend the money, pay all the bills, then continue working again for another month, and the cycle goes on and on and on for 12 times a year… to what end? So, i choose to do crazy things in my life. The way i look at it, in life, we have to choose between 2. Security and freedom. U can have only 1. I have chosen freedom thus i will lose the security. Compare a fish in a pond and a fish in the wild ocean. If u choose to be a fish in a pond, u will get security. Ppl will feed u every few hours, u dont need to worry as ure safe! But your world is limited. But if u choose to be the fish in the wild ocean, u have to hunt! or else, u die. Also be prepared to get eaten by bigger fish! But nonetheless, u have freedom, the ocean is yours, the world is your playground :)
And also, to me, living in this life without traveling and experiencing the world, is a wasted life. Theres a saying, “to live in this world without traveling the world, is like wandering in a great library without touching a book”, uhmm something like that. think i got it from 1 of the paulo coelho books… cant remember…
Uhmmm…. the route i will be taking is simply the hardest cycling route in the world. Its mountainous, and i love being in high places. It wont be smooth and i will never underestimate the journey. Firstly, i definitely gonna face problems with those cute China officers especially when trying to sneak in the Tibetan province. Altitude sickness in the Himalaya and the Tibetan Plateau, it will kill me if i take this lightly! Thinking about those deadly and sexy Tibetan wolves, uhhhh… Crossing borders between countries wont be as smooth, as this is not Europe. At the time of writing this, Kyber Pass, the gate into Afghanistan that leads to Kabul from Peshawar, Pakistan is currently close temporarily. Hmmm…. The alternative?… mmm there is another border crossing to Afghanistan in Chaman that leads to Kandahar, but its extremely dangerous and i dont think i will use this way to cross into Afghan. Even if i managed to cross the Wakhan Corridor in north afghan, the border along Afghan-Tajikistan, is heavily landmined… and those landmines are not sexy… so….
Halal Food? mmmmm…..
No idea, we’ll see. But i swear to god, if i were to starve to death, and i see a pig in front of me, uhhhh, that pig is gonna be very unlucky!… to be at the wrong place at the wrong time! hehe…