9 months of solo travelling to decide to stop and go back home.
1 month to prepare a big joke, like April’s fool.
Here the last 4 days of my bizarre Milan – Bangkok, without airplanes and with a folding bicycle (with the final VIDEO).
And the end of FIRST PART …
29 March, Bangkok (Thailand) | Day 301 🇹🇭
And also the day number 300 went by, my friends.
10 months, 20 Countries, that’s true.
Who would have dared to say so, one year ago?
Not me, for sure.
Yet, here I am.
300 days later.
A Country that gave me a lot, like all the other ones actually.
A Country that was supposed to be the last one of this journey.
The final destination.
In that distant imagery I had on June 2nd 2016, at least.
Some say no matter where you’re going, but the road.
That the road is the Journey itself, after all.
Do I believe it too?
Yes, I think I do.
Have I been changing a lot during this time?
Am I a different person?
A better man?
I don’t know.
I only know that there was no time, before, when I had been able to listen to myself and to learn (or try to do so) as much as I did in this last year of my life.
That I don’t want to stop.
That this is nothing but the beginning.
But, also, that something is about to change.
A new adventure is about to begin.
Something imponderable until recently.
Something I couldn’t ever imagine before. Something maybe illogical, too.
Something that is going to be a very hard test, perhaps the hardest one.
Thanks to all of You who have been part of this incredible journey, from the very beginning.
Thanks to all of You who – maybe even unconsciously – have given me support, energy, determination, love, complicity, courage.
This first part of the journey – here I officialise it – has really come to the end.
From tomorrow another one will start.
And, honestly … I cannot wait for it.
30 March, Bangkok (Thailana) | Day 302 🇹🇭
After that agencies like Reuters and Ansa went crazy looking for clues about what I mentioned yesterday … the time to start revealing the patterns of the painting has really come.
So, why after 10 months am I about to break rule number 1 (no flights) and fly to Hong Kong?
A) I need a new Chinese visa, and this is the city where it’s easier to get it in all South East Asia
B) I’m going to buy a new camera in one of Kowloon huge technological malls
C) I fell in love, so I’m only following the call of my heart
D) I’m going to sign a project contract with an international hotels chain
E) A + C
F) B + D
G) All the 4 reasons
First, though, let’s see if I manage to arrive in the right destination.
For I don’t remember it properly, after such a long time, what flying is about.
And these Thai letters … are crazy as hell.
31 March, Hong Kong | Day 303 🇹🇭
Flying towards the dawn and having lunch overlooking Hong Kong bay.
The changes, in a few hours, were radical and devastating.
This, probably, from Monday will be the new “meeting room” that I’ll use for business meetings or sales calls.
So, yes, I still have two days to find energy and motivation, but I hope to succeed.
Otherwise, I’ll leave again.
For those who paid attention to my past posts, therefore, yesterday’s point D was the first – and perhaps the only one – to be considered as “certain.”
But there’s more.
There will be more.
Too long to be written and read, so I thought I’d better going on a live video, tomorrow, when I’ll be calmer and – hopefully – a bit more relaxed.
During sunset maybe (more or less at lunch time in Italy), looking at the skyline of this city.
A stage, shining brightly, on a Saturday night.
Like in a show, which still I don’t know anything about.
1 April, BACK HOME!
OK, the Live video was a mega-fail (wtf, even in Cambodia they got the 4G! I’m really back in Italy …)
Here it is, the full one.
Anyway, yes, I’m not in Hong Kong 🙂
COMPLETE VIDEO: HERE
21 COUNTRIES:Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Rep., Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Mongolia, China, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand.
KM on BICYCLE: 4685 (9 punctures)
KM on AUTOBUS: 13545 (max 50 hours)
KM on TRAIN: 13610 (max 18 hours)
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NIGHTS in HOSPITALITY: 80
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