Mallorcan journalist Miquel Sorrell has simply arrived house after the journey of a lifetime on his bike!
Earlier than he set off 15 months in the past he’d solely ever ridden a motorcycle with saddlebags connected as soon as, however any lingering nerves had been quashed by his ardour and pleasure for the journey forward.
He loaded up his bike with a number of necessities, together with a mat, cooker, garments and deliberate to generate some revenue by posting pictures on Youtube and Instagram.
His dream was to succeed in Asia and probably Australia.
On day one Miquel headed north to France, then pedalled on via Italy, Slovenia and Croatia and hung out with native households in among the locations he visited.
“I stayed in a hostel in Croatia in change for taking some footage,” says Miquel, who admits that northern Italy was a battle and that he “suffered loads from the chilly within the mountains.”
Albania, Montenegro, northern Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, and northern Iraq adopted, however his journey was hampered by coronavirus restrictions which pressured him to chill his heels for some time in Greece.
“I’ve travelled 6,500 kilometres, which isn’t that a lot for such a very long time,” he says. “In Greece I acquired caught in a 3 month lockdown after which I stayed on for an additional three, together with one month tenting on an island.”
He purchased native produce alongside the way in which, surviving by consuming principally rice, pasta and greens and was typically invited into the house of native folks for a meal.
“I spent barely 5 euros a day,” he says. “Travelling with only a few assets is an efficient method to study, it’s a completely totally different actuality than i’m used to, however I used to be prepared for something and over time I even began to depart issues behind.”
Miquel is just not an expert bicycle owner, however he made a acutely aware determination to journey alone.
“I wished to be on my own for this journey and journey my bike via the historical past of every nation, so i have been studying every part on the fly,” he says.
Fortunately he didn’t need to cope with any critical well being issues on his epic journey, however he admits it’s wasn’t all sunshine and flowers on the street.
“The previous few days in Iraq had been a bit robust as a result of I did not know the place to go. Not every part is so lovely,” he says. “The toughest half was the forms.”
This isn’t the primary time Miquel has packed up every part and headed for locations unknown.
“I’m not afraid of change, I left my job three years in the past and went to Africa as a volunteer and that’s when realised how a lot I like having contact with folks and travelling,” he says. “My final purpose is to be a digital nomad and to dwell, journey and help myself via my ‘Being a Nomad’ challenge”.