Cycling the globe - back to his hometown in Taiping
July 4, 2008 Cycling the globe
LAW TZUO HANN decided to cycle from all the way in Los Angeles, California, back
to his hometown in Taiping, Perak, last year. The 23-year-old adventurer is working on a book that chronicles his
journey across the globe. He shares his pictures from the journey with R.AGE
I WAS just sitting down having a burger one day, when I started wondering what it
would be like to cycle around the world.
And although I didn't know where to start (and worried about the perils of being on
the road all alone), I kept thinking about it. So I worked and saved up some money, taught myself to fix things,
bought a bike and all the necessary gears and instruments I would need for the trip, as well as a plane
As I flew across the seas from the United States to Ireland, I looked out of the
window and wondered if I would ever see my family again. Yes, I was still afraid. I could have given up there and
then, but just shook it off and went on with my journey.
Now, I've visited 20 countries in over three continents. I crossed four desserts and
countless mountains. It was hard work, all 28,571km of it. But that was a real once-in-a-lifetime experience for
me, and now, I am home and ready for other things.
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