My name is Jenny, I’m a 27 year old Aussie, who just happens to cycle a lot. It all started with a six month volunteer program in Tongatapu, an island in the South Pacific, where some friends introduced me to the fun side of cycling. I really enjoyed the feeling of freedom and escapism and it didn’t take long for me to pack all my stuff and cycle to new places.
So far I’ve finished three solo cycling tours, a month in New Zealand, three months in Europe and a six month tour through South Korea, Japan and Canada. I mostly travel alone and use this blog as a journal to share my experiences. But on a personal level, I keep it to remind myself that the world isn’t such a scary place and all my little failures and disappointments aren’t enough to derail my journey.
Travelling by bike has been pretty rewarding, from an achievement perspective it’s nice to rack up the kilometres, but it forces me to focus and appreciate my surroundings at a slower pace. It’s also a good conversation starter and I’ve been met with a tremendous amount of kindness, which I found surprising as I’ve become accustomed to be being yelled at on my bike. Small gestures really warm my heart, for instance the time I was lost 20km from Prague, and a Vietnamese shop owner gave me a boiled yam to fuel the last bit of my journey.
I’ll let you browse at your leisure, but to make it easier, you can use the category drop down list on the menu to your right, or check out the posts below:
- My starting point in Tonga
- Summary of my three month tour in Europe
- Summary of my first tour in New Zealand, from Wellington and Auckland
- Summary of my ride through South Korea, from Seoul to Busan
- Summary of my ride through Japan, from Fukuoka to Tokyo
- Summary of my ride through Canada, from Vancouver to Montreal