WWW.GOODNEWS.WS Daisuke Nakanishi Bicycling Around The World in 11 years
South America cycling trip on 09 Mar 11
goodnews.ws What can you do with a savings of around US $ 50000? Take a bicycle and travel the world. Sounds crazy? Well, Japanese national Daisuke Nakanishi, now 39, has been doing just that for the past 11 years! Hes been globetrotting with seven bags, which contain a makeshift tent, sleeping bag, cooking equipment, utensils, clothes, spareparts, tools and many other necessary items.Nakanishi was in the city on Wednesday, after covering 1,42700 km and 121 countries. He plans to leave for Maldives soon, then proceed to Sri Lanka and many more countries, before ending his trip by the year-end. ``My mother is worried about me and wants me to come back home (in Osaka). He had started the trip on July 23, 1998, from Alaska. North America, South America, Europe, parts of South East Asia, Australia and Africa have been covered. He toured the Americas twice. Nakanishi is in India for the second time. ``I covered North India first and then went to Nepal. Now I am here to see South India, he said. In fact, he had pedalled through India as a university student. India was among the 20 countries he visited during the course of his five trips outside Japan then.Nakanishi started riding a bicycle as a young boy and it became a passion to such an extent that he enjoyed finding new routes with new landscapes. ``It was my dream to travel around the world and make many friends, he said.After graduating in economics, he worked at a construction company. With the savings, embarked on his...
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