4 years traveling by bike

I admire people who can travel for years at a time. This couple traveled for 4 years.

Age 62 and 48, Pat and Catherine Patterson sold everything but their home and 2 bikes. “Fifty-seven countries, four continents and almost four years later, the Pattersons look back on their journey as something no less than life-changing.”

4 years of vacation had better be life changing!

Their inspiring moment seems more like a lucky one that could have easily ended badly to me. A guard told them to empty their bags and follow him into a room while crossing between Guinea-Bissau and Guinea-Conakry. They refused. I would probably have ended up in jail or something worse but they got lucky.

Apparently they could tell from his passport that he was older than anyone in the local village so they decided to be nice to them.

Sure they have a cool story to tell, but I don’t see that event encouraging others (unless they were also born in 1939 or before and wan to count on the same luck).

Anyway, I guess most of us will only ever dream of traveling for 4 years.

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  1. mike says:

    why dream get at it asap good luck

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