First of all, my apologies for having neglected the blog for so long, I’m on the final weeks before departure and things are getting hectic! I need to make sure everything is ready, plan the route in detail, sort out accommodation, make a final check on the bike, etc.

I had figured that the most expensive part of the journey is going to be Europe, so I have decided to try to use CouchSurfing. As many of you know, it is a system that puts in touch people looking for a place to sleep and people who offer a place to stay (a couch) at their homes. There are two reasons why I have decided to couchsurf: first, to keep costs down, secondly and most importantly, I think it is the best way of meeting locals and getting to know the people and the cities I am going to be visiting. I have spent long hours these last weeks sitting in front of the computer and sending lots of requests, and I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised at the result. I have been offered a place to stay at most cities I am going to ride through in Europe, and I am really looking forward to the experience.


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