Who am I?
I am a young South Korean female. I love to look at the night sky, read books and take pictures. I love myself. I also enjoy everything about astronomy (the night sky, shooting stars, the sun and moon, galaxies, NASA, etc.), nature (trees, animals, the rain, the sun), people (especially people smiling and laughing), camping, traveling, and much more!
When did I decide to travel by bicycle?
While I was in Yellowknife, Canada, I saw the Northern Lights . The experience inspired me so much that I wanted to hitchhike and see the universe. But I changed my mind and decided first to see more of this world.
I had a working holiday visa in Canada during one year. So I made money in Canada. Although I didn’t have enough money to begin an extensive journey, I couldn’t wait any longer because I believed money doesn’t matter. So I just began my journey.
Why with a bike?
A car is too fast and walking is too slow. Bicycle touring is perfect to see the world. I want to begin my exploration of the universe by peddling a bicycle.
What do I want to get from this trip?
I enjoy meeting, talking, and listening to people. I think every person has their own philosophy. I want to learn from others and I want to see what is going on the earth before traveling elsewhere in the universe. I want also to grow and be a better person.
I have no idea. I start on September 1, 2011 from San Francisco, US. It is my desire to visit every continent. However, I want to study astronomy in school after my bicycle touring. So, I probably will not travel more than three to four years.
Do I have other traveling experience?
I have twice bicycle toured in my own country. Both times were short trips, each about eight or nine nights. I have also hitchhiked four months across Canada by myself. Before I began this trip, I lived in Canada for a year.
What is my real dream?
This trip is my first step toward my real dream. Because of my love for astronomy, my real dream involves space travel. However, I think traveling around the earth is much easier than traveling the universe.
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