I must cycle around the world even if I get nothing else by Wang Chien-chuan and Chang Ching-i
I cycled around Taiwan about five years ago. What I remember most was the cheering and assistance of all kinds I got from passers-by.
The Taiwanese couple who wrote the book were determined to cycle around the world after graduating and before starting work despite opposition from their parents. They weren’t rich so their trip was only possible with the donation of their relatives and friends. In two years, they had been to Japan, Europe, North America and Oceania and more.
The human touch moved me most reading this book. Despite all the challenges the authors encountered, people came to their aid. Most of these people had just a passing acquaintance with them but were willing to offer help from food to accommodation and even medical fees. Perhaps that’s what novelist Paulo Coelho meant by “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
Even though you may not go as far as cycling around the world like them after reading this book, I believe you would have the urge to ride a bike to enjoy the exceptional scenery.