Getting to know two Swedish girls in New Zealand and then meeting them in Sydney and Melbourne. Making two new Swedish friends.
Meeting a couple from Germany and sharing one of the best hiking experiences in New Zealand ever and many other moments.
Meeting the same couple from the Netherlands unintentionally in Kawazaki, in a monastery on a mountain and on an island with wild deers. Deciding that this must be destiny and spending the afternoon together hiking and laughing.
Meeting a group of Japanese tourists in a cable way. One of the woman asks for a picture together with me (guess because I'm tall and blonde) and my home address. Receiving a picture of me and a group of 70 years old Japanese tourists.
Sitting on a stone on the beach in Vancouver, when an obviously drug addicted young guy comes to me. He gives me a dirty sheet of paper, folded. I open it. It's a drawing showing me sitting on a stone.
Renting an airbnb apartment from a woman in Melbourne. Get an invitation to join her on a five days vacation in a 5-stars hotel in Honolulu. For free. Sharing the same insane humour and laughing till it hurts about a toothbrush and Darth Vader.
Wishing to book a cruise to Alaska last minute but everything is sold out. The client of a friend from Vancouver is working for a cruise booking company and gives great advice. Finally book the cruise.
Buying a bike helmet on Craigslist and finding a friend.
Staying with a multitalented real estate booker and getting a piece of self-made jewellery as a present.
Meeting a woman on the plane, meeting her again in Melbourne and becoming friends.
Speaking to a guy in Maui that is an expert on nutrition and thinking about food in a different way. From now on trying hard to stay away from wheat.
Talking honestly with a mother in Portland about parent/child perspective. Feeling like talking to a friend.
Being on a lonely Panamanian island with a couple from Germany and feeling less lonely especially when things are not exactly going well.
Meeting friends of a friend in Tokyo and getting an close and extremely interesting insight into Japanese tradition and culture.
Meeting a friend of a friend in Tokyo and becoming friends.
Spending a fun day in the unbearable Mexican heat together with a girl from the U.S. who is a brave and free bird and becoming friends.
Getting a book advice from a German tourist in New Zealand. Few weeks later desperately trying to think of the name. Two months later standing in front of a book shelf and one book stands out. Realising that it is the same book I was looking for.
Meeting a girl from Hamburg on a scary Mexican night bus and finding a friend.
Beatrix, Bernadette, Benjamin, Hanna, Lisa, Matthew, Jas, Danita, Mark, Naoko, Keiko, Matt, Jerome, Lisa, Shelly, Charlena, Laurence, Maggie, Leopoldo, Maria, Gesa, Rob, Cicely, Terri, Melanie, Jörg, Aaron, Chloe, Hervé...
Thank you to all the people I have met on this journey. Thank you for spending your precious time with me.
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