When in Rome... again
Trip Start Mar 04, 2008
37Trip End Oct 07, 2008
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Riding in Italy again now, after having done the round in many other countries, only confirms my feelings of frustration towards the Italian civil and geological engineers. I truly believe they are the most incompetent and I guess the tower of Pisa "stands" to prove it.
But the roads aside, my inland route through Tuscany gave me an opportunity to ride through some breathtaking landscapes and visit some pretty towns. I have now arrived in Rome and am officially done!
The count is 11,415kms and I plan to do my best to round it up to 11,500 before flying home.
Riding around Rome today I met a cycle-tourist who has been riding for 10 years and has one more to complete his ride around the world! Pushkar rides for world peace, he has ridden over 200,000kms so far and will finish his trip by climbing Mount Everest... However humbling this encouter was, it was also one to create motivation. Please visit his website at www.pushkarshah.com
As far as my trip goes, this isn't quite the end yet. One of my dreams was to visit Venice this trip and though the earlier attempts to visit it by bike didn't go through, a little while ago I found an airplane ticket for €15 to make my dream come true. So I'll go do that in a few days and will post some final notes on the trip before I say goodbye!
For now, I lay over at an Italian campsite, run by Romanian seasonal workers.