Who am I?
I am Jin from South Korean. I love to look at the night sky, read books, take pictures, climb, hike and . 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 saw the Northern Lights in Yellowknife, Canada, I tried to hitchhike to another planet to find new life.(Literally I raised thumb to the sky) But then suddenly I was afraid of leaving the earth because there would be no oxygen or people in other planet. So, I changed my mind and decided first to explore my planet.
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 I could make money on my way. So I just began my journey. You can watch my video about How I afford to travel the world on youtube.
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 start on September 1, 2011 from San Francisco, US. I might end up cycling on 2019 or 2020
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 didn’t have a bicycle that I just rented one. 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.