A man has traveled more than 45,000 km. (28,000 miles) across 37 countries, with his bike and just over a euro in his pocket. Keiichi Iwasaki, 36 years old, left his home in Japan for a bike ride. That day he had so much fun that the next day he decided to get to the port where the ferry to South Korea is taken. This was 8 years ago.
Since then he has traveled the world with his bicycle South Korea, and has since traveled the world on his Raleigh Shopper bike. During these 8 years of travel he has gone through unmatched situations: he has been robbed by pirates, detained in India, he almost died when he was attacked by a rabid dog in the Tibet and almost married in Nepal. He has also dared to climb Everest and take a bath in the Ganges river (India).
Mr. Iwasaki, from Maebashi, explained that he has achieved to finance the whole trip thanks to performing magic tricks on the street. He also commented that he decided not to use other means of transport to feel his entire trip much more intensely. He is currently in Switzerland waiting to climb the highest peak in Europe, the Mont Blanc.
Due to the success of his adventure, he is also organizing trips through Africa and the two Americas, before returning to Japan. When he returns he will write a book telling all the details of his long journey. We assume it will take a few days to holidays.
Life Lessons From a 7-Thousand-Mile Bike Ride | Short Film Showcase (June 2020)