The only difference you can really make

Is the difference for yourself. We’ve been asked countless times: “Why did you begin this journey?” We were inspired by a man – his boundless energy, the spring in his footsteps, and the twinkle in his eyes. We wanted to have what he had. We wanted to know – what did he do so differently, that gave him the life he’s living? Watch the story that has inspired us, and thousands others around the world: Luo Papa said it very clearly, “Even if the BnB did not work out, I’d still have fulfilled my dream of living in a train … Read More

How to start a MOVEMENT

How to start a movement

“All the lonely people, where do they all come from? All the lonely people, where do they all belong?” — The Beatles We all desire to belong – with someone, to something, at someplace. As we began our journey to cycle around the world, more often than not, we were 2 lone cyclists on the road. We did have each other. But even together, we yearned for something more. Let’s admit it. Us heretics – world-changers, over-achievers, there’s-gotta-be-more-ers – people on the paths less taken, often feel that we belong nowhere. Since grade-school, both of us have had euphemistic adjectives … Read More

What’cha looking for?

Tay and Val looking for hopes and dreams of Latin America

What do you look for daily? When everyone around us told us that we were not going to survive Mexico – that we’d be robbed or mobbed and everything else in between; that we were “defenseless” – we fought really hard internally not to believe them… And we still we got scared. We didn’t want to die. Fear got into our space and we began seeing EVERYTHING as a threat to our lives. We wouldn’t leave the house after sundown. We carried our bags strapped in front us. And with every 3-5 steps, we’d turned and looked behind our backs, just … Read More

One powerful exercise to reduce your FEARS

One powerful exercise to reduce your fears

In the previous post, we shared our near-death experience in Mexico, and we invited you to share your fears with us. We were lucky to escape unscathed. But what made us luckier, was what we learnt from this experience. Looking at death in the face taught us a thing or two about our fears – where we picked them up, how tightly we hold onto them, and the power we give them over our lives, our hopes, and our dreams. When we shared the story at a live event, we handed out post-it pads and gave people 3 minutes to … Read More

Our near-death experience in Mexico

Our near death experience in Mexico

When we were traveling through Latin America on our round-the-world cycling journey, each time we crossed borders into the next country, people would warn about the dangers that laid ahead. In a media interview we had in El Salvador (where the security guards of condominiums carry M16s), a journalist asked, “You’re in a dangerous continent. Are you not afraid?” The truth is we were afraid. Very much so. Two tiny little foldable bicycles sharing the roads with monstrous trucks, two women on their own traveling through a continent raging all sorts of vices, two cameras, two laptops, toooooo many shiny objects strapped … Read More