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  • Gear List for Bicycle Travel in Iceland

    Gear for Bicycling in Iceland This is a list of my gear for this bicycle journey around Iceland. 1- Pink mountain bike with gear rack, tub, and two panniers. 2- Spare tubes 1- Extra wheel with good tire and tube 1- Adjustable wrench 1- Multitool 2- One meter long bungee cords 1- Long spool of [...]

  • A Vagabond Journey Around the World

    A Vagabond Journey Around the WorldI travel to feel free. Or so I think. I write to feel free. Or so I also think. “You keep trying so hard to be free that you are just wearing yourself out,” says my mother.Maybe she is right. But I feel fine. The sky is blue, and I [...]

  • Setubal to Vila Nova de Milfontes by Bicycle

    From Setubal to Vila Nova de Milfontes by BicycleVila Nova de Milfontes, PortugalNovember 7, 2007Wade from www.VagabondJourney.comSetubal was a nice stopover, but it was time to move on. So we packed up our steeds (bikes) to their fullest extent, filled our yellow plastic milk crate gear basket with our rucksacks, and headed south- South to [...]

  • The Joys of Traveling by Bicycle

    The Joys of Traveling by BicycleVila Nova de Milfontes, PortugalNovember 1, 2007Wade from: http://www.vagabondjourney.com/To take trains and busses is to merely travel from point A to point B; to travel the same route by bicycle is to feel it every rock, hill, breeze, tribulation and joy of the entire way. Traveling by bicycle is the [...]

  • By Bicycle: from Lisbon to Setubal, Portugal Part II

    By Bicycle: from Lisbon to Setubal, Portugal Part IIVila Nova de Milfontes, PortugalOctober 31, 2007Homepage: www.VagabondJourney.com The next morning, after sleeping out a rainy night in the brush at the side of the highway, Mira awoke angry and wet. But there was not anything for us to do other than to keep bicycling on across [...]

  • By Bicycle: from Lisbon to Setubal, Portugal Part I

    By Bicycle: from Lisbon to Setubal, Portugal Part IVila Nova de Milfontes, PortugalOctober 29, 2007Homepage: http://canciondelvagabundo.googlepages.com Mira riding through the Portuguese countryside.Mira and I ran out of the youth hostel in Oeiras in the nick of time, as our incessant laughter and giggles were beginning to run their course with the rest of the hostel’s [...]

  • On Masterpieces and Messes

    On Masterpieces and MessesVila Nova de Milfontes, PortugalOctober 30, 2007Homepage: www.VagabondJourney.com“I have always been an idle fellow, and prone to play the vagabond.”-Buckthorne, Tales of a Traveller, by: Washington Irving” . . .great geniuses never studied, but were always idle . . .”-Buckthorne, Tales of a Traveller, by: Washington IrvingI have either made a masterpiece [...]

  • By Bike: From Lisbon, Portugal to France

    By Bike: From Lisbon, Portugal to France Oeiras, Portugal October 21, 2007Homepage: http://canciondelvagabundo.googlepages.comMy New Steed.Mira and her decked out ride.This is the plan. Mira and I just bought two new, blue mountain bikes from the Decathlon in Lisbon yesterday. We then attached a couple of gear racks and rear view mirrors on them and then [...]

  • Through Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali

    Through Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, MaliRabat, MoroccoSeptember 10, 2007http://canciondelvagabundo.googlepages.com/Below is a map of my intended route of travel through deserts, mountains, and whatever Africa is like in Senegal and southern Mauritania. I read that the overland route from Western Sahara to Mauritania is possible, but I cannot find a coastal road on this map. My hope [...]