While the following video is likely in a spoken language you may not understand, the visual presentation will relate the story very well, even with the language challenge. This was shared with me today by one of our many worldwide readers and trikers, and I feel it is worth living in this alternative reality for 42 minutes when you have the time. It shows life on the cycling road, as understood by all overland trikers. Here is what our TA reader has to say about this road trip:
“Although I cannot understand the language, it is about a long and beautiful low-budget tour in Ukraine. They use a home-built low-cost quad and also live under simple conditions, mostly on sides of small roads. In the beginning of the tour they have company with some others, but continued on their own after some days. It is a wonderful film made in mostly beautiful nature and country. I almost get some seventies feelings and dreams as I watch it. It is so hippie and naive. Perhaps almost all young people start where we started in the early seventies, in a simple and almost naive, fearless green way to look at our world. You can clearly feel that they (Alexei and Karina) can see the beauty in the nature, the light, the sun, the motives they film. It is clear that they only filmed as it was, on the road, on the side of the roads, at resting places and places were they camped. This is a video and trip they will remember and enjoy many times in their future lives. I wish I had done such a journey with my family or friends forty or fifty years ago, before all the roads become too crowded and dangerous.”
Editor’s note: Once again, watching something like this reveals to me that we are all one species with the same loves and needs. It does not matter that we exist under governing bodies that insist on power, control, and domination. It does not matter that each of our respective governments tell us that other people in the world are bad people and we must make war on them. Watch the little baby in the field in this video, see the smile and love of the woman for her husband, and feel the connection to people everywhere on this temporal little planet we call home. Let us not allow those who would make us enemies to continue to do so. Make love, not war. Share peace with all we meet. Communicate via the internet and help bring the world into a new age of beautiful serenity and sharing. Each of us can do a tiny part to bring a smile to others every day of our lives. Let us make the most of our time here in positive meaningful ways!