Around the World radio interview — Part VII

The bicycle that went around the world dismantled on the bike rack.
A friend who’s an expert bike mechanic — more like a bike artist — is helping to rebuild the bicycle that went around the world. It needed some love.

How does going home constitute an essential aspect of travel? I share some of my ideas and discoveries of returning to home after traveling the world.

Watch the video, approx. Min 22.

or, listen to the audio.

Rip Van Winkle has this to say about returning home:

‘He had now entered the skirts of the village. A troop of strange children ran at his heels, hooting after him, and pointing at his gray beard. The dogs, too, not one of which he recognized for an old acquaintance, barked at him as he passed. The very village was altered: it was larger and more populous. There were rows of houses which he had never seen before, and those which had been his familiar haunts had disappeared. Strange names were over the doors—strange faces at the windows—everything was strange. His mind now misgave him; he began to doubt whether both he and the world around him were not bewitched. Surely this was his native village, which he had left but a day before. There stood the Kaatskill mountains—there ran the silver Hudson at a distance—there was every hill and dale precisely as it had always been—Rip was sorely perplexed—”That flagon last night,” thought he, “has addled my poor head sadly!”‘

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