Kiwi skateboards 12,000km from Switzerland to Shanghai
Here's a quick story about a long journey: a Kiwi guy skateboarded from Switzerland to Shanghai. I can't even do a turn.
He travelled 12,000km solo and unsupported through Europe, across the USA, and across China. This video features the last 1,200km of his journey which started in Xixia, Henan Province and ended in Shanghai a few days ago.
I arrived in Shanghai today. People’s Square was my goal. Right in the guts of the sprawling city.
I almost couldn’t have been a better day to finish this ‘era’ of my journey. The sun was shining, it was clear and crisp, blue skies, no pollution, cool…and a headwind. But hey, what’s new.
I left Felix’s place at around 7:45am. It was great to get on the road. I knew I only had around 60km to skate today, so I took it easy, drinking in the surroundings. I felt alive. It was as if everything was sharper than usual. The air was lighter. Sounds were vibrant. Colours were crisp. I felt a deep sense of satisfaction. Nothing like any sort of rush of adrenaline or joy. Just a stillness in my heart.
(found via Neatorama)