Category Archives: Who am I?

everything it’s OK!



Recently I’ve realised that I cannot answer the question: “Why am I doing this trip? Why don’t I simply take the plane to Indonesia?”

Only two years ago I’ve learned to pedal. But, hey, Annie Londonderry learned the way of two wheels only a few days previous to her departure. I’ve never cycled outside my country. Two nights ago  I camped for the first time alone, my previous camping experience dating back to high school, and those years of glory ended a while back.

But you know what? There is no doubt in my mind I can do this :).

Today I found out also that the first female traveler to cycle solo around Europe was Romanian! Her name was Gina Burileanu and she was only 18 at the time.  She completed the tour between 1935 – 1937 and cycled in 17 countries. Hope to find more info on her.

1935 – 1937
1935 – 1937

Time goes by, time comes along,
All is old and all is new;
What is right and what is wrong,
You must think and ask of you;
Have no hope and have no fear,
Waves that rise can never hold;
If they urge or if they cheer,
You remain aloof and cold.



And this is Nelu, a 26er hardtail bike with V-brakes. It’s not really recommended to go touring with a bike with suspension fork but we do have some history together Nelu and I. With this mudguard set * and proper racks ** I believe we are good to go 😀

* if you have better suggestions, please speak your mind

** We’d love some Old Mountain racks, but they are  pricey


My name is Alina and

I am a dreamer by heart and a maker by hands, always wondering, often wandering. And that is why I decided to doodle my trip.

“Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.” Henri Cartier-Brensson

In the summer of 2012 I’ve learned to bike by myself, in the park, with a children bicycle. I’m a mignon (not evil though) and I felt that I’m safe only if I can stop the bike by putting my feet on the ground. Soon after that I was already bate in the hectic traffic of Bucharest.

It was not long and I started to volunteer in cyclotouring projects and marking off road routes for bicycles.


photo courtesy of Les filles Florissantes