During the first decade of this millennium I made already a bike trip of 4 years, mainly in (S.E.) Asia, Europe North-America & New Zealand.
I returned home, went back to work, bought an apartment and had the idea to stay here until 2020, building up a financial buffer for future long distance trips.
Meanwhile I made 2 or 3 nice cycling trips a year in Europe.
As time went by, 2020 seemed only further and further away, i.o. getting nearer.
The job wasn’t satisfactory anymore, neater was the apartment and area I was living in.
To cut a long story short, I quit the job, sold the apartment, spoiled myself with a new touring bike & tent and will be on the road again from mid-April 2016.

Ride along with me and come and check my blog from time to time 🙂

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  1. He C(K)oen. Indrukwekkende verhalen heb je op je site staan. Ik krijg het gevoel dat ik niet in Zuid-Amerika ga fietsen. Je wordt er zo platgereden. Vind ik nog iets te vroeg. Heb uiteraard nog niet alles gelezen, maar dat komt nog wel.
    We hebben gezellig gekletst op een terras in Nancy. Leuk je te ontmoeten. Ben je een keer in NL, fiets dan door Amersfoort.

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    1. Hoi Paul & Beja,

      Hopelijk hebben jullie nog genoten van Nancy. Toen ik de Place Stanislas opfietste besefte ik onmiddellijk dat ik toch ook een nachtje in de stad moest blijven om wat beter rond te kijken. Spijtig dat ik jullie niet meer tegen het lijf gelopen ben.
      Hopelijk zijn jullie op tijd in Bazel geraakt.
      Als ik nog een keer noordwaarts fiets en in de buurt van Amersfoort ben, laat ik zeker iets weten 🙂

      Groeten !


  2. I am an avid follower of you Mister Koen. Its been like forever since you last updated your blog. Wonder which part of the world you are biking now? Always wish you a safe trip and good health 😀


    1. Thanks for your kind words 🙂
      I’m a bit behind with the website, but a first update will follow later today.
      I’m in Europe now riding France & Spain for the summer. Early next year, I’ll be on another continent again, with updates back in English.


      1. It is good to hear from you again. I am always excited with the pics you upload and the unforgettable moments you have experienced and shared with us. Keep it up Mister Koen 😉 Which continent would that be?

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      2. Yes, I plan to keep it up much longer !
        Next continent is still a surprise, but the flights are booked already for January 2019 🙂


      3. See you along the way then! Im not a biker though 😁 there should be more people like you in this world who cares with the nature so much. Keep us posted Mister Koen.

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    1. No worries, what follows the coming weeks about my current trip in Europe will still be in Flemish, but as from 2019 it will all be back in English again.


  3. Dear Koen
    You kindly stopped for a chat with me in Sorell, Tasmania during the afternoon of Friday 8 March 2019.
    I am greatly impressed with your riding exploits, all around the world, and it was a pleasure to meet you.
    I wish you all the very best of luck on the roads and I hope you enjoy our wonderful island state of Tasmania.
    Kind regards
    Tony Watton


    1. Hi dear Tony,

      Likewise, it was nice to talk to you. I had my junkmeal in the MacDonalds and found a really good spot for the night in the hills before Nugent.
      Looking forward to Maria Island and the eastern part of Tasmania.

      Kind regards.


  4. Hey Koen,
    We met last month, on the plane from Bangkok to Perth – remember?
    I much admire your passion and beliefs, and your courage in living up to them, something most people will never find a way to.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year 2020. Enjoy your trips, enjoy life!
    Cordial greetings from the other Belgian 🙂

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    1. Hi An,

      Many thanks for your kind words ! 🙂
      I just arrived back home now and hope to work a few months, meet family and friends and do some planning before leaving on the next long, long trip in June or July.

      A very happy new year to you as well.


  5. Dag koen,
    sinds kort met interesse je verhalen gelezen en uiteraard je foto’s bekeken. De manier van schrijven bevalt mij. Geestig, eerlijk en met veel oog voor je omgeving . Lees je graag ? Ik beveel je Coetzee aan.
    Ik maak ook graag fietsreizen ( vakanties voornamelijk ) en ben steeds meer overtuigd dat het de ultieme ( vrije ) tijdsbesteding is.
    Mocht je in de buurt van Zutphen ( NL) komen dan is er een slaapplek en boterham voor je. Bier of andere versnaperingen mogen natuurlijk ook.

    Groet Geert


    1. Hallo Geert,

      Dank voor je mooie woorden 🙂
      Van Coetzee heb ik indertijd Disgrace gelezen. Naast veel reisverhalen lees ik ook graag H. Murakami.
      Als ik op een volgende tocht in de buurt van Zutphen kom geef ik zeker een seintje ! Geniet van de reizen ondertussen.


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