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Cycling through Germany - part 2

Jan
08

This is my second part of journal from Germany. 
I was cycling through some cold and snowy weather, camping in snow and enjoying beautiful scenery all around myself. 
It was great to see snow again and be able to see a different picturs of nature.  

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Cycling through Germany - part 1

Jan
08

I came back to Germany by ferry from Sweden. 
After staying few days with a friend in Hamburg and visiting another friend in Bilefield I began to cycle across Germany.
Here I began to upload podcast instead of writing text as I am a bit lazy to sit and write.  

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Workshops in 4 different schools in Stockholm

Nov
25

I met Wilfried 2 years ago while cycling through Spain. we passed each other as we were in opposit directions. 
He just arrived from South America by boat and after 5 minutes chat we continued our way.
After 2 years later in November 2014, I came to Stockholm where he lives and he kindly organized few schools for me to visit and hve my workshops done there. 
He also donated a tree and we planted that tree with kids in school yard.
The name of schools were : 
Kristoferskolen - Stockholm ( 2 times visit ), Drottningholmskolan - Stockholm,

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Cycling through Norway - meeting with amazing nature and people

Nov
06

Norway was kind of a dream for me for a long time.
The way I decided to go to Norwey was amazing. I just was thinking of that which I received an email from a Fb friend telling me that he is in Oslo and will welcome me if I ever go there.
The idea of going there was growing and I just opened the map to have some ideas about Norwey. Where I should start then? After I saw the map I was thinking that I should cross the country from west to the east and regarding the season I couldn’t go much up to the north.  I just pointed my finger in a town called Stavanger which I didn’t have any information about it.

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Workshop in International school of Stavanger

Oct
22

When I was in Geneva, my good friend Marcia Banks told me about her friend who is principle of International school of Stavanger.
I didnt hear anything back and I just showed up in the school on Monday morning where I met Dr Linda Deuvel.
She already knew about my project and kindly introduced me one of the teahcers and in a day he organized 4 presentations. 
It was absolutely fantastic to see how quick they organized ecerything while sometimes school ask me to inform them a month or two in advance which is kind of impossible for me

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Visiting International school of Geneva

Oct
13

I visited International schoolof Geneva 2 years ago when I was in Switzerland first. It was all by chance and a simple request to hold a workshop but the vice principle Mrs Banks helped to manage 7 workshops and now after 2 years I went back to visit some of the classes. 
It was so interesting to visit allthose kids again and surprizingly they remembered most of their questions from last 2 years. the most interesting question was from a 6 years old girl " what will happen when you grow up and your bicycle becomes small for you?"

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Visiting International school of Geneva after 2 years

Oct
10

After 2 years I returned to Geneva again and I had the chance to visit International school in Geneva where my good firned Marci Banks is working. 
I met the kids I have had met them 2 years back when they were 6 years old.
Surprisingly they remembered all the questions they have asked me 2 years ago which was kind of amazing feeling for me.  One of them had asked me " what will I do when I grow up and my bicycle becomes small for me !!"  in that time I began to laugh and answered her " I am enough grown up now...I wont go higher anymore !" and this time she were enough big to know that a person does not keep growing all his life. 
I am still hoping to return there again to visit more classes. 
and below is a text by Marcia Banks about my visit to the school 

Mohammad visited several classes ranging in ages from 5 to 8 year olds, sharing what he does, how he lives, indirectly confronting the young children with the thought that one can live without the material goods we take for granted and still be very happy.  The warmth he exuded soon put the young children at ease as

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Workshop in Liceo Manzoni school in Milan

Sep
24

I met an Italian guy in Nepal back in May 2007. 
Filippo was working there by that time and we used to hang out in Kathmandu guest house most of ev ening to chat. After nearly 8 years I wrote him to inform that I am coming Milan and I would be SO happy to meet him again.
He already knew about my project : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHnzTUqeq04
So he began to look and tried to find a way to organize a school for my workshop.  of course he has so many contacts here and ina  finger tip his friend Paola organized a school for the first day after I arrived Milan.
On Saturday 20th of September we went to the Liceo Manzoni school ( of course after having our coffee with Filippo)

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15 days of cycling through Turkey- part 3

Sep
23

Day 8
I rode that day all the way to Girsum.  Around midday I was looking for a spot to swim which I met 3 Iranian motor bike riders and we had lunch together.
That day I was looking for a rocky place to camp. Just after Girsum I found it and I camped there, where I could swim between rocks in the morning

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Released at August 2
 
4 days ag, I was going to come to Mashhad from Tehran by car. in a very shoort moment, someone broke into my car and stole my duffle bag which was filled with all my equipments. The hardest part was losing my passport, ID car, Swiss simcard, Banc card, and 2 hard drives full of picturesa nd videos from my journey, also tent, mattress, sleeping bag, 3 pair of shoes.....ooops!! ) 
It wasnt fun at all but not much I can do now and I have to restart again from the very beginning to collect those equipments again and get my documents which doesnt have a funny procedur. 
Anyway....life is going forward and I should follow it. 
I will be back on the road soon.....just need to get prepared again.
These days I am training harder and palanning my journey. I am going to go back to the road in a month.