Around Gaia – A Mission of Oneness And Kindness
In the nearly three and a half years since they embarked on this ride of a lifetime on April 17, 2013, they have traversed 124,000 kms across 44 countries so far. The plethora of obstacles they faced – the tough high mountains of the Pamir in temperatures 20 degrees C below zero, mountain sickness in the Bolivian highlands, buffeted constantly by strong winds through Patagonia, tigers in Sumatra, bears in Alaska, venomous snakes and insects in Australia and South America, being laid low by malaria and dengue, a horrible accident in Chilean Patagonia which required Ivana to undergo surgery to fix a couple of plates and 9 screws on her broken leg, passing through dangerous narco-traffic and guerrilla zones, having to deal with corruption, their own loneliness and worrying about finances – did nothing to break their spirit. They had decided not to turn back till their journey was complete and so they continued to push on.
Their experience riding a ‘70s Royal Enfield Bullet 350 in India helped firm up their desire to ride around the world.
Celebrate Ivana and Manu’s travel Around Gaia as they spread their message of oneness and kindness!