All the arrangements have been made. Flights have been booked, Fred has been put into storage, I've even purchased a backpack. It feels weird, carrying my life on my back as opposed to my bike. I feel so normal. Just another regular Canadian Backpacker. Parting ways with Fred was no easy task. I would have loved to have taken him on one last ride before we went home. It was time for a break though. Actually, it was probably time for a break a long time ago. I'm just too stubborn to have admitted it. It's done. The final decision has been made. 100% sure. I can't help but feel a little sad.
Well, it's been quite a journey. Starting from Kuala Lumpur, heading through the beautiful beaches of Southern Thailand, exploring the ancient ruins of Cambodia, up through the ever changing landscape of Vietnam, climbing the monstrous mountains of Laos and Northern Thailand, and heading all the way back to Singapore. It's been everything I imagined it would be and more. I've learned so much. I've seen so much. I've ate so much. Through the rain, the heat, the wind, through the good times and the bad, through it all Fred has been the trustiest of travelling companions. I couldn't imagine having done it without him. He will be sorrily missed.
Now it's time to move on. This is the start of a new adventure. A significantly shorter one, mind you, but an adventure none the less. I don't feel right using the same blog for my Indonesian Adventure. If you want to continue to follow what I'm doing you can do so through www.indogabby.blogspot.com. I'm sure it won't be as interesting as The Adventures Of Fred The Bike (whether or not you found it interesting I don't know, but I hope so), I try to keep you entertained though.
And so concludes our little story. Fred and I would like to give you our thanks for following along. It was one hell of a ride!
Fred The Bike & Gabrielle
- Fred The Bike
- On November 4th Fred the bike is embarking on a six month journey across Southeast Asia. Starting in Singapore, Fred plans to make his way up the west coast of Malaysia, across Thailand, Cambodia, up through Vietnam and into Laos. After that... who knows? Fred invites you to follow him through his adventure. Any advice from fellow travelers is always welcome.