Our journey plan was to go through Ukraine and Crimea. Given the current political situation we don't know if we will be able to comply with the itinerary. We still don't know yet to wich state Crimea will belong in May and how visas will be granted. In recent months, we've read a little bit of everything on the situation in Ukraine, but we had the impression of a "copy and paste" abuse, and that few of those who wrote about the Maidan had ever been there. So we took advantage of a friend, Luca Cevenini, which, more or less by accident, it's right there. This interview does not claim to be the absolute truth but a point of view of someone who, at least, was at the Maidan! All photos were taken by Luca.
It was August 2013 when we conceived this project in the hands of nothing but our desire to try. I lived at the Kwikfiets then, and the passion of Willem Scholte for free lifestyle, for explorers like Thor Heyerdahl, to adventurers as Poppa Neutrino was to me hopelessly contagious, pushing me to imagine this expedition.
Seven months have passed since then, and our departure is getting closer, we've been working full-time to achieve this dream, but we could not have done it without all the help and support received from people who believed in us.
Ok, it's true, we are not yet departed and surely there will be many more in the near future which deserve our gratitude, but there still seems the time of the first felt thanks!
Cycloscope is a project by Daniele Giannotta and Elena Stefanin. A life on the road to gain knowledge and share experiences
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