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Miklya f.Attila

Miklya f.Attila

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Asterix, the kind pirate of the roads

Published February 18th, 2013

Michael Bensch, aka. Asterix travelled 8900 kilometres on his bycicle, with his dog, Thunder. The bike and a 40 kilogram bag is all he has and Thunder is his family. He departed in Italy years ago, and has been on the road, visiting east-european countries (a total of 7 countries) ever since. He says he has a mission: a mission to break down the 'limits' and preconceptions about these countries. His friends in Germany and France said that most of the eastern europeans are gypsies, and he simply couldn't believe it, ha had to see it whith his own eyes. Well, he has seen a lot of kindness, everyone welcomes him, even those who don't know him from the press yet (he gets a lot of publicity). He said that someone stole his bike in Greece. He didn't know what to do, he stayed in the same city for weeks. One day, he saw a student, whose bike was broken down. Mike fixed his bike, and in return, he got the students old one.

A friend of mine saw him on the street the other day, passing a homel ...

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