IamA traveller that visited 133 countries on a $15 budget and... just been robbed by a Lebanese soldier at gunpoint AMA!
My short bio: Hey guys and greetings from Lebanon. I'm a German cyclist who has been going round the world for over 8 years, spending little money and enjoying the hospitality of the people all over. I did an AMA half a year ago when I was in Kazakhstan, a lot of people seemed to be interested.
I had many different bikes over the years and been to most of the world (black = visited) I had quite a few adventurers, crossed the Sahara by bike, cycled in the Siberian winter, boated the Amazon...
I come here today for two reasons: To answer any questions that might help you got on the road, travel and bike, listen to stories and hopefully be inspired to travel yourself.
And to ask for your help. Yesterday night I have been robbed, a soldier came to my tent, went through my things, pocketed all the money and electronics he deemed worthy, when I tried to resist, threatened me with his gun and left into the night. I just started this part of my journey, the Middle East, and Lebanon was the first country I visited.
I'm now sitting in Beirut in a hostel... and have set up a Gofundme campaign, which was suggested to me as a possible solution to my missing gear.
The last AMA got a lot of attention and just like then, I will promise you this: I will stay and answer every question till no more will come. The last time it took 14h, but I'm up for the challenge. :)
Cheers, Patrick Martin
- Website: http://worldbicyclist.com/ (infos on previous tours)
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldbicyclist/ (travel updates)
- GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/worldbicyclist/ (Replace stolen gear and a long text with the full story about the robbery)
Edit: Huh. That was weird, the AMA half a year ago had 3000+ comments. I'll be back tomorrow, it's the middle of the night here. Maybe some more people found their way here by then. :)