SLOW TRAVEL WORLD TRIP


We, Zoe and Olivier, are on a world trip! We Leaf! Friday 30th of September we left for an indefinite time on our world trip. From Amsterdam we cycles 4.000 kilometers to the south of Europe. Two months later we reached the southern ends of the European mainland. We took a boat to the Canary Islands from where we hitchhiked on a sailing boat to South America, just like the first world explorers! From there expedition Patagonia started, all the way to the end of the world. Exciting right!? Follow our adventures on this website!

Weleaf is a blog with our personal travel stories and our best travel tips. We travel using our 'self provided power', which is by bicycle, walking, sailing or a canoe. By travelling slow we get submerged into the culture and get to know the land, the locals and the environment we pass by. During our trip distances are becoming distances again. We want to inspire our readers to travel self provided and meet the cultures. With our travel stories and portraits we want to inspire you to follow your dreams, and to pass this spark to other persons.

PLANS AFTER THE SURGERY? >>> SELF SUPPORTED THROUGH NORTH AMERICA
April 11, 2019
the power of the mind

Mission Impossible

"Still asphalt," Zoë says laughing as she looks back at Olivier. It can stop after every curve, but for now we enjoy every black meter under our wheels...
April 10, 2019
boy carrying water in a jug

Half a word

This time we won't escape the exit fee at the border post with Belize. "Is there no discount for cyclists?"...
March 20, 2019
border belize mexico

Searching for prejudices

We didn't hear the best stories about Belize from other cyclists about cycling in Belize. Expensive, bad roads, hot and boring for cycling. We cycle with little motivation...
March 13, 2019

The bomb in Mexico

We are at the restart of our adventure. Right in front of Mariëla's door. We give each other a high five, a smile, look back...
January 16, 2019
fietsen tussen bananenplantages

Cycling in Ecuador

If we can recommend one country for cycling in South America, it is certainly not Ecuador. It is a beautiful country, but it is very tough for cycling...
January 12, 2019
Sponsoring Schwalbe

How to find sponsors for a world trip

Finding sponsors Admit that it’s a very cool idea to travel around the world by bike and you get a bicycle and panniers sponsored. Yet there is only a handful […]
January 7, 2019
zelf vuur maken

The secrets of making a good fire

"Survival are techniques to get out of a difficult situation as quickly as possible, bushcraft are techniques to enjoy living in nature and use its resources"...
December 3, 2018
Crossing salar de coipaca by bicycle

Cycling in Bolivia

If you ask a cyclist which country in South America was best for cycling, many will put Bolivia in their top three. Bolivia has everything...

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October 18, 2018

Suddenly we go home

Suddenly we go home An unexpected return home ‘There is a large mass of six centimeters here’, says the gynaecologist at the hospital in Quito. We have no idea what […]
January 25, 2018
Cyclists sleeping for free in a little house next to the church

Travel the world with €12

How much does a world trip cost? That's what we asked ourselves and we started to search on Google. The answers are very different, from €5 to €100 for a day...
December 14, 2017
Two cyclists on the Carretera Austral in Chile

Cycle the Carretera Austral

Do you want to know everything about the Carretera Austral or are you just browsing for a new cycling adventure? It is perhaps the most famous...
July 26, 2017
Gauchos in front of their house in Brazil

The stranger

It is the start of expedition Patagonia. We are waiting at the bus terminal, after three days and nights in the bus our legs are surprisingly...
 

THIS IS WHAT WE DO


We tell the stories of the most beautiful projects, people and nature that we encountered on our trip. We search for the positive elements in those stories to show the good news on planet earth. Using words, images and sounds, we try to make short and powerful reports which inspire people to take action in their life.

 

#SELFSUPPORTED

There is nothing more beautiful than traveling with self supported power. Slowly, between the local culture, blend in with nature and healthy in the open air. It is the ultimate way of travelling for us and the beauty is that there are so many different ways to do it! Do you also want to travel self supported? Discover our best tips and recommendations for your next adventure.


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