When I found out Shima had an accident and broke both his feet I felt the need to support him. I was offered free skates several times before but I couldn`t leave the old ones behind and embrace the new so turned down all those offers.
I had surgery and was mistakenly overdosed with morphine, the careless use of drugs nearly led to my death. Breathing stopped all together, I was clinically DEAD for 3 minutes. I froze to the bone, only my brain & hearing functioned, I could not see nor did I respond or move, when finally came back to life, they put me into deep sleep.
I remember arriving in Thessaloniki minutes before a big storm hit the region. Was kinda fun actually, playing around in the rain did sober me up. I found a cosy little hostel but I gotta share my dorm room -which I happened to flood in the first 5 min- with the craziest badass guy ever.
Still living out of my suitcase, and…still haven`t become an expert at packing. Even if my heart got broken, I gotta leave my old skates behind.. couldn`t fit two in. I believe the reason I bought a new pair was worth my heart getting broke. But all in good time, let it be secret for now. At least it`s not my foot I shattered..
So it`s been an amazing journey, both the Clash and us were celebrating birthdays.
Technically my suitcase was born 5 years ago in Berlin (the logo ideas anyway) at the Clash. I remember sticking papers on the front of my case, taking my first steps nervously. This year it all seemed very promising and special.
We all know about the growing blading scene in the Arab World and that it started gaining acceptance. I had come across a photo on the One Mag website while doing my research on Morocco before my visit. It was a chap doing a crazy jump off a wall. Back then I wished to meet and join him for a skate. I pictured us blading on the streets of ancient medina. Now I`m back with loads of memories, made tons of new friends among them a guy who I found very special.
Hey all, thanx for your kindness and wishes. They gave all my spirits a lift. I`m keeping well, I feel pretty good, in fact never been better! I still have itchy feet and an eager heart, and so this summer I hit up Africa. That’s where my mind went when I wandered lately so my heart followed too.
This post will bring my secret to light why it was necessary to give up on the Round the world skate trip and why I was suddenly, forcefully slammed back into the reality of life. So let`s travel back to the Chinese border, where the incident of kidnapping took place.
The more I travel south the hotter and cheaper it gets which I like. I hv seen flying/climbing chicken, ppl riding motorbike in the river, hv travelled 40 hours on a train and ate chicken feet, tried the most bizarre foods u will find at a farmer`s market, had fruits you never ever heard of..
Train rides in China are hilarious. A genuine experience! Thousands of passengers are packed aboard the train, all Carriages are crowded with Chinese peasants with large bags and bundles, buckets that they balance on a pole. Why bring a luggage when u can carry larger items like a washing mashine? Bloody hell.
So my long awaited round the world trip has begun, even tho` theres no flyer. To B honest it didn`t end up the way I hv imagined, so skipped that part. Just too busy, travelling. The original concept was to skate an old bathtub in the woods, but was nowhere to be found. So if u know one tell me where the heck it is.
It might sounds odd but lately I wanted to want something so badly, without knowing what that is. I always want what I can`t have, but I hv `everything` , so I don`t know what else I want. I felt a little bit less motivated and needed an extra boost. I needed a different approach to motivation
Too much travelling lately, my suitcase wheel is proper broken. I hv been spending the last couple of month skating in London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Mcr.. Everyone went to France so I decided not to. I hv a tent with me that can B placed high up on a tree.
Feel like living in a video game lately. Had to pass through many barriers on each level. Went through many things in the last couple of months, it’s been a hell of a ride! And Im still in game. Expect loads of characters, enemies, foregrounds, multiple levels. Environments are large and encourage exploration.
I wandered the lands during the holiday season visiting the oldest and most celebrated Christmas Markets in Europe. Christmas is a time of fairytale and Europe is surely the place to spend it. Visited cities in Holland, Germany, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Belgium…