BY ÅSA ÖHQVIST Intro by Elisa Wirkala After 6 months riding through a dozen countries, I felt weak and exhausted. I knew the muscles I’d once earned from long-distance trekking and climbing were slowly deteriorating, to be replaced with shoulder and neck pain from battling the
BY ELISA WIRKALA Bitten by pirañas, charged by a bison, harassed by hungry camp bears and chased by packs of dogs.
BY: ELISA WIRKALA The sounds and sights of the world passing by through the dingy bus windows were lost on me. My eyes were shut tight, body limp in the faded grey seat of the bus meandering through mountain villages.