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  • World RiderWorld Rider

    Thanks Jonny! Yeah. Let's tear that coat into hundreds of pieces! This is my project on Kickstarter and thanks Jonny for posting the info on my jacket. We've got about $14k more to go in about 13 days to get to that $40k stretch. I think we can do it. Thanks for posting and helping spread the word! :)

    • Jonny MillerJonny Miller

      No problem - there's a Spanish word I learnt recently 'sobremesa' which describes the period of time after a meal when you have food-induced conversations with the people you have shared the meal with. It seems like you've used 'sobremesa' as an opportunity to overcome barriers created by race, religion and geography... and make a lot of new friends around the world ;) I can't wait to read the book!

      • World RiderWorld Rider

        Sobremesa! Exactamente! People often asked me if I got in trouble, danger and what kind of weapon I brought with me... I tell them I brought the most powerful weapon in the world, and it doesn't cost anything nor does it take up space in your luggage. That weapon is my smile — and we all have it!

    • Alessandra RizzottiAlessandra Rizzotti

      Really cool project! Would you like to share little stories about people you've met? It would be awesome to get introductions to some of the people included in your book.

      • World RiderWorld Rider

        So many people I met during my journey are very special. While I continue to connect with several through social media, it's those that are far from a computer or social media that moved me most.

        Take Rosalgarcia, at 82 years old and living in perhaps the most impoverished country in South America, she still has a dream. With only one tooth in her mouth, she was curious as to the cost for new teeth in my country. I didn't know what to say, except that I would like to give her new teeth, right here, right now. She interrupted me.

        "Don't worry, Allan," she said smiling, "I will get new teeth one day."

        When I pulled out my Moleskine book to write her name and address, her eyes grew big and her faced lit up.

        "I don't have any books," she told me. "I would like to learn to read, can I have your book, Allan?"

        Also, at 82 years old, this beautiful Ecuadorian woman still has passion — to learn — to read.

        You can meet her in the pages of my book.

        I'll pull some others into the GOOD here! thanks Alessandra!