Hi. I'm Margot. One day I decided to leave my Melbourne life behind and ride my bicycle.

Why?

Because my neighbour Marcus told me to do it. Well, he didn't say "Margot, you should quit your job, pack up all your stuff and get a one way ticket to Namibia".

He actually said "if you want to do something, do it now".

Marcus is 96. I'm definitely listening to his advice.

I'm not sure how long I'll be on the road for, or where my next stop after Namibia will be. I have no time limits, no clear destination. I'm just seeing where the bike takes me.

I've set up this blog as my online travel journal, to keep track of people, places and ideas, and to share with you some of the extraordinary places and people that I've come across on my trip.