He had to start over and rethink the track. By the end of March 2021, he knows his way from Tallinn to the Czech and German border, which is around 40 days of walking from Tallinn.
Even though sports had always been a big part of his life, he is using now the motto that “you cannot train differently than doing the action itself”. Therefore, he is walking and carrying the bag with a weight of 14 kilograms every other day. He has also tested to walk a long distance on a cycling track in Madrid about 65 kilometers long and he finished it in around 11 hours without preparation. Starting from April, he plans to train and walk at least 20 kilometers every day.
On the journey, he plans to cover 42 to 45 kilometers every day and try to cover the distance in 100 days, as it is the 100th anniversary.
Therefore, he must traverse around a straight distance between Tallinn and Madrid, but at the same time he has to find sleeping places every day and it will be difficult to stay on the line because the sleeping place might be somewhere else. The biggest challenge in his mind is to find sleeping places close enough to his walking path and this is something that will take time while preparing the track.
He is highly motivated and enthusiastic about his plan and hopefully, this summer, he will start his journey. With all the good news related to vaccination and a digital vaccine passport for traveling, he hopes that everything will be fine, and he will start somewhere in August and he will finish sometime in December. He will do it alone but would like to welcome anyone who would like to join him.
He believes that walking is a big part of our lives. It helps to socialize with people, have a talk with them about different things. He plans to take photos and videos of his tour and go to small cities and talk to the people who are living there and learn about their culture. Because most people know about the big cities, but the small places and towns usually get overlooked.
With this journey, he hopes to get some attention in Estonia and Spain, so it will be a good opportunity to raise some awareness as well. There is an NGO in Spain which is known as Action Against Hunger and they also have some presence in Estonia and he is in talks with them and probably they will get some awareness with his campaign.
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