Miss Merida & Miss Sayulita
inally I made it. I cycled from one coast to another coast in Mexico. Looks like this.
Telling a story today is not that easy. Nobody really wants to read, making good videos takes more than a few minutes, so basically I am going back to the way of storytelling, that I love most. I will share 100 images with comments and you will enjoy the ride, from one coast to another. It´s my way to take you on a ride, a ride through my emotions, through experiences I shared with others and moments in life, written by life, lived by me: Alexandros Tsachouridis
I was invited to Los Angeles, before I started the bike trip. Basically I wanted to meet up with potential sponsors, facing that people not getting so easy into charity, as the question for them is: "What do I have, if I support some kids in Africa?" After facing this truth, I went on to meet friends that will stay friends for my life - no matter if I see them 1x per year or 2 x every 10 years.
What desert you ask? Let me tell you a story... ok, actually no idea where to start, lets put the images and try to explain what will happen now...
The next thing I remember is, that I am digging a whole in the dessert, where I wanted to put my complete ego inside. The story behind this life-changing experience is very simply explained, by an Angel, named Legna Alvira. In a moment, where I felt I will lose my mind and even my life, she told me one important thing: "Babe, just dance. Dance it out."
After this life changing experience (what it was, comes in another story, do not worry, there are not secrets here. It´s just not the moment to talk about it in details, so we dedicate this "experience" a complete own space). So after this, I wrote her an intense message, how she saved my life. Her answer explains, what many people might feel, when they dance, but read it now with a clear mind - her words are not just beautiful like her soul, they are simple and simply so real.
Before flying back to Cancun, where my bike for the epic charity tour arrived, I met a wonderful person. We actually met in the dessert and I promised to get back to her, when I am back in Los Angeles town. If I say something, I do it. I believe in the power of words, combined with the power of actions. I have met her and felt in a very special way connected - on a deeper level. I could have closed my eyes, the time we spoke in the dessert, and would simply feel this:
"I know you from somewhere, but I can not define from where and when. I like you, even I do not know you. I can sense you, because I listen to you with my heart, not with my head. The way you talk is peaceful, you want to love the world, that is why you love the life that comes across you. That is why you speak with love to me. I feel it, I am happy about this. I want to find out more about you."
I met up for SUSHI, not the Sushi that we know from the DeFi Space. The real sushi. Maybe the most expensive one in my life, to be honest. Not even in Paris I paid that much for Sushi, but hey: who cares? How many times am I in Los Angeles and meeting up with somebody, that I met in the middle of the dessert? You do not pay for food in life, you pay for experiences. They taste delicious, especially if you enjoy them with a wonderful person like Elina Fuhrman.
The guy on the left was 3 months my menti. He is actually the reason my Greek-Speedo-Ass made it to Mexico. He called me up one night in January, telling me, he wants another mentoring session. I told him, I do not believe in Zoom-Mentoring, I believe in real mentoring, on spot, training, living together, being there for each other. Come to Greece, I told him. He said: "Why you are not coming to Mexico, hombre?" I told him: "Here is my Passport, if you arrange, I am in."
The power of words and actions are with Alexander, as the the next day I was flying to Amsterdam, to catch a flight to Mexico City. Life can change fast, if you are ready for changes. My life changes super fast, as I am the change, that I want to see in the world. Alexander went through hell with me, I fucked his mind-set, as there were so many limited beliefs, I had to destroy them, while building him up, physically and mentally. Did it work? Yes, after three months his agency hired 488 new people, turn over went from 20k per decade to 240k per day and he drives 4 luxury cars and owns 3 houses, one in Bali, one in Tulum and one in Berlin. Apart from all this, the woman lining up for him, no matter if he goes to the supermarket or to the bank - of course to store more of his cash, coming in all day long. That he ears this passively is out of question, right?
If you want to have the same mentoring, like above, tell me where to get this, as I am not the one, who will make this happen. I need to talk with the guys, selling this BS. The sad truth is, that I have seen many mentoring programs, who promoting their services in "kind of a way" that I wrote here for joke. My mentoring was very simple and we are still working on Alexander his communication towards clients. He is doing great. My program includes one thing only: learn to listen to your heart and your gut feeling. I am not teaching anything else.
She asked for this image, which was cool. What was not cool is, that she got my trust to use my phone and went to Instagram to press follow on her profile. I told her, that I have a massive bet with a few Swiss Business People that my profile will never follow anybody out there. She did not accept and was pissed, she did not talk with me anymore - but people who know me, know that I do not really care about this emotional and dramatic behaviours. Nobody gets a follow, Amen.
Meeting this woman in real (I knew her from Facebook) was good for me. It challenged my thinking about food a lot. She is also a great photographer and took those images of me, enjoy. My bike is not that far from my hotel, in a few hours I will see it... its a big moment for me. The whole story about my bike, read here.
How did you get your bike from Germany to Mexico, Alexandros?
Many asked me, how did this happen. Ok, so to understand what happened, we need to dive a bit deeper. Many told me, that you should have simply bought a bike in Mexico. But this trip is not about doing things the normal way, as I am not normal. The way this bike was coming to me, starts with the fact, that somebody important in my life wanted to pay for a good bike and another important person in my life, a long time supporter, heard about it. By accident he owns an amazing bike store in Germany, Ravensburg (TriBike) and those two great people and me decided to ship this bike from Germany, through Lars on the image, to Mexico. After I announced in public, that Lars will fly to Mexico and brings my bike, Matthias (our lawyer) comes into the game and says: "Alexandros, let me cover the costs for this shipping action. Would be nice to be part of bike4peace and this would be my contribution."
I do not own a lot of things, never did and never wanted and I guess I will never. Once I understood, during my time in India, that we are consuming way tooooo much. It kills us, slowly but surely. I am a big fan of having little and enjoying them big time. What you see on the image, is what I will have for the next 15,000 km from Mexico down south to Patagonia. Some say I am organized like a girl, others say, like a gay. I say: this has to do with character, not with gender. Character is human and does not need any label. The reason I am organized in my life, is super simple: it creates clearness inside my mind and helps me to stay focus during the day. Focus is important, you do not think so?
I left the house to see this sunset and I took a big deep breath to understand, that I am starting the next day for an epic adventure. Not just, that we are going to raise a million dollar for charity, it is also the fact, that I am back on the road and being back on the road for me, is like being alive.
If you are the first time here, you should watch this video.
I had the lucky opportunity to share some quality time with Nina. During the days with her, I understood that whatever we are putting inside our body, we are consuming energy. She is aware of this fact and lives it. I see her food habits and respect a lot, how much discipline she has, to follow this path in her life. She is healthy, I can tell. And I am lucky, that I could learn from her during the time in Playa del Carmen. For me it was time to hit the road and my first stop was TULUM - yes, you heard right. Tulum.
When I reached Tulum, I faced straight, that Tulum is a place that you go and you can easily get lost there. Not lost in terms of the geographic, I mean mentally. It is one of those bubbles, that you should only enter, if you are aware of WHY are you entering. It reminded me straight to Bali or Mykonos in Greece, but of course way more intense, as especially during the last months, this place got hyped all over the world. I will try to be as open as possible, without judging this place too much.
1) Tulum is totally overpriced, but ok, it is business. Mexico get the dollars you can get, you do right in my eyes, as people who follow the hype, should pay for it.
2) I show you in the next image, how Tulum looks 20km outside of the touristic attractions.
3) Tulum is not the place for you, if you are not getting your shit together in life. Stay away, or Tulum will eat you!
4) I had the best time of course, as I knew WHY I am there and WHAT I do there and with who and how.
There is a guy, we call him Dennis. Yes, we talk about Dennis Liber.
I have to tell you a bit more about those encounters, which happen in your life too. Some say they happen in my life more often, than in others, but I do not agree. I simply filter way stronger, than many others, to who I give my life time and to who I say: "No, thank you." Saying NO is the big art in life. I do not waste my time with people, who I do not feel. If I do not feel it, I do not live it. If I do not live it, I feel like being dead. Why should I accept this, if the decision is 100% up to me? So when we stayed outside of the event, where Dennis played music, I saw this couple.
I spoke with him and faced something, that I faced several times in my life. This kind of facing something, when you put out/off your ego and forget that you are a male person. I faced, that I feel a high attraction towards this person. The way he smiles, the way he walks, the way he interacts with others, the way he sounds, when he speaks with you. It is all a balance of harmony and good vibes. You can simply sense, that this person is living the moment and he is thankful. You can feel that the person looking at you, is really aware of his own WHY. And it turns out, that we have so much things in common. It calls afterparty, because you put away your phone and the only sounds you listen, are the sounds of people sharing this epic moment with you. Look at this sunrise - if you share this with new friends, it connects you forever.
The Greek Deejay who gives sessions on the beach early morning about Greek Mythology, got a call phone: "Malaka, we go the house. You wanna join?" He said: "THE House?" The voice on the phone said: "Yes, THE House." We took our stuff, gave hugs and good vibes to our new friends from New York and it took us around 15 minutes to find the exit of the resort. We got lost in the jungle for a minute, but that was ok - it was beautiful and we were high on life. As we reached the car to continue our journey, we understood: This journey never stops, as long as you go with an open heart through life.
MUCHAS GRACIAS POR TODO. (Malaka, this was only for you).
When we reached the house, it was time to go to the beach - alone. Facing a truth about my life, which I am escaping sometimes, because it hurts, but also heals me each time I dive into it.
1) I deserve this life, as I work hard for it (even I let it look all the time so easy).
2) I am the master of my life, nobody is responsible for my fails and errors, only me.
3) I can not help others to get better, each of us is really responsible for themselves. I can only inspire them, through being an example, not by telling them what to do. I am not your guru, I am not your solution, I am nobody.
I have met tons of people, telling me how amazing it is, to be like me on the road and traveling the world. We have to clear some air here, as what you see is only the top of the mountain. Do you know this image? Look at it, please.
If I fart, I stink like you. I am not better than you, I am not smarter, I am not coming from a better family than you. The truth, which I had to face during the last 10 years of traveling, is brutally simple: people all around the world are not that different:
1) we all love to search the issue outside of us
2) we love to blame the system for not being fair
3) we are great in talking bullshit to ourselves
4) we are all seeking deep inside for love and peace
Based on those first 3 things, you are simply holding back your true potential and if you do so, you are not getting out of your comfort zone. So you do not need to wonder, that you are not happy in your job, as you do not try to become the best in what you really love to do? Because you most probably you are not even aware of why you really go to work? What do you love in your life? Did you ever took the time to ask yourself? I guess not, that is why you blame your boss and the company and the colleagues at work. It is easy, we all did, as most of us did not learn the other way - to be very fair and honest. So it is time for you, that you break through those shitty limited beliefs and stop being a victim, become the master of your life. It is your one, you are the only one you can change things.
My time in Tulum ended with an amazing dinner. People from all around the world, I felt and I still feel very blessed, that I could be part of this experience. What I take away from this day on the beach, is simple: I am doing something that I love, because I love what I do. What I do, is that I love the things I do. So you ask, what I really do? I go out there with an open heart and an open mind. I filter very quickly to who I will give my highest asset in life: my time. I do not listen to the words somebody says, I listen to my gut feeling. The combination of my gut feeling and the sense for people talking out of their heart, rather out of their head, makes me go left, right, up and down.
My heart is my GPS and it leads me to the places I need to be and brings me the answers, when the questions of life come up. Listen to your heart, that is what I tell myself each day waking up. Being thankful, that I am able to smell, taste, hear, breath, listen, see. Thankful, that I am alive another day, as who tells me that my heart will still beat in a second?
I used the time to dance in the sun and working a bit on the social media for bike4peace, while listening to disco sounds. He is a great Deejay, that is for sure. You can listen to his music for free on soundcloud. I used the day to relax and to think about, how I would cycle to the other side. I knew I would have in total around 400km to Progreso and I really wanted to prepare mentally for this start. I know, the moment I will get into flow, I will become one with my bike and the streets. Cycling is like meditation, some people need to sit on the ground, to meditate. I need to move. Movement is my way of mediation and I feel totally in peace, when I am in my element. No matter if dance or when I am on the bike.
When I almost reached in Progreso, I knew that I will have another 2100km to Sayulita, in Nayarit. Sayulita will be the first big stop, before we are heading all down south to Patagonia. It´s one of the milestones, as we are going to sit down and look at the numbers. We not only do this trip to entertain you guys, we are doing this to raise one million dollars for charity. That means, we need to see what we can make better, so we get 3 things out of this Mexico-Warm-Up Trip.
1) more attention from you. Attention is everything in this social media game. Who does not admit this, is not honest.
2) more shares thanks to you. Shares are super important for the AI of all the social media tools.
3) small, big and bigger donations from you, because you feel connected and you want to support the projects.
I am writing this story for you, out of Merida. In a few hours I will be back on the bike. We are going towards Campeche and discovering other beautiful places in Mexico. Most important, we are going to become better human beings, as this is what really drives me each day I am waking up. I become the best version of myself, this is what I practice each day. Its the practice of my life, as I want to leave one day from here with a big smile in my face. Knowing that I tried all to be the best Alexandros. Fucking hell, yeah - that really turns me on, more than everything else in life. And you know what is the best, you can simply start with it, right now.
Where is the story about Miss Merida and Miss Sayulita? (cover image)
The image that you see with two beautiful girls, Natalia and Evelia, is a complete own story. We are going to dive into an amazing experience, thanks to Natalia, the next time I am taking some time off. We are going to talk about my feelings, when I fall in love with people and I know I will move on and how to openly communicate those emotions towards people, you let into your life. I will try to give you the most honest inside, to what happened in the desert and many more stories.
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Alexandros, why Speedo-Boy?
I wish you a wonderful day, night, morning, whatever you having right now. But more than everything else I wish you, that you can break through your fears and excuses and allow your heart to beat in the rhythm of life. It feels not just great, it also makes others around you happy and who would not like to be surrounded by happy people, sharing good vibes?
In this sense: thank you for your precious time and that you are here. Let´s make this world a better place together.
PS: Why you take the girls image as a cover and you do not write about it now?
Because I need to get your attention first, then making you a loyal reader and building up some trust - step by step. Then we continue to share some quality time and more stories with each other. I am sure you understand my good intentions. Love.