Goodbye Ginger Beard, Hello Adventure

Despite being 26 years old, I am still largely incapable of growing any facial hair. This distinct lack of facial hair in combination with both my face and lifestyle has ensured that I still get asked for ID when I buy alcohol in the UK and that when I meet people for the first time, they ask if I am a student. “I was, four years ago.”

Since leaving Istanbul to hitchhike to the UK, I have not shaved. That is around a month. During this month, I made a revelation: I have a ginger beard.

Today I, along with two free spirits, am hitting the road on the biggest bicycling / rafting adventure of my life. If our old bicycles make it to Slovakia, even more of us will be building a raft and floating down the Danube in search of Romania. We will be the Pirates of the Danube. And pirates need facial hair. Today, I have shaved and a few days ago, I cut my hair short. From now on, I’ll go for the natural look.

Goodbye ginger beard. Hello adventure.

By | 2013-12-12T03:01:46+00:00 July 16th, 2013|UK to Slovakia on £30 Bikes|4 Comments


  1. Jacek 22/07/2013 at 09:55 - Reply

    Any plans to visit Poland? It is so close to Slovakia and so many great things to see!

    • Jamie 25/07/2013 at 20:52 - Reply

      I LOVE Poland, I was there for about a month last summer. No plans to visit this time around unfortunately, but I WILL come back.

  2. Ben 17/07/2013 at 00:48 - Reply

    Got to say I liked the beard! Good luck on your new adventure.

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