I love the way you can meet people along the way. Takes away a bit of the loneliness in a strange country not being able to speak the language. At least for a few hours, or a few days you can converse in English and perhaps forge future friendships when you return home.
It's amazing what people do, and amazing for Steph to ride all the way from Canada, and alone.
I am glad you are sorted out and in a better frame of mind. Thanks for bringing us along and also your impressions (and feelings) of what you see along the way