Hodei

HODEI ORUETA

18/01/1986 Bilbao

horuetar@gmail.com

foto - perfil Hodei

I always liked travelling and I’ve been lucky enough to be able to do it quite often. A couple years ago I discovered the bicycle as a mean of transport for travelling, and since then my biggest projects include it. Now, just a few years before I turn 30, is the moment to do something bigger, before life and age settles me down.

 

I’m lucky to have some friends that share my interests and the need to explore, and together we are making the idea of cycling around the world a reality in just a couple months..

 

Interests

I like doing lots of different kinds of things, that’s why many times I end up doing way too many of them, or involved in too many projects. But sport and travelling have been always on top of my list.

I’ve been a swimmer for most of my life, but now I enjoy running long distance much more, and I hope to finish my first Iron-Man before I start this adventure. I just started climbing and slack-lining, so I hope I will get the chance to practice both of them in this trip.

Philosophy

“Trying to find what you really love, an d dedicate yourself to it” it’s probably the sentence that best describes my way of thinking. I think that a person can never stop learning and finding new interests, and taking time to enjoy them is essential to be happy.

What have I done?

I’m a Classic Philologist and I’m doing a postgraduate in education. But in the last years I worked in several places, and I got some scholarships to study and work abroad.

I’ve translated, both professionally and as a volunteer (for NGOs and communities) and I’ve been a language teacher.

Two summers ago I crossed Europe by bike while I wrote a blog about it (bicycloud.blogspot.com), and this was the precursor of the project we have here right now.

FAVOURITE QUOTE

I know a planet inhabited by a red-faced gentleman. He’s never smelled a flower. He’s never looked at a star. He’s never loved anyone. He’s never done anything except add up numbers. And all day long he says over and over, just like you, ‘I’m a serious man! I’m a serious man!’ And that puffs him up with pride. But he’s not a man at all–he’s a mushroom!

The little prince”

Antoine de Saint Exupéry