It has been 9 months now since we’ve hopped on our bikes and we are very proud of what has been achieved. By sharing our journey through various blogging platforms we have reached almost 600+ followers.

自从我们骑上自行车以来已经有9个月了,我们为取得的成就感到非常自豪。通过各种博客平台分享我们的旅程,我们已经接触了近600多名粉丝。

@pedallingcontinents is our 5 months old Instagram account

Our main goal of the trip was to cycle to Europe, find work and start a new chapter of our lives there. Both of us have saved up money for this big dream for four years. However, recently we had a major setback.

我们这次旅行的主要目标是骑自行车去欧洲,找到工作,开启我们生活的新篇章。我们两个人已经为这个大梦想攒了四年钱。然而,最近我们遭遇了重大挫折。

The Situation 情况

Two factors have contributed to us asking for help, financially.

  1. Our travel money ($1000 US) for Iran and Turkey was stolen,
  2. Our Iran visa expires on the 27th of January and we cannot continue to Turkey during the winter months.

It would be very challenging to head north during January or February. Our only choice is to exit south of Iran, stay in Dubai (visa free for NZ) for a while and return back to Iran in March.

有两个因素促使我们在经济上寻求帮助。

  • 我们为伊朗和土耳其旅行的钱(1000美元)被盗,
  • 我们的伊朗签证将于1月27日到期,我们不能在冬季继续前往土耳其。

在1月或2月期间向北行驶将是非常具有挑战性的。我们唯一的选择是退出伊朗南部,在迪拜停留一段时间(新西兰免签证),并在三月返回伊朗。

The Plan 打算

We like to fundraise for the cost of the second Iran visa which is €120 per person. That’s the price for our New Zealand passports, by far our most expensive 😔. After Iran, every other countries we visit will be visa-free.

The Give A Little page we have set up aims for $450 NZ dollars. This comprises of

  • 2 × €120 per visa
  • invitation letter fees
  • Give A Little 5% fee

我们想为第二次伊朗签证的费用筹集资金,即每人120欧元。这是我们新西兰护照的价格,是迄今为止我们最贵的签证。在伊朗之后,我们访问的其他所有国家都将免签证。

我们设立的Give A Little页面的目标是450新西兰元。这包括

  • 每张签证2×120欧元
  • 邀请函费
  • Give a Little 5%的手续费

The Options 选项

The New Zealand bank accounts we have at home are still working, so if you are able transfer directly, that would help us avoid the 5% fee. For security reasons, we can give our account numbers privately.

We appreciate any donation through:

  1. Direct transfer from NZ account
  2. Donation via Give A Little (https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/help-kiwi-cyclists-get-their-visas)
  3. Steem (cryptocurrency) @pushpedal

我们在家的新西兰银行账户仍然有效,所以如果你能直接转账,这将有助于我们避免5%的费用。出于安全原因,我们可以私下提供我们的帐号。

我们感谢任何捐赠:

  • 从新西兰账户直接转账
  • 通过Give A Little捐赠(https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/help-kiwi-cyclists-get-their-visas)
  • Steem(加密货币)@pushpedal

Finally, a big thank you to everyone who has followed us in 2018.

Massive thanks to:

  • Debra and Terril (Matt’s parents) for the financial support
  • Clarita and Marcos for all the help back home
  • Clarita for designing the Report Cards and other blogging graphics
  • Wiremu and Michael for the technical assistance
  • The Steem community

We hope for a better 2019 and may our travel inspire you to hop on a bike and get pushing!

最后,非常感谢2018年关注我们的所有人。

非常感谢:

  • Debra and Terril(Matt的父母)获得财政支持
  • Clarita and Marcos 家的所有帮助
  • Clarita用于设计报告卡和其他博客图形
  • Wiremu and Michael为技术协助
  • Steem社区

我们希望2019年更好,我们的旅行可以激励您骑上自行车并推动!