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Biking in Sweden inspires student

DREAMING OF HOME:Lo Yu’s book recounts his meetings with Taiwanese living in Sweden and their struggle to build a new life in a foreign country

Staff writer, with CNA

Lo said he also had less pleasant experiences during his bike tour. He once slept in a cemetery and lost his way in a forest.

“Whenever I felt scared or uneasy, I would think of my family and friends, as well as the Taiwanese expatriates in Sweden who extended their hospitality and warmth to me. All those fond memories gave me the courage to continue my trip in the Arctic cold,” he said.

Describing himself as an adventurous man, Lo said travelers should not just take a passing look at the places they visit.

“Every time I pick up my backpack to start a trip, I feel that someone is waiting for me in a faraway land. I felt at ease in every place I have visited and I want to find something meaningful in each place I visit,” he added.

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