RIYADH: A German engineer has actually left the grind of his task back house to take a trip through the Middle East by bike, taking in the sights of AlUla, Najran and other Saudi websites along the method.
Luca Holzhauser, an engineer and professional photographer from Ulm, Germany, chose to leave his daily life as a Bosch worker to capture the cool Middle Eastern winter season weather condition.
He has actually cycled throughout the Middle East for more than 6 months, and just recently gotten here in the Kingdom. “One thing that I enjoy about Saudi is the enjoyment of individuals when they see me biking,” Holzhauser informed Arab News.
He stated that he picked to come to the Middle East since of its warm winter season weather condition compared to other Northern Hemisphere areas.
” I’ve heard truly fascinating features of the Middle East. Naturally, in the Western media, it’s not constantly represented the very best, however I merely wished to see with my own eyes how it is. And yeah– I truly, truly like it,” he included.
Holzhauser stated that he discovers the mindset, culture and landscapes of the Middle East interesting. “So I picked this location simply to see it on my own and how it really is taking a trip through there, and clearly by bike.
” It’s amazing due to the fact that you’re outside throughout the day. You do sports and you are extremely near individuals, so you satisfy a great deal of them, which’s what’s truly driving me to do this journey– to fulfill individuals.”
Among the highlights of Holzhauser’s journey up until now was his time in Jordan. By possibility, he satisfied a group of individuals who were shooting a marketing video to market the Jordan National Trail. “Since I’m a professional photographer, I signed up with the group and had a week to see all the highlights and photos of the designs,” he stated.
He included that his journeys had actually led him to work delicately as a yoga trainer, instructor and diving design. “So these random invites that simply occurred along the method are simply the very best part of it,” he stated.
Holzhauser “lives to take a trip by bike” due to the fact that it lets him gets near the general public in the nations he is going to. “Every day I fulfill a great deal of brand-new individuals and a great deal of lovely, random things occur. Every day is kind of various, and that makes it extremely unforgettable,” he included.
” It likewise offers terrific future chances. As a professional photographer, I take pleasure in having various scenes every day, satisfying various individuals every day and taking images of them. And after that, obviously, it’s great to be outdoors in nature doing sports while navigating. Yeah, that’s why I picked to take a trip by bike,” Holzhauser stated.
He included that throughout his trip in Saudi Arabia, vehicles were constantly pulling over after seeing him “biking in the middle of no place.” When he got speaking to the motorists, enjoyable and friendly discussion streamed, and he was frequently used aid and guidance.
Throughout his time in the Kingdom, Holzhauser has actually taken a trip through Riyadh, AlUla, Habala, Najran and Abha.