Today I completed 15.000 kilometers in Moldova, the country number 21 in my trip. I crossed the border from Ukraine yesterday and I camped behind a church. In this morning after the breakfast, I wrote the word “lighter” on my reminders notes. I used to use one to light the fire on my stove and I needed to buy a new one.
In the middle of the day, the man in the first picture had stopped his car and stood on the road filming me. I smiled, greeted him but didn’t stop. He passed me again with his car and stopped, waiting for me one more time. And, at this time, before I stop he said holding and showing me his phone: “Isra Coifman? Isra Coifman?”
He showed to me my Instagram account and smiled back! Someone I don’t know who in BELARUS, told him I was coming to MOLDOVA and he was there, waiting for me on the road to meet me. He also is a biker.
It was a quick meeting because it was cold to stand on the road talking for a long time. And before leaving, he got into his car and came back with a gift…he wanted to give me something…and he gave me a LIGHTER.
I laughed loud and hug him! REALLY?
The second picture is the family of Adik watching one of my videos. A man who saw me on the border yesterday and, after a short conversation, invited me to come to his house. I didn’t get his number and I forgot his name because it was a really quick meeting. But he pinned his house in my map and I just followed without any clue what was waiting for me. Beyond a warm bed, a hot shower, delicious dinner and laundry, I met a beautiful heart, a happy family. A great meeting and new friends.