Before enlisting in the military, he took a trip to Europe where he hitchhiked for the first time. Then it hit him: with 10 months left before he starts university in Canada , why not go there without flying, and visit other cities along the way? I’ve been addicted to it ever since then.”Though he did not plan it, that was like training for his 9-month trip from Singapore to Canada. “I really wanted to do something that not many people have done, or maybe even no one has done before,” he said. He went to places like China, North Korea, Iran, and Germany, while only riding trains, buses, cars, and boats.