Moments

We puplish a new series called ‘Moments’. In this series its about moments we captured on the road with photos, that gets re-created now with a painting and the story behind.

San Nicola l’Arena

This painting reflects a situation last year in Sicily in Italy. It was somewhen in december, the day started with a clear blue sky and sunshine laying over the mountains. We went to the harbour of San Nicola l’Arena to visit our new friend Munro, an english grown old, but young remained gentleman, who we met the night before in one of the five bars of this village. He lives on his boat in the port of San Nicola l’Arena, which is 30 kilometer near to Palermo, the biggest city in Sicily. When you are here, you don’t feel close to a big city, the time seems to move different in this village, the people are welcoming and the atmosphere is like a summer, that never ended.

Munro showed us around his boat, introduced us to his dog ‘Safran’, who is the co-captain of the 13-meter long ship and offered some of his 5 kilo package of clementines, oranges and lemons, which he received by one of his neighbors the other day. He is really a cool, laid-back english man, who seems to took the right decission to use his pension for living on a boat in this timeless village.

Here, in this place, everyone seems to be a neighbor and the people care about each other. In the bar, where we went the night before, we almost met everyone, who we saw the next days around this village.

Another man, who became a friend, is Valerio. He looks like an actor and has an intellectual vibration around him. The two nights, we stayed in San Nicola l’arena, we stayed at his place. Valerio works in the prison and creates theather activities together with the inmates. He is a writer, who puplished some books and when you come to his home, you really see that writing is his passion. Beside a pretty empty fridge, because this man just eats one time a day, you find a laptop on the kitchen table, always open and ready to get used for the moment, when the creativity strikes in.

One morning we accidentally left the key for the door inside his house and while figuring out how to get in again, we met Veronica, who was living near and tried to help us with the sicilian way of opening doors. Without success, we ended up in her kitchen, drinking a good coffee and sharing some stories.

When we came to the port to visit Munro, we had one unspoken wish and while eating some of the juicy clementines on his boat, the dream became true and Munro invited us for taking a little drive out to the sea. He prepared the boat together with Safran and half an hour later we were already laying on the deck with fresh cold beers, surrounded by the mediterranean sea and a view, that deserves more than just being captured as a photo…and this is the painting of it by Isabel and the story behind by Jannik!

If you like to have the painting in your own home, you can buy it from our shop.

About us

Jannik and Isabel, Grapzow in Germany 2018

That’s us! Jannik and Isabel.

We know each other digitally since we matched over Tinder in Milan in August 2017, but the first time we met for real was one year later in Berlin in August 2018. Both equipped with a bicycle and free from any working or studying responsibilities.

Our first travel together ended succesfully two months later in Stockholm. The next one started just after two weeks break. We cycled from Milan three months through Italy to Palermo and from there to Bari. We took the ferry to Patras in Greece and cycled to Athens. After a little break on Crete, we went back with boat, bus and train to Milan and this is where we are now. We stay here for three months to regenerate, work and build up our project.

Heraklion, Greece 2019

An important moment for our creativity, which resulted in the project ‘Tomorrow’s people’, was in Piacenza in Italy. We went out of money, but not out of the will and need to continue travelling. So, we decided to get creative and earn money. Over street music and other street art experiments, we found out the best way for us is painting and writing. Beside this we created a sign, which presents our project and shows our travel. By our surprise, it had a really big impact on people and we could make a lot of new friends and enemies.

Our street sign in Heraklion, Greece 2019

Through the high interest of people on our project, we thought it needs a name, a logo and also a digital platform and this is where you are now.

Welcome to Tomorrow’s people!

Timeless on two wheels

Its a new day, its a new dawn and a new website in the ocean of the internet.

This website is a platform for Tomorrow’s people. We are all about the future, which we can just reach through the present, where we arrived through the past.

Click, clock, is it existing?

Let’s get back to this project. Tomorrow’s people is a base for creativity in every sense. Our main focus is bike travelling, painting pictures and writing lyrics, connecting people and sharing knowledge. Learning, doing and sharing is what makes us feel alive.

It all started in August 2018, when two seeking souls found each other and started to cycle together through time and space. It began as the idea of a community platform, it became a travel blog and art gallery and it will be a magazine and re-cycling project. We have so many ideas and slowly we can realize them.

We want to fuse and combine, each one brings its skills and knowledge, no one is forced for anything. Just clean your dishes daily!

To get more practical: You can join Tomorrow’s People. You are travelling with the bicycle and want to present yourself on this platform or travel together with us? Join us!

You want to start travelling with the bicycle and don’t know where to begin the planning? Contact us!

We will share all our informations to bring you on the bicycle direction freedom.

Beside this, we will share our own journey here through letters, colors, visuals and sounds. We also share the stories of other bike travellers of our community.

Stay with us!