Man Cycles Around the World with Stray Cat as Companion


Dean Nicholson, 31, left his job and home to fulfill a lifelong dream to pedal from country to country. While climbing a steep hill in Bosnia, Nicholson ended up with an unlikely lifelong companion: a stray cat. Nicholson adopted the cat, naming her Nala, after a character from his favorite film in “The Lion King.” Nicholson and Nala now ride as a duo, with the newly adopted cat taking a spot in Nicholson’s bike basket or atop his shoulders. The two have since trekked through Albania and Greece, and have plans to continue touring the world.

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