31-year-old Dean Nicholson is tired of the boring daily life of a welder, and he decided to give his all. Last September, Dean quit his job and set off from his hometown of Dunbar in Scotland to travel by bike. Everything was fine, he managed to travel around eight countries, until his loneliness was suddenly interrupted …
On the border between Montenegro and Bosnia, climbing a steep slope, Dan heard a plaintive meow. His heart sank from what he saw: the kitten was standing alone not far from the road. The man stopped to stroke her, but the cat was faster: she was so affectionate that Dean could not stand it and decided to take her with him. And who will resist, admit it?
The cat was terribly hungry, and the traveler decided that someone had deliberately thrown the animal away. He fed her and immediately named her Nala, after the lioness from The Lion King. Dean took her to the vet, and when it turned out that the cat was healthy, they set off to conquer the world together.
Since Nicholson did not have room for the kitten, he left the cart at the helm so that his new travel companion could take the most empty seat. Later, a house for Nala appeared on the bike, so that she would be as comfortable as possible.
Dean says that Nala loves to travel. She does not experience any discomfort, sleeps well in the tent, sits in the basket and sometimes climbs on the shoulder of the traveler.
However, during the winter the trip had to be suspended: due to the cold and rain, Nala fell ill, and Dean stayed at the hostel for several weeks, waiting for the cat to recover. After that, the traveler sealed his companion’s house, and they continued on their way. So they travel around Europe, Dean Nicholson and his kitten Nala.