Updated: Jun 28, 2015, 8:01 PM MST By Diane Gerstenfeld CONNECT
JOPLIN, MISSOURI –A South African journalist makes a trek across Route 66 by bicycle.Lena Faber left from Chicago in late May and plans to be in Santa Monica by the end of September
She used to write a newspaper series in a leading Moscow newspaper called “Route” and plans to write a book about her journey in America called “Folks’N Route 66.”
Faber says she’s determined to see as much of America as she can.
“I want to see every single sign. Every single museum and everything. That’s why at this time I should already be in Santa Monica but I’m still here because I stop at every single sign. And the most reason why I stop and slow down is people,” says Faber.
Along the way she posts on her website and blog about her travels.
Lena Faber used to work as a journalist at a mainstream Russian newspaper, wrote books for a major publishing house, and directed her original concept on TV. In 2009, she moved to South Africa, taught at the university, took up running, and earned a silver medal at the World Masters Athletic Championship in California and, in the meantime, won an international photo contest with following up solo exhibition. In 2014 she "shut the door" and gone hiking the Appalachian Trail, cycling from Chicago to LA (US Route 66), from Maine to Florida, from London to Orkney, etc. Now in MidCoast, Maine.