Robbie Sage stands outside friend's apartment

October 16, 2013 | 8:11 p.m. CDT
Robbie Sage stands outside his friend Sijie Yao's apartment Tuesday. Sage, 27, who is from Scotland but lived in England for 12 years, has been cycling around the world since the he was 24. He is taking a brief break in Columbia before continuing the journey later in the week. "I had the inclination to travel," said Sage. A friend of his first encouraged him. "He said it's the best way to travel and I would have to agree…[he is] quite charismatic and made you believe anyone could do it."

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