Mahanandia left India with only $80 in his pocket
While on his journey of over 2,200 miles, Mahanandia painted portraits along the way. It was an unbelievably long journey, but he was committed. Some days he would ride over 40 miles on his bike, but some days it was much easier. “Sometimes you’d get two or three hitchhiking offers and you’d have to choose! I bicycled for love, but I never loved biking,” he said. When Mahanandia arrived in Sweden, thanks to artistic talent, he had over $800 in his pocket.