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Kinga Choszcz also called Kinga Freespirit

10.04.1973 - 09.06.2006 


Following your dreams, travelling with trust into the kindness of people you meet, seeing the beauty of everyday life… ‘Every dream is given to us with the power to make it come true’- this is the inscription Kinga puts in her book and she proves over and over that she does not lack the power.


We just let things happen and the road lead us through unknown terrain, countries, adventures’ Kinga and Chopin reminisced after coming back from a five year long journey around the world which earned them ‘Kolos’ – the prestigous Polish traveller award.
















The journey throughout Africa was another dream of Kinga’s. Discovering new places and people was her passion, African children – her true love. She changed the life of one child and this event later inspired the creation of the Freespirit Foundation with its mission.
















The fate, so favourable so far, this time did not let Kinga come back to us. On 9th June 2006 she died of malaria in Ghana.


Now she’s coming back to us… in dreams that come true, actions inspired by her journey and in the smiling faces of Moree children. She lives in the memories of her numerous friends all over the world, and on the pages of another book - ‘My Africa’. For this book Kinga received, posthumously, the “Amber Butterfly” award for the best travel Polish book of 2008, for letting us follow her dream. 


Kinga - Malaika 


Kinga - Freespirit 


Kinga's Hitchhiking Bio:

" Well, I can say I started hitchhiking way before I was born - I was conceived during my parents' hitchhiking trip to the Polish mountains :)
And later, when I was just a tiny little kid they would take me along for some more summertime hitchhiking around the country. But they're not hippies or anything - hitchhiking was just a regular thing to do here.

My first serious hitchhiking outside Poland was a spontaneous journey to Northern Ireland when I was 18. I hitchhiked around half of Europe and volunteered at a few SCI workcamps before I returned home that summer. And this is what I did every summer vacation since then. Until my greatest solo journey - overland to India and Nepal. Pure hitchhiking only from Poland to Istanbul, and then by any other local transportation - coming back through Karakorum Highway, China, Kazakhstan and Russia.

And later on... I met Chopin. And we had the same dream - to see the rest of the world. By hitchhiking, naturally. So in 1998 we flew to New York, with two backpacks, 600 dollars, little plans and a lot of dreams. At that time we had no idea the journey would take us five years. This last journey is documented on our site:
















I never counted the number of kilometers, miles, or rides - it's not what it's all about. It's not about the destination, either. It's the journey that matters, and this is what I always try to enjoy". 


Kinga Freespirit



Enjoy the journey















Best Hitching Advice:
The less plans you make and the less expectations you have, the better. This way you can simply enjoy events just as they happen without being disappointed if they're different from what you planned or expected. If you let it, life itself will present you with more fascinating scenario than your imagination. So, go to the road, hitch a ride, go along to wherever your driver is going and see what happens.

"It's good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end."
Here are some of our thoughts about hitch-hiking - aquired during our hitch-hiking journey around the world: 















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Led by Destiny - Hitchhiking around the World

Review by Mary Keener

A huge dream, a little money, few plans and a tremendous desire to see the world equals -- for Kinga and Chopin -- a 5-year hitchhiking odyssey. Nothing is impossible if you want it badly enough. And this couple wanted to travel around the world very badly.


Let go. Don't worry. Be positive. You'll be free to explore, to touch a culture in all its dimensions. "Positive thoughts bring on positive experiences. Our minds control our actions and sometimes, those of others." Watch and read how these ideas are put into action.

Ms. Freespirit shares extraordinary tales that testify to human kindness and generosity. I mention a few, but there are many more. You will be awed at just what can be had if you simply dare.

Kinga and Chopin's journey begins in New York City. They have no place to stay. They make their way to Central Park by subway. It's dusk. Chopin is thirsty. They see a church and enter. Luckily for them, there is a testimony meeting happening. People gather around the couple afterwards, asking questions and, of course, learn the 
that the couple will park themselves in Central Park. What actually occurs is a little magical.

In this next scene, Kinga and Chopin are hitchhiking in Alaska in November. Their driver invites them to stay in his cabin while he continues working. They hear a sound outside the cabin door and open it to a gray wolf! Do you believe it? Read the book.

In response to the author's words of admiration, Claire, traveling alone and in a wheelchair, says. "I just like travelling, that's all. And what's so amazing about taking buses, trains, or taxis? That's what I do at home, too."

Hitchhiking, hitch boating, hitch plane-ing, train hopping, bicycling (having been donated a bicycle), buying a horse (that's right!) are the ways Kinga and Chopin get around and beyond. How they end up on these transport modes are interesting stories in themselves.

Some things are not planned for. A short trip can tax a relationship. A long one can damage it. Kinga and Chopin resolve their differences with maturity, creativity, respect - always aware of their individualities, needs and desires.

A secondary dream of the author is to bring the reader along. She succeeds. I walked in their shoes, ate with them and experienced the joys and hardships of their dream-come-true.

This book is a labor of love. It is beautifully and strongly bound. Photos are in color and the paper is textbook quality. A map of the journey is embedded on the inside of the back cover for easy reference. The final nine pages are titled "Inspirations". Each page has a colored picture with a thoughtful quote. Inspiring they are!


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“Led by Destiny” Van Tour

With the first vehicle I ever owned, a beautiful old yellow van, I set off on a two month European Led by Destiny tour.

I had my driving license but never owned a vehicle in my life. Always hitchhiked. But now, you can not hitchhike with a few hundred books with you (about one kilogram each!) And this is what I was planning to do - travel Europe with my 'Led by Destiny' book I just picked up from the printing house.

So I searched the ads in the local paper and went to see the only one that sounded more or less affordable. A 19 year old Volkswagen Transporter. I loved it from the first sight - for its attractive yellow color. It was beautiful, it was yellow, it was running.
This is all I would ever want from a van. And the owner assured me that it should drive all through Europe to England and back with no problem. And I just have this (unwise?) habit of trusting people...

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Account in WBK bank
PLN - 46 1090 1098 0000 0001 0630 2890

W naszych działaniach pragniemy inspirować do realizowania życiowych marzeń oraz pracy na rzecz wzajemnego poznawania, zbliżania, rozumienia i nawiązywania więzi między ludźmi różnorodnych kultur i tradycji. Każdego dnia i każdym małym krokiem możemy przyczyniać się do tego, by życie stawało się lepsze i szczęśliwsze.
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