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Chapter 1:

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Sorry for leaving you with no news for a while.Rochelle:   A little more prep and we were on the road finally …… and for good this time. It’s amazing how many things you need to do to prepare for…

The Alps in Australia

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Australia has some real mountains! – Quite a surprise for us after we had already travelled thousands of kilometres through the mainly flat and monotonous landscape of Australia. So, we had some great fun riding our bikes over the last…

Going home!

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Yes, we are going home – after two years on the road our trip will end in a few weeks from now, when we leave New Zealand. These news are probably quite a surprise for some of our followers, since…

All the way through the south

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Once more, we had to cover huge distances in Australia on our way from the West to the East – a few thousand kilometres, all the way through the south of Australia. Luckily, our route took us through quite different…

Hot hot and damn hot – Western Australia

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45° C in the shade, the sun burned down on us merciless – and since about 300 kilometres we hadn’t really noticed a change in the landscape. We had arrived in Western Australia – hot, dusty, and only very scarcely…

Corrugations to Queensland

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We were really happy, when we were finally back on the road when we had waited for our motorcycles for such a long time in Darwin. After a short detour through the Kakadu National Park, we went east on the…

Finally – our bikes have arrived!

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About three weeks later than originally planned, our motorcycles finally arrived in Darwin. We had shipped them from East Timor in a container. Three weeks for a distance of only 700 kilometres. The shipping company Toll had changed the shipping…

Australia – we are shocked!

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After more than one year in Asia, it was a really strange feeling to be back in a country with a relatively familiar western culture. We were definitely not prepared for the shock that the contrast caused…  everything was different…

Island-hopping in Indonesia

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Colourful Bali, Islamic Lombok, traditional Sumbawa, mountainous Flores, and emerging Timor – the islands of Indonesia are incredibly diverse. Whenever we came to another island it felt more like entering a new country, and not just another island of Indonesia.…

Botswana

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24th August The Guest house in Upington was too nice (Le Must) and I spent few hours sipping coffee at the lounge before leaving. Eventually I left at midday… after having made fuel. As I left late I was planning…

Botswana

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24th August The Guest house in Upington was too nice (Le Must) and I spent few hours sipping coffee at the lounge before leaving. Eventually I left at midday… after having made fuel. As I left late I was planning…

Close to the border

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15th August 2013 Today I didn’t travel as it was raining the all day. I took advantage to redo the planning if this first trip. In fact, ad u have list one week in Cape Town, I will not have…

Close to the border

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15th August 2013 Today I didn’t travel as it was raining the all day. I took advantage to redo the planning if this first trip. In fact, ad u have list one week in Cape Town, I will not have…

On the road!

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14th August 2013 Finally on the road! Yes! This afternoon at about 14:30 I have hit the African road with my KTM for the first time! The first impact with the bike has been awfully intimidating… the bike fully loaded…

On the road!

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14th August 2013 Finally on the road! Yes! This afternoon at about 14:30 I have hit the African road with my KTM for the first time! The first impact with the bike has been awfully intimidating… the bike fully loaded…

Finally the packing.. .

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14th August 2013. Yesterday night i spent a lot of time to rethink the packing… still a lot of things, probably too many… But then again, you need to be prepared for the problems to arrive in isolated places and…

Finally the packing.. .

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14th August 2013. Yesterday night i spent a lot of time to rethink the packing… still a lot of things, probably too many… But then again, you need to be prepared for the problems to arrive in isolated places and…

Java – crazy mayhem

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  We only wanted to go from the airport to the city centre of Jakarta – a distance of about 20 kilometres. But two hours later we were still stuck somewhere in the middle in that huge traffic jam that…

Sumatra – it’s big!

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  Sumatra, just one island of many in Indonesia that we had planned to cross – that’s what we thought, but it turned out that we had completely underestimated the size. Sumatra is the fourth biggest island in the world,…