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Horizons Unlimited Overland Travelers Meeting – Queensland 2013

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Horizons Unlimited Overland Travelers Meeting – Queensland 2013

Shortly after returning from my 2 week bike journey through the Himalayas (From Brazil to the Himalayas (Part 1)) I attended an overland travelers gathering run by ‘Horizons Unlimited’; another way for me to find out if the life of a motorcycle traveler was for me. Below is an article published in the latest copy […]

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Riding Australias’ Southern Alpine Loop – Part 3

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
Riding Australias’ Southern Alpine Loop – Part 3

Having stayed up late into the night chatting away with other backpackers reminiscing of my past trips and discussing my upcoming plans for South and Central America, it was once again a late start on day 3. I had contemplated having a run back up the Great Alpine Road as it was a bright and […]

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Riding Australias’ Southern Alpine Loop – Part 2

Filed in Australia, Riding, Travel by on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
Riding Australias’ Southern Alpine Loop – Part 2

After an early night and a good rest, I was up late again. Got the chain cleaned and lubed and faced my first problem. I had wheeled the bike to right in front of my room, over the grassy terrain. Didn’t expect the mornign moisture to turn it into mud. Taught me a lesson in […]

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How to deal with annoying touts

Filed in Egypt, Travel by on November 15, 2013 2 Comments
How to deal with annoying touts

Where there are tourists, there are touts, offering all kinds of great deals, but only today, and only because they feel they have a special connection to YOU. Most travellers have a pre-determined way to deal with these pesky touts ranging from witty t-shirts, ignoring them or in many cases, plain old abuse. However, there […]

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Highest road in the world

Filed in India, Riding, Travel by on November 4, 2013 4 Comments
Highest road in the world

The final ride from Leh was to Khardung La. Regarded as the highest motorable road in the world (although this is disputed by some), this was the road for which I had given up a further stay in Brasil an opted to come to India instead. Once again, inner line permits were needed to ride […]

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Road to Tibet

Filed in India, Riding, Travel by on October 22, 2013 3 Comments
Road to Tibet

Arriving in Leh meant taking care of a few key necessities. – Good food – Hot showers – Organising ‘Inner Line Permits’ which are necessary to ride out onto many key roads in the region (While these can be procured at the “Deputy Comissioners Office”, this only seems to be available to holders of Indian […]

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Himalayan Green

Filed in India, Riding, Travel by on October 4, 2013 3 Comments
Himalayan Green

Having pulled over as soon as I saw the engine check light come on, a hundred things started going through my head as to what may have gone wrong with the bike. Luckily for me, started with the basics, topped up the oil to level and lo and behold, problem solved. Still, having to unpack […]

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Making tracks through the dust

Filed in India, Riding, Travel by on September 16, 2013 1 Comment
Making tracks through the dust

The ride plan was the easier of 2 options favoured by bikers in the the northern most state of Jammu & Kashmir; both ending at Leh. The options were either a route from Manali to Leh, a challenging route that traverses the 2nd highest road in the world (Tanglang La) or from Jammu to Leh […]

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From Brazil to the Himalayas

Filed in India, Riding, Travel by on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
From Brazil to the Himalayas

Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul. And so it was that I decided to cut short as month long trip to Brazil and instead spend the last 2 weeks riding a family members borrowed bike through the Himalayas in India. The plan, if it can be called that, was simple, to […]

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Why I dive

Filed in Mexico, Travel by on July 22, 2013 3 Comments
Why I dive

Whenever a person starts a new hobby, there is an underlying passion or driver to do so. However I may be the first to take up a new sport simply because I got extremely drunk one night and had nothing better to do. Whilst traveling along Mexico’s East Coast (Yucatan Peninsula) I had worked my […]

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