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Old 12 May 2012
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Hello! Alex from Germany, I started rtw two months ago...

Hello to everybody!

I'm quite new with travelling on two wheels, and try introduce myself shortly.

I'm Alex, 28 years old and originally from the west of Germany, from a small town called "Bitburg".
After my study and two years of working as an mechanical engineer I asked myself the question: "So this will be my live till I'm 65, maybe a succesfull career including, and then - with 65 - I can say: Now I'm free and can do what I want?" So I changed my point of view and told myself: "NO, right now I'm able to do what I want!" So I quit my job in 2011 and bought me a BMW F 650 GS Dakar and travelled across Europe for 4 months during summer last year.
I really enjoyed that kind of living and travelling, so in March 2012 I started to a longer trip without any limit, but I'm a little afraid, as well, to be honest...

I passed Austria, Slovakia, a little bit of Hungary and then passed the Alpes back into Italy and want to ride along the Adriatic coast through the former-Jugoslawian countries into Greece (want to join the 1st HU meeting in July!!!) and Turkey and then further into South-East direction...

On my way I want to work if possible, because of quiting my job and without a lot of savings I'm running on very low money. I'm a mechanic for agricultural machines. So tractors, combines and so on... And good operator of them (at least I think) , as well.

Due to the fact, that I'm very new at HU, I feel a little bit lost in who to contact or where to write my questions. I want to meet some other travellers, who maybe already have a lot of experience and learn a little bit from them about living on the road.
My biggest concern at the moment is money, but I guess this is normal (?) when you start into such a for me totally new life-style. And returning back is the absolutly every last option....
So I'm very interested about some advices how, most of you long-time-traveller, handle especially the point of fining work along the road!?

I'm looking forward to meet a lot of you on my way from Germany to Turkey and further into South-East Asia. I will appreciate any kind of offer and help very much! Just a small talk at a coffee or a meeting somewhere or or ....

Thanks in advance!

Alex
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Alex,
where are you right now?

I'm in Yazd, Iran.
Would be cool to meet up at some point.
I'm gonna go Pakistan next (in 2 weeks or something like this)

contact me on facebook: kuhmomo

Cheers,
Moritz
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Welcome Alex! I spent a little time in Bitburg right around the time you were born. If you ever make it to Arizona look me up. We would have to look hard to find a decent here but the scenery is amazing. Have fun and be safe. Most of us wish we would have had the presence of mind to do what you are doing at a young age rather than near retirement. -Paul
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Hi Paul!

You haven't been to the Air Force, while staying at Biturg and Spangdahlem??

I've been to AZ in '08 and '09 but was most interested in doing my job that time...
I really want to come to the US again. My dream is work in the US for several months to earn money and then move to the south and do Panamericana...

Thanks for your offer!

Ciao Alex
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Alex, I was never on the military bases near Bitburg. I worked nearby military bases tasting the beverages. It was a tough job but someone had to do it. LOL But, that was a lifetime ago. Now I only get to visit every few years. Viel spass mit deinem abenteuer, Paul
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alex left montenegro yesterday heading macedonica and greece just to wave him on his thread ! and hope to meet him again somwhere around the world
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Thank you very much for supporting me that well!! I take many good memories with me considering the entire "Balkans"...

See you again, somewhere far abroad...

I'n now hidding to the GREECE- meeting!!
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hopefully you found Vlado and Blazo on the meeting
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