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December 30, 2011 GMT -
Sunday 11.12 This morning we drive down to the border and into Ecuador. The crossing is straight forward and easy, after about 2 hours all the bikes are cleared and we are free to go. Our first stop is...

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November 12, 2011 GMT - Nicaragua to Panama
Tuesday 25.10 Happy Birthday Maggie. Early start to get to the border of Honduras. The moment we drive in we get hassled by mouls ( people trying to help you with all the formalities for money)The place looks very hectic...

October 26, 2011 GMT -
Monday 18.9 We make our way to Teotihuacan on the east side of Mexico City, here stands the world 3rd largest Pyramid build by the Mayas. After a climb up the Pyramid of the Moon we make our way to...

September 21, 2011 GMT -
Friday 2.9 Decided to use the Tecate crossing rather than the extremely busy Tijuana. Nice drive out hardly any traffic and no cues at the border. Got everything done in no time at all and where of down the No...

September 05, 2011 GMT -
Wednesday 24.8 Started early in thick fog leaving the coast towards Bakersfield. 10 minutes into the drive and we are in the sun and itís starting to warm up very fast. It a great road through the hills and the...

August 24, 2011 GMT -
Monday 11.7 Along the Alaskan Highway to Whitehorse. The Alaskan Highway through the Yukon is fantastic. The sky is crystal clear today as we cruise past mirrored lakes and snow caped mountains. We find a great camp ground only a...

August 18, 2011 GMT - USA and Canada 2011

After spending the last 18 months in Switzerland working in the Alps and riding around Europe its time to start part two of our Round the World Trip. Flying the bike from Frankfurt to Orlando and having all the necessarie paperwork done its time to hit the road.



September 03, 2009 GMT - We leave Turkey
We leave Turkey via the main Highway into Bulgaria where we spend the first night at the Sakar Hill Camping Ground in Biser just inside the border. Martin Sherley and Matt welcome us with a cold Beer, Olives and Cheese....

August 26, 2009 GMT - Dogubayazit
The road from the border of Iran winds its way around the volcano's to Dogubayazit and Mt. Ararat. Its great to be in Turkey as the food here is much better and we can also have a beer after a...

June 23, 2009 GMT - arrived at the Iranian border
We have arrived at the Iranian border after a cup of tea and well wishes with the last offical in Pakistan. Our first mistake in Iran, we parked the bike in the wrong spot and are asked to move it...

June 20, 2009 GMT - Entering Pakistan
We enter Pakistan from Amritsar India on a Sunday, the border is very quiet as there is no traffic in either direction. Its a different story the day before when we attend the closing of the border ceremony. There are...

May 27, 2009 GMT - Himalayas
From Rishikesh we made our way up to Mussorie a hillstation above Derahdun. Mussorie is a very popular holiday destination for people from Delhi escaping the summer heat. From there our journey takes us in a north west direction to...

April 19, 2009 GMT - on our own exploring the city
The next day we were on our own exploring the city. In the evening Kenwal came to the Hotel with a few of his friends who wanted to see the Bike. Indian Test Driving Team...

April 08, 2009 GMT - crossed the Border
As we crossed the Border, there were hundreds of trucks lined up on the Border, good for us put no so good for them. The Border into Nepal was only open for Tourists, I hope they don't have to wait...

April 04, 2009 GMT - arrival in Nepal
We arrived in Nepal at around 8.30pm after our plane was delayed from Bangkok for nearly 4hr. The Airport is deserted with only a few staff waiting. Immigration and customs are straight forward and we are trough in no time...

March 17, 2009 GMT - back up to the Border to get our Visa renewed
We had to go back up to the Border to get our Visa renewed. Visa's for Thailand only last 14 days now, which is a pain... But a chance for us to see Chiang Rai, the Golden Triangle and of...

February 26, 2009 GMT - From Ciang Khong on the Lao border
From Ciang Khong on the Lao border we travel west trough the Golden Triangle to Chiang Sean, then Mae Chan and end up in Tha Ton at the Nature Garden Bungalows On the Mountain across the river tower several temples...

February 22, 2009 GMT - from the Elephant Festival
On the way back to the main Road, from the Elephant Festival, there was a huge line of Cars, Trucks and Buses, wanting to cross the Mekong by Ferry. Lucky again to be on the Bike, straight to the front....

February 18, 2009 GMT - Laos
From Siam Reap we head back towards Kompong Cham and along the Mekong to Kratie for a night,then up to Stung Treng and on to Veun Khan the Laos border. Border crossing Two little wooden huts represent the boarder crossing....

February 06, 2009 GMT - north towards Siem Riep
After 4 days we leave Phnom Penh behind us, the road north towards Siem Riep starts of very busy but eases of after about 30km and the road conditions improve dramaticaly we are able to travel at up to 100kmh....

February 03, 2009 GMT - Thai - Cambodian border
We arrive on the Thai - Cambodian border mid morning, at Hat Lek, the place is busing with people crossing into Cambodia and strait back for a new visa into Thailand. We get stamped out at Emigration, go over to...

January 20, 2009 GMT - Thailand
From the Malaysian boarder we Head north towards Hat Yai we have been told that the very southern part of Thailand is not to save to travel in so we just keep going. The scenery has changed the moment we...

January 16, 2009 GMT - Malaysia
Monday the 12/1/09 Today we pick up the bike from Kl airport. we arrive at Cargo terminal at midday, we leave at about 4.30pm. First you go to office no 1 to get a pass to get in the gate,...

January 09, 2009 GMT - Singapore
Got the bike organized to go to Kuala Lumpur. Beau from Hellmann in Darwin has been a great help,no problem at all. We organized a Dangerous good certificate and a inspection of the bike and within 2 days the bike...

January 03, 2009 GMT - Oz Christmas
Christmas day was spent with a early swim on Coolum Beach. Dom Rafaele & Nick joint us for lunch and a few more swims be for heading of to Budrim to visit Peter and Sue for a delicious supper and...

December 23, 2008 GMT - Queensland
After leaving South West Rocks, we headed inland towards Mullumbimby the home of Mark, BJ, Billie and Nelson. We spent 3 glorious days there. Thanks Mark and BJ for sharing your beautiful house we had a great time, will never...

December 16, 2008 GMT - The first week on the Road
Already been on the Road for a week. Had a fantastic time staying with old friends, along the NSW Coast, great hospitality from all. Thank you again Wendy and Graham in Dural, John and Trish in Newastle, Ken and Jan...

December 09, 2008 GMT - First Day
Today was the first day of our journey, we had it all plant, jump on the bike and hit the open road! Well thats not how it worked out. We got a invite from Rod and Flick to join them...

December 07, 2008 GMT - Last Day at Home
Sunday BBQ with friends at Wendys....

December 01, 2008 GMT - 144 hours to go

We are less then a week away from starting our journey, officially homeless and only a few days away from unemployed. All the planning and organising is done and were ready to go.



November 16, 2008 GMT - 3 weeks to go
Another few weeks have past and the tension is getting bigger. The calender is full with parties and fair wells, saying goodbye's and one last bier with friends. The house is chaos, packing up, sorting and storing, we got 2...

October 29, 2008 GMT - only 6 weeks to go

After nearly 2 years planning our big trip, its nearly time to go. Still getting last minute jobs done, like organizing insurance, renting the house and selling the kids etc.



 


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