Since hearing about the travels of my friends during their gap years and after university I had a keen interest in doing something myself….
But I was hearing the same stories from different people of the places that they had been – on the tourist track, on coaches and planes going from place to place and not actually meeting the locals and experiencing the way people lived in these areas.
With the help of such documentaries as ‘Long Way Round’ and ‘Mondo Enduro’, and mostly from a book called ‘The postman’ by Nathan Millward. I decided to travel overland by motorcycle and set about putting this dream into reality.
Travelling overland means that you can head off the beaten tourist track and having a really unique and rewarding experience, meeting great people in small villages which is totally different to big tourist hot-spots.