Melbourne – 0 km
17 February 2016
“When jemand eine Reise tut so kann er was erzåhlen …..” some poems from way back childhood seem to stick in my mind. This is one of them. It is topical as well, as this blog is about ‘eine Reise’ doing a trip.
This will be a long one. Simmering in my mind for a long time, planned in small parts deep in my phantasy and now, many years later, finally realised. Or should I say “about to be realised”.
So this blog is really an account. Admittingly first and foremost for myself, so I won’t forget anything about this trip. Forgetting these days has become a strength of mine … L So this blog is kind of like trying to hold the upcoming journey tight in my mind’s hand, so once I am so old that I hardly can move, I can go back to it and relive some of the highlights of this event; experience ‘little moments of brightness’
But, this blog also ought to satisfy the need for information for others: loved ones of course, family and friends, fellow motorcycle riders who hold similar dreams and seek info for realisation, and last but not least others mildly or intensively interested to come along.
All of above to ride and experience with me what is about to unfold: a solo motorcycle journey from cost-to-cost. To be a little more precise: from Asia’s east cost (Vladivostok, Russia) to Europe’s west cost (Cape Finisterre, Spain). So ride along with me! Let’s traverse 20 or so countries. But be prepared o ride without a ‘firm’ plan, as I only have a ‘plan-plan or vague plan’ for the route. Into mind comes the proverb “the best laid plans of mica and men …..
So, I trust you now got a flavour of my trip, as well as of my style of narrative. Criticised many times perhaps as a little rambling, but for me just a most natural way expressing myself. I sincerely hope you’ll stay with it, or ‘with me’.
Aahh, almost forgotten, but an important thought: I always invite your comments, encouragement, tips & tricks, names of places to see, people to greet and other recommendations or criticism as long as the latter is constructive. …. and have I mentioned money or care-parcels yet ;-))