As we continued our motorcycle ride further north through Russia’s Volga region the wide open spaces of the steppe give an impression of a barren land – but nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to engagement with the everyday Russians. They really are an engaging and hospitable people, so keen to […]
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From the farmers of central Turkey to the merchants in the city the ravages of Turkey’s economic management are now biting. High inflation (15%), a plunging currency (down since 2009 from 80 US cents to now just 22, the Turkish lira is fast becoming a joke), the legacy of recently re-elected Supreme leader Tayyip Erdogan […]
There are a few lists compiled of these (for example – http://ow.ly/CkAE30kQOpE ) and over the years we have ridden most of them. So the looming spectre of Turkey’s D915 between Bayburt and Of was always going to get our adrenalin pumping. The main reason being that it’s the D915 that tends to get the prize […]
Our next motorcycle epic – Morocco to Japan – is about to begin.
It’s time to say goodbye to New Zealand again, to get back on the motorcycles and ride. Joanne and I haven’t ridden for a while, because obviously last year we had another, different adventure.. But we are off again, from Casablanca in Morocco, to Kobe in Japan. Watch the video below to get an outline […]