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Casablanca to Kobe

Our next motorcycle epic – Morocco to Japan – has begun.


Gareth Morgan- BMW GSA800

Joanne Morgan  – Susuki DR650

Dave Wallace – BMW GS650 Dakar
Distance: 30,000 km
Countries: Morocco, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary,  Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Mongolia, China, Japan.

Trip description: 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.

Blogs from the trip


Atlas Mountain Murmurings

We’re high in the Atlas Mountains where the days are 28 degrees and the nights a chilly 6. The supply of accommodation is plentiful thanks to the same mania that has swept New Zealand. Online booking has provided a massive economic boost to these remote villages who until now have survived by growing crops for […]

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Creating Chaos in Casablanca

We heard the Moroccans love bargaining so Joanne decided to put that reputation to the test. She offered the cab driver half the price he quoted (we knew it was 20 times the going rate btw). He refused, came down 10% but that was it. So she walked along the row of them & the […]

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On the Road Again

Just as well we decided against heading further south from Agadir ! We’d been warned that Casablanca Customs would prove a challenge, that extricating our bikes from them would be no trivial pursuit. And so it has proved – after 3 solid days in their queues at the container port we’re finally on the road. […]

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