These are people who I’ve meet on the road and touched my heart. I hope you will enjoy their blogs as much as I have spending time with them.
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This guy chased me down in a department store in Darwin, from there we forge into great travelling partners for the next two months through East Timor and Indonesia. Almost 8 months later he visits me in Gilgit, Pakistan.
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Colin and Daphne
I was sitting in the Indian Embassy in Sri Lanka worried about India, when I struck up a conversation with these guys. I had to laugh when we discovered we were on the same plane to India, in fact in the same row! Then a couple of days later we found ourselves in the same small town. From there we kept bumping into each other around southern India. Thanks for keeping me sane in India!
Daphne, learnt how to make a sockmonkey so she can pass on this age old art.
Patricia and Jan Kwanten
Every year they return to visit their one and only relative to India, their Royal Enfield!
Personally I think they are crazy, but when you get to know them, they have the patience of a saint!
They also proudly own two sockmonkeys.
Rorick and Marleen
We were trying to meet up and travel the KKH together but our timings we way out so we let it drop. When I meet them in Lahore, Pakistan, I was so surprised that they were indeed behind me! Thank you for making my 30th birthday a memorable one!
Pakistan Bikers Club
Pakistan Bikers Club is an amazing group of people, if you ever need help or information about Pakistan. Please do not feel shy about contacting them.
‘The Hungry Man’
From day one, all he could talk about was food.
Food, food, food….
So we feed him!
Joel become a brother to me, we spent a good month or two in Gilgit, Pakistan sharing many adventures.
Hopefully more will come in the future.
Alone wolf traveling the world.
I meet Michel in the Rose Garden Camp ground in Islamabad, Pakistan. Despite him being alone wolf we traveled together up the KKH, sleeping at police stations and crossing huge rivers in the middle of the night!
Kate and Will
You have to keep an eye on these two, they answer the door in their navy blue undies!
After 10 years of living in Australia they had become accustom to our jokes, I spent a good few days rolling around the floor laughing!
Jan, Illiane and Lola Kunz
With the youngest overlander I’ve ever meet, Lola at 9 months, I met this awesome family in Gilgit, Pakistan. They are showing the world that life doesn’t end when you have children. Keep traveling!
Lola is the proud owner of a Pink Pakistani Sockmonkey – they are going to be friends for life.
Kerstin and Rudi
My hat goes off to these two, Kerstin rode for a week while having the travel bug, and while Rudi took their bikes across the most amazing river crossing I wouldn’t even try! Hopefully the rest of your trip goes more smoothly!
VW German Green Van
The Green Restaurant, The Green Hotel, The Green…. Whatever you called it, it was amazing, it had everything!
Want to swap?
I completely forgot it was a two wheel drive van, when I suggested they head to Naltar, Pakistan. I got a call an hour later ‘sorry, our car won’t make it!’ Whoops!
Trying hard to cover the world with his bicycle, this man is on one hell of a mission. Especially since he was last seen heading towards India!
Johan and Milda
Just about to team up with the Irani Police Escourts and head into Pakistan, they picked my brain of information, which I was pleased to share with someone!
Nat and Gonzo
Two up on one bicycle!
This mad duo are discovering the religions behind the cultures.
Florian and Dominik
It doesnt get tougher than this!
Two young guys on two bikes on $100 per month (if that!)
Please if you see these two on the road – FEED THEM!
I was all alone in Arbil, Iraq searching for a hotel, when I turned a corner and found Teo.
Everything on his bike is home made and as you know, I love it when people design and make their own gear.
Teo sadly doesnt have a website.
Yann & Chantal
I will never complain again.
These two travel on average only 50km per day, that means they would have taken one whole month to do the Western Desert Road in Egypt (Where I meet them), which only took me 4 days.
Wim & Annelies
and their two week passeneger – Herbert
They feed me, watered me and invited me to join them for the Western Desert Road in Egypt.
Then they called me the fly!
I wonder why….
Sorry, I can not find their website!
Four Auzzies On Bikes
Cairo to Cape Town
Four Months – Nuts
These guys were priming them selfs to compete in the tour-de-france as they were averaging 190km per day!