My plan is to ride around the world, starting and finishing at my parent’s house in Widnes.
Firstly I’ll be riding down through Africa. Starting at Morocco and then passing through the western countries down to Cape Town. I’ll pass through; Mauritania, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Angola, not sure about the DRC, I’ll see what riders coming the other way are saying, Namibia, Angola, South Africa. To be honest , I haven’t really thought it through (as you may guess by the way that I haven’t listed the countries in geographical order, plus probably missed some out), but I’ve been reading the stories and info of others on the net and it seems to a popular route for so I’m bound to meet other overlanders and I can sort all the paperwork on the way. One thing I am sure of though, is that I am going to be looking at the whole journey in a completely different light after I get to Cape Town.
Then, after I’ve figured a way to get to Buenos Aires from Cape Town I’lll be riding around South America for up to a year with no particular agenda other than to see it all and practice Spanish. I don’t really have a plan as yet but I am conscious of timing my journey north so that I avoid the Alaskan/Siberian winter that would otherwise make the beginning of the trip across Asia impossible.
After the Americas, the journey home through Asia is so far into the future (possibly 2013!) that I really haven’t thought much about it other than where I’d like to go. Russia, China, Central Asia, Iran, Pakistan, India, Turkey. We’ll see where my wanderlust takes me!
For those of you who don’t know me (who put you onto this blog? was it my mum?). I’m 33, from Widnes (near Liverpool), and I’ve been living in Bristol for the last nine years, studying and working as a sort of engineer. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I’m mad about motorbikes and I’ve been talking about doing a trip like this for years. I knew that I’d do some sort of journey on my bike when the contract on my last job came to an end. I never thought I’d be doing an around the world trip, but the more I thought about it, since I have the opportunity to do so, it’s the only way to go.