Ride Overland With Kanchan & Nick

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  • Uganda: A lush, green paradise!December 26, 2012 02:45:22


October 17, 2012

South Africa: Our second leg begins…AFRICA!

Coming to Johannesburg was a surreal experience, I hadn’t seen Nick in a week and considering that we’ve been together 24/7 for a year , that was a long time! Nick had been staying at his friend’s Bhaskar’s house.  They both picked me up from the airport.  I was a bit zonked out because the trip had […]

September 23, 2012

Australia: Finishing our first leg up in Melbourne and a quickie to Houston!

Getting out of Sydney was tough!  We were leaving behind a familiar bed, it’s so weird how we get used to comforts so quick!  But right outside of Sydney, heading south on the coastal road, were amazing views of the ocean and terrain.  Really one of the most amazing coastal roads we’ve done so far!  […]

September 9, 2012

Australia: Cairns, Atherton Tablelands revisited, Daintree…and Sydney at last!

In Cairns our big thing was to get an oil change since it was overdue and we also had some oil leakage.  Turns out the BMW Motorrad there isn’t too friendly and they weren’t really willing to help us or answer any questions.  After running around to almost every store on the main street, we […]

August 5, 2012

Australia: Australia at last but bittersweet…

Touching down in Darwin, Australia was bittersweet.  Being in Australiameant that we had finished our first leg of our trip, and we would be back to a somewhat US-like environment.  But that also meant being done with Asia.  I wouldn’t call it being back in “civilization” because that’s just degrading.  It really gets under our […]

July 20, 2012

East Timor: Timor/ East Timor and shipping to Australia

It was still dark when the ferry reached Kupang 15 hours from when we started.  It was around 4am!  We tried to find some place to stay but since check out time was around 12pm, it was kinda tough to find a place.  We decided to wait a bit and have a think over coffee.  […]

July 15, 2012

Indonesia-East Timor: Flores/Kupang/East Timor

Flores is probably the best place to go visit the Komodos orRincaIsland.  We checked out quite a few of the places that booked tours and found one that seemed willing to negotiate the price a bit better.  We were told that during the time we went (June/July) it was better to go to Rinca.  I […]

July 4, 2012

Indonesia : Lombok/Gili T./Flores

Before we could head out ofBali, we had two very big decisions to make.  Should we change our tires?  We were running on the same TKC we had put on in Kolkata but we had to change our rear TKC to a Karoo in Malaysia since it had run down and we knew we might […]

June 25, 2012

Beautiful Bali!!

Again we boarded a ferry to head to another island…Bali!  And to be honest, the ferry system has really impressed us.  Yes, it’s not luxury but the crew is used to bikes, they’re pretty nice and help out with securing the bike.  And the ferry’s have air con seating or nice seating outside although it’s […]

June 16, 2012

Yogyakarta, Mt. Bromo….BALI !!!

We set out for Yogyakarta…orJogjakarta…which is how the locals pronounce it…that would totally throw us off!  After shaking off a few chasers and racers (just likeIndia), we got there in the evening and headed towards the area we knew we could find cheaper accommodation.  After finding a good value place, we started to settle in.  […]

June 13, 2012

Java-Jakarta, Bogor/Cibodas

The next morning we were relaxed and with the sun out we headed out to BMW.  We ended up spending most of our day at BMW Motorrad, just getting brake pads, low beam buld, topping up oils etc and one of the guy’s, Tomi, helped up big time by helping us make plates to fix […]