Luis Kepplinger. 2016. Noch vor der Abreise.
01.02.2016 - ??.??.2017
Luis Kepplinger ( German, born 09.04.1996 ) www.luisweltreise.com
- Plan: Germany- Australia. Luis plans a tour solo overland from Germany to Australia with a Honda Africa Twin XRV750 RD07 (departure 87.000 km).
Purpose: Fun. Meeting nice people. To collect experiences. To oberserve nature. To come possibly to my to limits. To find myself. To collect experiences with motorcycles as one of the youngest travelling alone through Europe and Asia to Australia.
Route: Europe appr. 4.500km (Germany- Austria- Italy-Albania- Greece-Turkey. Asia appr. 18.000km (Iran- Pakistan- India- Myanmar- Laos-Vietnam- Kambodscha- Thailand- Malaysia- Indonesia- Timor-Leste). Australien km unknown because my route is not plant so far (appr. 5.000-8.000km). Flight back Australia > Gerrmany in 1 year.
The worst: ??
Earlier experiences: No.
Publication: On my website you see during my travel all infos.
09.01.2015 First summary
09.01.2015 First request for update
09.01.2016 Last summary.
06.07.2016 Luis scheint in Nepal festzuhängen, weill ein neues thailändische Gesetz besagt, dass man in Thailand nicht mit ausländischem Kennzeichen reisen draf. Um Update seines Blocks gebeten.
30.01.2019: Luis erbitte Update. Mit Digi-Karte und 3 der besten digi-Fotos in hoher Qualität.
2020. Cathrin in Australia.- R: 2017. Cathrin on her overland Mongolia-Motorcycle-Tour.
2020. Cathrin in Australia.
09.02.2019 - 04.07.2020
Cathrin Altenbach (German. *01.1981)
- Australia. Cathrin planned to travel by motorcycle one year in Australia. But she lived and travelled there 16 months because..
Purpose: Cathrin bought -as planned- in Albany a used SUZUKI DR 650 from a private person and registerd and insured it easyly in Perth (WA) and then start travelling the the red continent. During her trip she will work as Workaway for food and accomodation. Cathrin has a one year tourist visa and will travel as far as her money will take her.
I quit my job and appartment and am curious to find out how it feels to travel with no material bonds and no deadline. I am also curious to visit the huge red continent and it´s relaxed people.
Info: “Travelling with no material bond and deadline turned out to be quite joyful. Instead of one year, after 17 months in Australia I am truly in love with the country and its people. Although I have to leave soon, I am already planning my next trip. Due to Covid-19 I was not able to finalize my trip and I want to come back to travel the west coast of Australia as well as the Simpson Desert.”
Route (so far): I started from Perth to head south east along the southern coastline. From Norseman I crossed the famous Nullarbor Plain direction west to east to meet friends in the Flinders Ranges. From there, we headed north to meet more friends and visit Uluru / Ayers Rock and some other close by sightseeing spots. With my good friend Brian, with whom I travelled in 2017, I continued on to Cairns region. The last few weeks I have been travelling from there down towards Brisbane crisscrossing between the coast and inland areas.
- “After visiting the Horizons Unlimited Meeting in Boonah (near Brisbane) in May 2019 I continued my travels on the eastern half of the Australian Continent. 38.000 kilometers have taken me far in to the Outback, enjoying the desert landscape and remote areas of central Australia. I have been to Tasmania where I had a beer in the southernmost pub of the country and enjoyed the beautiful lush green landscapes after weeks in the dry desert. My friend Brian once again set out to meet me in Victoria after I got back from Tasmania. Our plan to take on the Great Central Road to get to the west coast was, however, cut short when the world started to tumble into the Covid madness. With state borders closing we decided to head back up to North Queensland where Brian lives. Here I have spent the last three month of my trip relaxing, cleaning and repairing my equipment, servicing my bike, doing sports and reading a lot.”
The best (so far): The ever-changing landscape and the cool, very hospitable Aussie people.
The worst (so far): Mosquitoes and flies.
Important useful information for others: Bring a fly hat if you want to visit outback Australia.
Book or publication: We will see.
Earlier experiences: Greece 2004. Italy/Slovenia 2011. Croatia 2012. Romania 2013. Ukraine/Romania 2014 (approx.. 6.000 km). Germany to Mongolia and back in 2017 (ca. 30.000 km).
23.01.2019: 1st summary.
23.01.2019: First request for update with one portait-selfi-foto before she starts.
24.04.2019: Next information by Cathrin
14.05.2019: Next request for update.
15.05.2019: Last update by Cathrin.
11.03.2020: Long distance-Travel-Insurance for 1 year: Envivas (a daugter of "Techniker Krankenkasse in Deutschland". Ca. 350 Euro für ein Jahr.- The new Insurance for the second year is HHMIS Atlas. Costs: 340 Euro for 6 months.
18.06.2020: Kathrin wrote that her time in Australia will come soon in Juli 2020 to the end
18.06.2020: BT aks for an update of her blog.
19.06.2020: "Cat" kindly send her update.
29.08.2019 - 27.09.2019
Carola Möller (German, *17.03.1978. YAMAHA XT 600E) with Jürgen Schmitz (German, *1964. YAMAHA XT600K),
Purpose of travel: Explore other cultures, dirt roads Cape York, meeting nice people, stay in the nature, have a good time.
Route: Starting in Cairns to the most northern point in Australia via Creb track and old telegraph track. Back to Cairns. Following the Savannah Way to Darwin.
A friend bought two XTs in australia for us. We will fly with Singapur Airlines from Düsseldorf to Cairns.
1999.03.26: First time participant of the motorcycle-meeting for world-travellers called Tesch-Travel-Treffen" without having a motorcycle - just ideas to travel.
1999. 5 weeks solo by mc to France/Spain.
03.10.2000 - 28.05.2001: Carola rode solo around south of Africa on a XT 600. 25.000 kms.
31.07.2001: Carola wrote: I hope to meet you next to thank you in person, Bernd: Without the inspiration I got at your Mc-Meeting for World Travellers I would never got the idea to travel through Africa and around the world. For this I want to take you in my arms again.
2001-2007: Several trips in Europe
01.12.2007- 04.06.2011 Carola rode 4.5 years solo through both Americas, middle east and Australia.
2011-2017:Several trips with Jürgen to Marocco, Namibia and through Europe (Romania, Poand, Italy, France, Switzerland, Portugal)
07.11.2017 - 15.01.2018: Southamerica with Jürgen, Andreas, Carsten und Pascal (Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru)
05.08,2019: 1st request
09.08.2019: 1st summary
Ewen Levick. https://www.ewenlevick.com/
Buch. ISBN: 9780646805207. Overland From Australia to Switzerland. Blurb. 2019.1st edition. TR = RB. English. Australia. Asia. Europe. Australia. Indonesia. Burma. Laos. China. Motorcycle. 262. Softcover. 12,7 x 20,3. Internet. PG. BT.
10.07.2020 First request for summary