We made our first long term travel together through North and South America on two bikes from 2007-2009.
After returning to Switzerland, we started a „normal“ life again, we had a really nice appartment near the border to Germany, we got well paid jobs, me working in a law office in Zurich and Thomas at the Swiss Railway. All went well, but … trapped in routine we missed something…
we did not miss rain or sleeping in a cold tent, but – most important – we missed the freedom while traveling and riding our bikes, meeting new people and not knowing where you are going to end up and what experience you will make the next day…we missed life on the road… the next time to travel had to be found….
In winter 2012/2013 we backpacked through Southeastasia and in 2013/2014 we traveled with a little Mitsubishi Bus L 300 4X4 with a rooftop tent through the Middle East and Southern Africa (see the blog)!
Due to health issues we are not able to ride motorcycles any longer, one dream is not possible anymore… before we have to realize that another dream will not be possible any longer, we decided to leave security of a well-paid job, appartment, social surroundings etc. again… and take the risk for our next adventures…we spent 11 months traveling with a Mitsubishi Delica through most of Australia 2016 and now we are exploring Southamerica 2017 with a Mercedes Sprinter!
Our travel buddies
After our last big trip in 2007/2009 where we travelled with two different bikes (Thomas on a Honda Afrika Twin and myself first on a BMW F650GS, later we sold the BMW and bought a new Kawasaki KLR in Utah) we are now riding the same bikes.The new bikes should be light (especially for me handling the weight) and have enough power to ride offroad, should be reliable etc…
our choice fell on the KTM 690!
As Thomas‘ tailbone is still dislocated, riding a motorcycle is not advisable anymore… that is why we decided to make the next trip to Africa with a car. We bought this nice green little Mitsubishi L300 4×4 which was already higher …and went through the Middle East and southern Africa with it… returning back to Europe, we sold the Mitsubishi and our KTMs and will have to choose another vehicel for our next trip…
more pictures of the Mitsubishi and our reconstructions you find here.
in Australia we had a 1988 Mitsubishi Delica
we were traveling with a Mercedes Sprinter from 03/17-11/17 in Southamerica
now we are getting bigger and bigger and have bought a Fiat Ducato Laika motorhome for our next trip