Muggy impressive beautiful Bangkok and welcoming our motorbike!

Early morning we started to get done the insurance and the plan was to pass by the cargo air. Not expecting too much but gathering information and showing up in front of the responsible lady with a big smile to make it easier for us for the next day… When we found the office of the insurance and explained what we need they told us it would cost around 1000 THB…Luckily we knew from our guesthouse neighbors it cost only 160 THB for three month As we were mention that they looked irritated but they were willing to check double and they apologized having done a mistake (^Oh sorry mister, this was price for 3 years^). Never mind but we knew the correct price in advance. Done that we left to the airport. When we arrived at the Emirates Cargo Office around 11 am they let us surprisingly know that Read More …

Welcome Bangkok, Thailand

Finally we had to say good bye to New Zealand and after 12hours in the plane we arrived 9pm local time in Bangkok. Cueing up for a taxi we already could feel the heat. Around 11pm we arrived in our little guesthouse in the middle of the center where surprisingly another couple with their bikes arrived today. We took a look at the closer area, got two beers and were wondering if we are really in Bangkok now ;-) Just the heat and the humidity made clear that it is not a dream! The next day, Saturday, we did the tourist tour. Taking the river taxi boat with a fresh breeze we had a look at the Grand Palace and its closer surroundings. Sweated and full of impressions we went for food in one of the street kitchens next to our guesthouse. Just being happy we enjoyed the evening relaxing Read More …

– Enjoying the last days in this incredible beautiful country “Aotearoa! … and summarizing (12091,1 km New Zealand)

The weather cleared up during the morning and after getting our washed clothes dried and a powerful breakfast (we could nearly not stop eating Franziska’s delicious homemade “German bread” –yummy!!!) we decided to continue having in mind that not many days are left. Again we met lovely people and we had to say once more good bye. We went off taking the little coastline roads direction Raglan and were enjoying the narrow winding roads, partially gravel. Exploring wonderful beaches, a hidden beach tunnel and driving through rainforest and up and down the bluff hills… On the way to Katikati were we wanted to catch up once more with our Kiwi-friends (Josie, Chris and Marty) we had a stop in Hamilton to get new tires and a new brake pads. We were really looking forward to see once more our friends in Katikati – and we spend wonderful days with them!!! Read More …

Welcome to Wellington

January 10th We passed the 10.000km mark: The next day finally we saw a Vincent Black Shadow, Dean had one in his Garage. Great bike!  When we got ready to leave Lynnie gave us the key to their batch, a beach house in Koitiata, close to Wanganui. We spend the evening walking along the black sand beach full of drift wood, cooking and relaxing. In the late morning we left for the Wanganui River Valley Road, we enjoyed the ride even though it was not much gravel road left and we past Athens and Jerusalem. The plan was to go down the “Forgotten World Highway”, a small partially gravel road in-between green hills and rain forest and staying somewhere in the nature for the night. Unfortunately it started to rain… slowly… more and more. So we continued to find any dry place, either a camp site or a pup with Read More …

New Year at the Pancake Rocks. Driving the famous Rainbow and Molesworth and Saying Good Bye to the South Island

Escaping the rain we shortly decided to change the coast on the 31st of December, crossed the South Island via Lewis Pass and were celebrating the New Year finally at the Pancake Rocks Beach in Punakaki under the stars! Being back at the west coast, sunny and hot, we took the chance to see what we haven’t seen yet over here: Greymouth, Westport, Karamera spending the night in the most northern point, at magical Kohaihai Beach. An incredible ride between beautiful beaches with great waves and rocks and the rainforest on the other side – hard to describe so much beauty. In the middle of the the road we did some Underworld Cave Rafting. We wend 5 hours through a fantastic cave-system, 50% in the water 50% walking and in the end of the trip we rafted down a river for 2 km. That was just awesome. Have a look Read More …