Happy New Year 2014!

Thank you New Zealand, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, East Timor and Australia for the people we met, the friendly welcome everywhere, the roads we rode, the food we could taste, the adventures we could master, the experiences we made and finally thank you for all the dust in our faces ;) All the best Kerstin and Sascha, www.RTWbyBIKE.com Ps.: There will be an update soon, I promise! Just don´t know when we will have the time to do so ;) Busy days these days…

Back on the road again!

We really enjoyed the time spending in our “temporary home” on Phuket meeting old and new friends… Kisses and hugs to ALL of you!!! But finally the time came we had to say good bye and to continue our journey. At one junction on Phuket we stopped beside a car; the guys inside were smiling at us and passing a little fish snack towards us through the window: Now we were sure doing right –back on road again!!! Due to Kerstin`s ear inflammation which is much better already we had to skip the planned diving course on Ko Tao. No rush is needed so we decided to make a loop over the north mountain area. We chose little streets and just enjoyed the landscapes while passing jungle valleys and small non touristic villages. When a thunderstorm came close we started to look for a place for the night and get Read More …

Songkran in Phuket …

… After the sun comes rain… after the rain comes sun… The Thai New Year, Songkran we spend going around on Phuket… Everybody is laughing while throwing water on everybody! The New Year is celebrated for three or sometimes four days here. This we recognized when we went on Monday to the customs office to Phuket Town to get the Bike papers prolonged: it was still closed J they were still celebrating. So we had to go again on Tuesday. At the same time Kerstin had the chance to get her last vaccination – which knocked her off a bit today with feeling dizzy and having a headache. This will be better hopefully tomorrow. All in all we spend quite a long time here in Phuket… reading, planning, meeting friends, relaxing and swimming in the pool and at the beach. And “thanks” to our friend we could practice to cook Read More …

Going From Bangkok to Phuket…

… along the coasts – Phuket with a warm welcome but unexpected interruption caused by an earthquake As soon as we picked up our Visa for Indonesia we packed our things, ready to leave Bangkok early morning on Tuesday. I took us a while getting out of Bangkok and we had a short stop in Cha-am. We said “Hello” to our room neighbor of our Guesthouse in Bangkok, Tony, but as the place was fully touristic and the beaches were packed with people and umbrellas we decided to continue direction south – hoping to find a more remote place for the night. South of Hua Hin we turned on loop along the coast through a National Park where we found a lovely place under pines at the beach site to park our bike a build up the tent. A bit worried we were in the beginning about the monkeys which Read More …

Earthquake at Indian Ocean

To all our friends which are traveling; and in general to all people in the area of INDONESIA / INDIA / SRI LANKA / AUSTRALIA / MYANMAR / THAILAND / MALDIVES / UNITED KINGDOM / MALAYSIA / MAURITIUS / REUNION / SEYCHELLES  / PAKISTAN / SOMALIA / OMAN / MADAGASCAR / IRAN / UAE / YEMEN / COMORES / BANGLADESH / TANZANIA / MOZAMBIQUE / KENYA / CROZET ISLANDS / KERGUELEN ISLANDS / SOUTH AFRICA / SINGAPORE all around the Indian Ocean and actually all over the world. We hope each and every one of you is in a safe place and/or took preparations. And we really hope nothing serious is coming after this earthquake which took place today in the Indian Ocean. We felt it strongly in Phuket today. Two times the earth was shaking a lot here. Watching news, getting information and waiting (we are in a safe Read More …