Freitag, 25. April 2014

About the grandiosity of the international motorcycle community

We weren't surprised to find out that the question where to leave our motorbikes after our first stage was a tough one. But how well this worked in spite of all the difficulties to organize this from far away gives us hope for our future journeys!

Here are the details. After we failed to get approval from turkish customs to leave the bikes in Turkey we had to find another solution. Luckily I had gotten a contact in Istanbul from an english travelmate I had met in New Zealand in 2012, who had travelled through Turkey before. He gave me the address of Mehmet who is the kindest man and seems to know every living soul, at least the ones on two wheels, in Turkey and neighbouring countries. After several other attempts he introduced us to Giannis who succeeded in finding the perfect place for our bikes by putting up a search in several greek motorcycle forums. The pleasant outcome is that we're now going to be hosted by Lina and Babis in Thessaloniki. We cannot thank all of you enough for your helpfulness, kindness and generosity! And thanks to all the others that were willing to offer a place to us, too! It's just great to experience that motorcyclists are such a strong community across all frontiers!

The last preparations on the bikes have already been made. We can now enjoy the last days before our departure with being excited that the journey's soon going to start!