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Middle East

How I travel…

I like my routines, I feel good when the start and finish of the day go according to plan. I start riding early, and in hot countries where the temperature becomes unbearable before midday, very...

Jordan / Egypt Border (Aqaba to Nuweiba)

There are two entry borders into Egypt from the east. One land border from Eilat, Israel to Taba, and one from Aqaba, Jordan to Nuweiba, Egypt, which entails a nightly ferry down the Red Sea. There...

Do I get lonely?

In addition to ‘how much is your motorbike worth?’, one of the more common questions I get asked is ‘do I get lonely’?  I love traveling with my girlfriend or friends, and I also love travelling...

Jordan

I entered Jordan and was instantly welcomed. I have been in many Muslim countries, and without exception the welcome I get is amazingly friendly. After leaving the border many people came over to...

Palestine

I rode towards the Wall with anticipation. I wasn’t sure what the guards would say to me, or whether they would let me in with my motorbike. I chose a quiet crossing, there were a few cars in front...

Israel

Having shipped my motorbike from Greece to Haifa in northern Israel, I took a plane to Tel-Aviv, stayed a couple of days, and didn’t think much of the place, another city by the Mediterranean. Not as...

Shipping – Athens to Israel

There aren’t many options regarding shipping a motorbike from Europe to Egypt or Israel. Many people spoke of Grimaldi Shipping, they go from Italy to Alexandria, Egypt. However, I found Grimaldi...

One Cool Ride – Preparation

I returned from my ‘Destination Unknown’ overland adventure in 2015; I rode 52,000 km solo through 37 countries. It was an amazing 18 months, and at that time I had no idea if I would do a similar...