Fellow Travellers

We have been blessed with getting to know so many amazing and remarkable people. People who have already completed ’round the world journeys on motorcycles, people who are currently travelling, people who are planning their trips. The outpouring of support, camaraderie and generosity of spirit has been simply overwhelming! Here are just a few…

Mark & Sanne – an Australian/Danish couple who for 4 years from 2011-2015 travelled around the world on our Suzuki DRZ 400 motorbikes


Daniel Rintz  & Joey (Josephine Flohr) 


Anita Yusof


Juvena Huang


Lois Pryce


Matthew & Megan Snyman – Two South African medical doctors, travelling from Argentina to Alaska on motorcycles in order to raise funds and awareness for Doctors Without Borders’



Brent Carroll – 20 Countries.  60,000 miles, 18 months


Ed Gill


Liz Jansen


Nicole Stavros Espinosa


Simon & Lisa Thomas


Anders & Petra Stridfeldt


Kurt & Lynette Williams


Spencer James Conway


Anna Grechishkina


Fiona Nelson (Sydney Australia):   An amazing lady with loads of fire in her belly for ADV. Fiona showed me her bike & lent me her lowered seat and was a constant source of encouragement as I set out to modify my bike.

Brent Carol (USA): https://www.facebook.com/brent.carroll.1447  “I’ve loved the places I’ve visited (so far), enjoyed sharing my experiences, but continue to look forward to places to come – including possibly South Africa one day. Please let me know anytime you feel like you need help with anything. I’ll do my best to share the best of what I know and think. ~brent”

Daniel Rintz (Germany): https://www.facebook.com/rintzer  “Good luck with your trip. Let new know if you have any questions. Stay in touch.”

Chris Hunt (USA): https://www.facebook.com/huntca   “I’m happy to help in any way that I can. Have a great tour. It sounds like it’s going to be pretty epic.”

Carla King (USA): https://www.facebook.com/missadventuring   “Sure, I’m here to help! And Australia and SA are my #1 and #2 most want to visit list.”

Two Bikers One World – Anders & Petra (Germany):  https://www.facebook.com/TwoBikersOneWorld/  “Hi Maryna, sorry for the late reply, we have been on the road and have had limited access to wifi. Sounds like a great trip and adventure you have in front of you 🙂 There is absolutely no problem to ask us for advice and we will do our best to answer them 😉 We will ride to Africa next year so tips and advice for South Africa will be welcome. Take care and good luck with the planning… but don’t overdo the planning, leave some slack and time to be spontaneous 😉 Best regards, Anders and Petra”

Nicole Stavro Espinosa (USA): https://www.facebook.com/nicole.espinosa   “You precious Girl! I am ecstatic for the both of you launching onto your dream in 2017. Have you been able to make the Horizons Unlimited in Australia yet? I actually need to check to see where it’s being held in your country. Please keep my contact info on hand, and keep me in the loop for your progress. When here in the states you can always contact me.”

Julian Shrestha (Nepal): https://www.facebook.com/julian.shrestha   “My pleasure Maryana.If you need any kind of help feel free to ask me any thing. Good Luck and all the best for RTW. Cheers!!”

John Carnes: (Montana USA) https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarnesADVRDR   “I hope it’s okay if I pop you a question if the need arises? Much thanks, Maryna”…John replied: “Absolutely!”

Christophe Oliveira (Portugal): https://www.facebook.com/xstopheiamlamb   “Thanks, i will follow your travel in future, have a great trip”

Gabrielle Kristensen  : https://www.facebook.com/gabrielle.kristensen   “You bet…look forward to hearing more.”

Himalayan Bike Rider (Bhutan): https://www.facebook.com/motorbike.rider.5   “Hello Maryna..Greetings from Bhutan and thank you for your friend request. That sounds great that you were planing your RTW tour. If you need any assistance for Bhutan, India and Nepal do let us know.”

Zahed Abdul Raman (Malaysia): https://www.facebook.com/zahed.abdulrahman   “Hi Maryna, greetings from Malaysian Motorcycle Getaways 😉 hope to see you Adventuring here on two wheels someday. Cheers, have a great day ahead & safe ride. Malaysia welcomes you anytime.”

Jonathan Hanson (Tucson, Arizona  USA):  https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.hanson.52    “Hi Maryna – That sounds like a stupendous trip. Please do let me know if I can help in any way. We had a wonderful time in Australia, and have left the Land Cruiser we bought there with a shop in Sydney for more modifications in preparation for another journey next year. Sp we might well cross paths at some point. Best regards, J.”

Anita Yusof (Ipoh Perak): https://www.facebook.com/ANITA-YUSOF-232255970231779/    “Hi Maryna, TQVM for following my journey. I wish u all the best for yr upcoming trip. Ride safe & hv fun otr”

Von Krause (South Africa): https://www.facebook.com/von.krause.5   I contacted Von to assist a fellow rider, Anna @FemaleWorldTripOnMotorcycle from the Ukraine.  “Hi Maryna I would love to help where I can, interestingly enough another friend of mine contacted me about the same person. You are more than welcome to give me her details and visa versa. Keep well Van👍😎”

Yassie ZA (South Africa): https://www.facebook.com/yassie.za    “Hi Maryna, pleasure to make your acquaintance 😊 best wishes for you and Paul 👍🏽 Safe miles and success always”

Anna Grechishkina (Ukraine):  https://www.facebook.com/FemaleWorldTripOnMotorcycle/   “Hi Maryna, nice to meet you. Do you have any specific questions? As to safety issues, you just have to be careful and check the situation before entering the country. Now everything is changing very fast, so next year some things which seem to be safe now can change for contrary. So far I didn;t have any problems with my safety. But again I always try to be careful, not ride at night, not go to places that can be dangerous and always monitor updates of the situation in every country on my way. Have a nice trip. Cheers, Anna”

Josephine Flohr (Germany): https://www.facebook.com/josephine.flohr.5    “Hi Maryna! Thanks for your message. I’m happy that you enjoyed the movie. There will be a part two eventually when we get back to Germany 😊. If you have any questions regarding the preparation of your journey please don’t hesitate to ask. When are you planning on going and where to? We are in Zim right now, at the Victoria falls. It’s amazing. From here we’ll go back to Botswana. Visit Chobe, the salt pans, Okavango delta and then head towards Windhoek. If there is anything on that route we shouldn’t miss please let me know 😊 Best regards, Joey.”

Paolo Cattaneo (Australia): https://www.facebook.com/paolocattaneoofficial/   “Hi Maryna! Thank you very much for your hospitality. I-ll be very pleased to meet you and your partner once back in Sydney. It will take me a couple of years to complete my RTW trip but I know that one day I’ll be back there. All the best as well for your planning and for the actualisation of your trip! regards!”

Mario Arreola (Mexico): https://www.facebook.com/tom.beemer.9   “My pleasure Maryna I mainly ride with my wife too ….. Hopefully we’ll meet you & Paul some day. Beautiful country & people but not very safe in some places. Any time you come south of USA border you both can count on us.”

Neale Bayly (USA):  https://www.facebook.com/nealebayly   “Thank you and the best of luck I your travels. If there is anything I can do to help please don’t hesitate to ask. I have one of my best and dearest friends lives just north of Sydney and rides adventure bikes.”

Marco Wiegers (Zeven Germany): https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1312624999   “Hi Maryna! I’ve been in Australia until last month. Now I’m back in Europe. I traveled from Europe to Malaysia one year ago.. Beautiful trip! 😉 south Africa is a dream.. One day I have to go! Sorry… What’s rtw?? English is not my first language 😉 Keep smiling!  Traveling is just cool. And by motorbike it’s amazing! What kind of bikes? So, you are from Australia? Ok, now I go to bed. But traveler stories always fascinated me! So, we have to keep in contact 😎👍

Aaron Burdsall (Montana USA): https://www.facebook.com/aaron.burdsall   ” Greetings! I live in Helena Montana USA. I have many bikes but mainly ride a 2002 Triumph Tiger955i, 74 moto guzzi convert, 2002 xr400r and when I wanna live on the edge a cr500r. Look forward to following your travels.”

Henk Kotzee (South Africa): https://www.facebook.com/henk.kotzee.5   “It’s a pleasure Maryna. You are welcome to ask any questions and if we can help we definitely will. Please let me know if we can give you advice on South Africa. Hope to see you in Cape Town soon”

Sheldon Thomson (Sydney Australia) : https://www.facebook.com/iamsheldon  “Hi Maryna sounds like your almost at the start of an amazing experience. If you ever need any help just let me know I have a massive circle of friends and if I can’t help you someone will within 24 hours. You will build that network as you get on the road it’s a fantastic family you are about to join, well have joined already. Thanks for the nice message it came to my other file so that’s why I just responded. I have a lot of fun with a lot of my posts but can be serious sometimes lol OK rarely but I try 🙂 🙂 Enjoy the rest of the preperation side you will be on the road sooner than you think and the weeks, months and years just fly by once your on the road :-)”

Paul Kimson (Korea): https://www.facebook.com/paulkimson  “I hope you have a wonderful ride. I am in Korea. You’re very welcome. Of course. I hope to have a chance to meet you somewhere ~~~”

Daniel Svab : https://www.facebook.com/svab.daniel “You are welcome… Promise when we start to plan travels around Australia I will contact you… Hope that all your adventures will be with happy endings Daniel”

Spencer James Conway (London, UK): https://www.facebook.com/spencer.j.Conway  “Great to hook up. Any questions, no problem. RTW cool”

Jocke Selin (Oxfordshire): https://www.facebook.com/jockeselin Hi, happy to help in anyway I can, hopefully our paths will cross at some point. Happy travels!”

Varun Sharma : (India) https://www.facebook.com/messages/638945707 “Any plans to visit India? Let me know when ever you guys plan to do so.”

Joze Pirc (Munich Germany): https://www.facebook.com/jozepirc  “you are welcome. all the best ”

Ali Ahmed Tahir (Lahore Pakistan): https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006868952701Its my pleasure to guide my bikers tourist fellows from all over the world. I am in Lahore Pakistan …when you travell through my country surely I”ll advise you and guide you.”

Phil Zphil (Winterthur Switzerland): https://www.facebook.com/philzphilchat “Hy Maryna, nice to meet you. I wish you two a very nice and unforgetable trip. where do you intend to ride? If you have any questions, dont hesitate to ask  yeahhh… sounds like a fantastic idea  please be aware, that se asia has now issues with foreign vehicules. Especially Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. have a look here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1024579897597702/ yeah, i hope thailand will revoce this rule by the time i finished working in cambodia ”

Burak Ercan (Istanbul, Turkey): https://www.facebook.com/burakster “Hello Maryna, Thanks a lot. I’ll keep in touch ”

Vittorio Libanori Liba : https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009875770745 “thanks to Ye Maryna for friendship, really makes me very happy to know you and your husband. I usually travel around the North Africa, with my bike or my landrover. anything tui need that I write there are! hello, Vittorio”

Herve Dumont (Anglet, France): https://www.facebook.com/messages/100000168021788 “Hello and thank you , we hope to see you during our travels.”

Dale Chandler (La Habra, California USA) : https://www.facebook.com/coachdkc “Will Do ! Keep the group posted on your travels .”

Birol Dinc (Istanbul, Turkey): https://www.facebook.com/Biroldinc  “Tnx and welcome on board , hope to see u and your friends during to travell regards.”

Jim Martin (Presenter at Adventure Rider, USA): https://www.facebook.com/ADVJim “I’m curious Maryna, how far are you along in your planning? Departure date set yet? You must be very excited at this point. Keep in touch – maybe we can talk about your trip as you go. Hey, what about the dog? Mr Schultz? I asked because we just interviewed a couple that take their dogs on the back of their bikes and are traveling with them. They have designed a carrier special for dogs. We have two dogs and feel the same as you.   Thanks for the mention of Klaus Fisher, we will have a look.”

Karl Park (Seattle USA): https://www.facebook.com/karlpark99 “Good luck. I am on my way down to South America. Come to Seattle and drop me a line.”

Greg Rice  (Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA): https://www.facebook.com/greg.rice.376 “Good look with your planning and the RTW. I am sure you wil have a great time.”

Tiffani Burkett (Reseda, California USA): https://www.facebook.com/tiffani.Burkett “Awesome! I’m still working on going everywhere, but I love meeting like minded people! I hope we cross paths one day!”

Edgardo Bertoni (General Pico, Argentina):  https://www.facebook.com/edgardo.bertone  “Mucha suerte !,?un placer conocerlos Mucha suerte ! , un placer conocerlos ” which means…”Good luck, a pleasure to meet you!”

Manish Baskar (India) : https://www.facebook.com/manish.bhaskar “Hi Nice to be friends with you. Would be great if you can tell me what dates you guys will be in India. Sure. We have rides in almost all months, lets see when we will be able to catch up. Keep me posted about your trips.”

Victor M. Rico Cusi (Merida, Mexico):  https://www.facebook.com/VictorMRicoCusi  “Will be a pleasure. Happy travels to you and Paul.”

Didas Dismas Kavishe (Tanzania) : https://www.facebook.com/didas.d.kavishe  “Hi Maryna. Nice to hear from you. I am based in Tanzania and plan to have this kind of tour in the near future and this is why i have joined people with such interest links. I am currently organizing safaris and kilimanjaro trekking. Great, i will keep you posted so as we can share some views before i officially start this. ‘

Jeku Zekusn Sepappa (Diksmuide, Belgium) https://www.facebook.com/bart.lammaing “Waaw nice! The same from us. When you come to Belgium the first year, your so welcome.”

Skinny van Schalkwyk (South Africa): https://www.facebook.com/skinny.vanschalkwyk