Adventurism /// solo & women Amsterdam to Bali

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Nora and Zuki, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Nora and Zuki

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    We have arrived in Lithuania and since I decided that Europe was going to be the most expensive part of the trip I was going to save money by only couchsurfing or bushcamping. So I met up with this guy from Kaunas and I got to surf the couch in the apartment of his son. Who was in Australia. So I had the entire apartment to myself. He gave me the key and everything. I mean, we all know stories of this kind of friendliness on the road, but the first time it happens you are always a little uncomfortable with it.

    I guess later you learn that these people help you out from the goodness of their hearts and that by visiting them they change your heart too so whenever you get back from your trip you will start treating strangers like strangers have treated you over the days/months/years.

    But the reason this is my favorite video of Lithuania is because he was part of a biker club and the biker club had a holiday house at one of the lakes. So we went there by car, it's one of those moments where you realize you are in the car with a stranger and you don't really know where you are going.

    It was gigantic, the land around the house was enormous. The trees, the lake, we went kayaking. It was a little weird, I have to say, especially the door that was just standing there without any walls.

    So here I am, on this big property drinking vodka with the bikers from the biker club. It was a very memorable experience for me, and I think that is because biker clubs have such an bad image of criminal activity and violence. But in reality most of them are just the sweetest guys you will ever meet. People who value friendship and camaraderie. Thanks guys!


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  2. Nora and Zuki

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    Oh and note how slowely my filming skills are evolving. So my apologies for the shaky footage, it does get better over the months.
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  3. Petzl

    Petzl Been here awhile

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  4. Nora and Zuki

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  5. skyguy

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    I'm liking this report! And as a fellow V-Strommer, I like your choice of motorcycle. Keep it coming!
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  6. OldManJoris

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    Good start Nora! Greetings from fellow presenter at Discover Overland 2017.
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  7. smoltz

    smoltz Been here awhile

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    Binge watched a bunch of your content on YouTube. Great stuff!
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  8. squadraquota

    squadraquota mostly harmless

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    Great start, I'll be following.

    Small world, I worked in that ibm building when it was just opened. Hated it, only the gym at the top floor was cool. And my brother lives in Hamburg....

    I admire your guts to take on an adventure like this all by yourself. :clap
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  9. C5dad

    C5dad Man on the Run!

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    Dayhm, what an adventure so far. I'm in. Great job on the video editing and production!
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