Hey Family! So i am from Australia currently living on the east side. I am planning on doing a big Europe trip on a bike in July of 2014. I will be starting in London and go from there. I have 12 months to travel and plan on doing Europe, South America, China, Mongolia, Nepal, & India so far. If i make it that far. I was born in Edinburgh, Scotland so i have a UK passport. Route: I do not have a route yet i am still in the really early stages on planning. I will have a general A to B to C route but i will not be planning it down to the nitty gritty roads etc... If anyone has any ideas on a route that they did or reccomend feel free to comment below. Bike: So far i have an F800GS registered in Australia. My biggest issue is really deciding if i want to ship it to london and use it for the trip (as it has been lowered and kitted out exactly as i want it for adventure travel) OR If i want to buy a bike over there and use it for the trip? I guess things like carnets/insurance oversees/ shipping the bike costs/etc all come into it and i would like to know what others think. I have many family members over there that would give me an address for buying and registering if i were to buy the bike over there.No problems in that sense. The only thing is that my bike it modified to how i like it and thats the main issue here. I am worried that i will spend my time having to find the right bike over there and doing it up* for adventure travel. not sure... Will it be much easier to get a UK registered bike through borders as opposed to an Australian tourist imported one? Gear: I have most of my gear sorted and have many spairs for my F8 if i chose to take it. Skills (or lack there of) I have been training this last year and have done a a few off road training courses just for a bit of extra tips and tricks. I really reccommend the simon pavey off road training course run by compass expeditions. Funds: getting there... :) Film/photography/writing: I enjoy all of the above and am still deciding wether i want to film the adventure or write a book and fill it up with wonderful pictures of my adventure. Blog: I will be writing a blog as i go as i really want to share this experience with anyone who is willing to read :) So thats me. If you have any advise regarding the topics above i would love to hear from you guys. I am a big fan of HorizonsUnlimited and have done most of my planning etc off their wondrfully diverse and extremely thorough website. I also attended their last meeting in Dayboro, Queensland and it was fantastic!