One day I realized being unable to see all the interesting places in the world just because there is not enough time left. Then I fell very ill, nearly died and needed about a year for recovery. This is six years ago now. Meanwhile I worked on a few dreams and they came true. One of them was the modification on my '80 XT 500 - Riding The Tiger was the idea, and I dreamed of it for 15 years. In all the time since October 26th 1989, I had just been able to keep her alive with very low budget, there were no enhancements available. That changed, when both of my sons grew up, I changed my profession and my life. Now she is nearly ready for the bold plan to make her carry me around the world. Yes, I know that a lot of people have been anywhere with XTs, and most of them where younger than I am now. Anyway, the world, a few things and me have changed, but still there are places I want to go, and they are strewn around the globe. Too, there are people I would like to meet and they are also cast all over the world. The idea I am following now is this: I want to go from Hamburg, Germany, around the world without leaving the ground, because I want to KNOW, how big it is. No Flying. Only water between me and the next goal? Well, there are ships. And besides the simple technique of the XT (the engine is very similar to the old Horex) I love the sea and ships. Places I want to go in any case are Japan, Australia, USA, Canada and Iceland. I have planned the trip for April through October 2016. The interesting questions in the moment are: How to get from Germany to Japan? How to get from the American continent to Iceland? Rumor had it that there is a chance to get from Murmansk, Russia, directly to Japan. Can anybody confirm that? So far I have found no ferry from America to Greenland or Iceland, though there is no problem to get carried from Iceland to Europe. Any hints? Thanks a lot for any support.