Hello everyone, first post here, so this is kind of an introduction with few details about the trip. I was sent here from Reddit and they suggested me to introduce myself and make a post in Epic Rides, so here it goes. I recently went to SEA and rented a scooter, rode a few kms and fell in love with the experience. I went back for 7 weeks and did a solo Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh trip on a semi-automatic bike, I was hooked. So I went again for 10 weeks and buy myself an 300usd Chinese Honda Win and ride from Ho Chi Minh to Luang Prabang, crossing the short south of Vietnam, Cambodia and most of Laos. When I got back home, thinking about when would I be able to do it again, it was clear to me that another 10 weeks would not be feasible and if they were, not long enough for my love of riding. A rider has to do what a rider has to do, so I did my motorcycle riding license and get rid of everything -as so many of you have done. I started in Germany (I am mexican) and made myself to the border with Iran which got closed the very same day I got my visa, so now I am stuck in the east side of Turkey, what a luck I have. The region of Van is a riders dream, with plenty of high and moderate mountains and lakes of all sizes, I have been going around waiting for the travel restrictions to be lifted. I have been told that the border with Iran will be open on Tuesday and to be honest, I am in no hurry to cross the border just yet, as Turkey has proved to be a riders paradise with plenty of space to explore, excellent food and with some of the kindest people I have ever met (and I have been backpacking for some 20 years on feet and trains). I was never a motorcycle enthusiast, I have friends with bikes who go out for short loops every summer. For me, a motorcycle is a way to move long distances with the greatest freedom to go and stop and explore and stay and move along whenever I want to. Among you, I am probably the rider with the least experience. I have heard of the community or riders but I was never part of it, I've been a solo traveler my whole life and I am looking fwd to connect with you and maybe share some miles on the way... where ever the way in front of us leads. I have much to learn, I have never change an air filter nor the oil myself, I know nothing about motorbikes (not a lot anyway). I hope I do not sin of being over enthusiastic, I feel like a little boy who just got his first bike and learn to ride it. The trip so far, start in Germany, crossed Austria to Italy in the middle of a snow storm (motorbike in a van), took a ferry to Greece and crossed it till Turkey and mayde myself to the Iranian border. I see that some people post videos, so here is my latest. I am still learning storytelling, so excuse the toe at the beginning, it lasts only a few seconds. Safe rides to all of you. I will be documenting on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hwdN6oww8n9qzvarFt6TQ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/raulpardo1715/ And FB https://www.facebook.com/followyourspleen/ ...for anyone interested. I know we are a crowd, but I also do follow a few riders too.