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Mototrip 2013 video

I have just published the 3rd and final episode of the Backroad Motorcycle Adventure 2013: Balkan, Romania, and Ukraine, on YouTube!

I rode with Ryan all the way, Jeff on the Balkan section. And Vova and his friend in the Carpathian part. It was a 3-week Backroad Motorcycle Adventure. A total of 7,500 kilometers through 10 European countries.

So, get some popcorn, pizza, a beer, and enjoy.

Click here to check all the episodes (YouTube playlist)

Or, select individual episodes:

Episode 1: Balkan
Episode 2: Romania
Episode 3: Ukraine, and Crimea

Check out the story of how I got to know Ryan.

Read about this summer’s planned trip to Ukraine

Or check out the first ride in to 2012 and a brief police encounter:

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Meet Artem

The Murmansk trip planned next year, has reached another level. I have been so lucky to have gotten in touch with Artem from Murmansk. He has promised me to introduce me to Murmansk points of interest, to bars, Russian cuisine, and Russian Vodka!

I work as a senior scientist at the Academy of Humanities studies. I am also a journalist in the journal “Philosophical Sciences” and a volunteer. I like to communicate with new people and learn about culture and life in other countries. – Artem

I am super excited to meet Artem, and to learn first-hand about the Russian culture and heritage. One of the things that I have learned from my previous travels is that where news, and social media, tend to polarize and divide, meeting people and talking to each other, unite. We have a lot more in common than not. Regardless of race and ethnicity.

So instead of riding through Murmansk, seeing what I see, from a distance, I now get the privilege to get much closer. How awesome is that? As Tim Cahill said, “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”