The more I thought about it, the bigger the plan grew and in more detail. One month after retirement, I was in London, looking around.
(PRWEB) January 22, 2014
Just before retirement as an agricultural engineer, the idea to travel Europe popped into the author’s mind. “The more I thought about it, the bigger the plan grew and in more detail. One month after retirement, I was in London, looking around.” Within a week he left for France without any bookings in advance except the necessary visas. “My idea of exploring a country consists more of doing the countryside than cities and such. It is also about riding a motorbike and drinking in as much as the freedom allows you. The idea originally was also to use hostels for accommodations, but this backfired. You don’t find hostels in the countryside! This is why I camped in a small tent most of the time.”
After France, he rode the Mediterranean Coast from Marseilles to Monaco, and then took on the French Alps to Switzerland. “It was over the Alps and through the tunnels to Italy, mostly the northern part with all the lakes. My route took me through Milan and Venice to the border of Croatia, and then through Eastern Europe.” And it only took him Four Months and 26,000 km!
About the Author: “Namibia is the country where I was born and bred,” says author Siegfried Engels. “Our family originated from Germany in the 1800s, emigrated to South Africa, and from there to Namibia in 1928, and have been here since then.” His next motorbike adventures are already planned.
EXPLORE EUROPE ON A MOTORBIKE: FOUR MONTHS AND 26,000 KM (ISBN: 978-1-62516-345-5) is now available for $34.50 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website:
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