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.”

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How I plan a moto trip

When I first started going on motorcycle rides, I liked to read other people’s recommendations on preparing for a ride. Although getting your own experience is part of the adventure, learning from other riders’ experience might save me from making too many rookie mistakes.The information found in this post is based on my experience on travelling in Europe. Although much of it is probably the same wherever you go, I’m sure there are stuff that is different. Particular the paperwork is something that is different depending on your nationality, departing country, and arriving country.I have divided this into:

  • Paperwork
  • Border crossing
  • Personal items
  • Equipment
  • Motorcycle
  • What I don’t bring

where each section talks about my experience with the topic, and what I usually bring.For a the checklist that I use for my trip planning, check this document. Continue reading How I plan a moto trip

Getting up close and personal in Ukraine

I’m so happy that I get to travel with Volodymyr (Vova), Thonny and Steen on the Ukraine and Moldova trip next June. Outside motorcycles, we share the same passion for great company, a cold beer after a nice ride, and of course good food. It’s time to introduce the 4 amigos.

Continue reading Getting up close and personal in Ukraine