Um, so, we like leave in 14 days?!

Trip Start Jul 02, 2013
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Flag of Australia  , Victoria,
Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Nothing like leaving everything to the last minute!!

Also check out our facebook page here: EM_TY


Welcome to our blog.


We are two Australian 'ladies' in our early 30's - And our story is much like everyone else's - we who cannot find fulfilment without that feeling of freedom and adventure, seeing places, meeting people. After selling everything and taking the plunge, we had been living in London for a year. We were over worked and under paid, and with time fast ticking over and little to show for it, we took action. We wrote a list. A list of countries we wanted to see before we were too old, too poor, before life got too serious and we were ready to settle and pop out kiddies. The list started with the European places we were yet to see, then some Persian countries, India had always been on the list, and we sure wanted some more time in Asia. Low and behold, it was one big line from London to home.

So that settled that - Next year we would just drive home... Of course, on motorbikes.

We spent the next few months reading blogs, researching places, making internet friends and saving money. We still had one big hurdle though - Emma had no idea how to ride a motorbike. In fact she didn't even know how to drive a car with gears. A few screeches, stalls, wheelies, loops through some witches hats, and one big night reading the rules later - she had her London Learners. Tracey had grown up with brothers and bikes, so feeling confident she purchased MAX, our trusty DRZ400SM. We met up Neil "Mr DRZ", we did some rides through the London chaos, we printed information, we corresponded with strangers about their journeys and we lived like poor boring people, in one big effort to make this dream a reality.

Then tragedy struck. One normal morning we received the phone call no one ever wants to get. Tracey's amazing mum had suddenly passed away. Shocked and devastated, we boarded the next flight home to say goodbye. Returning to London life was not the same, we craved our families and our friends, we wanted some sunshine and the comforts of home. So we packed up London life, we spent all our savings and aimlessly adjusted to being home in Australia. It's times like these that make you think long and hard about what life means and what you want from it. Tracey's mum had been so supportive and proud of how she took life by the horns calling her 'my go-getter'. This was our trip of a lifetime, and we were going to do it.

We got jobs, found a place to live and started over, but everything had changed. We struggled to stay connected and focused. We thought about putting our dream to the side many times. But each day when we struggled to get out of bed to go to a job which sucked out our souls, we found a little more energy and passion to continue. So, six months later, here we are. It has been hard. We have grieved, saved and slept. We are not at all sorted or ready but come 14 days from now we will be living that dream.

We honestly have no real plan. We have our rough itinerary (posted!) our money, our maps and our attitudes.

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Shell (spot) on

So excited for you both xo

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