Friends and Sponsors
Without the help of the following people, we would have never gotten that far. Thank you all so much for making this trip the adventure of our lives!
Special thanks to all our sponsors! Please pay them a visit.
We consider everybody a sponsor that has helped us with goods or services without charging us the full rate.
We found their shop in Shiraz and could buy two new housings for our water filters. The owner speaks English very well and knows all about water filter systems. He and his team were really helpful.
The best place ever to wash your car for 17 days before shipping it to Australia! 😀 Thanks so much to the manager and the whole team from fit service in Vladivostok to offer us their place, tools, space and help!
Christoph from bergegurte.org helped us out with great counsel about lashing straps. We ordered towlines and other stuff in his shop – and were lucky to meet him in person during the Buschtaxi Meeting.
There are great networks for travelers, overlanders and bloggers! We are members of the following.
Great forum (and also Facebook group) for overlander all over the planet! Good maps for information about visa and other things to consider for an expedition.
This website is about motorcycle adventure travel. But there is also a big travelers community for 4×4 drivers. It offers great information, tips, travelers’ stories and the possibility to meet other overlanders.
Here are some of the people and fellow travelers we have met – on the back roads or online. Consider reading their great stories!
David from Jersey in his Land Rover; met in South Albania, on his way home (after a looong trip)
Luca, Sameena, Lusira and Giulio from Italy in their truck; met in Troy (Turkey), on their way to Iran
Anja and Peter from Germany in their MAN; met in Ushguli (Georgia), on their way through the Caucasus
Iolanda and Sergi from Spain in their bus; met in Goght (Armenia), on their way back home after a trip to SE Asia
David and Josephine from the Netherlands in their Land Rover; met first time in India, traveled together a lot; on their way to India and back home
Mathias from Germany in his Mitsubishi Pajero; met in India, traveled through Pakistan and China together; on his way to India and back home
Bert and Catharina from Sweden in their Saab; met in Nepal, traveled through China together; on their way back home
Rahim from Singapore on his Honda Transalp; met in Pakistan, traveled through China together; on his way from Singapore to Norway, North Cape
Heidi and Norbert from Germany in their Unimog; met in Mongolia, on their way around Central Asia
Maria, Leander and Lennox from Austria in their classic Mercedes truck; met in Mongolia, on their way around the world
Hildegard and Franz from Germany (next to our hometown!) in their Troopy; met in Australia, on their way around Down Under
Babsi and Jörg from Germany in their camper; met on the ferry from Tasmania to Melbourne, on their way around Down Under after more than two years traveling through Africa