The hosting service dropped me an e-mail the other day reminding me that this site needed some caring. To this day, there are no other records of this journey so I decided to sit down and go through all the broken links and media files. I spent two days reading the words and watching the old familiar faces. Needless to say, I was emotional. It wasn't just nostalgia, but also the fact that some of the words were still able to speak to me. It's been seven years since I took off on this journey "around the world". Back then, before ...Read More

I have recently obtained some decent quality sound recording of the presentation (the second one) in September 2010. So I decided to publish it online. Enjoy! "Every year, hundreds of travelers are trotting the globe with their cars, motorcycles, bicycles and on feet. Overlanding has become an increasingly popular way of traveling and connecting with the world. Erdem Yücel presents his solo motorcycle circumnavigation and also explains what's significant about overlanding, how and why these people travel the way they do. It's a 45 minute trip around the world, full of interesting photographs, videos and surprising facts that can possibly change ...Read More

Invite

It's been 6 months, and I'm now back home. I missed you a lot. Simla and Emrah are inviting us all to celebrate my return this Saturday (tomorrow). I know it's a little late for this invitation but I'd be really happy if you can make it. A sacrificial Mongolian goat will be served around a huge campfire, so dress accordingly. Saturday 3rd at 3 PM. 10556 Clarkson Road 90064 Hope to see you there! Read More

SFtoLA14

Pacific Coast Highway... Simple as it is, this route was given the number "1" in the California highway numbering system. I suppose they had the map open on the table and started numbering the roads from left to right. It is one of the most spectacular roads in California. The heavy commercial traffic between San Francisco and Los Angeles is directed to Interstate 5, a more inland and flat road, so most of the people you see on California 1, are either locals, or there to enjoy the road. Tourists from all over the world come to California to do ...Read More

SFtoLA07

I was very excited when Grant had asked me to make a presentation of my journey at the HU California meeting. I started working on it as soon as I arrived in San Francisco. I only had a few days. Horizons Unlimited began as a small travel website Grant and Susan Johnson used on their travels around the world back when the Internet was a new thing. Soon they started getting so many e-mails with questions and comments, that they decided to make it into a database to share all the information they had related to motorcycle traveling. Currently, it is ...Read More

SFtoLA03

The bus drive to Incheon airport, through the morning mist felt like a dream as I watched the countryside through the foggy windows falling into sleep occasionally. Soon I found myself in the airplane rising above the clouds. After a short transfer in Tokyo and a long flight over the Pacific, we landed in San Francisco. I entered the passport and customs line. There were more than 10 booths and hundreds of people waiting. I enjoyed the fact that despite the technological and organizational differences, this whole thing was essentially in the same category with most of the other borders ...Read More

GEDC0072

I met a nice girl here in San Francisco. We checked into a hotel and I think we'll be staying for a few days. Read More