VILLY & DIMITRIS

I make my way up north towards Larissa. I’m meeting up with a friend of a friend, Dimitris. He’s a general internist (doctor) and we met a few times when he was visiting Belgium. But I haven’t seen him in six years. I know he’s also a motorcycle enthusiast and we want to do a … More VILLY & DIMITRIS

WANNES

It takes a few days for my motorcycle to arrive in Lavrio, a port close to Athens. A good Belgian friend of mine, Wannes, arranged a spot for me to sleep. He works for an international NGO, Save The Children. He’s involved with Child protection and has a coordinating roll and responsibility in the different … More WANNES

YURI

An Atheist, an Orthodox Jew and a Born Again Christian are sitting together in a bar in Jerusalem… . It could be the start of a bad joke, but it’s not. It’s reality. It’s the exact situation I’m in, sitting in the bar of the Post Hostel in Jerusalem, sharing beers, a very particular evening… … More YURI

SHADMAN

In Tel Aviv I’m meeting up with Roger. He’s a friend of mine from Rwanda. He used to work for UNICEF while I was working for the Belgian Development Agency. He works now in Gaza for the UNRWA , still in child protection. Living and working in Gaza can be pretty intense, especially because the … More SHADMAN

ADRIAN

The sun is already going down when I finally ride down mountain Hermon. It’s a two hours drive to the port of Haifa. On my way I have a strange pit stop. As I pull over at a gas station the Service station attendant greets me with the following words: “chello my darling!” I give … More ADRIAN

LIORA

It all starts with a quick safety check. A beautiful, young woman checks my passport and asks a few informative questions. To make sure I don’t drown in her beautiful eyes there is a man standing next to her with a big machine gun and a very serious look on his face. Joking is definitely … More LIORA

SALIM

After avoiding several tourist traps for three days, I believe it was time to go further north. I just had one stop on the road, Little Petra. As you can already guess from it’s name, it’s a bit smaller than Petra but it’s still worth a stop. It’s cold and foggy. After a few kilometres … More SALIM

FAHID

The Jordan’s part of the border handles everything very swift. We pay a temporary import tax for the bikes and we get a free visa. It’s already dark when we ride into Aqaba. The first thing I’ve planned for us is a short Burger King visit. Although Willem used to be a big opponent of … More FAHID

SAUDI WOMEN

This is a tribute to the unknown Saudi woman ( and also towels). We could only spend three days in the Wahabistic desert state. That’s apparently not long enough to see one single woman (or towel). Finding hitchhikers was also a big problem in this petrol-run country. Saudi-Arabia is a strange country. We enter the … More SAUDI WOMEN

MOHAMMED (SALAMI)

I’m in the middle of a stand-off with our involuntary, shady “fixer”. Everybody, cars and people, are boarding the ship and we’re about to miss our boat. But all of a sudden a guy in a blue overall and an impressive amount of chest hair walks up to us. He introduces himself as Mohammed Salami, … More MOHAMMED (SALAMI)