Another duo in our list - talking about couple goals: Michnus and Elsebie, a South-African couple with an unhealthy passion for motorcycle overland travel, as well as “amateurish photography, drinking beer, building friendships with quirky people” - not our words, but they just might’ve been. Great minds…
They host two Instagram accounts: one in ‘blog’-style aimed at motorcycle travellers, another one which is focused more on stunning photography of the surroundings and the people they meet.
Both are well worth a visit, but don’t hesitate to click the link in their Insta-bio: it will lead you to the Piki Piki Overland website, which is without a doubt one of the handiest, least bullcrap-loaded blogs for motorcycle adventurers you might ever stumble upon - and one of the nicer ones in terms of appearance as well. We absolutely adore it.
Far away from conventionalism, this duo serves a bunch of captivating stories, straightforward tips and images which will make you wonder why you’re still sitting behind your desk as we speak.
Having reached a combined age of 90, Michnus and Elsebie didn’t want to waste any time and set off immediately - not to set speed records or collect as many passport stamps as possible, but out of neverending curiosity, taking their time to meet people and get to know cultures, rather than shooting a quick pic and moving on. The way it should be.
The bundling of their experiences has created a great blog which doesn’t avoid the more difficult questions: How do you fund your trip? What happens if one of the bikes breaks down? How do you carry all the stuff on the bike? But also elaborate advice on what bike to choose for overland motorcycle travelling, a packing list, packing tips, what navigation to pick, and a review section on the materials they’ve used, info on specific countries, and a bunch over very nifty links... Very, very helpful, this one.