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Gavin , Dealer Pricipal of Helderberg Yamaha , asked me to invite the WD to there branch in Paarden Eiland next Wed, the 14th , to come and listen to Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres , who are traveling around the world on Yamaha XT660Z Teneres.

Quote >Next Wednesday the 14th here at the shop. Just a chilled evening, a beer or two and see what this couple has been doing.

SO FAR:
we started the journey on April 17, 2013
we crossed 43 countries
122.000 km



Motorcycle: Yamaha Tenere XT660Z model 2012
 
Project: Around Gaia
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Goal:
Travel around the world
Visit every continent from end to end
Only in one and unique motorcycle the whole journey
No using GPS or any other tools for navigation
No hotels. We must find the way to sleep every single day. Is the way we found for no just save money, but mainly because sharing the roof with the people of different cultures, traditions, religions or races we can learn much more from the people of this planet, to open our mind and our follower´s, and to fulfill our project of stories and experiences. In this 3 and half years on the road we didn´t pay no one time for accommodation.
We avoid to come back home, we have to solve every obstacle without to come back home

Caracteristics of our journey:
No previous experiences riding motorcycle.
No mechanical  knowledge
No planification, we think only on the day by day
We start this project without very much money saved.
No budget for accommodation. We need to find the way to pass the night without to pay for it (until now in almost 3 and half years we didn´t pay for no one night in hotel, what it allow us to share roof with people from every kind of religion, race, culture or nationality, and also including fire stations, police stations, religious temples, hospitals, ... Making our travel ful of stories and experiences.

NEXT:
Africa, our last continent, from South to North (to come back to Europe and complete the project).




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« Last Edit: September 08, 2016, 10:54:40 pm by Andy660 »
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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 03:16:49 pm »
All Yamahas, Three of them going around the world. I met these people at Jungle junction in Kenya. In the middle is a Slovenian couple who also is traveling around the world and has done 120 000km so far on their 660 Tenere's. Myself on the xt 660 R and on the left a German guy who started in Germany on a bicycle then got tied of that and bought a Chinese bike and when he got to Durban after 30 000km the Chinese bike was at the end of its live. He then bought this little Yamaha to travel back to Germany with.
Very good of Yamaha Helderberg to give exposure to these people above, we need more dealers like that in SA
« Last Edit: September 09, 2016, 03:21:12 pm by schalk vd merwe »
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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2016, 07:36:40 pm »
I am definately going next Wednesday for the Presentation.
Not every day you will get to meet Riders that have marathon of a ride
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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2016, 08:21:43 am »
totally awesome
 

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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2016, 08:39:18 pm »
I met them in PE when they stayed with my brother for two nights.
Really nice people and with interesting stories to tell.
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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2016, 09:46:32 pm »
I'll be there, for sure.
 

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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2016, 07:56:04 am »
So who is all commimg.we need to buy beers ?
1.Andy660
2.Crossed up
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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2016, 11:14:10 am »
This really looks like a great event. Gonna try my best to make it.  ;)
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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2016, 11:33:27 am »
Lovely couple. Met them when they were in PE. Worth it making the effort to be there.
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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2016, 12:02:44 pm »
Lovely couple. Met them when they were in PE. Worth it making the effort to be there.
Yes agree make these people feel welcome and give them all the support you can in true Africa tradition.
1/The only way to get experience is to get experience-Schalk                
2/Ride Reports>Long Tours>Africa Tour To The Equator And Back In 40 Days
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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2016, 12:14:03 pm »
I would like to join you guys on Wednesday evening. 
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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2016, 01:50:11 pm »
So who is all coming. we need to buy beers ?
1. Andy660
2. Crossed up
3. Jimmy
4. Andre
5. Peter
6. Ri
7. Oilspill
8. Kodgehopper
9. Super Ten
10. Pilchie
11. Mrs Doubtfire

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13. Bring It On (maybe)
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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2016, 06:38:09 pm »
Bump !
Thanks Ri !
All welcome
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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2016, 08:52:51 am »
So who is all coming. we need to buy beers ?
1. Andy660
2. Crossed up
3. Jimmy
4. Andre
5. Peter
6. Ri
7. Oilspill
8. Kodgehopper
9. Super Ten
10. Pilchie
11. Mrs Doubtfire
12. Amsterdam
13. Bring It On (maybe)
15. Stephen
16. Joe
17. Dunce + 3
18. Shaheed
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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2016, 10:53:15 am »
From 6:30, I believe?
 

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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2016, 10:54:29 am »
From 6:30, I believe?

Yes, 6:30 pm for 7 pm @ Helderberg Yamaha Paardeneiland
 

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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2016, 10:56:51 am »
So who is all coming. we need to buy beers ?
1. Andy660
2. Crossed up
3. Jimmy
4. Andre
5. Peter
6. Ri
7. Oilspill
8. Kodgehopper
9. Super Ten
10. Pilchie
11. Mrs Doubtfire
12. Amsterdam
13. Bring It On (maybe)
14. Stephen
15. Joe
16 - 19. Dunce + 3
20. Shaheed
21. Andrew
22. Waheed
« Last Edit: September 14, 2016, 02:54:26 pm by Ri »
 

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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2016, 09:27:33 pm »
Thank you to all involved for putting together & hosting this truly awesome event ;) :thumleft: :thumleft:

What a frikking AWESOME adventure they are on. It was really great to have been able to be a part of listening to their story to date.

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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2016, 02:46:19 pm »
so, the two round-the-World travelers visited the Flying Brick Store this morning, with Andy660 (well-known local Yamaha 660 rider Andy Ross bringing them in for his well-known "Bead Master' bead breakers that we stock/sell....

Here is a synopses of where they have been, and where they are headed: http://www.aroundgaia.com/

....On April 17, 2013 Ivana (Macedonia ˇ 1982) and Manuel (Spain ˇ 1982) begin a journey without deadline proposed cross every continent from one end to the other on a motorcycle. The only planning that was done was to choose 3 places on our planet (Uluru in Australia, in Argentina and Deadhorse in Alaska) that would become their checkpoints, from a number of rules is established to promote the surprises, growth staff and contact with different ethnic groups and cultures:
The whole trip would be on the same bike.
Neither GPS nor maps. The route will leave his signs which he must learn to read, locals recommend directions and places to see.
All problems, obstacles and adversities that arise should be resolved in the same place, without returning home.
No budget accommodation. We will have to find a different way each day to spend the night.
Adventures and travel are the main ingredients Around Gaia will consider to introduce a philosophy of life different from you the push you need......
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Re: Ivana Colakovska & Manu Torres Travelling the World on XT660Z Teneres
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