THE ART OF KNOWING HOW TO ASK, YOUR BEST TOOL FOR TRAVELING.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] If a stranger knocks on your door surely the last thing you expect to asked is if he can sleep in your house. Well, it was that the way we introduce ourselves each one of the more than 1,500 days we were on the route. Without shame or doubt, without detours or more introduction than our clear look of travelers, when one day it ended wherever it was, in India, in Namibia or in the United States of America, we looked for a door to call and as soon as somebody opened we go with our most used speech on the trip: "We are going around the world on our motorcycle and today we will finish here, we need a place to spend the night, could we stay here?" In the most natural way possible (but of course, with the experience of doing this question every day for a long time) we return the logic to a question that society made us see as rare and dangerous these days if we make it to strangers, or that taught us to respond with a clear and fast "NO" if it is to us to who was formulate it. But of course, if for a couple of travelers that arrived to the door of your house that question about stay for the night is so logical to be asked, they must have some reason, some story behind is hidden... this is how the curiosity of our potential host is aroused and with it show up an opportunity to present ourselves explaining our story. It is clear that the stereotypes help and the fact of being a young couple of Europeans who seem to come from the other side of the world on their super-equipped motorcycle help to open a little…

HOW TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL GUEST?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The guest is always a curious person with special attraction power, people ask the guest about his or her life, where comes from, the job... The host always is interested to show him the house, make him taste the best dishes of the region and show him the hobbies and work he is dedicated. Meantime, if in case of guest you are a client the person who will receive you is only interested about how much money can take from you. We had not much money but many stories, so we chose to be guest during our trip, in addition to that we turn each house in which we slept in an intensive course to learn the stories of that new place we arrived to. But the most curious thing we discovered on our trip as guest experts is that our hosts, who gave us a bed or a carpet to sleep in, a shower, food or a place to wash our clothes ... when we said goodbye they thanked us for visit them. It took us a while to understand it, to our way of seeing things we were just a couple of travelers who suddenly show up at the door of their houses asking for a place to sleep, we thought that many of them would think why to help us with a roof and food so that we could continue traveling the world while they have to break their ass working hard. Or at least that is the culture that the Western countries has been acquiring recently, but out there the world is very big and there are still many people for whom money is not the most important thing. This is a way of thinking shared mainly by that kind of person who opens…

GUIDE TO GET PREGNANT IN THE DESERT OF SUDAN

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] There is a thing we've got it clear, when we are in front of big changes in our lives and we are full of doubts and confusion... we have to go to the desert. Not long ago we were acrossing the Sahara from Sudan to Egypt, just before returning back to Europe after 4 years traveling the world in our motorcycle, feeling sometimes sad for ending a stage so important of our lives and suddenly happy remembering that the time to start with a new project totally different is getting close. So, although Africa had left us exhausted, we received with open arms to world's largest desert because this was the perfect environment for reflections and prepare ourselves for the shock of the changes. We had learned and experienced so much for the world by now that the only thing we needed was loneliness to digest it, so when we get to Dongola we did not think much about crossing the Nile (in the last bridge that we would have for almost 800 km until Aswan) when we were told that the West side of the river was open recently a new and very lonely road. Over there for hundreds of km we would meet no one, only 2 or 3 small settlements of descendants of Nubians who live in the shore of the Nile without electricity or running water, practically the same way they did for thousands of years in this isolated region. Those were the perfect Oasis for resting and try to find some fuel (we had faith someone had keep at home some liters for feed electricity generators and they would sell us ... or give us in exchange for a shirt or a slippers not need more, bartering is quite useful and logical in…

THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING A WOMAN TRAVELER

  [vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] If I had to choose which was the bravest day in my life, I would say it was when I decided to leave behind my house to go around the world on my motorcycle. The day when all the excuses died, for me it was no longer an impediment to come from a family with not much financial resources or to be born in a small country in Eastern Europe where many times women still got sometime less rights than men or have the label of not really being able to do something big. But I felt that I could do it and that the time had come, I bet everything on a single card to start a trip without a return ticket and I open completely my eyes to not miss anything that would cross my path. But as the time and the kilometers were passing and I was going more into the East I realized that a trip like mine for a woman was not only an act of courage, it was also a responsibility. The route made me attractive to the eyes of many women around the world, like the elevated eyes from the refugees giraffe women in Thailand, the hidden eyes behind the saree of the young wives of Rajhastan or repressed eyes like those of the orphans abandoned in the streets of Calcutta. Those are feminine eyes from distant countries where being a woman limits their freedom, education and capacity of decisions. When one day destiny makes me to show up in their lives I mean so much to them that they can not stop looking at me, I am like a window to the world as powerful as the internet that they will never have and meeting me was the opportunity…

THE 7 RULES THAT WILL MAKE YOU A PROFESSIONAL TRAVELERS

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_column_text] We use to think that it need a lot of money to complete a travel around the world on motorcycle, but we think there others things more important to succeed in this goal. These were the 7 rules we respect from the beginning and which help us to pass from being a couple of street vendors to become photographer and storytellers of our own travels: 1. Minimalist planning Without expectations, traveling without planning and leaving the door open to surprises, that's why when we decided to go around the world our planning was resume to put a map of the world in front of us and choose three places that we decided to connect with our motorcycle. Uluru, Ushuaia and Deadhorse would be our cardinal points, our checkpoints. The path that would unite them would be a mystery, following the signs that the journey itself would leave us. 2. Reduce your luggage to the minimum For us luggage are all those things we carry during the journey, both physical like camping gear and not physical like a mortgage, a credit, a company under your direction .... The lighter our luggage is the easier and farther we can reach. If you manage to get rid of responsibilities the only thing you have to worry about is to select from all the stuff you have in your house those necessaries ones that can fit in a couple of suitcases. To life in the road you will also need kitchen, office, workshop or a bedroom, now your motorbike is your home and everything has to be portable and small. Camping and kitchen equipment, photographic and computer gear, tools and spare parts for the motorcycle, some casual clothes and our uniform (suits, helmets, boots and gloves) is all we need. Learning to…

QUESTIONS THAT WE USUALLY ASK TRAVELERS WITHOUT A RETURN TICKET … AND THAT SHOULD STOP BEING MADE.

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] We are all different, we have different tastes and we want to do different things in life, but when we talk about instincts it seems that we all been programmed with the same basic package, among them that explorer spirit that invites us to travel. Going around the world is a dream that we all share in some way, some of us like to be quite adventurous, others prefer to enjoy it with a luxurious and comfortable touch, but almost always we think it is a desire that seems to be reserved just for few people, the lucky ones with enough money to afford it or brave to let everything behind. We are few who seriously dare to pay attention to that instinct, to listen to it and follow it until we manage to dominate it. That's when we feel riding a wild horse in a magic journey. And this kind of rider become a mysterious guy, between admired and envied, who use to be bombarded with many questions there where he arrived. The most popular questions want to know which one is your favorite country, what is the most dangerous experience from the journey and especially how much money is needed spend and how to manage to finance this life of travels. For the first question we never know what to say, almost every country we visited, but as that is not a complete answer for most of us we usually say India. The most dangerous situation is when fear appears before a dangerous destination or in one of those hard moments that invites us to stop and forget our dreams until it disappear, and about money ... sometimes we get so tired this question that we answer saying that Manu is some distant member of the…