Born in East Germany, travel writer and photographer Ramona Schwartz grew up under Communist dictatorship and only knew freedom when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. She railed against a conventional life style, living the typical rat race many of us do. And when presented with the opportunity to travel around the world on a motorcycle, she jumped at the chance. First she learned to ride a motorcycle and then she set off with her boyfriend on a KTM and didn’t look back. She travelled for 6 years around the world, and to this day is still adventuring with her husband, Herbert with two kids in tow in the side car.
See some of Ramona’s adventures:
Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix
Get some great travel tips from Shirley & Brian, on their mid trip report from Moscow, Russia, as they travel throughout Europe, having started in Greece to Nordkapp, then Russian and now the Stans. Check out their books on their other adventures on their website.
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