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Our plan is to ride the motorcycle from Paris, France to Sydney, Australia beginning in April 2005.  We expect to be in Sydney in a year or so, give or take a few months.  Along the way we hope to meet some people and have a bit of fun, but more importantly learn a little more about the world and ourselves. 

We expect to visit the following countries along the way:  France, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iran or the Central Asia 'Stans, Pakistan, India, Nepal or Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia & Australia.

A little about Erika & Dave:

Erika (aka "eri") was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.  After stints in Switzerland, Santa Cruz and Berkeley, she moved to Oakland, California.  Erika enjoys travel, film, hiking, exploring and seeking out undiscovered "gems" in ordinary places.  She loves exotic food, which should be plentiful on the trip, but her taste for fine classic cocktails may be somewhat of a challenge.  Whether it's an obscure village, a forgotten historical site or an outlandish example of local kitsch, Erika is sure to discover it.

Dave (aka, damn, he won't let me say what I really call him) came to San Francisco via Minnesota, Arizona, and Hawaii (among other places). He is outgoing, open-minded, and can strike up a conversation with pretty much anyone, anywhere. His laid back adaptability allows him to be content in just about any situation, from sweltering in desert sands to hightailing though mountain hailstorms. Dave's enjoyment of hanging out at the local gas station with icicles on his nose is surpassed only by his love of poring obsessively over motorcycle parts catalogs.