Monday, November 3, 2008

Cleared for take-off

Great news! I spoke with the bank yesterday, and they've agreed to lend me 100.000 DKK for the trip. This loan will be easily repaid once the apartment is sold, so no worries. Sponsors or no, I'm going to Australia on the 12th of January!

Thursday I visited a friend of mine who's a fair bit older than me. Around 10 years i think. He wen't to Australia (and many, many other places) when he was around my age, and he lived for practically nothing. This encouraged me, as I've been worried about the budget for the trip. He had a lot of great stories and good (as well as bad) advice. He's always very entertaining, and very inspiring.

I don't remember if I told you, but at the moment I work at the Danish Maritime Safety Administration. I work there as a janitor, which means I get to talk to all the people in all the departments. I have a good rapport with most of them, and one of them had a brilliant idea for transporting the bike to NZ. He suggested talking to Mærsk (a global container shipping company based right here in Copenhagen) to see if I could get some work on a cargo ship going from australia to NZ. I'm very keen about this idea, and the only problem I see is how much NZ customs are gonna charge me, and whether I need an australian work permit.


I've found some pictures of old-time adventure riders. Man, these guys are crazy! I've never heard of anyone else doing jumps on a Harley. Here they are for your entertainment: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29723
Note to parents: Don't worry about my trip, if these guys survived, I'll survive :)  (my father's present for me on my birthday was a first aid kit...)

2 comments:

Nina said...

Hej Jophiel.
Du gav mig jo linket til din nye hjemmeside, og ville lige kigge hvordan det går med din rejse.
Synes det er virkelig fedt at du gør det! Ville bare ønske dig god rejse!!
Mange hilsner Nina

Christie-Jane said...

Mine kæreste dejlige sønnike! Ord kan ikke beskrive hvor stolt jeg er af dig. Jeg ved at ½ år bliver lang tid, når jeg er her 'tilbage', og det bliver svært ikke at kunne give dig et kram og et kys på din kind.
Du må huske på, at jeg elsker dig ligegyldigt hvor i denne skønne verden du befinder dig. Og mit hjerte vil altid være dig nær.
Og husk der er nogle historier jeg helst først vil vide noget om, når du har oplevet det ;oD
Kæmpemæssigt mega kram mudischen