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Almost a month has passed since my book ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ˜ป was published and, what took me a year to write down, some of you binge-read in a couple of days, while others are still awaiting their turn after their grandmother ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿงก I'm super happy (and relieved!) about all your positive feedback ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ and above all, I'm genuinely happy that you had a good time reading it ๐Ÿ˜ƒ . Unfortunately though, it is still only available in German ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช and to publish it in English (or any other language), I have to find another publisher first. So, I thought, who better to ask than YOU ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ? Please drop me a DM ๐Ÿ“จ if you "know someone" and let's all cross our fingers that we get lucky quickly๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฟ . ๐Ÿ’กThe best way to support our journey is to get your book from >>motomogli.com<< ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ . . . #taleofmogli #tripedipity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bikelife #makelifearide #africatwin #xrv750 #hondabigbikes #adventure #adventurebikerider #adventurecats #aww #tuxedocats #travel #girlswhoride #tuxedofeatures #rescuecats #adoptdontshop #fluffy #tibet #india #asia #peekaboo #nofilterneeded #picoftheday #me #princess #tripofalifetime #motorcycle #katzen #ะบะพัˆะบะธ

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This little girl just went on a dangerous adventure! . She must've grown tired of lounging around under the bed ๐Ÿ˜ด and so she went out for a stroll. But by the time I checked on her, she was gone! ๐Ÿง Too early to worry though, I thought and got the tracker out. It started beeping right away ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฟ, meaning she was close, but then I found her collar, next to the tracking unit, lying on the street ๐Ÿ˜ฑ The rubber holder was ripped off and the collar had come off too and that's when I really got worried! I started calling out for her everywhere and luckily, a few minutes later, found her at a construction site next door ๐Ÿšง๐Ÿ˜บ A load fell off my heart! . Whatever happened to her, she got away with a scratch on her chin and, putting all this together ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ, I think she might have gotten hit by a scooter ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ›ต The roads have been very empty lately and it's possible she didn't recognise it as such... Either way, it looks like she's learned a lesson today and was lucky enough to get away with it ๐Ÿ€ . #tripedipity #taleofmogli #taleofhowmoglilearntalesson @mytabcat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #wildlife #danger #mystery #??? #lucky #lesson #cat #catsofinstagram #instacat #tuxedocats #adventurecats #aww #travel #india #adventure #adoptdontshop #rescuecats #cute #๐Ÿ™„ #spannend #worry #searchandrescue #happyending #truestory #lesson #life #teach #ohno #tracker

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Our 1 month quarantine is finally over!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•บ๐ŸŽ‰ We still can't roam freely, Calicut has even been announced a "red zone", but at least we'll be able to go for a walk now! Strictly for essential though, and only with a police permission ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฟ and a self declaration. But a walk is a walk and it's what I'm looking forward to tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜œ . Meanwhile, Princess has discovered her love for sardines ๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŸ and is slowly getting more comfortable with Hugo ๐Ÿถ (she's learned that he's slow ๐Ÿ˜ธ) But it's still a loooong way to go and I wonder if she ever could become friends with a dog ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿถ . Happy lockdown! . PS.: Have you seen the photos of clean rivers, clear skies and wildlife returning to the cities that people from all over the world are posting nowadays? It's BEAUTIFUL โค๏ธ๐ŸŒ, and heartbreaking at the same time ๐Ÿ™„ Let's all learn something from this mess! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ . #tripedipity #taleofmogli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #wildlife #catlife #bikelife #cats #healing #catsofinstagram #adventurecats #aww #green #eyes #pretty #princess #hideout #india #calicut #quarantine #corona #coronavirus #explore #freedom #nature #instagood #nofilterneeded #picoftheday #katzen #motomogli #travel #girlswhoride

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Threw together my mobile clips from the last 3 weeks in quarantine and made a little edit ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ“น This is the TEASER ONLY - head over to our YouTube (motomogli) to see the full video (and to hit the subscribe button ๐Ÿ˜œ) . Link in bio is still the one from our webshop ๐Ÿ“š and we've got 18 key-chains left to give away for free with every book order ๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ˜Ž . . #tripedipity #taleofmogli #taleofhowmoglistooduptoabigbaby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #wildlife #quarantine #lockdown #calicut #india #kerala #adventurecats #adventure #covid #corona #animals #pets #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #travel #bikelife #makelifearide #streetbreed #cute #scary #cool #entertainment #instagood #edits #teaser

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Almost 3 weeks into our quarantine, and only one awayโณfrom the end of the lockdown, I wonder how long it will take until we can go back to this, and when we will be able to start our return trip to Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ˜Ž->๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช . Slowly I need to start thinking about my visa too, the customs papers for the Queen are about to expire and some of my stuff, including new tyres, still needs to be picked up from Pokhara, Nepal ๐Ÿ™„ . It's difficult to get any information from the embassies and consulates at the moment and all my requests are answered with "but it's corona - you cannot travel". I can't even figure out if/how it's possible to take Mogli to some countries, it's frustrating! But from what I found out, it looks like the Russian visa will be too difficult, and way to expensive ๐Ÿ’ธ to get and so now I'm looking at alternative routes. One new option - because it looks like we'll travel in summer, is the Karakoram highway through Pakistan and China to Tajikistan. From there we could try to work our way through the 'stans to Iran or Azerbaijan. Or I could try to get a transit visa for Russia and cross it into Ukraine ๐Ÿค”. Crossing China wants to be organised though, a guide needs to be booked and I would need to find a group of travellers to split the costs - all impossible right now (bloody China, being in the way like this ๐Ÿ˜ ) . There's no other way north and the other option is to go back through Pakistan to Iran, in summer ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ”ฅ But I'm pretty sure I never wanted to do that again ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ™€ . Should Mogli and I just buy a house in the jungle here and try to survive from my webshop? ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ˜ More books, anyone? ๐Ÿ˜œ . Let's see what next week will bring ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ For now I'm not even mad about the lockdown because I needed some time to figure things out and to open the webshop (link in bio ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฟ). And what better time to publish a travel book? ๐Ÿ˜œ . #tripedipity #taleofmogli . . . . . . . . . . . #travel #quarantine #stayhome #corona #coronavirus #india #china #adventurecats #aww #travel #tuxedocats #cute #lunch #shouldercat #rescuecats #adoptdontshop #streetbreed #visa #pakistan #kazakhstan #russian #cats #chai #foodstop #dailyfluff #kerala #lockdown #makelifearide

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you: "THE" Book! ๐Ÿ“–๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜Ž Yes, that's the one I've been talking about for the last 1.5 years and it's out NOW!! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ฌ It's 272 pages packed with stories and pictures of our adventures, impressions from far away places and cultures and, most importantly, Mogli! ๐Ÿ˜ฝโค๏ธ . As of now, it is only available in German ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช but there will be an English ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ version later on ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฟ . Order it now from your favourite book store OR give @tinotonitini88 and me ONE more day to open the webshop at motomogli.com and receive a free @motomogli key chain with every book! (as long as they last - I've got about 150 key chains left and with the virus around, getting more will take time). . Viel SpaรŸ beim Lesen ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ“–! . . #taleofmogli #tripedipity . . . . . . . . . . . . #adventurecats #authorlife #quarantinegreetings #outnow #book #read #travel #adventure #catsofinstagram #instacat #dailyfluff #africatwin #xrv750 #india #asia #middleeast #europe #makelifearide #pets #abenteuer #buch #lesen #katzen #reisen #motorrad #nofilterneeded #picoftheday #tiger

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A quick edit with yesterday's impressions from our 6h ride (scenic route โ›ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ) from Munnar to Thrissur ๐ŸŽฌ . It wasn't as easy as it looks though! I woke up after only 3h of sleep, for some priest needed to make sure god can hear his sermon from up there ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŒฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ผ and on top of that my stomach was really bad ๐Ÿ˜ฃ Because the roads in the tea estates are narrow, and some people crazy (or ๐Ÿคฌ), I had a few near-crashes and when we left the mountains and the roads got wider, the temperature went up and Mogli started struggling ๐Ÿ™€ We had finally made it to @athulboss families farmhouse, where we get to stay for a few days, when the Queen didn't want to start anymore ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ™„ (checked today, seems like a battery problem only). It hadn't been one of our best days on the road, but I still really enjoyed the ride, we have a whole farm without dogs and leopards to ourselves (Mogli already caught 3 baby mice ๐Ÿ˜ผ), we'll get to catch up with our friends from Bangalore again and even though we've had too many close calls for one day, everything went well in the end ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ . #taleofmogli #tripedipity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @gopro @goproindia #adventurecats #adventure #aww #makelifearide #ride #roadtrip #kerala #munnar #thrissur #bikelife #catlife #tuxedocats #tuxedofeatures #catsofinstagram #instacat #dailyfluff #africatwin #ghats #katzen #ะบะพัˆะบะธ #pets #cute #brave #curious #hot #blog #videooftheday #edit

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Proofreading the last edit of my book ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿคฉ before sending it off to the print ๐Ÿ“ฐ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜ฝ . Meanwhile, my good friend Tino is working on a webshop for motomogli.com and the first parcel with stickers and key chains ๐Ÿคฉ is also on the way to Germany ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜Ž . Check out today's stories for some Gokarna impressions! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ . . . . . . . . . . . . #authorlife #catlife #catsofinstagram #instacat #adventurecats #roadtrip #makelifearide #travel #read #books #katzen #ะบะพัˆะบะธ #nofilter #nofilterneeded #cute #aww #tuxedocats #tuxedofeatures #hangout #shouldercat #lapcat #help #writing #catparalysis #picoftheday #tino #bikergirls #tired #sleep #chill

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Just minutes after I took this photo on our way to Hampi, I had my first accident with a dog๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Poor guy ๐Ÿ• came running onto the road, hit the front wheel from the side, crashed into the fog light, my boots and the boxes, before giving a painful yelp and running off ๐Ÿ™„ I'm not sure how he took the impact but we were doing about 70kmph and by the time I had gathered myself again, he was long gone. We were lucky to have gotten away with a scare ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™€ but just a few km later, when a woman drove her buffalos ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‚onto the road, without considering the traffic, a truck ๐Ÿš› swerved and nearly drove us off the road ๐Ÿ˜ณ Getting to Hampi was adventurous, but in turn, with it, we've found a little paradise โ›ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ The internet here is as slow as the life ๐ŸŒ, we're sleeping in a pretty makeshift bungalow ๐Ÿš๏ธ, made from bamboo and palm leaves ๐ŸŒด and the landscape is magical ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ˜ . #tripedipity #taleofmogli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #adventurecats #adoptdontshop #rescuecats #tuxedocats #tuxedofeatures #fluffy #cute #accident #bff #cat #catsofinstagram #katzen #ะบะพัˆะบั‹ #travel #india #asia #africatwin #africatwinriders #makelifearide #bikelife #catlife #travellife #nofilterneeded #nofilter #instadaily #instagood #photooftheday #aww

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Yesterday, after saying goodbye to @pistonhearted ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ๏ธ and #captainroads ๐Ÿถ, Mogli and I squeezed together, picked up @siankosheen ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽค and went to Palolem ๐Ÿ–๏ธ together ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ฝ I sang ๐ŸŽถ along to her songs in the radio ๐Ÿ“ป when I was a kid ๐Ÿ‘ถ and so I still can't believe how causally we have bumped into each other, that she joined us for a ride, and how down to earth she is ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Palolem is not the sleepy beach ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ–๏ธ that we've hoped for, but then again we really can't complain either ๐Ÿ˜œ Sian has booked us a cozy little hut that is overlooking the beautiful beach ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐Ÿ˜, sea eagles ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿฆ… whizz by every now and then and Mogli absolutely loves the place and spends all day and half night exploring every nook of it! ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป #tripedipity #taleofmogli #taleofhowmoglihasntsleptallday #kosheen . . . . . . #adventurecats #travel #adoptdontshop #rescuecats #tuxedocats #princess #lifesgood #beach #sun #goa #india @asia #roadtrip #hitchhiking #enjoy #adventure #makelifearide #bikelife #me #fancy #xlite #africatwin #bikercat #ะบะพัˆะบั‹ #cute #singing

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Us riding to Goa ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜บ . Normally, on long rides, Mogli just chills in her bag ๐Ÿ˜บ, but because the costal road was so bumpy โ›ฐ๏ธ, and of the heat๐Ÿ”ฅ (in winter! โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฑ), she came out whenever I slowed down ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ. Not so easy to navigate these roads without a clear view of them ๐Ÿ˜…, but luckily she goes back in whenever things outside get too hectic for her ๐Ÿ™€ (which, being in India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ, never takes too long ๐Ÿ˜‰) . #taleofmogli #tripedipity #taleofwhenmoglisawtitanic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #gopro #adventurecats #makelifearide #adoptdontshop #rescuecats #girlswhoride #bikergirls #africatwin #adventure #ride #motorcycle #motorbike #hondabigbikes #fearless #lionking #titanic #kittensofinstagram #streetbreed #nofear #bike #bikelife #catlife #catsofinstagram #katzen #aww #picoftheday #nofilterneeded

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2019 was supposed to be the year of our return to Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ”™๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ฝ, but things have a habit of turning out different than one expects them to do ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ and so instead, I got us a comfy hut ๐Ÿก in the himalayan hills โ›ฐ๏ธ, did a mad road trip ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ๏ธ with my mum ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ, another one with @regular_roamer (who shot this photo ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฟ) , explored Uttarakhand with my cousin @be_to_live, did 2 visa runs to Nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต, moved there for 5 months, and back to India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ, visited Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช to say goodbye to my grandmother ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜”, went on a 3500km long trip to Goa, started producing merchandise and in the free time, wrote a book about our journey ๐Ÿ“–โœ’๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€ Mogli was mostly free to be a cat ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜ป but even for that, she needed to learn how to deal with monkeys ๐Ÿ’, dogs ๐Ÿถ, goats ๐Ÿ and even leopards ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ™€ After almost 2.5 years on the road, she's must be one of the most seasoned adventurecats out there, I think ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜ผ Though I've managed to finance most of our journey myself, we couldn't have come as far without the support of so many kind souls ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ that have supported us, from home, or on the road, with money, food, advice or a roof, and for that I am most grateful ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟโค๏ธ . I wish you the bestest of all New Years! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿป And that 2020 will be the year that you'll tell your grandkids about, maybe even in a book ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ“– . #bringiton #tripedipity #taleofmogli #taleofhowmoglienjoyed2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #adventurecats #photography #photooftheday #himalayas #uttarakhand #india #nepal #travel #rescuecats #roadtrip #streetcats #road #motorcycle #africatwin #hondabigbikes #adventurebikerider #tuxedocats #dailyfluff #tuxedofeatures #makelifearide #bikelife #catlife #newyear #offroad #adventure #adoptdontshop

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Yes! She ๐Ÿ˜บ can and does come out while we ride ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ผ But she also goes back in when she's had enough ๐Ÿ˜Œ . Thanks to @anamhashim21 ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ, who is also an ambassador for #goproindia, we got some sweet shots ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ๐ŸŽฌ of us cruising the streets of Pune ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ธ Enjoy! ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ“บ #tripedipity #taleofmogli #taleofhowmogliisreallycool . #gopro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #adventurecats #bikelife #makelifearide #travel #india #adventure #aww #adoptdontshop #rescuecats #tuxedocats #tuxedofeatures #cruise #motorcycle #nofilterneeded #love #cats #catsofinstagram #katzen #africatwin #honda #explore #curious #cute #nofear #roadtrip

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The coin landed on the side with the lion ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ and so I cleansed myself from my sins in the holy Ganga today ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ˜‡ Took a pass on drinking it's water๐Ÿ’ฆ though, just to be safe ๐Ÿ˜‰ Even though the traffic is crazy ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš›๐Ÿšš, Varanasi was a great city to visit ๐Ÿ˜, and it's been treating us well ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ too. But tomorrow we're off again, to the west ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ, towards Mumbai ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ๏ธ And I already wonder what new adventures and curiosities are awaiting us there ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ๏ธ Keep an eye on our IG/Fb stories for more! #taleofmogli #tripedipity #taleofhowmoglididntwanttowashawayhersins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #varanasi #india #swim #sins #nomore #nirvana #ganga #hindu #ganges #life #holy #me #instagood #instadaily #explore #culture #cointoss #swim #selfie #nofilterneeded #asia #experience #mitallenwasserngewaschen #travel #roadtrip #africatwin #

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WE ARE BACK IN INDIA!! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜Ž And what a warm welcome we got too ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜€ It started with the immigration officer ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ sending someone ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ to show us a cheap hotel, and within an hour or so, I've met my neighbours and have already been inviting to a wedding and for drinks ๐Ÿป Her highness ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ˜ฝ wasn't too pleased to leave our beautiful place in Pokhara though ๐Ÿ˜ฟ and I understand why, but once we were on the road again she curled up and relaxed ๐Ÿ˜ฝ, while I tried to dodge as many potholes as possible ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿค  Borders were fine again ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฟ, apart from a big, noisy festival that scared the Princess ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฟ and I got to treat her with a can of tuna for the long ride ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป Feels good to be traveling again! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ๏ธ I'll post some more of today's adventures in the stories ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜Ž #taleofmogli #tripedipity #taleofhowmoglihandleditprettygood . . . . . . . . . . . . . #travel #makelifearide #adventurecats #adventure #tuxedocats #catsofinstagram #india #nepal #ride #nofilterneeded #adventure #asia #pretty #customs #ride #update #blog #princess #hello #welcome #sleepy #now #timeforbed

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Our route so far, and our plan for next year ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ The red track is our way through the 15 countries we've been to since we started from Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช 2 years ago and the dotted lines represent last year's and last month's flights back home โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿป The green route is an idea of how to get back ๐Ÿ˜‰ There are a few things that could still get into our way and change everything again though ๐Ÿค”. I don't know, for example if I can get a suitable russian ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ visa ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฟ, or about the availability of cargo ๐Ÿ๏ธ and Princess ๐Ÿ˜ป flights ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜Žโœˆ๏ธ from Kathmandu ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต or Delhi ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ to Almaty in Kazakhstan ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ and I don't know which of the million things that can happen in that time will and which won't either ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ I'd love to go by road but the reason I'm looking at flights to Kazakhstan is that I don't want to wait until summer ๐ŸŒž, when it's warm enough to cross the Karakoram mountains โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ—ป๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ (in Pakistan, China, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan) and also that crossing that itty bit of China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ would be such a bureaucratic ๐Ÿค“ and expensive ๐Ÿ’ธ pain in the butt ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ˜ต (thanks a bunch, China, for making such a big part of our planet ๐ŸŒโค๏ธ so difficult to access ๐Ÿ˜ž) . Until spring, we'll be in Nepal ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต and India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ, focusing on finishing the book ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ˜ฌ and hopefully getting some more traveling done, as I have an ever growing list ๐Ÿ“‘ of places๐Ÿ“ and people ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’• I would love to visit in this part of the world before we leave it ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ . One thing is for sure though, I'm now as nervous thinking about coming back ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ”™ as I was about going away, 2 years ago ๐Ÿ™„ . But, inshallah, we will find out what life has in store for us ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฝ . #tripedipity #taleofmogli . . . . . . . . . . . . #makelifearide #bikelife #travel #roadtrip #africatwin #africatwinriders #adventurecats #adventure #china #pakistan #tajikistan #kyrgyzstan #kazakhstan #stan #beingstan #india #nepal #germany #home #whereishome #karakoram #russia #excited #worldpassport #rideornot #instagood #instadaily #nofilterneeded

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Last night a Leopard ๐Ÿ† tried to snatch Mogli from the windowsill ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ˜ณ, her nighttime lookout spot ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ธ inside our cottage ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ™„ I heard a loud bang to the metal flyscreen and Mogli was out of my sight before I could even see her ๐Ÿ™€ It sounded like when Mogli claws after a dog that gets too close, only MUCH more powerful ๐Ÿ˜ฑ When I saw out of the open window I looked right into the curious eyes of a much bigger cat ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜ผ, those of a Leopard ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿคฏ I sprang up, startled, and that in turn startled the Leopard too and he disappeared into the dark night ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ‘€ Mogli went back to the spot immediately and carefully smelled the flyscreen where the Leopard had ripped a hole in it ๐Ÿ˜ผ The aftermath: Mogli has learned about a new threat and knows the smell ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿฟtoo ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฟ; I got to encounter this beautiful and shy feline from close ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฟ; it knows now that a potential meal ๐Ÿ™€ lives there and will surely check back ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™„ #taleofmogli #tripedipity . . . . . . . . . . . . . #adventurecats #adventure #leopard #cats #bigcats #lucky #danger #shock #beautiful #wildlife #india #uttarakhand #kasardevi #almora #tuxedocats @mytabcat #adoptdontshop #rescuecats #tuxedocats #dailyfluff #cats #katzen #gefahr #surprise #picoftheday #travel #explore

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Throwback to being escorted by special police units in Quetta ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿšจ It was the 4th day in Pakistan, and of our mandatory police protection and we were on our way to get a NOC (non objection certificate) that would allow us to continue our trip. Passing literally hundreds of checkpoints, waiting for new escorts or following them at annoyingly low speeds made progress painfully slow. Sometimes we would ride for more than 10h and not even make 200km, all while sizzling away in the desert heat ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฟ We were, of course, in no position to judge the situation but at no time we felt any danger and it really did take the fun out of traveling ๐Ÿ™„ The few people that managed to start a conversation with us were told off instantly and so we crossed almost a whole country without having had the chance to get to know the locals ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ And even though these aren't my fondest memories, I do have a whole bunch of good ones too and a post full with negative experiences doesn't tell the whole story! Like in most places, there too I've met amazing people, the landscapes in the North, where the 3 highest mountain ranges meet, are absolutely stunning ๐Ÿ˜โ›ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ—ป and even the dreaded police escorts were nice after all ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Ž #tripedipity . . . . . . . . . #throwback #trip #bikelife #police #escort #pakistan #asia #makelifearide #rideout #travel #blog #update #selfie #danger #sandwich #explore #experience #instagood #instadaily #picoftheday #photooftheday #guns #scary

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Slowly I'm starting to belief that something is trying to keep us from reaching Nepal ๐Ÿค” We're back in our old tyre tracks and after a 230km/10h ride through spectacular landscapes, got to Dinapani, as far as last time. Only this time, the stretch of soft sand leading up to the house got the better of me ๐Ÿ˜ The front tyre slid away and when it regained grip the 330kg heavy Queen bounced first left, then right and finally landed on my twisted leg ๐Ÿ˜ฃ I let out a scream in pain and hoped that somebody would hear it but we were in a little village and it was already after 9pm. Everybody was asleep. I couldn't get my leg out either, it was stuck and still twisted ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Without thinking twice I rolled around with my body and that must have popped things back into place. Now I managed to pull my leg out and was finally free. What a relief! And what a stupid situation to have gotten myself into too ๐Ÿ™„ Luckily I got hold of Mohan, the villager I wanted to deliver some shiny new shoes to, and he and his grandson helped me with the bike. After today's first checkup it seems that my bones are ok and tomorrow I'm off to the MRI. Let's all cross our fingers that the ligaments are alright and I got away with a scare ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฟ PS.: Needless to say that Mogli handled the situation like a pro. This and the 10h we spent on the road before ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ˜ป #tripedipity #taleofmogli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @adventurecatsorg #adventure #makelifearide #bikelife #defeat #crash #hope #luck #mistake #til #africatwinriders #africatwin #adventurecats #catstagram #catsofinstagram #instacat #tuxedocats #instadaily #instagood #picoftheday #nofilterneeded #sleeping #experience #explore #outdoorexplorer

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Pre-ride cuddles with the princess in Manali ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป It's been 5 days since I left Delhi and it's the longest I've ever been away from her ๐Ÿ™„ I miss her, of course, but @isatbodosa is keeping me updated with videos and photos and it looks like he has fallen in love with her too ๐Ÿ˜‰โค๏ธ So no worries there and I'm relieved to have found such a good place ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ Back home, my family and friends were surprised and happy about my unexpected visit ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ›ฌ Good times were had and now it's almost time to say good bye again ๐Ÿ˜ฅ I'm not good at these and though I really want to go back, to see Mogli, to explore the Himalayas and for a hundred other reasons, I wish I could take the people that are close to me with me โค๏ธ #tripedipity #taleofmogli . . . . . . . . . . @theopenroadcamp #tuxedofeatures #bikelife #makelifearide #cuddle #cats #catsofinstagram #instacat #instadaily #instagood #tuxedocats #dailyfluff #adventure #adventurecats #nofilterneeded #africatwinriders #africatwin #enduro #advrider #travel #trip #love #nofilter #touratech #motorcycle #honda

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