From Hiddensee to Asia on a motorbike

motorbike Enlarge image (© German Embassy Kathmandu)

Friedrich Weidner puts into action what many others can only dream of. The 71-year-old started in May this year from the island Hiddensee in North Germany towards Asia on his motorbike. In October, he arrived in Nepal and paid a visit to the German Embassy in Kathmandu on 7 November 2017 to seek consular advice and to talk about the experiences during his adventure.

This trip is not the first of its kind for Mr. Weidner. Previously he undertook tours on a motorcycle in Asia and the Balkans. However, this is by far the longest trip. On his way through Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and India, the retired sailor was never afraid or in dangerous situations. The opposite is the case; he wants to experience the countries up close. That is why he has chosen the motorbike as preferred means of transport. In addition to the wind and rain in Nepal, he now has to deal with the partly poorly developed infrastructure; a special challenge he likes to face. However, the open-minded and hospitable nature of the Nepalese compensates that. He especially liked the area around Pokhara. There he also celebrated his 71st birthday with a view of the Annapurna Mountains.

Friedrich Weidner’s journey now continues towards Bangladesh and India and on to Kerala in southern India, where he then wants to go on vacation together with his wife. The German Embassy wishes him a good trip and many great impressions during his adventure.

motorbike 2 Enlarge image (© German Embassy Kathmandu)