What makes you get out of bed in the morning?

More than a feeling.

This is an older post from when we were in Kerala:

I realized the other day, when we had risen above the jungles of Kerala and were overlooking a spectacular view that I love riding my motorbike. This is something that is hard to understand unless you have experienced it. I said to Douglas at the time that this is how I want to travel from now on, already thinking of other countries and the possibility of traversing them on bike. It was not long after that, some days, that Douglas and I saw a family of wild elephants feeding in the jungle. The only reason we came across them was because we heard one calling and noticed a large pile of dung on the road. We pulled over and waited for them to reveal themselves, there was nervous tension while waiting as there was also an element of danger, being so close, and when we finally got to see them it was like a reward, that we were doing something really special. I cant help but feel that you are more removed from the environment around you if you are traveling by car or bus.

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  1. Apr 26, 2010, 11:04

    Dear Ben and Doug,

    We are glad to hear that you are on the road again, ….studying dung in India?
    We also took some time this Sunday to go through your blog with the family, read your postings, watch your videos and above all admire your excellent foto’s. With Maxi we realized how hard it must be without your camera now and without all the other gear which was stolen. We enjoyed the video on the Bollywood party and we think both of you are extra-ordinary people. Glad to have had you as a guest.
    Thanks to you I managed to convert my stone age web site and gradually master WordPress .have decided to take more coffee breaks at work to refine our blog. …..
    We’ll continue to follow your postings….

    Cheers from Maxi, Mamy Kin, Sarah, Sebastien and Marc.

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  2. Ben
    Apr 27, 2010, 08:05

    Thanks Bruce, it was such a positive experience staying at your home with your family. Take it easy and say hi to everyone for me.

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  3. Nathan
    May 17, 2010, 18:42

    Hey Ben,
    been a while but got an email from you and thought I’d check out the blog. Sounds like you’re living with style at the moment, can’t imagine a better way to travel a continent than on 2 wheels! Hope you have an amazing journey mate. Ride safe. No squidding.

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