Introverted adventurer on a motorcycle 😏
Hi all! I have been living in Thailand for 12 years, and hope to show the world some of the beauty and hidden gems in Thailand (and S.E.Asia) via my (mainly solo) travels on my Kawasaki Dtracker 250cc. Past, present and current travels.
I'm a private individual, which is ironic given that I have publicly posted myself on the internet in recent years.
I somewhat relate it to tasting something absolutely mind blowing and wanting others to enjoy it. So, my putting myself "out there" is less about me, and more about wanting to say "look at this beautiful thing! Please drink it in!".
A few years back I had people telling me that my adventures and finds were worth sharing, so well, that gave birth to the concept of motogirlthailand.com (aka Motogirl 'IN' Thailand).
In recent years I have been lucky to take my bike into Laos and I have taken it to many remote, rural and interesting places. Including some of the most stunning mountain views and the most amazing Thai landmarks and temples.
I have also connected with some amazing people and participated in some fantastic motorbike related events. Such as the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, which raises awareness and money for prostate cancer and mens mental health. (Sadly my ex in the UK passed away at only 38 years old from prostate cancer, so it is so very important to spread awareness!).
As well as some cool biker events too.
Riding a motorbike and visiting these fantastic places has been my life blood! It has saved me from difficult times and low times.
Ok so well, a little about me.... (why is it so easy to write about other things, but so hard to write about oneself..? Arghh! …)
Let's see..(trying to be concise). Well, just over 12 years ago I arrived in Thailand with a small suitcase after selling up everything I had in the UK. I had never visited S.E.Asia before, but had lived in other countries. Wasn't sure what to expect, but wasn't too worried as I've overcome difficulties and challenges in life before, so I was ok with a bit of flux. In fact, I often do better with a little chaos than I do with too much calm!
Fast forward to around 10 year ago when I decided a bicycle wasn't taking me far enough in Chiang Mai (where I based myself) so I learned to ride a scooter. That is when the fun really started. I ended up taking that small scooter all over, exploring nooks and crannies and enjoying life. Well, until I had a nasty accident (two close together actually). Typical kind of scooter-abroad story really (well, kind of, but anyway). I almost had a foot amputated and I smashed up my face a little (quite a bit..)
The stories are all on my website, if you decide to read about them
This accident had me realizing I had outgrown my bike and needed to upgrade not only my bike, but my skills.
Finally, almost four years ago I bought my Kawasaki Dtracker 250cc and it has given me some of the best adventures of my life.
..and I want to share them with you :)
So, hopefully my story seems interesting and hopefully you are intrigued enough to follow along.
I am still learning about steemit, so baby steps for me.
I have some social media channels which have been up and running for a couple of years now, but I do plan on posting up some unique material on here as well as sharing across platforms. Hopefully that's not bad etiquette. o.O Sorry, I am still trying to get the hang of Steemit, so hopefully I am not doing something wrong by sharing!
My media channels are:
Hope that was a good enough intro post to give you an idea of what I am about and what I hope to achieve.
Thanks all..and good luck to you too! :D