I’m Marvin a 30 something year old graphic designer from Manila, Philippines. I got my first motorcycle 5 years ago and ever since then I never looked back.
A couple of months after buying my first motorcycle I stumbled upon these two guys travelling the world on a motorcycle. Their names are Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman they travelled the world together and did The Long Way Down and The Long Way Around.
It was my first glimpse as to what adventure motorcycle riding is all about. After watching all the available episodes in Youtube about their motorcycle adventure I began to dream. That dream was to be on a motorcycle adventure, traveling, documenting and exploring my own country. But that dream was short lived, or was it? Reality check, I only have a few months of riding experience under my belt, I barely knew anything about motorcycles or how it works and lastly I don’t have the financial capability to do it. But one thing was for sure, I need to do it.
That was 5 years ago.
I have come a long way… after 4 motorcycles, 2 cancellations, a dozen or more so interviews, research, training, I finally did it. Some say “Just do it”, as you will never get to do it if you just plan and plan, there is some truth to that. But during those 4 years of preparation I have learned a lot of new skills, met a lot of interesting people and more importantly gained confidence to purse my long time dream.
The real journey for me started way before the first kilometer of my travel.