Dutch Biker Travels Over 17,000 Kms In 81 Days On His Bike To See India

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11:22 am 26 Dec, 2015

A few weeks back we told you about Dr. Pradyumna Kumar Mahanandia, who in 1978 had cycled all the way from India to Sweden just to reunite with his lady love.

In a similar fashion, Robert Jan van der Kaaij, who is a graphic designer in Houten, Netherlands, recently traveled all the way to India on his motorcycle.

 

Instagram - Robert Jan van der Kaaij

Robert with Buddhist monks in India. Instagram – Robert Jan van der Kaaij

 

Though in Pradyumma’s case it was his love for his wife Charlotte Von Sledvin that led him to take that step, for Robert, it was nothing but love for pure adventure and travel that made him pick up his motorcycle.

Talking about this adventure, Robert, who is an explorer by heart, says he documented his journey on his blog Going Eastwards.

 

Talking about the adventure, Robert wrote a letter to his fans and friends while he was in the Himalayan region, it said:

Dear Friends,
The Himalayas have been quite an adventure. Riding one of the most dangerous routes in the world on my bike (and loving it so much, I went back and did it again the following day), tumbling with the bike in a cold water stream and getting caught in a blazing snowstorm on top of Rohtang Pass and being stranded for a couple of days. Dangerous events, but at the same time so very beautiful and fun (at least it sure is in hindsight).

He then further instructed them to check his Instagram page to see part of his adventure and added:

Lots of videos have made, showing all these insane events in greater detail, but for now you can get an impression of the adventures on my Instagram page.

One look at the posts he made on his Instagram profile and you not only get a breathtaking view of India, but also understand how adventurous his journey to India was.

 

Riding one of the most dangerous roads in the world (Gulabgarh – Killar) #motorcycle #gulabgarh #explore #dangerous #travel #goingeastwards

A photo posted by Robert Jan van der Kaaij (@robertjanvanderkaaij) on

 

 

Cool, it started to snow a bit #himalaya #snow #cold #india #motorcycle #travel #goingeastwards

A photo posted by Robert Jan van der Kaaij (@robertjanvanderkaaij) on

 

Stuck on top of the mountain in a snowstorm. #himalaya #india #motorcycle #snowstorm #travel #freezing #goingeastwards

A photo posted by Robert Jan van der Kaaij (@robertjanvanderkaaij) on


 

 

Trafficjam up Rohtang Pass, India #freezing #stuck #himalaya #rohtang #goingeastwards #travel #motorcycle #explore #adventure

A photo posted by Robert Jan van der Kaaij (@robertjanvanderkaaij) on

 

There is always something happening here #delhi #motorcycle #adventure #travel #india #goingeastwards

A photo posted by Robert Jan van der Kaaij (@robertjanvanderkaaij) on

 

Taking a break on the way to Mandi, India #motorcycle #adventure #travel #explore #india #market #goingeastwards

A photo posted by Robert Jan van der Kaaij (@robertjanvanderkaaij) on

 

 

City view on Udaipur; getting adopted by a new family every minute. #udaipur #city #view# #travel #motorcycle #goingeastwards

A photo posted by Robert Jan van der Kaaij (@robertjanvanderkaaij) on

 

On his blog, Robert, not only spoke about his nearly 17,000 kms journey across 14 countries, he also posted a special video that he documented during these 81 days.

 

After 81 days of adventure Robert went back to Netherlands at the start of December, keeping with him a story of a lifetime.

To know more about his Indian experience check out his blog, Going Eastwards, or check out his Instagram profile robertjanvanderkaaij.

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