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Motopacking – pardon?

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You’re probably wondering what motopacker means exactly. Well it’s quite simple really, it’s a noun formed from a portmanteau  but for that to make any sense I’ll need to start from the beginning.

Travel has always been a passion of mine, one which I have not had much of a chance to indulge in recent years due to university commitments; whilst I had greatly enjoyed my time studying in Newcastle (largely thanks to the many wonderful people I had met along the way – I have only been away from Newcastle for just under two months and I am already reminiscing about all the great times I have had over the years) I had grown somewhat restless, looking for a change. I have always enjoyed the sense of freedom that comes with road tripping and getting out and about exploring – I have long maintained that some of my best adventures have been when I have been hopelessly lost – even though I may not see it at the time. Be it finding myself on the wrong road out in the NSW outback 500km away from home on the way to Dubbo when I was 17 (sorry mum, I never did tell you that one) or walking back from the central coast to Newcastle at 1am – it’s all part of the fun, really. It was with all this in mind that I had begun to plan a trip to Canada for my final semester to study abroad at McMaster University in Ontario, due to leave in August. As I sit here in September getting ready to leave to circumnavigate Australia by motorcycle I can’t help but wonder that things didn’t quite go to plan…

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