Finally we arrived at the beginning!

April 1, 2018


We are finally in Istanbul, the expedition is about to START!


Over the last 12 days, we drove close to 5.000kms on what we can only consider "a 12-day connection flight".


If you are following Tea2Wine from the beginning, you might know that our plan was to ship the bikes to Istanbul, however, we could not find means of shipping that would be within our budget, and that forced us to make other arrangements. At some point, we decided that if we were going to drive, we would drive the entire thing!


That decision took us through 11 countries on a huge array of emotions, ideas, thoughts, and misfortunes.


From the - to us - known European roads and customs to the first big cultural shock in Albania, to the immensity of Istanbul, with only 1 rest day since the beginning, we are a bit overwhelmed with all the road had to offer, but we are finally in Istanbul, the first big stop that will allow us to rest and plan our trip to the north of Turkey in search of the famous Turkish tea plantations.


For now, we need to find a way to fix our main camera lens that broke on a fall, the action cameras that stopped working with the cold, and get ourselves ready for the road ahead.


We also want to say a huge thank you to all the people that have helped us until now, from the ones that comment and send us messages, to the ones that on the road have helped us or said hello, you are a big driving force for us 😊




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Meet The Team

Zé comes from Portugal where from an early age he started walking in vineyards and getting a feel for the land. His first tours off road where all mountain biking and downhill, however only when motorcycles came into his life, did he felt the urge to ride the world.

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Charlotte is an adventurous spirit that found that motorcycles and an around the world expedition where an exciting combination. She took her drivers license in September 2017 to depart on a 100.000kms expedition on a 200kg bike in March 2018.