Around The World On Two Wheels

Noraly Schoenmaker
Itchy Boots

For some reason, I haven’t shared this before. Perhaps I was thinking that most folks wouldn’t be interested in a Motorcycle Travel Vlog. For some months now, Steve and I have been hooked on watching a nice young lady from Holland by the name of Noraly that is traveling the world on her Royal Enfield “Basanti”. She goes by the clever handle “Itchy Boots”. Very fitting as she’s been so many places! She’s always polite, respectful, friendly and never uses vulgarity. Completely alone, this brave young gal has battled all types of weather, tire failures, tyrannical governments, difficulties finding good food and gasoline, and many oddities on her travels. I envy her way of being able to speak so many languages and overcome some really tough odds. I can barely speak my own native tongue of English, well, American, to be technical, let alone speak someone else’s language! *lol*

Yesterday, we watched all the posts again of her travel vlog on YouTube while we (im)patiently await her Series 3. πŸ™‚ Below is the Season 1, Episode 1 of her Vlog (PS: They get better as she learns the Vlog ropes.):

Series 1 are her adventures in India, Asia, all the islamic “Stans”, etc. One of the Countries she toured was Croatia. I thought that place is so beautiful. If I was more adventurous, ok, ok, and 30 years younger like her, I would travel to Croatia to ride. There is such fantastic scenery.

Series 2 is South America earlier this year when the hysteria and shutdowns happened in March. Poor thing had to scoot out of there before getting trapped! The tension had us all on the edge of our seats. I think we were all praying for her to escape and stay well.

Now that’s she’s back home in Holland, she’s working on Series 3 which will be there in Europe. She also has a new motorcycle, a Honda CB500X. This bike is very similar to my current ride, which is a 2015 Honda NC700X. Can’t wait to see where she goes, meet the people she meets and see the lovely landscapes she sees. Through her eyes, I’ve learned a lot about cultures, the world and geography.

So, enjoy! If we can’t travel, at least we can live vicariously through others. At my age, being in my comfy recliner is a definite “plus”. πŸ˜‰

We might ride to our new Church today, if it’s not 100* by lunch. With all the rain we’ve been having our usually sandy, scary, dirt road should be in super condition. Rain packs it down real nice. And now you know how (not) adventurous I am!

β€œThe Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

13 thoughts on “Around The World On Two Wheels

  1. I think it is cool you can travel around the world virtually and am sure al of us wish we could do that too bt when we cant, watching someone else do it is the next best thing. Enjoy church this morning. God bless you both.

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    1. Church was great! Thanks. I’m really getting attached to this new bunch of Believers. It’s wonderful to have someone to worship and sing with. I like the old hymns anyway. Hope y’all are all doing well and enjoying the Sabbath. ❀ πŸ™‚


  2. Thanks for the heads up…look forward to taking a look… way back in the day I took an RV and traveled for a year…. decades before a woman would do it alone. I was laid off and didn’t want to wait until I retired to do it and so happy I did it. Wonderful memories.

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    1. We did the RV touring when younger too. I’m so glad we did that when nothing hurt because now it would be very difficult all the constant breaking camp and such. Those are great memories, though. We met so many nice people and had lots of adventures.

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  3. Thank you for turning me on to this series…I sat here yesterday and watched all them. I am of Croatian descent, and would love to visit there. Have a beautiful day, friend.

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    1. You’re welcome! I’m glad y’all enjoyed her channel too. Hope your day is super nice and full of love and happy prospects. You sure deserve it. ❀ πŸ™‚

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  4. I’m going to have to look her up. Sounds very interesting!
    I have a sign with that blessing at our back door. I really appreciate that verse.

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    1. How lovely! Scripture is so comforting. I have a sign that states, “The will of God will never lead you, where the grace of God can not keep you.” with the cross next to it. Bought it when we first erected our home (1993) here. It’s not Scriptural verbatim but it reminds me who I belong to. πŸ™‚


    1. Keep up Ed! lol We started attending the St. John’s UMC just below Blackshear. The Pastor is our neighbor and he doesn’t force masking nor ‘social distancing’. No one’s been sick. I miss my regular Church family but it is what it is. πŸ™‚

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  5. The kohein blessing. The priests gave it using the Mr. Spock hand position. I don’t think I would travel alone in these dangerous times. Seems like an interesting series for sure. πŸ™‚

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    1. I remember one time when Leonard Nimoy was interviewed about the hand thing on Star Trek and he said just that. Fascinating Captain. lol
      She is indeed brave. Wish I could do it but I’m too old and fat now. It’s fun to watch though.


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