I had lunch with my friend Dmitry today who told me about this Russian motorcyclist he ran into who just rode around the world over 100,000km. He had quite a few colorful stories to recount, involving biker gangs in Australia and being sliced up by machetes in Africa. Unfortunately I missed meeting him because this happened around August when I was gone from Seattle. He does have a blog though, although it’s in Russian, which I don’t suppose any of you read: http://www.filosof.md/route/. Clicking on the US flag appears to bring up an English version of the blog that someone appears to have translated: http://filosof.md//eng/. There’s just a few entries though, and the translation is rather sketchy. It’s a shame – it would have made for pretty entertaining reading.
If nothing else, watch this video of him stitching up his face in a hotel room with a needle, floss and pliers. I made it about halfway through before I started screaming. :P