This is the last Episode of Madagascan Challenge. This time racing from middle of the jungles to all the way to capital Antananarivo. Follow us at www.theforeignchallenge.com Music by Silver Lehtsalu
How about riding in the jungles without any brakes on your bike? 230km and 10 ferry crossings – 15 hours of riding.
Time was precious. I had come long way to south and still continuing till west coast. I took journey all the way to Fort Dauphin. One of the most beautiful settlements middle of the deserts. It was a big surprise what happened there and people I met.
My time schedule was getting tight as it took me 6 days to get my bike back to the road. Some unexpected issues as I was trying hopelessly to leave Tulear. I was heading to the south. It is mostly dry desert which is remote. About 400km across the inland to reach southern checkpoint of […]
After 3 weeks I had finally arrived to Tulear. From there a nice National Road 7 goes all the way back to capital. Yet I planned to take a day trip to Isalo National Park and also on my way mining city Ilakaka. Things can go wrong and sooner than we would think. In this […]
Journey continued towards south until I found myself at dead end. Made a dreadful decision to ride through mangroves all the way to Salary Bay. Even though no road existed between two checkpoints I managed to survive 110km of horrors. As I appoached into the salty mangroves I got my self bogged and lost in […]
At first I had no intentions to stay at Manja. By pure accident I was stuck at Manja. I had to get my bike fixed to continue my way to Morombe. It was a busy transport city connecting bigger cities. What I did not expect was to find friends. Two local men gave their help […]
Rivers are always one of the most determining factors how far one can travel. I was heading to paradise village Belo sur Mer… My map was showing no road only thing I knew was that I needed to cross a river. I had found it , which was much wider and deeper than I thought! […]
This episode is dedicated for all the rivers in Madagascar.I had to cross to massive rivers. Both of them too deep and wide to ride through them. Thats why I had to turn to local people who carried me and my bike over rivers. First on on lakana socalled local canoe boat. Second on at […]
Madagascar is the home of unique nature. This episode I will be heading long way south to check out Madagascar’s best sight! Let me introduce Tsingy de Bemaraha which is a limestone forest. Very unique and crazy adventure to explore it!
Road to Hell stands for everything it says. I will be heading into unknown world of dangers. Moving from capital Tanarive to Maintirano. It is known as the death road by its condition and security reasons. Little I knew it was going to be toughest motorcycle ride of my life. Madagascar holds surprises and strikes […]
Episode 2 is dedicated for charity. Let me take you around school and teenage girl center which are made to help street kids. The Foreign Challenge takes video blogging to the next level by raising awareness of challenges what ordinary Malagasy people are facing today and how we can all come together to extend a […]
Big distances are made by baby steps. When it comes to long distance rides, preparing for future is a key to success. The following video is the opener of upcoming video series. ”Beginning” says it. I will explain how I made my way to Madagascar and ofcourse what it took for me to get my […]
We are proud to share our Madagascan trailer for our second adventure! This time you will see within 2:30 minutes what it really takes to ride motorcycle around Madagascar! This is also the quick view of what will be coming next after trailer. We are preparing full video series for you to enjoy!
Madagascar Introduction I will be heading to Madagascar on 4th of December 2016 til 8th of January 2017. Within 34 days I will be covering approximately distance of 5000 km in parts of Central and Southern Madagascar. Unfortunately this time my brother Tanar wont take part of Madagascar Challenge so i will rely only on […]
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How to Drive in India? It’s called the worlds biggest democracy. Second biggest population of 1.2 billion. 4.5 million kilometers of road network. Welcome to India! If you are planning to drive in India, then you can consider yourself as madman. First of all it is best to forget your home countries traffic laws and […]
Our Tuk Tuk Challenge finally completed! We had beaten all the Indian madness to loop Indian Sub Continent by a Tuk Tuk! Last 3 months every day and night we were pushing our limits which had finally taken us closer to our goal! Here it is more than 15 000 km distance covered between our […]
As we arrived to Gujarat we set our focus on a white desert known as The Great Rann of Kutch. It is the biggest salt desert in the world just between India and Pakistan. Little we knew that it will be hard as hell to get rubber touch that salt. Having numerous desperate attempts with […]
Once our mechanical problems were sorted out we continued our way to Maharashtra! Maharashtra is an Indian State which has its capital well known Mumbai also known as Bombay. It is the most populated city at India with 18 million people! One could only image how is it to drive over there! While at Mumbai […]
We had our most major break down since our ride had started. Everything does not really go like you plan at first place! Like every other adventure the struggle is the one that makes you stronger. So we had our bitter experience as we had break down at Goa. We encountered some serious mechanical problems […]
Kambala festival is a Indias most unique tradition which dates back to thousand years. It is special buffalo festival where one can see buffaloes having drag race contest in muddy track! It is said that fastest animals can even run 120 meter track within 14 seconds! It is believed that the tradition found its roots […]
Tamil Nadu Sate and its capital Chennai was southern checkpoint. Geographically on a Indian subcontinent we came to the point where we had to start turning towards west and then up to north. On our way we visited state capital cities like Hyderabad, Chennai and Puducherry. Also made our most southern end Nilgiri mountains on […]
As we left Orissa behind we were arrived to Andhra Pradesh. Riding at Anhra Pradesh turned more challenging than we ever imagined. Once we entered inner land roads turned into ruins. It was sometimes really hard to find your way around where you thought could be solid road. On our way visited Visakhapatnam in a […]
Following national highway to south we entered to a new state Orissa or also known as Odisha. Our plan was to see and visit best of Orissa while driving through the state! It is a state of tribal areas and numerous temples including Konark Sun Temple! Along the highway we spotted brick factories which where […]
Time is valuable so we stayed short time at West Bengal Capital Kolkata! Checking out British era famous sites like Victoria Memorial plus amazing hand made clay statues by local craftsmen.
Total adventure in a middle of Indian madness at West Bengal. Imagine yourself lost in a West Bengal rural areas where the only way out was to float over the mighty river Ganges! While being lost around village an opportunity presented itself. We found a ferry which could take us to the other side of […]
Nothing can beat Darjeeling Mountain Views! Yet for us it remained as challenge since the way to Darjeeling Mountain station was 2500 meters up hill. Priceless to see little auto rickshaw climbing the impossible since not even locals believed that it is possible. By that fact we really beat all the odds and made our […]
We took a safari with Jaldhapara elephants in a search of rhinos. After short ride all the way to transport city of Siliguri!
Finally we hit the indian roads after 3 weeks of hassle. As we left moved from Guwahati west-wards we encountered a whole new experiences on our way.
The following video is a example how hard is it to register vehicle at India. Nerve breaking three weeks dealing Indian legal matters. Visiting transport commissioner, district transport office and police. End result auto rickshaw full registration on my own personal name.
Streets of Guwahati and the city life. Warning includes animal sacrificing.
Guwahati market day meant to be the set up for upcoming adventure. As we approached local markets in a search of necessary gear.
Before even purchasing rickshaw i had to visit Indian Transport Office. For my surprise i had to meet the State Commissioner of Transport for permission to register auto rickshaw!
Checking out Bajaj Auto rickshaw showroom. So i was welcomed by a big surprise from the sales crew at showroom! Why on earth would a foreigner buy a auto rickshaw?!
On my way to India the promised land! Until now i have no idea what to expect and how things will turn out! And i feel just great in a sense of adventure!
Introducing our First adventure: The Indian Challenge on Three Wheels. It is a independent attempt to ride around India by three wheeled auto rickshaw also known as Tuk Tuk. We are about to take the idea into details and explain everything on a map! It is also the very beginning of our journey around India. […]