South America - 2008 / 2009
I was working in the investment bank RBS at the Credit Derivatives desk when I saw the Financial Crisis looming on the horizon in 2007. The crisis was due to repackaging of low mortgages as high quality investments and I was working in the very epicenter of where these instruments were traded. It was obvious that the markets would go down hard so what better to do than packing the bags and setting off into the sunset on your bike. This time I bought the bike upfront in London to be a bit more familiar with the vehicle so that I could service it myself on the road, in the desert and in the jungles of South America.
Episode 0 - Test ride before heading off
Episode 1 - From Londoner to nomad