Let us make you meet a special visitor to Jaipur today. He is Herbert Schaffer. Belonging to Germany this close to his 60th birthday man is a youngster at heart. And this is the quality that makes him different from others of his age group.
A resident of Germany, Herbert Schaffer has come to India to visit our beautiful country but not by a cruise. He rather chose to bike all the way from Germany to India. Yes, that’s kind of surprising yet it sounds exciting right?
Herbert Schaffer started his journey on the 1st of April this year. He left from Germany riding his BMW R100 GS bike which he has modified himself.
On his way to India, Schaffer crossed Italy, Greece, Turkey, Jordan, Russia, Kazakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Siberia, Mangolia, entering Russia again, then Japan, Thailand and Cambodia, before finally coming to India.
While coming from Thailand to India, Herbert had to face a lot of tough, complicated paper work for bringing his bike to India. So, Schaffer rather chose to send his bike back to Germany from Thailand itself. And he bought himself a new bike, Royal Enfield 500 as soon as he entered India.
Now he is roaming around the entire Indian country on his new bike.
Herbert Schaffer says that he has travelled to numerous places and countries in the world but there is something special about India. He shared how it feels good to see people of different communities, culture and languages living together in the country.
In India Schaffer also reached Jaipur and roamed around in the pink city on his new Royal Enfield. Now he has left for Udaipur from where he’ll travel to Goa via Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Scaffer also commented on the traffic in India. He said the traffic sense of people in India is ‘crazy’. People drive crazily on the highways in India at high speeds. He said, “Life is precious. The government builds good roads but it’s only we who can save lives by riding safe on those roads”.
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