I did the obligatory check to see if this trip has been mentioned anywhere else but don't see anything. (Please move if this is in the wrong area!) I have started following this guys journey from Northern Ireland to Australia. Currently he is passing through Iran and has a blog that he is updating as best as is possible. I suppose I've added interest because he's from the same neck of the woods as me and also I have a touring and travelling itch that only gets minor scratching from time to time. Details on him, his reasons and his kit all can be found here: http://www.solostan.com/ He's also available to follow on Facebook if anyone is interested in updates.