I'm Paolo Cattaneo. I've been travelling solo on my motorcycle for the past 3 years. I've explored almost the totality of Australia and the Americas; heading now for the old continent. AmA !!
Hey Reddit! My name is Paolo. I'm 37yo and 3 years ago i quit my IT job in Australia and started travelling solo on my motorcycle. I haven't stop since. I spent a year roughly, going all around Australia and then i shipped my motorcycle to South America and started riding up from there. I recently reached Alaska and came back to Vancouver, so now i'm planning my route towards Europe and across Asia to reach Australia again, to complete my round the world trip. I post one picture a day. All my pictures are taken with my cellphone but I carry a drone as well.
I've also been sponsored by some brands that sell motorcycle gear and equipment. I do NOT get paid to travel and i've been sustaining myself just with my savings, accumulated with few years of work.
Before I left for this trip, I always wondered how people that did these kind of things (travelling for long periods of time) were actually able to do it. So, here i am, hopefully answering some question and making myself useful in this sense for others that may have the same questions i had, before i started my journey.
Riding with: KTM 1190 adventure 2014 model.
Social media Ig: www.instagram.com/paolocattaneophoto
EDIT: OMG! you guys are amazing! Thanks for all the nice questions. I'll try to answer to all of you. Some of them are redundant so if i don't answer is because there's already something similar out there.
EDIT 2: I'm overwhelmed by all the interesting questions and nice words i ve received. Going to bed now. I ll come back tomorrow to answer some more! THANK YOU ALL!
EDIT 3: I'm still trying to answer all of the questions. I ll take a break now but continue on tonight. THANKS A LOT FOR ALL YOUR ENQUIRIES! Over a 1000 ! Doing my best to reply to all of you.
EDIT 4: OK!!!! THAT'S IT FOR NOW! Thank you soooooo much for all the questions and the beautiful words of encouragement and support. It s truly remarkable to see how many people would want to travel and explore our fabulous planet. Also thanks to all the haters that took time to stop and say hi and ask irrelevant or silly questions. You make the internet the most interesting place ever and you are confirming us, with your unnecessary behaviour, that we are doing the right thing.
Hopefully i ll meet some of you on the road and make sure you follow my instagram to see where I am at. Drop me a line if you see me passing through. Happy to share few stories and a chat.