About Me



My name is Paolo.

I was born and raised in Italy, in a small suburban town near Milan.

During the past 16 years i’ve been a restless traveller, spending some time between Los Angeles, Bangkok, Milan and Sydney.

In 2010 I moved to Australia, working in the IT industry.

In 2015 I decided to quit my job and embark in a trip of a lifetime: travelling all around Australia solo on my motorcycle.

The outcome has been incredible, and beyond my expectations; this event in my life changed me deeply.

During my travels, I also had time to cultivate my life long passion for photography and videography which I now embrace as lifestyle.

This blog is my outlet by which I share my passions to the world.

7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hey Paolo, been following you on Insta. Just now checking out your blog. Really enjoy your adventures and the takes you have on these experiences. X

    • Thank You so much Tara! I’m very pleased that you like what i do and how i try to express my passion to people.
      Please keep giving me feedback.
      It’s the only way I know to improve myself and learn.
      Take Care and thanks for your kind words.

  2. ciao Paolo! Sono Paolo Fabiano, marketing manager di KTM Italia. Spero apprezzerai la notizia che il pezzo scritto su sito di Riders è stato condiviso sulla pagina facebook di KTM, quella internazionale e quella italiana.
    Grazie per la passione che metti nei tuoi viaggi, nei tuoi scritti e per l’amore nei confronti di KTM!

  3. Hi Paolo,

    Have really enjoyed your site, the brevity of your posts, its humanity. I’m also planning such a trip, but in my 60’s (its a repeat of a jaunt I did on a 350 2 stroke at 18). Then there were no made road between Alice and Darwin or from Broome to Carnavon. I’d be interested to know how you found the roads on your journey. (I’m also planning to do it on a KTM 1190, standard model – was your bike the R?), cheers, Peter

    • Hello Peter and thank you for your comment and compliments.
      For me there’s nothing better than inspire another human being in doing something amazing like riding around Australia so, THANK YOU.
      Things down under changed a lot in the last 10 years, I heard, even in terms of road conditions.
      The Nullarbor used to be gravel road. The road from Broome to Darwin as well and now I hear that also from Darwin to Alice, wasn’t any different.
      I feel confident to say that there’s no impossible road that goes asound Australia now.
      The globalisation and the intensity of nowdays economy (tourism and mining prevalently) pushed the government to make better and more serviced roads.
      Some areas of Australia are still remote, with bad road conditions, but I think you’ll be surprised to see how it is now compared to 40 years ago.
      The main road is all Tarmac. No need to worry about knobbies tyres, if you are not keen to take on deep sand with a 240 kg motorcycle.
      I guess, there’s plenty of room for any kind of need, since there are still a lot of dirt roads and sand parches which required a quite skilled riding techniques or a cautious approach to it.

      Mine was an 1190 Adventure standard. Not R. I felt there was no need to have a hard seat and excessively strong front suspensions.
      Our bike was perfectly capable to take on any terrain. You will be pleasantly surprised.
      It’s an unbelievable machine.

      So, answering your question more precisely, you don’t have to worry about road conditions and fuel accessibility.
      If you want to find advenure, you will find it (highly recommend it). But otherwise you can easily travel Around Australia, like on a long long motorway.

      I’ve personally adventured through certain areas which were absolutely amazing and that require maybe some planning (like an extra 5 liters of fuel and 10 liter water bladder), like the road to Gnaraloo Station, near Coral Bay…or the Gibb River Road.
      If you want to ride on Sand, I reccommend some 50-50 tyres. You don’t want to get bogged on a red sand dune…and try to drag a 250kg monster out of the sand, under the scoarching sun, like I did.

      Anyway, I wish you all the best Peter and please, don’t hesitate in contacting me for information.
      I’ll be happy to help.

      cheers

      • Thank you Paolo, for such a prompt, comprehensive reply, much appreciated,

        I will steer clear of the sand, and go with the bitumen and dirt, using the standard bike.

        My idea is to wander into the more reflective rhythm (mental as well as mechanical) you so well describe,

        And, also, write a book about it, a bit of then and now, but more to do with what a journey – in movement and memory – might be,

        Tentative title, The Memory Cycle,

        Trust your current journeys are on track… or off…. both seem likely to go somewhere,

        And yes, I will take you up on your kind offer and contact you for more info, should that need arise,

        regards and good luck,

        Peter

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      • Dear Peter, I think your is a beautiful idea.
        Goign around Australia on a motorcycle is an extremely complex mental exercise and, in many way, is like a meditative process.
        I’m sure your book will have plenty of content and adventure to narrate.

        I will talk to you soon.
        Thanks again for stopping by and for the nice words of appreciation.

        cheers

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