All posts by Aileen

About Aileen

After my little world changed unexpectedly about 8 months ago, I found myself in an incredibly challenging and painful situation. Life forced me to change gear. It encouraged me to start thinking about the meaning of existence again. Even though I have always been chasing my dreams I've maintained my childlike sense of wonder and curiosity. I kept myself so busy in an everyday routine that I didn’t take time for pit stops; to look at the map and the road I was on… Life kicked me out of the saddle and after a time of grieving and alteration of myself, I am getting myself back on it – well, I should say “back on the road”. I invite you to follow me…



A Plea for HELP!

This is a damn hard one to write… It’s not a usual blog entry; it’s a call for help. And asking for help has always been one of the most difficult things for me. “Don’t be so proud, it’s your only option!!” my friends have said. So here I am… Typing. Deleting. Re-typing. Deleting. Drafting… Read More



Buddhist Temple Bali

Indescribable Moments

So far I have been trying to share as much as possible of my journey with you, yet had I come to realise that some of the best moments of my quest are the ones that I can’t tell anyone about. These moments that are so special that words cant capture them; they are so… Read More


Assalamualaikum

After spending three days with only myself and pretty much in absolute silence, I found myself on a scooter in Praya with four people. Two adults and two kids; absolutely no biggie here in Indonesia! I met Hidayat from “Trawangan Riders Community Lombok” and his family through a motorcycle friend from Java and I promised I would pop… Read More


Honda C70 Cubby

The Honda C70 – beautifully humble

The Honda C70, with the Bahasa nicknames “Bebek” (duck) or “Kuntul” (heron) had planted into Indonesia motorcycle history and life. Thanks to its devoted owners and lovers, this iconic little bike still lives, as a motorcycle should be, ridden with pride and passion. It stands out and yet is so beautifully humble. The “Super Cub”… Read More



Satu Hati. One Heart.

I am super proud and incredibly flattered of announcing Astra Honda Indonesia as being part of my ‘Dream Team’!! It is amazing when things you have been working on so hard over months and months, come back to you through unexpected and new doors. I am feeling stronger than ever about The Moto Quest and everything… Read More


Expanding my Soul at Bumbang Beach, Lombok

Without any plan of where to go, I just followed the beautiful roads bedded amongst mountains and rice fields. While wearing a big smile on my face, I was soaking in the different energy of Lombok, observing the people while I rode along. Watching their daily activities of drying rice in the middle of little… Read More