It started as a simple idea: One man, his motorcycle and a world to explore.
And so “Worldrider” Allan Karl set out on what would become a three-year adventure across five continents, taking him through some of the world’s most dangerous hotspots and challenging terrain in search of human connection, cultural understanding and good food.
Now back from his journey, Karl rode his motorcycle over to an interview with “Politics Confidential” (a mandatory stop because the show’s host is Karl’s brother) to discuss his voyage and new book that tells the full story, “Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine And Connection.”
One of the most remarkable stops on Karl’s voyage was Syria, which he visited before the civil war began in 2011.
After initially being turned away at the border of Jordan and Syria because he didn’t have a visa to travel in Syria, Karl was able to convince the border guards to let him through. But just as soon as he was cleared to cross into the country,Read More »from Bikes, camels and AK-47s: Tales from one man's trek around the globe