Meet Manuela Beis

Since she was a teenager, Manuela wanted to travel through South America. It took a few decades, a change of home country and the threat of losing her job, but she finally plucked up the courage and went.

Her presentation is about how to make your dream happen, what to think about before you leave, and how her decision to travel solo, as a woman and on a motorbike worked out. It’s about the places she visited and the amazing people she met while riding over 14,000 miles in four months on a DRZ through Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru and Chile from top to bottom.

And ​it’s about ​how this trip of a lifetime was different from the journey she made four years later with her Dad as his 75th birthday present – this time for three months as a​ backpacker using public transport…