DAMIAN ENGELMAN (responsible for Sumatra tours, Usa-Canada and driver for support vehicle Europe-Russia-Central Asia-Mongolia)
Born in city of Zielona Gora, Poland.
Graduate of Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York
Languages spoken: English, Polish, some Russian
Wilderness First Aid Certification.
Countries visited 45 (27 by motorcycle)
Andorra, Austria,, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State
During my study at the University of Torun at the age of 21, I went to New York CIty for a quick visit, fell in love with this amazing city and stayed there for 15 years. My entire life, my passion has been traveling, backpacking, hitchhiking, and something that people describe as Extreme Sports. I would rather call it outdoorsy adventures, and have always lived my life to combine the thirst to visit every corner of the world with my passions and hobbies. There have been numerous skydiving jumps (with over 600 jumps so far) as well as dozens of BASE jumps. BASE jumping is considered the most dangerous activity one can perform. I have a few decades of skiing experience, hiked thousands of miles of trail, gone canyoneering and scuba diving, and ridden endless trails by mountain bike. A few years ago, I finally discovered motorcycles, and fell into the world of two wheels with feverish enthusiasm. Since then, I’ve discarded my car and average 45 thousands kilometers of riding a year.
After meeting with Teo, I was inspired, and took my 4 month ride across Europe, followed by a 5 month road trip of USA, Mexico, and Canada. A year ago I started working as a motorcycle guide, and have lead many groups in spectacular Southwest in the US. Currently, I am a 10 year resident of Phoenix. I moved here to be surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of nature at it’s best.
I truly can’t wait to be able to share with you what I’ve witnessed and discovered through all of these years on the road. The horizon has been always my home.