Photo: World travelers

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009

Holger Gockel (left) and Anja Metzger of Mudersbach, Germany, drive away from Fred Meyer in Juneau Friday after stocking up on supplies for their long journey. The two started a round-the-world trip for fun on their BMW GS650 Dakar motorcycles on July 8, 2007, and have been to ten cities in Alaska so far, and dozens of others overseas and inCanada. According to Gockel they will keep going until the money runs out - which they expect will be sometime between 2010-2011. They say one of the most noticeable differences in the United States is the huge food portion sizes at restaurants.

David J. Sheakley / Juneau Empire
David J. Sheakley / Juneau Empire

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