‘I laugh saying “elektrik!” and ride two small rounds’ – more publications

Here you go, 9 more publications about the #elektrogirl journey to choose from, in English, Nederlands, Français, Deutsch and Italiano, each featuring a PDF-link below to the full article. Enjoy!

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1. Overland Magazine (UK / international) – December 2015 – (spread)

’… behind the lens…
Trui Hanoulle is freelance photographer, designer, travelling student and motorbiker. Combining a Belgian sense of the uncommon, a potion of nerve, and a keen eye for beauty, she constantly realises her passport is sheer luck. Bikes have taken her to a variety of places over the last 20 years – Iran, Pakistan and Yemen some of her favourites. We’ll be exposing more of her work soon, following her electric long distance return journey to Istanbul on a Zero DS. #elektrogirl is now her middle name.’

  • Text and photographs: Trui Hanoulle // download the pdf here.

Overland Magazine (UK / international) – December 2015 – (spread)

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During and after my journey, I was interviewed a couple of times. The editors mixed it nicely with my own footage thus giving a bit of a visual insight as well.

One interview was made by the famous national Greek tv station ERT about which I also wrote the blog ‘Le temps de l’auto-gestion’ (in Dutch with a French title =,-). These women and men have lived through stunning times over the last two years: the tv station was shut by the government, some 10% of the crew —professionals to the core— resisted and continued working without salary for two years, then the station was re-opened last June.
In 2014 I made a photo reportage about them. The header photo here of Christina Siganidou is from that series. She’s one of the most famous journalists and news anchors who stayed on board. The closing of ERT was an unexpected emancipation for her. (more in the blog post)
This summer they interviewed me in Thessaloniki. [in Greek + road movie bits & pieces]

The second tv-interview was made by Dutch online motorcycle channel MotoMe.nl with journalist Joost Overzee and has been subtitled.

[small side remark: since the silence of the bike is so amazing, I’m not too keen about the soundtracks, but well… you’ll have to imagine it =:-]

‘Traveling is all about unwinding.’ – the first publications

Here is a journey on a motorcycle that offers, or maybe I should say obliges just that: to unwind.
And isn’t that what we all look for on our journeys and holidays?

On top op that, Xena, ‘my’ Zero DS, and I proved one of the main prejudices of electric riding to be wrong, even that of the manufacturer: YES you can ride long distances on a stock standard electric motorcycle. Though this is of course not what most people will do with it, the Zero is a powerful, maintenance free and silent motorcycle, for any journey, SHORT or LONG. It’s all about an open mind, an appetite for adventure, and curiosity. Though power supply will be tricky in these regions, I can’t wait to take an electric motorbike to Pakistan and Tajikistan. Really.

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You thought #elektrogirl had fallen asleep, off her motorbike, or just plainly off the globe?
Nothing further from the truth.
I arrived home safely —by total surprise welcomed by a good bunch of friends and family (banners and drums included!)— and plunged into writing articles, giving interviews and meeting some extremely interesting people at the heart of the electric motorbike development.

Here are two of the results; more to come.
[these are in Dutch only, but I’m preparing articles in English, en Français, und auf Deutsch as well. Published in spring 2016]

I can write forever and a day, but my advice is: just go and TESTRIDE these bikes. And get back to me afterwards. I’d be happy to learn from you too and to talk.

Entering Albania via the back door, the valley of Han i Hotit

Entering Albania via the back door, the valley of Han i Hotit