A 28-year-old Portuguese man who intended to go around the world on his motorbike has died in a road accident in the Baluchistan region of Pakistan. On Thursday August 3rd, Nuno Castanheira passed away following a collision with a pickup truck near the city of Dalbandin, in Pakistan, as reported by the Pakistani newspaper The Express Tribune.
He was still transported urgently to to Prince Fahad Hospital, but eventually died because of the seriousness of the accident. Two other people in the van were also injured. Born in Marinha Grande, Portugal, Castanheira had arrived in the Asian country a day before the accident.
On an Instagram post dated March 27th, Castanheira announced that for the next two years or so, he would “travel the world” on his motorcycle. Eventually he found a way to embark on a journey that began on May 21st. He was adept at documenting the details of his trip on Instagram, where he shared photos and experiences from what he encountered along the way.
It’s amazing to watch the sand dunes and I hope one day I will be able to properly ride them.Nuno Castanheira
The first six months of his journey would be spent between Portugal and Australia, passing through the Middle East and much of Southeast Asia. Then, the plan was to cross the American continent, starting in Purdhoe Bay, Alaska, and ending in the Argentine city of Ushuaia.
The last publication was made on July 29th and recounted his recent experience in Iran, where he sought to fulfill his dream of camping in the desert. He described it as “one of the most spectacular experiences” of the trip.
“Unfortunately, after having setup the tent and cooking dinner, me and my friend had to find shelter out of here,” Castanheira wrote. “The wind became way too strong. The tent was full of sand on the inside and it wanted to fly away! Let’s leave it for a next time”.