Monthly Archives: August 2016

Japan, Hiroshima, 27 – 30 August 2016

I flew from Seoul to Hiroshima and for the first time ever had my luggage checked by Japanese Customs at the Airport. Well they removed all the contents from my suitcase and X-rayed it, never checked the contents or my … Continue reading

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South Korea, Seoul, 17 – 26 August 2016

I flew from Vladivostok to Seoul. Seoul – a big city, the greater Seoul area has a population of 25 million, modern, clean and organised, with a comprehensive public transport system. All signs and announcements  have an English version making … Continue reading

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Russia, Vladivostok, 14 – 16 August 2016

Vladivostok – population 600,000, was a part of China until 1860. It is built on a series of hills so you are always walking either up or downhill. It was renovated in 2012 when it hosted the 24th APEC summit. … Continue reading

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Russia, Chita to Skovorodino to Belogorsk to Khabarovsk to Vladivostok, 09 – 13 August 2016

Chita to Skovorodino – From Chita to Khabarovsk is the most isolated part of this trip, mainly small towns and villages, cannot book accommodation online and fuel stops are not frequent. For this leg my GPS and Google maps said … Continue reading

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Russia, Irkutsk to Ulan-ude to Chita, 06 – 08 August 2016

Irkutsk to Ulan-ude – Left the hotel at 0740, no traffic being Saturday easy ride out of the city, then straight into the mountains, altitude up to 1000 m, fun ride, cool, roads good most of the time, saw a … Continue reading

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Russia, Novosibirsk to Achinsk to Nizhneudinsk to Irkutsk, 02 – 05 August 2016

Novosibirsk to Achinsk – I left at 0645 thinking this would be early enough to avoid the rush hour traffic hahaha wrong, this is the biggest city in Russian Asia and it took a while of chaos to get out of … Continue reading

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Russia, Cheboksary to Ufa to Kurgan to Omsk to Novosibirsk, 28 July – 01 August 2016

Cheboksary to Ufa – I left Cheboksary at 0705, 23c and cool, 4 lane road at first then rough 3 lane varied after that from 2 to 3 to 4, good and bad surfaces with tons of stops and slow … Continue reading

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