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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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Russia, Cheboksary, 27 June 2016

I left Moscow at 0620 to avoid its infamous traffic jams, wet roads no traffic, missed a turn and had to go around the block, took about 40 min to leave the traffic lights behind. 4 lane road for 175 … Continue reading

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Russia, Moscow, 25 – 26 July 2016

Moscow, capital of Russia, population 20 million, not as tourist friendly as St.Petersburg. Most of the tourists I have seen so far in Russia have been Russians or Chinese. Tourists from the West are few, probably due to the rigmarole … Continue reading

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