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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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Spain, Cartagena, 9 – 11 December 2015

Cartagena is well know for its restored Roman theater and some other ruins, the old town looks quite new, a good place to wander around. I am now going to take a break to spend Christmas with friends in Holland. … Continue reading

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Morocco and Spain, Meknes, San Roque, Cartagena, 7 – 9 December 2014

After Merzouga my goal was to head back to Cartagena in Spain. First stop on the way was Meknes and the ride through the Atlas mountains was fine and cold with snow on the side of the road, altitude over … Continue reading

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Morocco, Merzouga, 5 – 6 December 2014

I booked a 4×4 and driver, 100 euro for 4.5 hours, cheaper if you have someone to share the cost with and went on a tour of the dunes and surrounding area and had lunch at a Berber camp. This … Continue reading

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Morrocco, Essaouira, 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2014

Essaouira a smaller place on the coast, nicer than the cities, people are friendly and not as pushy but the Medinas and Souks are starting to blur, when all’s said and done they are much of a muchness. The ride … Continue reading

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Morocco, Marrakesh, 25 – 28 November 2014

I rode from Casablanca to Marrakesh, it was a cold ride 17-18c, did not have my heated gear on and Marrakesh is at 460m altitude. The whole journey was on a freeway cost of tolls 70 dirham less than 7 euro. … Continue reading

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