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Average trip cost. UK - Magadan via Turkey, Mongolia..

I was wondering if I could afford this on what I can muster together for an April/May 2014 leave date. I could scrape £7000 together. I want to take 6 months. I have bike and equipment. The £7000 would be for visas, fuel, food accommodation and shipping...

Is it doable without having to reuse tea bags and sleep in silage ditches ???

I don't want to rack up credit card debt... :/

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Fuel is cheap in Russia and Mongolia, if you plan on camping then you will be ok. Hotels can be cheapish in Russia but some of the ones I stayed in were more dirty than sleeping in my bike gear unless you pay a lot.
How are you going to get back from Magadan? that will be the most expensive part of the trip.
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You should just manage. I tend to budget about 65 quid a day all up including transport. You will manage on less.
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Yeah.... Its the shipping at the end that is the worry. Maybe I'll go to vllad instead ...

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Merhaba,
My UK.friends Chris Bright and Adam Lewis have just done it and probably they are trying to freight the bikes to europe from Vladivostok currently.
I feel they ve done it the cheapest way!!!
I think you know them.
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Let's have a chat at Danny's do at Haggs Bank in September. You're going aren't you? Much easier than composing words of wisdom on my phone here in rainy Ulaan Baatar.
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Cheers Chris.. Yes, I'll be there. You're just the man I need to talk to about this...

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