So that's why I won those prizes! ;o) Given my lack of Russian I wasn't sure, but guessed it was for having traveled the farthest to get to the meeting. The prizes were very generous - a T-shirt, pin, scarf, magnetic pin, and decal (all official souvenirs of the Facing the Ocean 2005 Far Eastern International Moto Travlers meeting) , and also a nice headlamp and compass. I shall always treasure these items.
I had a geat time at the meeting, and have just updated my website, www.rtwrider.net
with pictures and a description of my experiences at the meeting in the photos and trip journal pages, respectively.
Thanks Daana. It was nice to meet you at the meeting.
AKA Michael S. Matteson
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