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Old 26 May 2012
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Just seen your bumped thread.

I've no experience of the route you're planning, but my daughter and I travelled London to Istanbul and back in 1997. She on the back of my Ducati 900SS, aged 18. (Not a lot of room - no camping gear).

Our return route was Istanbul to Greece (Thessalonika and Corfu), ferry to Venice and home from there. It only took about a week, so 2 to 3 weeks should allow for plenty of diversions on your route. Our total round trip was 24 days.

(The route there was London, Vienna, Budapest, Romania (Sovata, Bucharest), Bulgaria, Turkey).

She liked the pillion on the Ducati, having accompanied me London - Moscow return the previous year, also in 3 weeks. A year or so later she got her own license and bike and set off further afield.

You don't say if this is your first long trip with your daughter - if it is, I posted an entry in another thread about the BIG difficulty (in my experience) of the first trip with your daughter - luggage.
It's here:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...182#post378537

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Well trained !!!

Thanks for your input "McCrankpin".
Yes this is the first long distance trip with my daughter.
I think I got her well trained - as far as luggage goes anyway.
We have decided to ditch the tents and stay in hotels and hostels on route.
As we will be flying to Athens we will have a luggage restriction with the Airline which will help us focus on our luggage .
I'll probably end up with my biking gear and a toothbrush .
I expect her to be fairly comfortable on the back of a PanEuropean.
I'm looking forward to meeting up with a few Hubbers on the way.

Rory
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Time to go

Well folks the time has finally come.
We will be picked at 07.00 in the morning and for a flight at 08.30 to Glasgow where we have a 2 hr layover then onto Heathrow with a further 8hr wait till we get the flight to Athens.
Looking forward to meeting a few Hubber's on our journey back to the UK.
Thanks to all the Hubber's who gave me advise and sujestions.
See you on the road

Rory
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