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Old 19 Mar 2013
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Departure Date Looming

I've sold my house so my departure is only a matter of weeks away. Got a great little bike (actually quite big for its engine size) a Honda Varadero 125 VT and am sorting my luggage....looks like it'll mostly fit in the Givi top box & panniers...really looking forward to the off. I have a couple of negatives 1) due to my age (66 nxt b'day) I'm struggling to get travel insurance. 2) Due to Al Qaida activity I'm only going as far as Turkey and then back through Europe to Morocco. Never mind it'll still be fun and I'll take my time & enjoy it. Expect to be away about a year. Yipeee!
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Old 19 Mar 2013
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Nice one John!
I like that plan although I can't see how it will take up to a year, but I am sure you can stretch it out if that is what you want.

It's an interesting choice of bike; the little vara has been withdrawn from sale in the UK now I understand - it will be interesting to hear how it performs for you, maybe within the Honda tech thread??

Also, the issue of health insurance is a pain but I guess you will travel without it while you are within "mainland" Europe?
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Go John

Good for you John have a great trip dont let the setbacks get you down and just enjoy the trip. Wish i could come along.
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I like that plan although I can't see how it will take up to a year, but I am sure you can stretch it out if that is what you want.
Strange comment - a person could spend years "seeing" Europe.

Have a great trip John!

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Agreed, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking you have to go RTW. Many of us probably haven't seen everything on our doorsteps or close by - safe travels
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I take it that you are 'on the road' now John, I look forward to your updates and pictures, have a good trip. And BTW welcome to the HUBB.
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