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How much money is "without money"?

I imagine you plan to work on the road...

I wish you the best and hope you'll make it and will share the knowledge about how it all went after setting off with no money.

Happy travels,

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I've just answered that before.
Thanks for the wish!
Yes we plan to work on the road. To do everything we can to make our adventure last for more!
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I'm travelling for 7 months now and started with around 1.000 € and it's possible. I learnt to live a very "simple" live and stayed one time in a hotel during last 4 months...

I suggest you guys to start into South-East direction. Everything becomes way cheaper and you don't have to buy ferry boat-tickets for a very looong time... ;-)
Except fuel in Turkey is a "problem" 4,85 TL/litre right now. And try to make as much visa-deals as possible at home, before you start!

I wish you all the best and good luck! Maybe we meet again on the road!
I was at HU-Greece this year, maybe you remmber...

Ciao Alex
Hello Alex!

You were on the black KTM right?
We plan to begin with Africa.
We heard it's the most difficult part of the RTW ($$$) so we think it will be the most wise to start from there.
Again we heard that visas are cheaper on the go. It isn't true or you mean something else?

Thanks for the wishes and hope to see you soon!
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Good luck with your trip, I look forward to reading about it; one thing is, I would been inclined to have called the trip 'Vespas around the world' and not used '3' as what happens if someone 'pulls out' or you added another rider?
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Yes, I am one of the Bamako By Vespa guys ... after I did the Cape Town to Nairoby with my wife, I was able to convince two friends that it would be a good idea to participate in the biggest African Enduro Rally... we are still friends
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Good luck with your trip, I look forward to reading about it; one thing is, I would been inclined to have called the trip 'Vespas around the world' and not used '3' as what happens if someone 'pulls out' or you added another rider?
That won't be a problem i think!
We'll take a BLANCO and just correct the number!
At this moment we are trying to find support from some companies and we must be specific with numbers and all the facts - infos about our adventure.
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Yes, I am one of the Bamako By Vespa guys ... after I did the Cape Town to Nairoby with my wife, I was able to convince two friends that it would be a good idea to participate in the biggest African Enduro Rally... we are still friends
We've got much to ask you!
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Yes, I am one of the Bamako By Vespa guys ... after I did the Cape Town to Nairoby with my wife, I was able to convince two friends that it would be a good idea to participate in the biggest African Enduro Rally... we are still friends
Wheelie you have pm.
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Guys the project for the round of the world on Vespas is going well!
I attach a small conversation/interview we had with Nicolo from Vespbook, a blog for trips on Vespas, just to know us better...

Recently I had the chance to talk with Stergios and Thanos two crazy guys from Greece that came up with a really strange and nice idea..what about touring the world on our Vespa? Here is the account of our conversation!



So guys, tell me more about this world tour? It sounds like every Vespa traveller dream!
And ours dream, too! From the first ride on our Vespas we were dreaming of a round the world adventure. And as it seems the time has come!
How long do you think are you going to stay on the road?
There is no time pressure. We are both unemployed so we will stay on the road for as long our pocket lasts! With at least 3 years (1 in Africa, 1 in Asia, 1 in America) we'll be pleased!!!
What kind of Vespa will you ride?
Our everyday Vespas after a good service! They are a '03 PX200 and a '04 GTS250.
Did you make a rough estimate of the kms in a world tour?
After 5 minutes of Google Maps we saw that very roughly the kms of the trip we're planning to do will be at least 150.000!
Do you have a website and a Facebook page where we can follow you along the road?
Yes we have both. You can visit our website/blog here : www.worldvespa.wordpress.com and our facebook page here : www.facebook.com/worldvespa. We'll try to update them as often as possible with photos and mainly with many videos!



Did you already travel somewhere with your Vespa?
Our Vespa have travelled in almost all European countries. The longest trip we made is from Greece to Nordkapp, going up from Russia and coming back from Denmark (a circle round Europe) crossing 16 countries in 25 days, covering more than 11.000km! You can see all our past trips here : www.worldvespa.wordpress.com/past-trips
Now that we got all the technical details for understanding your project, let's skip to the philosophical part. Why a world tour and above all why on a Vespa?
As we told before we were always thinking and dreaming of it! And with this economic situation here in Greece and almost in all Europe, the timing is perfect! Why on a Vespa? Because we have Vespa for many years, we love it's simplicity, because it's practical, comfortable and economic!
On Vespbook we have been talking about travelling Vespa for six months already and what I think it's great is the enthusiasm in the community about travelling with your Vespa, no matter if you are starting a world tour or riding in your backyard. What's in your opinion make different the Vespa traveller from the average motorcycle rider?
We don't think that the Vespa travellers are different from all the other motorcyclists. We (Vespa riders) don't have something less or something more. Maybe some cc's less, maybe a little more passion, but all people out there has one common feature...The love for meeting other people, for understanding the different cultures. The love for travelling!

I want to thank Stergios and Thanos for this interesting and inspiring report, and also for theirs enthusiasm. I would like to invite everyone to check their Facebook Page and Website! Hopefully we are going to meet them again...this time, on the road again!















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Another thing is that we're going to upload some videos from our adventure as often as possible!
One example is this one in which I test a chinese multifuel stove we're going to use for cooking meals and making greek coffee!

http://youtu.be/8DSjf6JlMkI

(english subtitles available)

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Check us out

The Nomadic 90s -

we will leave Ireland on 3 honda 90s heading for mongolia on the southern route through iran and the stans and russia....be so cool to hook up for a few days or even weeks.....also check us on facebook

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So everything went OK compared to what is happening now in Greece and we finally begin our adventure around the world on 2 Vespas!


1st day - Around the world on a Vespa - YouTube



We are 2 and not 3 as we were planning, but thats life.
The third guy had some problems with his family and his decision to come with us, so stayed back.
We're in Italy (Senigallia) at the moment hosted by a guy called Nico, found him in the couchsurfing.org and we feel very lucky to meet him!
He opened his home to us, made us something to eat, made us feel comfortable and told us to spend more nights at his place if we want (we've told him 2) so we 're thinking spending 2 more nights here!
Senigallia is a beautiful small city by the sea, so we cannot resist!

And some stats for our trip till now.

Each of us started the trip from his hometown, Thessaloniki me, Larisa Thanos and we meat each other in Egnatia highway, some kilometers after Ioannina city.
Some friends came to wish us good trip and say goodbye and 12 o'clock at midnight of last Sunday 27th October we took the ferry from Igoumenitsa to Ancona.
We didn't book any cabin so we opened our sleeping bags in the ferry's cafe-restaurant like everybody else was doing, till the waiter came and toled us to go somewhere else and sleep.
So we closed the sleeping bags and slept upright on the sofa!












  • Distance covered 350km – Total 350km
  • The PX200 spent on average 4lt/100km.
  • The GTS spent on average 3lt/100km.

For more information on our adventure you can visit our blog (we'll try to upload more staff in English):

worldvespa | few cc's, pure essence!

or our facebook page:

www.facebook.com/worldvespa

Sorry for my very bad English! I'll try my best to improve!

P.S. If this message is in the wrong place in the forum please move it.
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Hello folks!

We are 21 days on the road and everything is perfect!
We have the visas for Mauritania and tomorrow we'll take the road to Merzouga.
Today and the last night we slept in a small hotel in the city of Midelt.
It is our first time in hotel in since we started our trip.
And that's because of the very cold weather (4 degrees Celsius).

Here are some videos that we've made till now:

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Happy new year folks!!!
Here is the last video of our adventures in Senegal.
Enjoy!

Senegal - Around the world on a Vespa - YouTube
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Hello folks!

We're in Ghana the last 2 weeks. The border crossing was the easiest till now!
We got in from Burkina Faso, from the small city Hamale (not Leo).
Liam didn't have a Carnet de Passage but this was not a problem.
They let us go through without paying nothing, even Liam (I have a carnet)!
They stamped our passports, stamped my carnet, checked the yellow fever documents and within less than 40 minutes we were done!
Also the visas for Ghana was not an issue.
We payed 30.000 CFA in Bamako and took 3 months visas.
The ambassador just asked us to write him a letter explaining why we want to visit the country.
Ghana and people here are wonderful (they are not that friendly like in Mali or Burkina Fao but they are very friendly) and the country is the greenest country we've ever seen till now (that's an issue when you do a lots of bush camping)!
On Tuesday morning we begin out trip again, heading to Togo.

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