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Old 15 Aug 2008
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Austria to Iran and back in 2009

Hello and Everybody!

I think about a trip starting in Vienna, Austria, heading to Iran via Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Turkey. The plan is to continue to Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and then back home via Russia, maybe Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Check Republic!

Up to know I read a lot, especially about Iran, but I don't have an exact plan, route or timing yet. My major problem is, none of my friends is willing to join me and I don't want to do this alone.

The approximate key points of the trip up to know - nearly everything might be changed
- Start around April 2009
- estimated 3 up to 6 Months
- Low to Medium Budget
- With camping equipment
- Bike probably a used BMW F650 GS Dakar (not bought yet)
- Cultural activities should not come too short.

About me:
I am 31 years old, male, just before marriage, and in the end of my PhD studies. Beside going out for a good dinner and sipping cocktails, my major hobbies are traveling and riding the bike. My language skills are limited to German and English.

So if there is anyone out there who is also interested in a trip like this (or part of this) is welcome to contact me! As already mentioned: No fixed planes are made yet, so I am more or less flexible.

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Oliver.
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to the black sea

Hi Oliver,

I'm planing to leave munich around mid of march 2009 for south africa.
First part of the journey leads also to turkey. I planed to ride thou austria, hungary, romania, moldova, ukraine, russia, georgia, turkey and than continue to syria but depends on how the situation in georgia will be be then.
However it is pretty much the same way. So if you are intrested in joining that part of the trip would be great.


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Macs
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Different route but interesting suggestion!

Hi Macs!

Sounds interesting! I have to think about this change of the route. But the timing would be OK. If the situation in Georgia will not be good till then (what I personally are afraid of) Azerbaijan would be an alternative. And I also think that there is a ferry crossing the black sea from the Ukraine to Turkey.

Are you traveling alone? Do you plan to go with your BMW F650GS? Is it the single ore twin? Are you satisfied with your bike? I ask these questions, because I plan to buy a BMW F650GS Dakar for my trip!

Oliver.
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I am 24 planning on leaving around the world in June 09, first leg down to austraila. I plan kazakhstan ubekistan turkmenistan to Iran. Starting in france. I will be on a africa twin. Previous travels are all over europe, middle east and trans africa.
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We're leaving late August next year, India and back (both of us on GS singles )via Greece,Turkey,Iran,Pakistan. If you end up dragging your heels we may catch you up

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I am 24 planning on leaving around the world in June 09, first leg down to austraila. I plan kazakhstan ubekistan turkmenistan to Iran. Starting in france. I will be on a africa twin. Previous travels are all over europe, middle east and trans africa.
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June is too late for me. But maybe we'll meet somewhere, when I'm on my way back home.

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We're leaving late August next year, India and back (both of us on GS singles )via Greece,Turkey,Iran,Pakistan. If you end up dragging your heels we may catch you up

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I hope you will not catch up with me - Otherwise this would mean I am really in troubles !! But in this worst case, I'll tell you where you can find and me!
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i plan to go to Jordan , strting from Macedonia in late may, begining of June. Me on gsa and my friend on GS. Mac-Greece-Turkey-Syria-Jordan and back

It might be too early now, but just in case, if someone else has the same plan. I found some people that are doing the same as we speek, so i will have fresh info & tips soon.

Igor
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Oliver,

I might be around the area then. Maybe. Hopefully.

While I am here, can I congratulate you on your grammar? This is the first time on the HUBB anyone has got the verb agreement with none correct: "none of my friends is willing". YES.

Apologies to everyone else of course, for being a pedantic arsehole. Please don't hate me; society made me this way.


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Hi Simon!

Sorry for not writing for so long. But there was/is a lot to do for work and with thinking of if and how I can manage to do my trip. I've nearly found a friend who is interested in my route - but he also changed his mind.

However I've bought a F650GS Dakar in the meantime and I am thinking of what I have to modify for the trip.

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I might be around the area then. Maybe. Hopefully.
What do you mean by that? Around in Iran, Kazakhstan, or somewhere else? How is your trip planned?

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While I am here, can I congratulate you on your grammar? This is the first time on the HUBB anyone has got the verb agreement with none correct: "none of my friends is willing". YES.
Thanks! I always thought my English is bad !!!

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Paris - Katmandu this summer

Hi everyone,
I'm planning to leave Paris to Katmandu beginning of april. This would be a 4 months and half ride on a GSA traveling through Turkey, Iran, the Stans, China, Pakistan, India and Nepal.
My timing is kind of fixed for now but lets keep posted to meet on the way.
Alex
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Hi Alex,

Me and my girlfriend will be leaving for Nepal on the 18th of April.
Fixed route and limited time scale (two months).

Will be riding Europe to Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India and finish in Nepal (Kathmandu).

Two motorcycles and mostly sleeping in Hotels.

Sander
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I start my adventure from maj-jun with my XT600 tenere. Serbia-Bulgaria-Turkey-Iran-Pakistan (Karakorum highway) and back. If anybody goes similary route, we can go together. I have low budget, tent, I am HC member and I like realy advanture, not so much hotels five stars.
PS: before maj it`s rainy season in Turkey. Last year I traveled in Syria and 5 days was rain, rain, rain and 3 degrees in turkish mounting!
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Hi everyone,
I'm planning to leave Paris to Katmandu beginning of april. This would be a 4 months and half ride on a GSA traveling through Turkey, Iran, the Stans, China, Pakistan, India and Nepal.
My timing is kind of fixed for now but lets keep posted to meet on the way.
Alex
Hi Alex,
Did you fix your trip plan? If I know details, I can join you till to Stans.
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hi

i am planning a similar trip (europe tp nepal) from mid august to end of october? but it seems most of you will start earlier?

duesi
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If anybody is interested I drove from Holland to Nepal end 2008 and did make three small movies and a dutch diary (English is coming in 2 weeks).
There is a movie from East Europe and Turkije, one about Iran and Pakistan and one movie about India and Nepal

You can see it on Going East - Home
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