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Old 7 Oct 2011
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That's why I like to stay with in the EU. No paper work, no boarder guards, one insurance, and one currency.
Well, it's not exactly that simple - there are different currencies in some of the EU member states (quite a lot of the Eastern European states still have their own currency), and you will encounter border formalities going in and out of EU member states that have not yet joined the "Schengen" treaty group, but for sure the money-changing issues and border-crossing issues within the whole group of EU members is much less troublesome than it is once you get out of the EU entirely.

I posted a write-up about my experiences in Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey (rode there for just about all of September, 2011) at this link: Notes from a September 2011 ride through Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Greece. Hopefully that information will be of use to you.

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We do not have the euro in Denmark , nither does Sweden.

The ferry trip from Harwich to Esbjerg is never cheap, especially with a vehicle, I did it last week one way with my motorbike for £170.

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I had planned a tour as follows.

Up Norway to North Cape, cross into Russia down to Murmansk then St. Petersburg, out to Finland and Helsinki ferry to Sweden and then return to origin over Norway.

Anyone who is keen on this route. It's a load of kilometers, but also a very scenic tour.
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Hi all,
I've done a fair bit of Eastern Europe, made it as far east as Kiev in July. I'd be keen to join any trip heading in that general direction. I've not done Belarus yet so would be keen to go there, I think you can tour the Minsk motorcycle factory in Minsk, something I'd love to do.
Downside for me is I'll be working abroad next year and don't know when I'll be returning to the UK.
I'll monitor this page and gob of as and when I can. I can generally go from zero to being on the Eurostar/ferry in 24 hours so could always be a late joiner if needed. If and when a route/plan is laid down I'll start on the Belarus visa request!!

A/S/L = 50/male/Bromley Kent. Ride a 1200GSA, done a lot of Europe, last few years mainly East.
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Is anything firm happening as a result of this? I'm interested in riding to Romania, especially if it takes in the Transfăgărăşan Road and Transylvania.
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Is anything firm happening as a result of this? I'm interested in riding to Romania, especially if it takes in the Transfăgărăşan Road and Transylvania.

I've not heard any more, I'm planning on doing Eastern Europe July/August, happy to do the Trans again!!!

As an aside I spend a lot of time in Hereford, if you want to meet up one evening for story swapping PM me!

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I see someone has booked Eurotunnel on 28 July heading through Romania onwards (to Iran!!!). If that fits your dates maybe worth checking (a) if he's still going and (b) if it's okay to ride along the first bit with him.

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...key-iran-57674

Hereford meet-up deffo possible. Will PM.
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