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Old 18 Jun 2006
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Question kazakhstan mongolia, tomorrow...

hi all,
i hope to enter kazakhstan at astrahan tomorrow or the next day, heading east along the north border up into russia again for 2 days an down into mongolia,
anyone out there?
the road goes ever on an on, rossa
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Old 19 Jun 2006
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Week or so behind you

Hi Rossa

My wife and I are about a week to 10 days behind you, riding to Volgograd today. We were hoping to enter Mongolia from the West side however with the flooding near Irkutsk we are not sure about the roads. Our visa will only allow us to enter Mongolia once so we may have to ride around to Lake Bajkal before entering Mongolia. Please keep us posted with any flooding issues.

Hopefully we may catch up in Mongolia.


Safe riding

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Old 19 Jun 2006
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Road conditions in Kazakhstan

Hi Rossa -

In September I'll be crossing western Kazakhstan and am very interested in road conditions there. I will have a right motorcycle (Honda Transalp) but I'll be on my own and want to know what to expect. My present plan is to go Saratov - Uralsk - Aktubinsk (Aktube?) - Aralsk - Almaty but it is not cut in stone. Please email me through HUBB or directly via _ndmystko_at_ndmystko_._net_ if you skip underscores or reply to this tread if you prefer. Have a safe trip on that remote road you chose.

Ken -

Same question for you. I didn't think you'll be crossing Kazakhstan when we met in Poland so I'm asking my question only now. I'm reading your website and I'm glad everything's going well. If you post your thoughts on road conditions to the website, I'll find it but please be specific about the route you chose. Say 'hello' to Toni and have a safe trip.

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Old 21 Jun 2006
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Thumbs up Nae bother

ill keep in touch for sure when i can, im in elista leaving for astrahan early tomorrow, then aturaou an northeast to aktubinsk in the next 3 to 5 days my mobile no is +79615407254 if you want to text cos i dunno where ill find a computer next, gluck

ill let you know all i can about conditions once i get a chance, safe riding, the road goes ever on an on....

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Old 1 Jul 2006
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When you need a place to stay call me 99762614 Sabina. Slowly it's getting full in UB.
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Old 9 Jul 2006
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Talking cheers

Thanks Sabina for your number, ill definitely give you a call, im in novosibirsk now waiting for a new chain an sprockets, got nice new knobblies too, what fun will be had, thanks again, rossa
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Old 9 Jul 2006
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Semey (KAZ) tomorrow 10/7/06

Anyone near Semey? Toni and I shall be leaving KAZ and heading back in to Russia Tuesday heading for Mongolia a week or so after that. IF anyone is in the area it would be great to catch up.

We have found KAZ to be the best part of the trip. The people have been so friendly and the roads are better than Russia (apart from a few heart stoppers).

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We will look for you in Mongolia

Janet and I leave Changchun, China on the 17th heading to Beijing for two days to check the bikes and then its on to UB from there. Our planned itinerary follows:

17-Jul-06 Changchun
18-Jul-06 Shenyang
19-Jul-06 Qianwei
20-Jul-06 Beijing
21-Jul-06 Beijing
22-Jul-06 To Mongolia
23-Jul-06 To Mongolia
24-Jul-06 Erenhot Mongolia
25-Jul-06 To UB
26-Jul-06 To UB
27-Jul-06 To UB
28-Jul-06 Ulaan Baator
29-Jul-06 Ulaan Baator
30-Jul-06 Ulaan Baator
31-Jul-06 Harhorin
1-Aug-06 Harhorin

We will leave Harhorin and head south and then west until we get to Russia.

We will not be hard to spot ans there will be two Chang Jiang sidecar rigs traveling together. Hope to catch up with you guys along the way.
On the road,

Jack & Janet
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Smile Invitation

Hi Sabina, its Rossa again, would you know of any address i can recieve a letter from russia in Ulan Battor? its a letter of invitation from a friend in Elista for my russian visa so i can get up to Baikal, thanks r
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