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Marco-

I'm sorry that I've gotten off your original topic for this thread but I thought it might be an opportunity to gather some info on getting to the Russian Far East. Are you in contact with the motorcycle club there in Vladivostok (I've read a lot of good things about them)? I'm glad you're enjoying your stay there.

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Heading west across Russia is exactly what I want to do, but the bother is finding a way to get from Anchorage to Russia. I can get myself there easily enough (Korean Air for example), but so far I haven't found a way to get the bike there. It's relatively easy from Vancouver or Seattle, but I much prefer Anchorage. And, no bike, no ride west. Much as I dislike it, there are sometimes details that have to be taken care of in advance, and getting the bike across the Pacific seems to be one of them. If I can do that, hopefully our paths will cross somewhere in Russia next year.

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hello marco. sorry to hear of your probs. i hope it dosent stop you going forward with your journey. imee sure youl sort it soon. JON. MIKE. hy mate sorry was bit hic burp last nite..ha ha.. ime sure u & bike can both fly to magadan from anchorage. but ime sure the guy who set this site up. grant johnson would solve it in mins.??? give him a shout. chat soon JON.
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Anchorage to Vladivostock...hmm it may be easier to air freight to Japan and then fly yourself to Japan and use the ferry to Vlad, that seems to be the preffered route..not sure if it helps...

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Guys, here are some hints:

liketoride2, the motorcycle club in vladivostok is ok, try to contact the living legend "Sinus" when you will head to vladivostok: http://www.sinus.vl.ru

jimmy, you are absolutely right, most motorcycle travellers leave to japan, and take a ship from there to some other place. I am sure that there are regular ships from every eastern port in america to japan, and from japan to vladivostok is a weekly ferry which costs approx. 100 Dollars. I do not want to go to japan because i have no carnet de passage, which is necessary for japan.

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Marco, good evening
I am so sorry that I can't join you in Vladivostok (old age, pressure of work etc) but I do follow your trip as closely as possible. I hope that you will be able to sort out probs with you bike soon. Just a question, I cannot access your homepage (schnueriger.net)anymore, is it still on line? I hope very much that you are going to continue to report what you experience on your trip and I wish you good luck. Leo
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Hi tremola!

Unfortunately the server on which my homepage was situtated broke down about one week ago... and of course, the only backups i had were on that same server :-) It was a harddisk crash, but maybe my friends in switzerland can restore something. It will take some time...

So, first i manage to break my bike and then my homepage dies by itself, let`s have a look at what is coming next

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hello marco... sorry youve had these things happen but youl get through em..wen we last chatted it was on how too get into russia from europe. ime ging through poland then belarus & into russia that way...if i can help with forks let me know..JON.
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Hi Jon!

Thanks a lot, but yesterday i received news, that they can repair my fork (eventually, i will only believe it when i see it)... After that, i still plan to go to south korea and from there to south america.

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hya marco. u ok. hows work with bike going. hope your sorting it out ok. & dont let the girls take u of why your there dude...??sort bikee & gt going. chat soon jon...JON.
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Like russians say - vsio normalna My bike is already working like a charm and the girls really drive me crazy, but this is another problem :-) Next saturday i will probably leave vladivostok with tears in my eyes, but new adventures are waiting for me.

By the way, it is really incredible how those bikers in russia help you everywhere. Here in vladivostok they spent really a lot of time with my problems, and still they refused to accept payment... so i will buy some bottles of wodka and snacks and hope that i can say thanks that way!

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Hya Marco. Wots Happning. Are YOu Still In Russia. ? Anyway Just Saying Hy & Have A Safe Journey.. Jon.
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Hi there!

Yes, i`ve left vladivostok last saturday early in the morning. After two months staying there, i was quite happy to see something new, and korea is really interesting. Next morning i can pick up my bike from the garage, then i will drive one or two weeks around the country. Maybe i will work here two or three months, after that i still want to go to south america!

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Any problems with your paperwork getting out of Russia? Or were they just happy to see you leave? :-)
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Hya Marco. Where are you now mate. Is the bike holding out ok & Hows xmas where you are.? take care mate & chat soon..Jon.
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Hola!

I'm now in Valparaiso, Chile. My bike should arrive next week, i'll start here at the beginning of january!

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