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Old 7 Jul 2009
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UK to Oz late 2009

Hi, Anybody interested in accompanying an old GS Adventure rider from the UK to Darwin and beyond? Leaving the UK anytime after mid-September 2009.
Route: London to Istanbul with some sightseeing on the way.
Turkey: Istanbul, Gallipoli, the West coast, Antalya, Ankara, Cappadocia, the Black sea coast, Lake Van then cross into Iran on the Van - Khoy road - can previous travelers help with information on whether this is a good point to cross from Turkey into Iran or is there a better place to cross?
Iran: Lake Orumiye, Tabriz, the Caspian sea coast, Tehran, Ali Sadr Caves, Hamadan, Shiraz, Persepolis, Yazd, Kerman, Bam. Crossing into Pakistan at Taftan.
Pakistan: Quetta, Karachi (Seaview Beach), Lahore (Badshahi Masjid mosque). Crossing into India, Amritsar.
India: (being researched)
Nepal: Kathmandu, Mt. Everest. Airfreight the bikes to Vietnam, Laos or Thailand.
Ride to Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia and ship the bikes to Darwin.
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great idea

just looking at the same sort of trip same time..met 3 guys at ripley with a similar idea but the email they gave is a no go...

just heard back from the passport office and they will not issue me a second as yet ..spoke to iranian embassy and they said they are issuing visas again.......

give us a call or let me have your number to call you

100% interested..lee

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Get together

Hi Lee,
I have friends and relatives in the Nottingham area. I may also be at Donnington for the MotoGP. Give me a call, 07554578585 or rtw2008bob@gmail.com and let's see if there is a suitable date and time for a chat. Thanks, Bob.
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i wanna do nearly the same trip. and i am searching since somemonths for someone who wanna do the same. i am from germany and 27 years old. i also wanna start at late 09, because till october i can finish my study.
how many time would you spent for this trip. and how old are you.
please let me know how far you are with your plans.
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When you get to brisbane australia

Hey Planobob.
From another old GS rider. you have to get in touch when near brisbane and we will set you on the right course in australia and assist you as best we can for shore. I want to do the same trip but In reverse and it would be great to hear your recent experiences. Ill keep an eye on this thead . Happy travels
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hi new to site but doing the same trip

hey bob akkman and r1lee im a 24 yr old doing the same trip on an old 250 cb looking to depart late sep early oct im doing it over a period of 12months tho looking at something like this uk netherlands germany chech austria slovakia hungary croatia serbia montenegro albania kosovo macedonia bulgaria turkey iran(turkmanistan uzbekistan tajikistan china) pakistan india china vietnam cambodia loas thailand maylasia indonesia australia i would probably be going at to slow of a pace for most but would be great to no someone who is further down the road for info ect...
had alot of experience budget backpacking and im taking 10 000gbp for the trip what sort of budget you looking at ?
also im using a guy called paul gower at the carne dept seems like ok guy i can send you his info if you need have you got carne? if so did you get a bank to front deposit if so was it easy enough any tips there?
i found insureandgo.com to be the cheapest personal insurance with decent excess
looking to find the best bank account to set up as previously on big trips backpacking have been stung everytime i use cash piont and twice a week over 12 months will add up to alot.
also it seems allmost all the way is going to be sealed roads where do you think there is not ect and what source do you use to find this? why not china? i cant seem to find a reliable source to determine wheather or not i can drive accross it but will see embassy to find out when closer?
any idea of price to ship to darwin if who do you use? hope its ok if i pick your brains on these one's bob?
im open to traveling with anyone but im in no rush to get home(aus)
cheers john
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my number

if anyone wants to meet for a chat/pint about the above 07546226464
forgot to put nepal in list
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sounds interesting,

and the most interesting thing is that you want to do this with a cb 250.
give me some more specs about that bike, which year,bhp and so on.
the problem on china is that you must pay a person from the chinese authorities that tavell with you all the time on your way through china. and they must be realy expensive. and they have a eye on you, so that you can't go where ever you want.
so it will also be a problem to go over turkmanistan uzbekistan tajikistan china.
so you have to opinions. pay a lot of money or fly with the bike to kambodcha or laos.
but it will be interesting to travel with you. beacause i don't want to do this with a 50 year old guy (i think the interests are to different). and on the other side my english will get much better.
if you wan't you can contact me under nico@asoft-ackermann.de

cheers nico
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