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Old 22 Jan 2013
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Uzbekistan (places along the "Silk Road") - leaving end of April 2013

Hi all,

my plan is to start end of April and take about 3 month.

Living south of Munich, Germany I intend to take a ferry from Italy - Greece (Igoumenitsa), Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic ...
Alternate return route: Russia, Baltic States, Poland, ...

I want to take some time to visit nice places on the route.

My bike is a Honda Africa Twin RD07A, 1998, about 80.000km.

If there is someone who has a similar interest in doing this kind of trip and would be interested in joining me, then get in touch. If you are on the road there anyway, contact me.

Tips and suggestions are welcome!

Lothar
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Similar timing?

G'day Lothar,

I'm leaving uk end of march on a transalp 600. Heading for Gallipoli peninsula by early April (sth Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria - turkey. Few days in Istanbul then right across turkey to Azerbaijan en route to Kazakhstan.

Heading north from there to st Pete then back to uk via top of Poland, Germany and Denmark.

Tom
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Places along the Silk Road

Hi,

Will be in Turkey in May and looking for fellow travelers to join efforts in order to tackle the Baku - Turkmenbashi ferry around May 15th. ( meeting with Tiger3 on June 1st in Bishkek for the Pamirs part )
See u on the road for and
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G'day Lothar,

I'm leaving uk end of march on a transalp 600. Heading for Gallipoli peninsula by early April (sth Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria - turkey. Few days in Istanbul then right across turkey to Azerbaijan en route to Kazakhstan.

Heading north from there to st Pete then back to uk via top of Poland, Germany and Denmark.

Tom
Hi Tom,

are you from DownUnder, mate?

Yes, I should take a ferry across the Dardanelles about the same time. But will travel south from there at first.

Might see you there - Lothar
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Hi,

Will be in Turkey in May and looking for fellow travelers to join efforts in order to tackle the Baku - Turkmenbashi ferry around May 15th. ( meeting with Tiger3 on June 1st in Bishkek for the Pamirs part )
See u on the road for and
Hi,

I intend to stay away from THAT ferry - no good reputation at all ...

See ya - Lothar
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Hey Guys Sheldon here, im and Aussie guy on a bmw gs 800, been on the road for 2 years through Africa Europe and a few other places along the way but am in Montenegro at the mment waiting on a little Polish hitchhiker I picked up in Prague, she joins me in Bucharest in the first week of March then we heading over through Turkey Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan ferry to Kazakstan then muck around over there in the stans before heading over to Mongolia back into Russia and the road of bones and Magadan.

No real set route other then east and out of there before it gets to cold not sure of Asia or the states yet and how long ill be two up is open at this stage we are jsut going to go with the flow and enjoy the ride,

Keep in touch we might hook up at some point www.rideforsmiles.com
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Your friends in İstanbul...

If you have time or need a nice pit-stop, just give a call at our club..
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and a weekend camping-chicken in tin party in the forest will be waiting for you.

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Hi Mehmet, ill be in Instanbul for a few weeks in late March April be nice to meet up. A few of the guys I have met in my travels have visited you Henning from Denmark heading south through Africa who I met in Nairobi and Mike Lewis an American guy I rode from Nairobi to Egypt with.

I was in Turkey in June on my way to Europe from Africa and travelled into Mersin via ferry from Egypt then road along the coast road (what a ride) to Antalya (beautiful coastline), up to Pummlakale pools (amazing) Selcuk ( fantastic ruins) Izmir Canakkale and over to Gallipoli for obvious reasons being an Aussie.

I left Instanbul off my list at the time as I knew I was heading back down that way as I am now, im really looking forward to getting back there, you have a beautiful country only matched by the people I met on my way through.

This time Ill be going through Instanbul Ankara and Cappadoccia and over towards the Stans. Im going to be organising my visa's for the Stans in Instanbul and Ankara which im hoping will go ok. I know theres the Armenian and Kazak embassys in Instanbul so im hoping to do those in my time in Instanbul. Ive been onto the Stantours website in regards of the letters of introduction but as im not sure when im going to be there and where im going at this stage it makes it tricky to ge them just yet.

Hopefully crossing into Turkey goes ok this time as when I came in via ferry last time it took me 8 hours and was chaotic but in saying that the ferries had just started up again so im sure they were still sorting stuff out as noone seemed to know what the hell was going on.

I Know cops ride the Gs 800's down there so might give my bike a full overhaul while im there buy some tyres and get a chain and sprockets sent down to your place while im there as im probably going to need them beofre i get to the other side of Russia.

Talk soon Mehmet and to everyone else safe travels hope to catch you all on the road somewhere.

Sheldon
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Hi all,

my plan is to start end of April and take about 3 month.

Living south of Munich, Germany I intend to take a ferry from Italy - Greece (Igoumenitsa), Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic ...
Alternate return route: Russia, Baltic States, Poland, ...

I want to take some time to visit nice places on the route.

My bike is a Honda Africa Twin RD07A, 1998, about 80.000km.

If there is someone who has a similar interest in doing this kind of trip and would be interested in joining me, then get in touch. If you are on the road there anyway, contact me.

Tips and suggestions are welcome!

Lothar
Lado I caught the (Igoumenitsa) to Bari ferry and cost me I think 40 or 50 Euro im not 100% sure now but not much and it was for me and the bike. You leave the port at Igoumenitsa and straight on the highway from the boat its all really straight forward if you havent done that section of the trip before.
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Hi Lothar,

great to hear that you plan this trip too. Unfortunatelly I want to travel one year later. I live in the south of Bavaria, too! Im very interested in your trip.
Would be great to keep in touch and exchange our informations.

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Hi all,

my plan is to start end of April and take about 3 month.

Living south of Munich, Germany I intend to take a ferry from Italy - Greece (Igoumenitsa), Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic ...
Alternate return route: Russia, Baltic States, Poland, ...

I want to take some time to visit nice places on the route.

My bike is a Honda Africa Twin RD07A, 1998, about 80.000km.

If there is someone who has a similar interest in doing this kind of trip and would be interested in joining me, then get in touch. If you are on the road there anyway, contact me.

Tips and suggestions are welcome!

Lothar
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Hi Lothar. How come you skip the mountain roads of Kyrgyzstan? No Visa needed for 60 days, good people and nice food...
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Hej Lado..
We, a dane and a croat - we both speak fluently german, are going to be on the same...more or less, road as you , at least for a while.... We'll meet around Wörgl or St Johan in Tyrol, and going together Rumania, Istanbul and the coast road north through Turkey and than into Iran. My travell companion rides into Turkmenistan - I'll head south...into the Dasht - e Kavir desert to Yazd, Persepolis, Esfahan, - into the very beautiful mountains and rivers, up to Dorud, close to Khorramabad, Hamedan, ...etc.. A tour recommanded to me, from an Iranian guy at my work...

I would be happy to exchance info, ideas if of interest..?

Schönen gruss vom kalten norden... :-)
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Hej Lado..
We, a dane and a croat - we both speak fluently german, are going to be on the same...more or less, road as you , at least for a while.... We'll meet around Wörgl or St Johan in Tyrol, and going together Rumania, Istanbul and the coast road north through Turkey and than into Iran. My travell companion rides into Turkmenistan - I'll head south...into the Dasht - e Kavir desert to Yazd, Persepolis, Esfahan, - into the very beautiful mountains and rivers, up to Dorud, close to Khorramabad, Hamedan, ...etc.. A tour recommanded to me, from an Iranian guy at my work...

I would be happy to exchance info, ideas if of interest..?

Schönen gruss vom kalten norden... :-)
Hi Dane,

I,ve sent you an email - Lothar
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G'day Lothar,

Yes I am from down under mate, what gave it away??

I'm on the ferry over the English channel on the 28th so should be in your neighborhood a day or two later en route to the ferry in Bari or Brindisi.

If you're free I'd love to compare notes and perhaps a stein or two.

Cheers mate
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G'day Lothar,

Yes I am from down under mate, what gave it away??

I'm on the ferry over the English channel on the 28th so should be in your neighborhood a day or two later en route to the ferry in Bari or Brindisi.

If you're free I'd love to compare notes and perhaps a stein or two.

Cheers mate
Tom
Hi Tom,

a pommy wouldn´t likely write 'G'day' :-))

It would be the 28th of March? I´ll take the ferry from Ancona on the 22nd of April.

If you would like to pop in, write me a PM for the address.

Cheers - Lothar
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