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Old 11 Jan 2012
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New dutch apprentice

Hello everybody,
I am new here as a poster/registered user, although not to the website. I have been looking around here for a couple of months now. I ordered and devoured the HU DVD box, then asked for a few months off from work starting August 2012. Now I am busy planning my first trip, so tons of questions coming your way and looking forward to the reactions.
My name is Steven and I am from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The nickname was given to me by my last employer, don’t know where it comes from but it sort of followed me around.
I have yet to decide on where to go. I am currently looking at making a tour around the black sea and maybe visit Iran as well.
I am both excited and a bit nervous but I guess that is normal.
Greetings from rainy Holland
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Wolsly. There is a ton of information here as you already know.
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Welcome to HU!

As above, you'll find a ton of information, plus great people to help you get started.

Have fun, and good to hear you "devoured" the DVD series
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Hey Wolsly,

Welcome!!

There are plenty of people with lots of motortravel experience here who can help you on your way.

Keep posting your plans, I'm curious where you decide to go.

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Welcome fellow countryman

Hi Wolsly...Like you I live in Amsterdam and I have obtained heaps of useful information from the HUBB for my trip to Turkey in 2012. There seems to be an answer here for just about any question you might have...enjoy! My solo-trip to Turkey will take place in June and I wil do the first stage by Autotrein from Den Bosch to Livorno in Italy. I have seen more than enough motorways and Autobahns for my liking so this is a nice way to get around that first boring stretch. From Livorno I will cut across the boot of Italy to Ancona where I will board a ferry to Ingoumenitsa in Greece. Along the way I will camp (in the wild if needed) and when I´m really dirty and in need of a decent bed I´ll look for a simple hotel/BB or hostel. Once in Istanbul I might stay a couple of days in the Sultanameht area ( Blue Mosque & Aya Sofia sights) which is littered with small hotels and backpackers hostels. I will then head inland trying to stay on countryroads as much as possible. No serious off-roading for me because I ride a Kawa Vulcan cruiser which is ok for some gravel or hard surface mud/sand but nothing too rich! Depending on my time spent I will head back to Europe at one stage and I´m thinking of returnining via the West Balkans to Croatia where I can hop on a ferry again back to Ancona. I like to take it as it comes so I´m not quite sure how far east I might get..
Good luck with your planning and eventual trip, all part of the fun!!
Greetings from Mokum!
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Hi all,

Thanks for all the reactions, things are going great and the trip is coming together...bit by bit, € by €
Hope to see you someday, somewhere for a

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