November 01, 2009 GMT
Europe 15.10.09 - 02.12.10

Greece welcomes us with 2 degrees Celsius at night and only 6 degrees during the day. Within few kilometres my fingers are frozen and turning blue. Luckily we’re able to buy some ugly but warm camo gloves. This gloves and my camo raincoat let me rather look more like a warrior than a traveller…
As soon as the Greek customs find out that the bike isn’t registered in Germany, they start to be suspicious about our bike papers, especially our green card. Additionally Jane’s Schengen Visa is being inspected under UV light with a magnifying glass.
Finally I can convince an Austrian border guard to let us pass through our last border so far.
WE’RE ENTERING EUROPE!!!!!!!!
Our plan was to explore Greece for about 2 weeks but the cold and rainy weather quickly changes our decision. In only 3 days we’re crossing Greece and arranging the ferry tickets to Venice. Not willing to spend 40-50 Euros for a room, we’re looking for Igoumenitsa’s camp ground, which is closed already. Well, eventually we end up camping close to the campsite, just below a “NO CAMPING” sign.
It is raining; it is cold, we’re very happy to board the ferry and rest in our Pullman chairs.
24 hrs later we’re entering the magnificent Venice harbour. It is very cold but no sign of clouds. Amazing clear sky allows a view of hundred kilometres or more.

just a glimpse of venice


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Posted by Darius Skrzypiec at 04:04 PM GMT
November 22, 2009 GMT
GERMANY 20.11.09 - 05.08.10 and 02.10.10 -

20 months passed, 40000km later we're finally reaching germany!!!! now we'll have time for the necessary repairs and many liters of GLUEHWEIN, hehehe.


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the remains of our AT


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No time wasting, I start to strip the bike. Very soon there are parts all over the place and the frame remains standing solitary in the garage. For the next weeks, if not months, I’ll be busy working on the bike and make it fit for the next part of our RTW adventure.

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jane cleaning the parts

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full box of parts

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Burghausen at night


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X-mas castle trip in Burghausen

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also in germany the women are responsible for their husbands... this sign was taken at the BAYWA homemart in burghausen.


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the job is done, the bike is ready for new adventures!!!! many thanks to all of you who supported us and made the "rebuilding of the africa twin" possible!!!

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sadly, we are forced to give up the beautiful number plate and use the German one instead... we wouldn't be given any insurance in the EU otherwise...

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A trip to Hessen's "Kloster Kreuzberg"

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Which way to go???


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here we go!, found the odd austrian village...

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the education standards in germany are really high... even the dogs are meant to be able to read and write, hehehhhe.


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jane adds up one more dress to her collection: " Bayrische Tracht!"


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burghausen bridge festival

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Posted by Darius Skrzypiec at 09:45 AM GMT
 
 

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