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August 07, 2008 GMT - OVERVIEW

Overview



August 07, 2008 GMT - Yo Ho and be merry on the Dong Chun Ferry

The adventure ends in Korea when Elephant gets packed in a crate to be shipped home.



July 24, 2008 GMT - Elephant Dreaming

Team Elephant gets into Vladivostok in one piece and starts to plan the next move.



July 15, 2008 GMT - Chita to Khabarovsk

Elephant destroys a rear tyre in 200km on the gravel roads between Chita and Khabarovsk.



July 06, 2008 GMT - Rain, mud and Mongolian Biffo

A little civil unrest puts a dampener on a visit to Mongolia.



June 30, 2008 GMT - Baikal

Rain washes away a visit to Lake Baikal, but Mike and Jo manage to service Elephant and fit new tyres before heading to Mongolia.



June 23, 2008 GMT - Siberia!

5000 km east of Moscow, Mike and Jo draw breath to consider their transit of Siberia.



June 18, 2008 GMT - A Bad Start

Mike and Jo have a bad start to their cross- Russia ride that sets them back two days and 1000 km, but they make some interestng new friends on the way!



June 18, 2008 GMT - Moscow

Mike and Jo find a lot to like about Moscow



June 10, 2008 GMT - St Petersburg

A few days in St Petersburg allow Mike and Jo to get a feel for the Russian West and to recall what the word expensive means.



May 31, 2008 GMT - The Baltic States

Riding north to Russia with their newly acquired visas, Mike and Jo take a few days to explore the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.



May 24, 2008 GMT - Problems and Friends

Mike ad Jo get their Russian Visas and soet a serious problem with their computer.



May 24, 2008 GMT - A Monumental Week in Hungary

With some time to spare, Mike and Jo head off to find out about Hungarian public art,



May 12, 2008 GMT - Surf is up in Hungary

After escaping from tourist central in Budapest, Mike and Jo head for the rural south of Hungary



May 05, 2008 GMT - Russian about in Hungary

More dramas with Russian Visas don't dampen Mike and Jo's spirits as they spend a weekend with their daughter Sarah and her husband Mike Green in Budapest.



April 27, 2008 GMT - Steeling ourselves in Romania

Romania left the impression of a country struggling to overcome the legacy of Soviet domination.



April 27, 2008 GMT - Talking in Tongues

Communicating is always a problem but it never interferes with getting fed or finding a bed.



April 21, 2008 GMT - Romania 101

Apart from the changeable spring weather, Mike and Jo find Romania a clean and comfortable place to journey.



April 12, 2008 GMT - Black Sea, Warm Heart

A trip to the Bulgarian Black Sea coast does not impress Mike and Jo with the state of development.



April 06, 2008 GMT - Introducing Bulgaria

Moving north from Greece into Bulgaria, Mike and Jo find the weather cooler and wetter but discover another interesting country.



March 30, 2008 GMT - A final look at Greece

On their way north to Bulgaria Mike nd Jo run into some unseasonable Greek weather and revisit a town with some good memories.



March 23, 2008 GMT - Lost on an Island in Greece

Back in Greece after 18 years Mike and Jo find that all of the important things are unchanged, they now just wear tight blue jeans.



March 16, 2008 GMT - Spring at Last

Back in Greece after 18 Years, Mike and Jo see many changes, but settle in to life quickly.



March 09, 2008 GMT - Long days in short countries

Mike and Jo ride across Italy and land in Greece.



March 02, 2008 GMT - Reflections on Tunisia

Mike and Jo spend their last few days in Tunisia soaking up the late winter sun at Hammamet.



February 23, 2008 GMT - Tunisia the Centre and North

Mike and Jo continue to discover Tunisia



February 17, 2008 GMT - Southern Tunisia

Mike and Jo explore the east coast and south of Tunisia.



February 10, 2008 GMT - A Tale of Plumbing Old and New

Mike and Jo find their feet in Tunisia and come to grips with the plumbing.



February 03, 2008 GMT - Getting to Tunisia

Mike and Jo struggle to get from Morocco to Tunisia without going broke.



January 25, 2008 GMT - Goodbye Morocco

After six weeks, Mike and Jo end the Moroccan leg of their travels on a high note.



January 19, 2008 GMT - Tourists, touts and the imperial cities.

Mike and Jo cross the High Atlas to Marrakech and travel north to the Imperial cities of Fes and Meknes.



January 10, 2008 GMT - The Anti Atlas Mountains

Mike and Jo get lost in the Anti Atlas Mountains for 10 days and find some of the world's best bike roads.



January 02, 2008 GMT - A mystery and some fishy business in Agadir

Mike and Jo discover some interesting local history in Agadir.



December 29, 2007 GMT - Christmas

Mike and Jo meet their daughter Sarah and her husband Mike at Essaouira, Morocco, for a week of relaxation over Christmas.



December 18, 2007 GMT - Morocco, Atlantic Coast

Mike and Jo cross into Morocco from Spain and head south down the Atlantic coast



December 09, 2007 GMT - Jerez de la Frontera

Mike and Jo hole up for the public holidays at the home of sherry.



December 04, 2007 GMT - Broken down in Granada

The Elephant breaks down in Granada



November 26, 2007 GMT - Back in the Saddle

Mike and Jo get back to business but have some first day blues.



November 26, 2007 GMT - Some additional storage

Mike fits up some new storage to the bike.



November 20, 2007 GMT - John Hannan

Jo and Mike Have a short trip back to Australia



November 05, 2007 GMT - Out of England

Mike and Jo have a less than wonderful week and a quick trip back to Australia



October 28, 2007 GMT - A Family Wedding

Back in England, Jo and Mike attend the wedding of their daughter Sarah.



October 22, 2007 GMT - Up and Over

Belgium and back to the UK



October 15, 2007 GMT - Running the Ramparts

We find a hilltop town with some interesting characters



October 14, 2007 GMT - A Tale of two wineries

Wine tasting in Champagne



October 14, 2007 GMT - A Small Museum in Troyes

An unexpected find in a Troyes back street



October 14, 2007 GMT - Champagne Travel

Mike and Jo settle down with some Champagne beet farmers for a while.



October 06, 2007 GMT - The Loire Valley

A few days in the Loire Valley to look at some old buildings



October 02, 2007 GMT - The Atlantic Coast

We settle in for a week at Arcachon on the Atlantic coast and watch the weather change.



September 27, 2007 GMT - Sete and Montpellier

We Settle in Sete as a base for the Monpellier game.



September 22, 2007 GMT - France at Last

The escape from England is not without drama



September 13, 2007 GMT - Off to Wales

A Welsh adventure to start the journey



September 12, 2007 GMT - National Motorcycle Museum

Mike finds heaven at Solihull while Jo reads a book.



September 10, 2007 GMT - Lyon

Lyon, Australia wollops Japan 91 to 3 and we eat far too well.



September 09, 2007 GMT - london

Underway but still bikeless.



August 30, 2007 GMT - New York

Away at last. First stop New York.



August 10, 2007 GMT - The Paperwork

The administration for this trip seems far more complicated than for our last adventure. We think our lives have become too complicated!



July 13, 2007 GMT - The Bike

With too little time, the bike is prepared in a rush and much is left undone.



June 10, 2007 GMT - The Plan

A Plan comes together......or so we thought!



May 25, 2007 GMT - Deciding to Go

Wth their children grown ad their lives settled, Mike and Jo decide on one more adventure.



 


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