August 30, 2003 GMT - Iran to Germany
30.08.03 In the 4 days in Esferhan I met Greg with his Enfield again, he had made it somehow over the Pakistan / Iran border without a Carnet in...

August 08, 2003 GMT - Islamabad via Quetta to Iran
08.08.03 The visa was finally ready on Tuesday for 2900 Rs. This night I celebrated at KFC with a big burger and a coke. The next destination was Dera...

July 27, 2003 GMT - North India to Pakistan,Islamabad
27.07.03 After a rainy start in McLeod Ganj it got very hot again in Amritsar, where Mrs Bhandaris Guest House is a great place if you want to camp...

July 08, 2003 GMT - Pokhara to India and nearly in Pakistan
08.08.03 I`am getting lazy I must say ! After 6 days Pokhara I was kind of ready to leave, I knew that the others ( companions from the trek...

June 14, 2003 GMT - Pokhara, Kathmandu and the Annapurna Circuit Trek
14.06.03 After 7 days in Pokhara, some Parties and good food I went on to Kathmandu to organize my Pakistan visa. About 30km from Pokhara I got a bit...

May 14, 2003 GMT - India - The Map
Map of India...

May 13, 2003 GMT - From Agra to Varanasi and Nepal
13.05.2003 From Agra to Varanasi I had the most most shit days driving so far. Started again early in the morning and it took me quite a while to...

May 03, 2003 GMT - Rajasthan to Agra
03.05.03 After being for 8 days in Udaipur, doing all sorts ofusefull and useless things, welding sidestands and taking forks on the motorbike apart, also catching up with Jonas...

April 23, 2003 GMT - From Goa to Rajasthan
23.04.03 From Gokaran To Palolem was only a short trip over some beautiful road`s trough the mountains. I had already heard of the Goatax ( Baksheesh for the police...

April 02, 2003 GMT - The Way To Goa
02.04.03 After 2 days in Kodaikanal I went to Munnar ( State Kerla ) what is surrounded be teafields as far as you can see, beautiful roads, new tarmac...

March 24, 2003 GMT - Finaly on my way down south
24.03.03 Again a restday, now in Kodaikanal. Started yesterday from Mamallapuram south/west over Pondicherry, Tirrchirappalli and Dindigul to Kodaikanal at 2100m altitude because I had enough from the heat...

March 22, 2003 GMT - Part 2
22.03.03 So the next day was the same arriving at this office, waiting, going to this " Crazy House ", Superintendant, stamp, waiting and back at the hotel at...

March 21, 2003 GMT - The trouble to get a bike out of customs !!
21.03.03 Hi everybody, finaly I`am on my way but that was no easy I can tell you. Here the short version. The bike arrived on monday in Madras, went...

March 10, 2003 GMT - The first days in India
Hi everybody here the first e-mail from India !! The flight was scheit no sleep for 24 hrs, the bloody immigrationofficer was pissed off because I had no addresse in...


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