Also, bin ich angekommen in Europa. Paris. Hat mich gleich wunderbar schmerzhaft in die Arme genommen, ordentlich zugedrueckt und mir in wenigen Tagen klar gemacht, dass die Uhren und werweisswassonstnochalles ab jetzt wieder anders ticken. Die Kaelte und eine Fieberattacke...
December 17, 2007 GMT - Home Run to Kathmandu
After a long pause here are finally news from the second half of my cycling tour through Tibet. As indicated in the last blog, I left the town of Ali by myself taking a different route than Benni, Mandy and...
November 06, 2007 GMT - Geschichten aus tausendundeinem Kilometer
Ein tibetisches SERVUS beinand an alle daheim und in der sonstigen Weltgeschichte! Wir sind in Ali, der einzigsten "Stadt" im Westen Tibets, die diesen Namen verdient. Der Weg hierher war lang, kalt, steil, schwer und unglaublich erlebnisreich. Fuer ca. 1000km...
October 15, 2007 GMT - Welcome to China
I've left the russian influenced zone of central asia and am now finally in a complete new World: China! This really is a whole new chapter in my travels, it feels so crazy to be here. Crossing the boarder was...
September 29, 2007 GMT - First cycling experiences
The Jungfernfahrt on the bicycle is successfully completed, I'm now in Osh. But man, this IS a bloody different game! The km-clicks were sometimes so long apart, I thought I never arrive. No wonder, my bike, including front and back...
September 10, 2007 GMT - Changing plans in Kyrgyzstan
My time in Kyrgyzstan began with a wild party with russian mountaineers in the town of Osh. Victor from the travel agency in Tashkent, where I had sent my passport to and where it still hadnt arrived :(, had invited...
September 10, 2007 GMT - Medresas, Mosques and Cops
The first week in Uzbekistan I stayed in the famous Silk-Road-Cities of Bukhara and Samarkand with their many, many places of muslim worship. One wouldnt believe it, but there are quite a few tourists here, especcially french, that admire the...
August 09, 2007 GMT - "Flying" to Uzbekistan
Not only did I want to stay in Georgia, but Georgia didn't want to let go off me either! When I showed up on the boarder to Azerbaidshan the Georgians demanded some obscure blue paper I didnt have and sent...
August 07, 2007 GMT - Georgien
Der Start in Georgien war ein ueberraschend unproblematischer Grenzuebergang aus der Tuerkei. Nicht mal 2h und die Horrorstories ueber korrupte Grenzbeamte erweisen sich als nicht zutreffend. Wie ich spaeter rausfinde aber auch erst seit Praesident Saakashvili (der nach Shewardnazes Rausschmiss...
July 20, 2007 GMT - Andi of Arabia
Hello all, I'm still alive and riding. Arrived yesterday in Tbilisi, Georgia. On the way, I again browsed through Jordan in only one day and extended my visa in Syria, because I had such good time in Damascus. After visiting...
July 08, 2007 GMT - Hummus makes the world go 'round
As the picture implies, I managed to get myself and the bike to Israel. I was so happy and still couldnt believe it worked. Seeing road signs to Jerusalem just felt unreal. The crossing involved getting an exception for riding...
June 28, 2007 GMT - Course: Holy Land
After recovering from whatever made me sick so much I left the now unclimbed Mountains of the Ala Daglar. I guess I have to come back one day! My new direction was south, heading over Antakya to Syria, stay there...
June 18, 2007 GMT - Verluste beim Bergsteigen
Nach 2-3 Tagen in Kappadokien hatte ich genug von den Backpackern. Eigentlich sind die meisten Touris gar nicht so schlimm, aber das Verhalten der Einheimischen ist in Touristenorten oft vom Kommerz gepraegt, nicht mehr urspruenglich und authentisch. Da helfen dann...
June 18, 2007 GMT - Cappadocia
I know I'm quite a bit behind with my blog. This is why I'll keep this one short. Hopefully... Waiting in Ankara for the visas was a bit boring. The only thing impressing there were the taxis I thought. So...
May 27, 2007 GMT - Klettern in Antalya, Türkei
Als Teil meines Reisetagebuches, aber auch als Anregung für Touren der DAV Hochland Jugend/Jungmannschaft schreib ich über die Kletterei bei Antalya jetzt mal in deutsch. image Sportklettern in Geyikbayiri...
May 26, 2007 GMT - Merhaba
Since almost 3 weeks I'm now in Turkey. I chilled out for 6 days in Istanbul, applied for visas, met lots of turkish people and had some adventure on the way to Ankara and Antalya where I was rock climbing for a good week at the cliffs in Geyıkbayiri.
May 08, 2007 GMT - Through the Carpats and Bulgaria
This time pics only about the way from Transylvania to Turkey......
May 02, 2007 GMT - Asai Viata (c`est la vie) in Romania
So, lots has happend since I left Budapest a week ago. I partied with students in Eger, got attacked by Maikaefers (Maybeetles) in Romania, dropped my bike the first time, sought for enlightenment with the Monks in northern RO, climbed...
April 24, 2007 GMT - Hallyho from Budapest
So last Friday I finally managed to leave Rosenheim at 4pm. I didnt even make 200km before finding a nice spot for my sleeping bakg right next to a farm house near Bad Goisern. image First overnight spot...
April 19, 2007 GMT - Getting started, finally
So I want to go around half the world on a motorcycle! Hmm, plenty of reasons to do that: experience strange cultures, meet interesting people, see beautiful places... Well, there are more convenient and safer ways to do that than...
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