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Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Igor Djokovic,
camping above San Juan river,
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Old 22 Feb 2013
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Smile Riding Across Europe - one girl, one Suzuki VanVan - 12 000km

Hi Guy's I would like to share with you my story.
In 2011 I ride across Europe on small Suzuki VanVan (125ccm). In 48 days i rode 12 000km.
At the beginning there were: 2 girls, 2 Suzuki VanVan's, 12 000km but Caroline decide to go back home after two weeks in the saddle. Here yo can find notes from my adventure

Soooo let's start:

Approximate route: Warsaw – Budapest – Transfagarasan – Ohrid – Bar – Bari - Florence – Monaco – Nice – Cannes – Barcelona – Valencia – Gibraltar – Lizbona – Porto – Bilbao – La Rochelle – Luxembourg – Brussels - Amsterdam – Berlin – Warsaw.

It's me Weronika (Veronica)


That's my bike Suzuki VanVan (Mr. Shogun)

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Day 1

We started our journey! Greetings from Kaniów (Poland), we’re spending night with nice motorcycle family (Thomas & Isabell) : )
The first kilometers (miles) were great. Sunny day, empty road. Just two bike's which attracted the attention on a pitstops





Me (Veronica):


Caroline:
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Inspiring story.

I never heard of a suzuki van van,and trust me im a bike nut.we never had them in oz.Are they 250's?Love to hear more about your journey,Noel
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Yeasterday we had visit extermination camp - Auschwitz II-Birkenau. It's unbelivable how many people were killed by Nizes in this place. After that short lesson of history we realize how we are luck that we live in free country.. and that we can make our dreams come true.

















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Day 2

We had plans today to get to Budapest, but as it turns out... plans are made to change them.. We started morning relatively late and we still had to do a few things on Polish territory... when we crossed border, we went in to the direction of the village Čičmany, known for its dark wooden houses painted in white ornaments. The route, which passes through the valley of Rajčanki is great. It is a beautiful road - ideal for motorcycle rides. Of course, do not run out of adventures, rain soaked us several times, at night we were looking for accommodation, gps suggest some extreme track and spooky place

But fortunately we found safe place to sleep











VanVan's slept at the back of the bar





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Thanks Dog & Noel
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You may well be right but ive never seen one

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No they are a 125.....
And I believe in Aus they are known as a RV125, I could be wrong

I've already read Veronica's blog. Brillllllllllll
Total respect to her....


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125cc in this country is almost exclusively for moto cross bikes and scooters.
nice photo's girl's ,beautiful country.
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I rode to Aushwitz last year from the UK; your photos bring back memories! I really enjoyed riding in Poland. Welcome to the HUBB, and enjoy your journey!
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welcome!
will enjoy reading your ride report from 2011
have you done much more since then?
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Hi,
thanks for welcome
In 2012 I ride around Poland and in previous years: Alps, Scandinavia, Italy...

And this year I want to ride across america (Canada & US).


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Day 3 Hungary

In this country at every turn someone offered us support. From small gestures, handshake-type... like old lady who didn't speak a word in english but by the gestures she explained us that when she was 19 she rode a motorcycle by herself. After another pleasant event that took place ... help of a stranger man in stretching the chain in Carolina VanVan's. (We rack with the screw over 20 min. until suddenly our hero grew behind our backs)
In our hearts for a long time gone stay another lady who held out a helping hand to us, when we lost hopes of finding accommodation. She open her house for us despite that she didn't have to much by herself.


For me this country will be associated with "spectacular" ride of Carolina, which caused me.. almost a heart attack!

























It was soooo hot..


After fall..

















struggle with chain
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Outstanding , looking forward to the next chapter
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Day 4 Romania

They say a lot about this country. Unfortunately much more harm than good ... why? Hard to say... how far it surprised us - with beautiful scenery, fabulous roads and the weather is great 32C... and this interesting architecture. We hope that tomorrow this image won't be disturbed by anything. We're going to ride the Transfăgărăşan route, which personally I can't wait to ride

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