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Crossing Siberia alone

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Planning to ride from Vladivostok to Germany next August solo, any advice out there on how best to find accommodation along the road? Any tips on if pre booking hotels is possible? - Is camping safe or to be avoided. I have read plenty of books with plenty of riders who have made it solo, but in this communities experience (advice welcome) - is it best and safer to find a buddy or tour going that way?

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I did this route twice from Poland to Japan and back. You can camp everywhere in taiga, just drive left or right, you can stay in pensions (caled gostinica in russian). In western part of Siberia you can find also many motels and hotels.
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Ukraine and Russia Insurance

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Could you tell me how you arranged insurance for Ukraine (Assume you went through Ukraine) and into Russian please?

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Insurance

In my country green card is for free. Those countries are part of green card system so I can visit without any costs.
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Kinga Tanajewska did the Vladivostok run earlier this year and seemed to find it OK, but then she does seem to be pretty good at networking and finding places to stay/people to help. Personally I'd prefer to do it with a buddy but you certainly can do it solo if necessary.

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You should be OK for weather in August, though the summer is coming to an end by then so be prepared for hard conditions on the higher roads. If you plan your daily mileages you could probably avoid the need for most of the rough camping and scabby little towns and aim for cities with real hotels.

Regarding Ukraine insurance you should be able to buy it at the border.

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