August 2019

Home Sweet Home

By |August 15th, 2019

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Russland

26.07

From
Aqtau I crosse the border to Orenburg 

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28.07

.. move
on to Samara, which lies at the Volga …

29.07 /
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over Penza to ..

01.08


Tambow and ..

02.08


Woronesch

As I read in the
Internet, all these cities belonged to the fortress belt in the southern part
of the then Russian Empire to ward off the Tatars.

The […]

July 2019

Kazakhstan – endless roads

By |July 27th, 2019

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I cross the border to Kazakhstan and spend 3 nights in Almaty to have the engine oil changed. At the workshop, I meet again the two Englishmen Tim and somebody. I met the two in Chorugh in Tajikistan on the street. There are some places where “everybody” […]

Kyrgyzstan

By |July 19th, 2019

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As I
mentioned the last time, coming from Tajikistan to Kyrgyzstan is like landing
in paradise.

Over the
mountains you enter a huge green plain surrounded by high snow-capped
mountains. There are many yurts scattered here and there, herds of horses and
cows grazing all around.

The next
town is Sary-Tash, where I make a short […]

Tajikistan

By |July 13th, 2019

Photos

It took a
while with a new report. But a lot has happened. Meanwhile, I am in Kyrgyzstan
in Osh and try to bring my intestinal flora back under control.

But
before I start to tell about experiences in Tajikistan, more encounters or
funny things from other travelers in Uzbekistan.

In
Samarkand there was an elderly Korean who traveled slowly and […]

Entry to Tajikistan rejected

By |July 4th, 2019

Sometimes things go different than planned. In any case, it’s my mistake, or however you will see it. More about that later.

Yesterday
I complained that I do not meet any people. The hostel in Samarkand is well
visited.

I meet
Anna and Rene from Luxembourg. The two are retired and also traveling by
motorbike. Their final goal is Japan. […]

June 2019

Uzbekistan

By |June 30th, 2019

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25.06

No-driving day in Nukus.

I visit
the art museum, that I got recommended the previous day. The painter,
archeologist and collector Igor Vitalyevich Savitsky has collected
“all” contemporary art of the 20th century, which he could find in
Central Asia and Russia.

It’s
worth seeing, I spend more than 2 hours in it and I’m sure was an exception.

Walking
around outside is […]

through the desert

By |June 25th, 2019

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21.06

Off to
Kazakhstan. It is only around 50-60km to the border.

At the
border I meet Orhan and his son Halit from Turkey. The two are traveling for
3-4 weeks with their motorcycles to ride the Pamir Highway.

The
departure from Russia and entry into Kazakhstan is fairly quick and without
problems. Especially on the Kazakh side, the border officials are […]

Russia

By |June 20th, 2019

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17.06

Welcome
to Russia.

Thinking
about yesterday. My German camping neighbors were a bit strange. The two did
not get out of their caravan. I only saw the man when he went out and lent me
the shower. I never saw his wife. Anyway.

After a
cup of instant coffee, I burn my fingers on the hot gas cooker and then I […]

Ternopil – not Chernobyl

By |June 16th, 2019

15.06

Ternopil – not Chernobyl

Going
further east, I try to bring as many kilometers behind me as
possible. But the roads are a real disaster. Countless potholes. The
ride is often more like a slalom tour. Everything on the bike is
shaking.

I
wanted to drive about 100kms more, but with these road conditions, I
am fed up and I stop […]

It’s hot

By |June 15th, 2019

On the
way to Central Asia.

A few
lines, although I’m totally exhausted

The
journey started in the morning with a spontaneous wheel change. I was ready to
go. Then I had the decision to make to take an extra tire or not.

I got two
new tires. I mounted one on a rim and wanted to take the other one […]