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Just realized i could of been taking pic`s with my phone since my camera broke, DOOOOHHH
Bella and Nadine have made it into Mongolia and are kicking back in Ulaanbaater with family well done girls makes you proud to be British don`t it ,,,, Ian and Debz are finaly moving again after getting there shock back ““so keep looking at there site`s
JUST GOT A TEXT OFF ROB HIS BIKE WAS “STOLEN IN BUDAPEST”
HANG ON MAYA i will ring soon
good weekend with friends, real kick back after so many miles , booked on the chunnel in the morning so it`s the horizons for me then home ,and from what steph has told me floods of noah`s proportions
LONG LONG DAY made it as far as Luxembourg, as i had programed in campsites i found a great one (camara still flat as sockets on the bike have packed it in ) so have no more pic`s , good food good beer even better shower , heading into Belgium tomorrow to meet friends and talk shit (nice easy ride from here)
had a text of Rob he is having a good time in Budapest with his girlfriend
A loverly ride through the czech republic this place needs a lot more looking at from me in the future. Dropped into Austria today and heading for Germany and Nuremburg, i found a etap motel about 90 click east of there so tucked myself in for the night (found a good eating house close by, food good service shit) it will be a long ride tomorrow as i want to get to Belgium and the Yamaha is starting to leak oil, i had forgoten how nice south east germany was to ride in ,,but it will be all highways tomorrow ,
Easy ride on motorways to Slovakia , Bratislava is fantastic to look at (but my camara battery was flat so no pic`s, i managed to find a hotel about 1km out from the main square (there are so many squares) cost me 50 euro though,,,,A nice beer down on the river front and a look around. i will have to come back here with steph
off to czech republic in the morning
We left L`viv after an loverly breakfast and only a 200 click ride to the border , 100 of which would be through the Carpathian mountains , the weather could`nt make its mind up but in the end was ok , great ride in the mountains and as we were going to the southern border crossing very little traffic,
This border crossing is not used to seeing Brits here so it caused a bit of chaos, but it still only took about an hour , the Hungarian side we just sailed through , then it started to piss down , you need a vignette for here so popped into Tesco changed money and also got our vignette .We had planned on a wild camp but found a hotel for 10 euro a night each sorted !
As Rob was meeting his girlfriend in Budapest thats were we would part company we both planned our respective routes , oh and had beer and pizza
next day was dry and a fast ride to Buda, were we parted company, seams strange not to see rob in my mirrors ,
60 CLICKS out and a great early morning ride into the city ,, straight to the GEORGE HOTEL were the girls just said welcome back MR ZEBB “god you smell“ and fixed us up with a room (and a great shower ) ,The staff at the George are the best in the world , seams to be some football do on , we are the only Brits bar one Gordie ,so are the local celeb`s
WE WUZ ROBBED ,WE SHOULD OF WUN
We were told of a local bar that was styled on a underground resistance bunker , you just knock on the door a hatch opens and you have to say the password ,,, if you got it right the armed guard opens up gives you a shot of the local hooch and your in , IT`S REALLY COOOOL
Fantastic place just watch out for traffic police ,, FIRST NIGHT was the noisest wild camp i have ever stayed in (next to a coal mine ) and the coal crushing machine so up early and a 700 click ride to a motel which was a knocking shop, but less noise than a coal mine ,,
next day 600 clicks in and down a track to a lake camp , it looked ok at first every one friendly ,,just as Rob said the words THIS LOOKS QUIET ENOUGH everyone came out of the bushes, it rapidly turned into chaos The total lack of woman got me thinking what have we got into here the head man said dont worry i am security ???? lifts his t shirt and pats his gun holster !!!! it was empty“` more chaos as they all hunted for the lost gun (meanwhile the pissed up local village idiot was trying to shoot off his own toes) turned out to be a Ukrainian drinking den (dualing banjoes were running in our heads as we got the fuck out of Dodge)!! ended up in the usual car park
We never got any pulles from the police , they seam to have all got new cars and uniforms (i think me and Henry bought them with all the money they reamed out of us last year )
Great ride through the kursk region good roads plenty of sun and HOT HOT HOT
crossing into ukraine at the border was ok but the russian custom guy was a moron,
It took me ten years to get to Volgagrad but it was worth the wait ,, the statue of Mother russia is the Largest free standing building in the world ,
bloody site wont let me upload pic`s at the moment ,,, the ourage on mothers face has to to be seen to be belived ,, they lost 1million 240 thousand people in the fight for Stalingrad (we lost 600 thousand including civilians in the whole war) great city what a great time
The ride the next day was cool southern Russian people are far more friendly than in the North and any girl that feeds me is up with the best
ok site wont let me upload pic`s at the moment but you will be added
JUST HEARED BELLA`S OK SO IS NADINE good girls keep going , Debz and ian are strugling with shock problems if i could of contacted them maybe i could of brought there shock from moscow ?
Leaving Moscow was the usual 3 ring circus , maddness ,, but i loved it , the road was long and hot and we expected it to last 2 days, after many near misses with usual kamaz trucks we eventualy set up camp in a disused car park which seams to be the theme for this trip
Last day in Moscow “I BEAT JAMES BOND“` it took 2 years and 4 attempts but i finaly made it into the Kremlin
OK 4PM in Laviv in the Ukraine (my best city ) 6 lagers in and loving it ,,,, but i have 2 weeks blog to catchn up on
so here we go
Just heard about belle`s accident in Kazakhstan anyone got an update?
is nadine ok?
HOT HOT NEWS The MoscowTimes is reporting Kazakhstan , Tajikistan and Krgyzstan have passed laws to get rid of visas for most Eu countrys possibly as soon as July GREAT!!!!! oh shit what will i do a talk on at the Horizons next year to get my free ticket ,
OK up early head int RED SQUARE guess what? full off bloody scafolding again !!!another bloody event OH AND I BUMPED INTO UNCLE JOE
The easy-est crossing ever 45mins, the insurance , took longer .
5 clicks in and it was a dirt road for 40kms but it was a good one only had to contend with the dust from 40 ton artics hammering towards you ,
a hard night in a Russian forest saw us hideing from the bugs in our tents Rob doesn`t beleave siberia is worse ,(but i declined to prove it to him on this trip)
Big thing for me i saw two wolves in the early hours of the morning first wild wolves i had ever seen ( they were a bit mingin though )
400 clicks to Moscow in a thunder storm and plenty of road works, we arrived at the Hotel soaked to the skin and covered in mud, reception just smiled and said welcome back zebb
Crossed into latvia and the roads went down hill , i forgot how small a country it was,
stopped in a small village about 20 clicks from the northern border, we decided to hide in plane sight and put the tents up on a grass verge at the enternce to the village it wasn`t long befor the kids were over and rob went and played football with them (he was hammered ) Tony pettie from sebeski extream recomended the border crossing and he was right , 45mins and a lot of help you can also get insurance in the petrol station on the right after you get through the last barrier
6TH // 12TH June–To Read the Full Blog Click Categories/Travel on the Right,,,If on a Mobile Click Home Top leftTravel Posted on Tue, June 12, 2012 16:26:34
Huzzar at last an internet connection we are on day 6 and in Lithuania at a great camp site ,
Day 1 dodged the rain to the chunnel , spent the night in calais and got bit by a poison spider , as you can see the cat was stressed out by the whole affair
Day 2, Blockhause , then off to Ypres to do the Menin gate thing .
Day 3, off to osterbeeke to the airborne museum then on to the Twente hdc rally
got the usual fantastic welcome of the girls , oh and we all got gassed by a gang that are robbing you in your sleep , must of pissed them off though i had invested all my money in Lager and would of slept through Thunderbird 2 hovering over my tent anyway.
Day 4 Germany / Poland 500mile and Fucked
QUICK TURN THE BLOODY TAP OFF
DAY 5 poland 500 mile and even more Fucked
DAY 6 Great in Lithuania had a shower and some Beers hope we will get back to more normal blogs soon if not catch up in Moscow