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The rest of Uzbekistan

I am running a bit late, the blog is 2 countries behind me so I will try to summarize Uzbekistan in this post. Pictures will come later. Tomorrow is another long riding day but there will be shorter days later in China. August 9th, 2012 – Bukhara-Nurata-Samarkand I tried to leave Bukhara the next day … Continue reading »

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Desert rides

We got up early to start the desert ride while the weather was still bearable. Fail. At 9am it’s already 30 degrees. And we were off. Bye bye Beyneu, hello desert! From Beyneu, the last proper town before the Uzbek border there is a 90km stretch of very bad road. Not the worst I would see … Continue reading »

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Russian plains

3 hours the Russian border took me. My two passports make a lot of things easier but they also make some other things take more time. Usually it’s not a problem. At the Georgian border I explained that I had two of them, one Argentine and one French and that the blue one didn’t need … Continue reading »

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Staring at the language barrier in the face

Let’s have tea at the gas station. Tea is big in Turkey. We’ve all heard about Turkish coffee but let me tell you, the real deal here is tea. It is everywhere. The first days it was a bit strange. I stopped close to a gas station to buy a salad to eat with my … Continue reading »

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In Bulgaria, all the roads lead to

the highway! Here’s the road I took from Sofia to Sunny Beach. I’m posting it here so that you can zoom in as I tell you what happened. [sgpx gpx=”/wp-content/uploads/gpx/120709.gpx”] I pleaded not to take highways anymore and with that in mind I set off. After trying and failing to get Scottoiler oil in Bulgaria … Continue reading »

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Wake up in Slovakia, have breakfast in Hungary…

…then buy some food in Hungary and picnic in Slovakia, only to finish the day 30km from Budapest. That was pretty much the summary of our day yesterday. We woke up where we had camped, in the nice camping by the lake in the north of Bratislava. I woke up after a night in the hammock, … Continue reading »

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Liberating liters

Ever since I’ve started planning this trip, the most used unit of measure has not been, as one could expect, the kilometer. It’s been the liter. At first it was all about the gas tank on the bike. The more liters the better, it would mean more autonomy for the bike. More kilometers until I … Continue reading »

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