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Azerbaijan's border to Baku

AZERBAIJAN | Sunday, 29 Jul 2007 | Views [2296]

 The customs agents on the Az’s side were more concerned on check if my passport was fake than to check on my bags or bike. After checking my passport against the light and folding its page a 100 times, they told me: - Ronaldinho, Roberto Carlos, Andre! ... Read more >

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Bye Bye Iran - Salam Azerbaijan

AZERBAIJAN | Sunday, 22 Jul 2007 | Views [2083] | Comments [3]

Rasht to Astara Before I left Rudsar to Rasht, I asked Behrooz to call my contact, Mr. Nikibina, and get me an address. With an address in hands, there would be no chance I’d miss my contact. Arrived in Rasht and headed to Azodi Sport Complex ... Read more >

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Iran - Tehran to Astara with a VIP stop in Rudsar

IRAN | Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007 | Views [3501]

Arrived in Tehran around half-passed noon, it was hot and humid. I couldn’t see the sea anymore; I needed to find another a way to refresh myself. Called Koosha to get his friend’s number. Got the number and called; a voice on the other side said: You ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Iran: Bojnurd toTehran

IRAN | Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | Views [2425] | Comments [1]

On my way to Bojnurd, I met Ahmad Isatolah, a cyclist coming from Northeast of Iran, heading to Mashad by bicycle. He was as surprised and happy as me to meet another biker. He couldn’t speak English, and my Farsi is as good as my Russian - none. We gestured ... Read more >

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Iran - Mashad to Quchan

IRAN | Saturday, 7 Jul 2007 | Views [2788] | Comments [11]

Afghanistan was behind, but not past. Its memory was fresh and very warm. Its people and its nature had impressed and certainly changed me a lot. But now, it was time to enjoy Iran. I had heard from other travelers that Iran was a country of nice people…They ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Afghanistan to Iran

IRAN | Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | Views [1330] | Comments [2]

Arrived in Charcharan, the capital of Gor province. On arrival, I met Hassam, an US interpreter. He was working for the US army based at the Lithuania Army base. There were 4 countries sharing that base: Lithuania, USA, Croatia and another one that I ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Pakistan to Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN | Monday, 25 Jun 2007 | Views [2413] | Comments [1]

Here we go…"You cannot cross the Kyber Pass by bike! "Said the officer, and more: "To cross to Afghanistan you need an escort, a soldier." Had the visa and the Tribal authorization, needed a soldier. My last day in Peswar, Pakistan, ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


The Heat is On!

PAKISTAN | Saturday, 12 May 2007 | Views [1224] | Comments [6]

60km from the Afgahn border, at Peswar city. Historical city, Peswar was ground for some famous explorers, conquerors, and tyrans - Alexander the Great, Marco Polo, Genghis Khan, Timur, Bakur, and ME, Rodrigo The Stubborn. Peswar is famous for being ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Pakistan VIP style

PAKISTAN | Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | Views [1713] | Comments [5]

My last days in India were in Amritsar, 30km away from the Pakistane border. Amritsar is a a city known for it´s large Sikh population and it´s temple - Golden Temple. Incredible! The temple is a number of buildings surrounding this man-made pool where ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Nepal is a MUST.

INDIA | Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | Views [3011] | Comments [5]

I've been trying to find words to describe Nepal, but I jut can't find to represent a deep breath before you say "beautiful." Riding in Nepal has been a constant switch of feelings from pleasent, revigorating, relaxing to exciting, mind-blowing and WOW.... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


India again...but just for a little!

INDIA | Friday, 30 Mar 2007 | Views [765]

Finish my ride in Bangladesh...missing already (not the water!)Rode my way up to Shiliguri, the link city for surrounding countries to trade and smuggle "goods." Sort of a big city, yet better than Calcutta to ride trough, Shilliguri shows ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Bye Bye Bangla!

TAIWAN | Sunday, 25 Mar 2007 | Views [826] | Comments [3]

Spent two days in Dhaka . The usual big city - traffic, lots of ppl, poluttion; yet, better than Calcutta . Made a few good friends. Looking for a internet café, I met Mr. Syed Shah MD Munir, a real state Chief engineer, and later Coo. ATM Mesbahuddin ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Bangladesh Rocks!

BANGLADESH | Sunday, 25 Mar 2007 | Views [1157] | Comments [2]

   Arrived in Khulna District. On the way to the city I spotted something going on in a school near by the road, got it, the usual - swarmed by curios ppl. They took me to sit in the middle of a crowd who were attentiously looking at a setup stage, ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


INDIA TO BANGLDESH - UPDATED

BANGLADESH | Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | Views [3330] | Comments [3]

After days without Internet, I arrived in Dhaka.   Invited to use his office, Mr. Syed Shah Md Munir, a real state chief engineer took me to a comfortable workstation, after a delicious Bangladesh tea. Here I am, AC, coffe, and a break to have ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Bike Ride

GEORGIA | Saturday, 17 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

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On my way to India

THAILAND | Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | Views [946] | Comments [6]

After writing for 20 minutes, computer crashed. Here we go again... In Bangkok(BKK), Thailand. After crossing the Friedship Bridge, Thai-Laos borders cross, the beauty and the kindness of ppl I talk to is still impressive. Hot and humid weather, Thailand ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


First week

LAOS | Saturday, 3 Mar 2007 | Views [618] | Comments [1]

Started under a light rain, ended after 82.64km, soaked wet. Traffic is bad, noise trucks,but the scenary is great. Rice fields that go far beyond you can see, where huge rocky mountains appear. People are very nice, children always running to say: "... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Slammer Party in my tent

THAILAND | Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | Views [737] | Comments [1]

...I wasn't invited. Out to explore the trails and the wild life of Khao Yai Natl. Park to later find that things were getting wild at the camp site. Monkeyfest in my tent: bread,butter,milk,cereal,shampoo, soap, and a bag of protein powder, which was ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!


Standing by...the monkeys

THAILAND | Sunday, 4 Feb 2007 | Views [553] | Comments [1]

Still in Thailand, but not in Bangkok. Camping at Khao Yai Natl. Park. In the middle of monkeys, dears, elephants, crocodiles, and bats...I wait for the departing date, Feb 26th. Monkeys jumping on and around the tent, porcupines cruising by in the ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


On the Go

THAILAND | Monday, 29 Jan 2007 | Views [968] | Comments [4]

ready... I gotta say that. I wasn't expecting to start this ride 'till 2009. After a year with no trainning or much riding I received the news of my case been cleared out. Two hours later i had a ticket to fly out in the same evening. here i am, here ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


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