The 11,000km trip was amazing, including diverse places like St. Petersburg, Crimea, Georgia, Istanbul and Kosovo.
There is something special about taking a ferry trip to Italy. All the Croatian ship staff insisted on speaking Italian to me, even though I would've understood Croatian much better. On the deck the ones afraid of traveling were praying with their rosaries.
The Bulgarian border was much better than its reputation. Leaving Turkey actually took more time. No road tax for motorcycles.
(2004-08-02 14:38 - Bergie)
Now in Turkey. The border was quiet but wonderfully inefficient. No carnet problems but issues with not having ten dollars for customs forms.
(2004-07-28 13:03 - Bergie)
Senaki, headed on M1 to Tbilisi. Nice weather and good road.
(2004-07-21 12:45 - Bergie)
Started the trip to Crimea. First gasoline break on the outskirts of Odessa, and then on the road. Sun is shining.
(2004-07-16 10:50 - Bergie)
Ukraine. The border was surprisingly fast and the nice border guards even warned me of a police radar trap ahead.
(2004-07-12 13:52 - Bergie)
Last morning in St. Petersburg. We're packing and wondering how Kerttu will get all her stuff carried without the motorcycle.
(2004-07-10 10:38 - Bergie)
Heavy rain in Helsinki so we put on our teletubby suits. Odometer says 56084km
(2004-07-03 11:53 - Bergie)