Category Archives: Russia

Adventure motorcycle riding

Russia With Motorcycle Slideshow & Blog Lovin Test

Russian Flag at Lake Baikal

And a video of part of Patrick’s motorcycle trip through Russia the first time around to go with it so its not just a floating link. 😉 Watch it just for the music! 🙂 Follow my blog with Bloglovin

English Translation Of Fernweh: A Trans Continental Motorcycle Adventure Is Out!

Cover: Fernweh a trans continental motorcycle adventure

As some people already know, Patrick wrote a book about his first around the world motorcycle trip that took place in 2004 and 2005. And finally, the English version; Fernweh: A Trans Continental Motorcycle Adventure is available on Amazon and …
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A Kick Back To Russia & The Joys Of Couch Surfing

As we get ready to hit Laos’ route 13 I have decided to autopost a couple of articles so the blog does not go into radio silence. So sorry if your comment is not moderated, as soon as I have …
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Visual Summary: Irkutsk and Lake Baikal

We knew as of the middle of August we would sell our bikes. But before selling them we wanted to visit Lake Baikal. For me it was the first major goal of the trip, I had said no matter what, …
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Novosibirsk, John, & A Vegetarian’s Kryptonite

We burned it from Chelyabinsk to Novosibirsk.  Our brief flirtation with a stop over in Omsk was destroyed by weather that looked like this: That led to one particularly muddy session after wild camping: where Patrick had to rescue all …
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Roundabouts From Hell

I love Russia.  I love the language (despite a complete inability to speak it), I love the food (mostly at least, there are still the occasional moments where I go WTF as I stare in dismay at whatever it was …
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Russian Banjas & Friendly Kidnappings

The guy on the left is Konstantine, the guy in the middle is the kidnapper, and the other guy is an Ukrainian who, along with 5 others, disappeared for 4 hours to hunt mini lobsters.  We feared they had drowned. …
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Chelyabinsk! Bless you!

I started this post last week. We spent 4 nights and 3 days on the island Olchon in Lake Baikal.  I wanted to write a series of posts that I could then autopost once I had Internet again. But I …
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The Story Of The Russian Immigration Police

My newest article in my Chasing Summer series is out, and it is the aforepromised article on our encounter with the Russian immigration police. Enjoy it!

Beer In Samara

Our days were spent in the fair city of Samara enjoying the use of free wi fi at the hostel. With the temperature hovering at 40 degrees Celsius (sometimes 38, but sometimes 42), even without our full gear I was …
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