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Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Once again Many thanks to all my readers!! I...

Once again Many thanks to all my readers!! I never had imagined I would have reached so many,

Here is my Sidetracked article, sidetrack online magazine might be a great avenue for your RR.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Roo thanks for sharing! I never imagined this...

Roo thanks for sharing! I never imagined this thread would have so many views. much appreciated.

This is the one and only write up for the time being I'm afraid. I have thought of doing another...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
The Fuji, did a pretty good job I'm happy with...

The Fuji, did a pretty good job I'm happy with it. I came from a p&s so I was learning plenty along the way plus i didn't want anything too big, dslrs make too much noise. at times it did get filthy,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 27,951
Posted By Tourist
Very nice :ear

Very nice :ear
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Thanks

Many thanks everyone for all your positive & generous comments. Much Appreciated! Cheers :beer
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
I have never seen any security around the money...

I have never seen any security around the money changers. There's a high level of morality and mutual respect for one another on the streets not just here I found but also in neighboring Iran and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Afghanistans ring road

Hey Guys,

Thought you might be interested in a short video of around Afghanistan's Ring road, It is by the bbc though...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24987860
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 51,372
Posted By Tourist
My thoughts Exactly. :lurk

My thoughts Exactly. :lurk
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Quote: <table...

Quote:
<table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset">you lived in Vegas??? sweet! where...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Thank you and thanks Noah for directing people...

Thank you and thanks Noah for directing people here! now while I'm off the road I'll have time to start reading others RR's, looking forward to it :clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
There's a fine line between brave & stupid but i...

There's a fine line between brave & stupid but i don't consider myself either, ok maybe bordering a little on the stupid side... But looking at Afghanistan from only one sided news reporting and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Kabul, Panjshir & finally a beer.

http://thetourist.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-s9KVNHG/0/L/IMG_2504-L.jpg (http://thetourist.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-s9KVNHG/A)
Looking over Kabul from the Hillside Slums.

You've got...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Crossing Salang to Kabul

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It was a hot and busy morning pulling out of Pol-e-khumri. I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Getting closer to Kabul

I wake to a knock on my door, Breakfast is served; Bread, cheese and tea. Not much is different here no matter what social class you’re living in. Once done and packed up I take the Ural down to a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
The Police & locals got more and more suspicious...

The Police & locals got more and more suspicious the closer i got to Kabul too, Being a westerner without any ISAF identification they just wouldn't believe that I'm a just solo tourist on a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Once I get it all down here, I'll be looking into...

Once I get it all down here, I'll be looking into getting something published for an online magazine, focused on central Asia, overland travel etc.

Thanks for all the support everyone!...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Baharak to Faizabad

An Azan is being called, breaking dawn in the small town of Baharak. The chaikhana’s guests all follow the summoning to the nearby mosque for their first of 5 daily worships leaving me all alone to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Cheers bro.

Thanks Shane for putting my RR out there, I have quickly realized that there's a much better place to share my experiences than rely on Facebook "friends" to take an interest... Usually I'm based in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Spoiler Alert!

Just thought I would let you guys know that this ride isn't being done in real time... Bit of a spoiler, but I arrived In Kabul just over a month ago. I'm now back in Australia at my desk job, I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Reaching Baharak

A good 30 minutes passes by the time I negotiate down to the lake, The lake really has potential, add cabins, a boat ramp and some bbq’s and it would be a popular destination in any country but not...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Thanks guys

with comments and support like this I am really thankful for having this forum to do so & look forward to telling the rest of my RR.
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Shugnan and into Taliban Territory.

I was told there’s a guesthouse in Shugnan but on arrival I pass through the outskirts and bazaar without seeing any such sign, on my return through the bazaar with shop keepers stirred and staring...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
I'm on a New Zealand Passport but have been...

I'm on a New Zealand Passport but have been living on and off in Australia for the past 8yrs.
The Afghan Visa is a tricky one, almost everywhere other than in Khorog, Tjk. It is very difficult to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
"adventure" bikes

One thing I would like anyone to come away with after reading my RR is that it is YOU that makes the adventure not the bike.
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
When I was in Pakistan months before, I Stayed at...

When I was in Pakistan months before, I Stayed at Alam Jan Dario's home stay in Chapusan Valley (http://www.pamirtrails.com/) which is on the other side of Irshad pass still in the pamirs. The People...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Map for reference

Thanks mate,

I apologize for my amateurish attempt at providing some maps for reference regarding my route but you should get the general idea. :cob
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Border Uncrossings

Back at Juma's I meet the swiss couple once again and an unlikely American and Italian couple on an organized tour. We are all ready to get back to Tajikistan and cannot wait for the 9am open but...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
To the Little Pamir and back to Eshkasheim.

After a couple of days resting the feet in Sarhad a tourist 4x4 comes in loaded, the first vehicle to make there it for a week now. I'm not too bothered about not having the Ural with me here, ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Wow Thanks! There's very few atm's in...

Wow Thanks!

There's very few atm's in Tajikistan and Afghanistan and even less that take foreign cards. When I entered Afghanistan I was holding about 500$ cash (plenty for my planned 2-3wks). I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
On foot to the end of the Road.

57km's. It doesn't sound like much but when you're on foot it suddenly changes from less than an hours ride to multiple days to your destination. I Pack just the essentials; Tent, sleeping pad/Bag,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Into the Wakhan

Arriving Juma's guesthouse a young tour guide is there ready to leave with an Italian couple about to drive up the Wakhan. We meet and they ask if I would like to join them and to share costs as the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Into Afghanistan at last

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Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Onto Khorog

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Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Thanks!

Thanks, There's more to come! For me the peoples and their culture are one of my main motivations to travel along with the sublime landscapes that they inhabit.
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Welcome Bli55, I'm pretty shy myself about...

Welcome Bli55,

I'm pretty shy myself about taking photos of people, usually I only have taken a photo of someone or a group if there has been some kind of interaction between us, such as If I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Thank you all for your nice comments, I'm using a...

Thank you all for your nice comments, I'm using a Fuji X100s keeping it in a small shoulder bag while I rode. :gerg
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Thanks Guys for joining the ride! :freaky

Thanks Guys for joining the ride! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
http://thetourist.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-Nbf...

http://thetourist.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-NbfgBNt/0/L/DSCF2122-L.jpg (http://thetourist.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-NbfgBNt/A)
Mosilton my host in Savnob.

Go to any village in The Bartang...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
Yes please bratan

Yes please bratan
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 118,184
Posted By Tourist
http://thetourist.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-fCw...

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In Ghudara Village.

Just 10km south of camp lay Ghudara...
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