Thanks for sharing mate, some advice and lessons there that we can all use. You'll look back on it as an adventure whether you feel like it now or not. You've got to remember what you've got to come home to and not to take risks on your own if you don't have to.
Good photos too.
2010 Tenere xt660z
2002 yamaha xt600e (Gone)
And god said unto moses come forth... but he came fifth and won a teapot