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Old 11-07-2010, 11:04 AM   #1
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Long Way Back Home from Korea through Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to Finland

Good day fellow inmates & lurkers!

I have been working in Korea for some years and my contract expired end of May. I could of course have taken the flight home but I had a much better(?) idea. Why not ride home by motorcycle through Russia and Central Asia? An excellent opportunity to combine my dearest hobbies; motorcycling, outdoor life and photography.

On 17th of August 2010 I arrived in Finland after 48 days of travel and some 16300 kilometers. I had a fantastic time meeting friendly, generous and hospitable people and enjoying awesome landscapes that I had so far only dreamed about. It is my intention to write the ride report in a diary form, the 48 days of travel day by day.

Anyway, I do not want to bore you with too much text in my first post so I thought that I show you some of my favourite photos from along the road. I have intentionally chosen not to post any photos of people in this first post since I would like to share the stories behind all encounters with you (and the stories of the people I met as well!). My travel diary, 3500 photos (most still unedited) and my memories(?) now need to be compiled into a report so I will have to ask for your patience.

South Korea: Busan – Sokcho

Below photo on courtesy of Anton Scholz ( /

Russia: Vladivostok – Baikal – Barnaul

Kazakhstan: Semey – Almaty – Korday

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek – Issyk Kul

Kazakhstan: Korday – Astana – Petropavlovsk

Russia: Kurgan – St. Petersburg

Hope you enjoyed the first post and the teaser photos. In the next post I intend to write about the trip preparations.
Ride safely!
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