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Old 11-13-2012, 04:25 AM   #151
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Wicked

man,
you're supposed to be back, aren't you ?
so, we're waiting for the remaining of this story of yours !
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:21 PM   #152
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man,
you're supposed to be back, aren't you ?
so, we're waiting for the remaining of this story of yours !
Yes. Where's he buggered off too? Pixel gathering I should think................
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:11 AM   #153
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I think he gets back today.

I expect lots of lovely pics are being edited right now
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:32 AM   #154
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Hope you're right......really looking forward to this RR.......
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:51 AM   #155
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Sehr gute Dirk!

I am really enjoying the incredible pics and wonderful scenery. An incredible trip!
Ride safe!
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:20 AM   #156
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Awesome trip!!!
Was sth I always considered on of the must do motorcycle trips (always loved riding coastlines),but with things standing as it is in north Africa it is even more remarkable that you do it now.
Once you pass through Greece,drop me a pm if you need anything for you or your bike-companion.I'm on the north-west boarder so I guess you will be passing by anyway.
Needless to say that your photography is superb!And your patience taking this timer shots is also admirable...

Have a nice trip,
Angelos

edit:just realized that you'll probably back home by now given the fact that your book is published...hahaha

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:48 AM   #157
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Yep, I'm back again from Southern Africa and ready to continue the Via Mediterra RR. Thank you for your patience.

Before I cross the border to Hispania I stop over at a friend of mine, Oliver Zehner, who runs a nice guest house for riders, called Bikers Paradise, at the foothills of the Pyrenees. As usual there are a lot of guests and Mr. Kktos and me enjoy the company of Oliver and his guest for some rides.


Olivers guest house for riders










Only Oliver went over the bridge.



In the background you'll spot the snowy Pic du Canigou. Almost impossible not to have it in the picture. Just watch the following ones.









Quick stop at the Eremita de Forca Real that offers a splendid view.


Me'n my toy at Forca Real. Thank you Oliver (or was it kktos?) for the picture.





Ok, roads are nice in the area but off-road as well. Oliver knows some decent tracks.







Time for a brake. Jürgen asked for a proper ice cream. There you go!


Though it's already some time ago I still remember this moment with Jürgen in a Café in Prades. Man, we had fun!


Hope you're enjoying your day as I did in Prades.

Cheers

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:45 AM   #158
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where might this biker's paradise be you're talking about? :)
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:48 AM   #159
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Perfect Pics!!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:41 AM   #160
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where might this biker's paradise be you're talking about? :)
Right in Prades, Villa du Parc:
http://goo.gl/maps/l4mFI

A plus tard

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:31 PM   #161
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Thanks for coming back. I was getting depressed!
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:25 AM   #162
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Awesome trip, I'm subscribed!

Question: when did you make this trip? I didn't notice the year anywhere. I'm asking because of Libya and Syria. How did you manage to go throughr? Was it before the conflicts erupted?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:39 AM   #163
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Awesome trip, I'm subscribed!

Question: when did you make this trip? I didn't notice the year anywhere. I'm asking because of Libya and Syria. How did you manage to go throughr? Was it before the conflicts erupted?
Yes, it was before the great changes started. Libya was still under control of Ghaddafi, Mubarak in Egypt etc. Libya meant 3 weeks waiting for the visa, the Syrian embassy in Cairo told me to go back home to apply for the visa Funny people, these embassy folks. But that'll be part of the story ;-)

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:37 AM   #164
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21st March

On Good Friday I'm in Perpignan, close to the Spanish border. The annual Procession de la Sanch takes place and thousands of spectators line the streets.



The origin of the Procession lies in Medieval times when those sentenced to death are taken out of the city to ascend the scaffold. To avoid prisoners to be lynched by the crowd they and also the judges and the deathsmen were hidden under black robes. Only the leader of the procession wears red.






The whole scenery appears to be a real funeral and it's, surprisingly to me in such a crowd of people, a moment to realise that we all will go the same way in the end. I couldn't get rid of the impression, that many others thought the same.

























Well, religion, church, dying are difficult subjects and no wonder that nearby a lot of churches theres a pub. Same here. After the Procession people have a cigarette or gather in pubs and bars to celebrate life.






To this effect: Cheers!

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:54 AM   #165
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Dear Dick,

Thanks for sharing. perfect pictures and amazing adventure.

Greetings from Japan.
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