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Old 10-19-2011, 03:53 AM   #1
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HI, I´m Fernando from Spain, she is Veronika from Lithuania



We finished our 36.000km trip arround central Asia, we crossed this countries, Spain, France, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrhyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Moldova, Rumania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.

We went out of Spain on 11th of April and back on 26th of September.

We didn´t have time to write in english (is not our mother language), now it´s time to do it. Here are some highlights of the trip, The ADVenture begins....



















More pictures coming.....
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:56 AM   #2
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:23 AM   #3
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looks great, keep it coming!
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:26 AM   #4
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Looks great - looking forward to your report
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:28 AM   #5
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On 1st of April we said bye to our friend Rafa, in Málaga (the south of Spain)



The odometer at the begining of the trip



We went to BIlbao (North of Spain) to stay some time with my family before the trip.





We went for a ride with friends and we notice something bad on the rear tyre





Then I called to another friend "Troyi", who came with one used tyre that he had after our trip to Marocco some time ago, when he owned one Vstrom, not the BMW RT. And after some time, everything solved.



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Old 10-19-2011, 04:33 AM   #6
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looks great, keep it coming!
Maybe you don´t remember me, but thanks a lot. You told me to go to Viktor´s "cave" in Barnaul, I gave him regards from you.

He did all I needed on the bike, very good and very fast.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:58 AM   #7
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:58 AM   #8
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:42 AM   #9
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This time we will not visit Europe, we will go fast (because is quite expensive) till Lithuania, visit Veronika´s familly, and go to Russia.

On 11th of April we go out of Bilbao, this is somewhere in France.



Look at the benzin price in April!!!!!!



We slept in Liege (Belgium) after 1.300km and next day we arrived to Kie (619km more)l, in Germany to take the ferry to Klaipeda (Lithuania).

Kiel seaport



The ferry





Our electronic staff



Klaipeda









Let´s go

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Old 10-21-2011, 02:38 AM   #10
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Klaipeda (Lithuania)

Like I told before, we will stay 2 weeks in Lithuania. The first thing we did was to pick up our Russian´s visas. We sent our passports 1 month before to "Katrijona Turizmo" agency in Klaipeda to make 1 year multientrance bussines visa. In Spain was impossible to do it, and here cost 150 euro each visa, health insurance included for Russia and Stans countries, without any problem, they made LOI and everything.





1 euro = 3,44 lt (lita), here are the lithuanian prices, and some pictures arround Klaipeda.













We met some spanish "erasmus" students in Klaipeda.





I was helping some lithuanian actors with spanish language in Klaipeda´s theatre



We met Alex and his familly, he´s from Colombia, and theach spanish in Klaipeda´s university





Lithuanian seashore is nice, very nice....

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Old 10-21-2011, 10:51 AM   #11
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:20 AM   #12
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Great pics - Nice start!

Needless to say, I"m in!
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:43 PM   #13
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Klaipeda (Lithuania)

Ok, I´ll try to show you a little more of Klaipeda (this time I resized the pictures, they´re so big)



















Let´s go for a ride in this town



This is Karkle, close to Klaipeda.



















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Old 10-21-2011, 04:29 PM   #14
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tyres

One of the most important things for this trip was to get 2 sets of new tyres. These 2 weeks that we were in Lithuania we got them.
We contact http://www.mitas-moto.lt/, very good dealer. And we bought 2 sets, first set was Heidenau K60 (that we used for all Russia till Magadan and back to Mongolia) and second set was Mitas E10, that we put in Mongolia and used it till Ukraine.
Price was not so bad 276 euro, both shipped to Klaipeda from Vilnius.



Then we decided to ship the Mitas E10 set to Selenginsk (100km from Ulan Ude), Veronika´s brother lives there. It was 30 euro to ship the tyres from Lithuania to Selenginsk (Russia) in the post office. And we will try to put the K60´s in Saint Petersburg.

So what else??? we have tyres, Russian visas, Kajakstan visas (got them in Spain).....the maps!!!!! we bought a set of Russian maps



Now we´re ready to go to Russia, we said bye to Veronika´s parents and go..... this was on 29th of April


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Old 10-22-2011, 05:47 AM   #15
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very good start .......and very good trip
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