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Old 12-10-2014, 12:17 AM   #1
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RTW I Have A Dream with Anna Grechishkina

Hi friends!

I would like to introduce myself shortly. My name is Anna Grechishkina, from Ukraine.

More than one year ago, on 27 July 2013, I started my solo world trip on KTM Adventure 1190. Now I am half way through, and I am planning to come back to my home country after one more year or so, end of 2015-beginning of 2016.



During this first year I covered around 60 thousand km across Ukraine, Belorus, Russia, from Moscow till Vladivostok, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, United States of America. Just recently I finished my USA leg, and now I take some time for rest and preparation for the next part of my journey, which will be Central and South America, Africa, Europe.

You can check my world trip map and USA leg route below:







The reason I started this journey was my childhood dream to see the world. That’s why I named my trip I HAVE A DREAM...




Before this journey I’ve been riding for 9 years, mostly on the cruiser VN 900 Classic. We visited quite a few countries like Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, India and others. And I really felt zest to see and explore more. So one day after returning from India where I spent riding 4 months, I decided to take a risk and start my solo trip around the world.

But this trip is not only about my dream. And it’s not only about traveling and enjoying scenery around. I try, whenever it;s possible, to embrace social component meaning that I try to visit orphanages, schools, have talks with students, children, women and anybody who would need encouragement and support. My message is this: no matter how hard your life circumstances can be, you still have the right to chase your dreams and to make them come true. It’s always difficult to take the first step, but once you did it, the whole Universe would help to find the way towards your dream.










For this past year I had a lot of inspirational meetings in Russia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and USA, inspirational first of all for me. I met a lot of amazing people who became my role models and whose example encouraged me to continue my trip despite all the obstacles and problems. Now I can say with confidence that decision to go for the world trip was the best decision in my life so far.







Anyway after being on the road within my world trip for more one year I decided to join ADVrider forum and to seek for advice and help from experienced travelers all around the world.

You can check my pages in internet:
http://www.ihaveadreamrtw.com/
https://www.facebook.com/FemaleWorldTripOnMotorcycle?ref=hl

And, of course, I will post updates here on this forum as well.

My journey is very easy and light version of the world trip, I make it as simple and safe as possible without trying to impress anybody with my achievements. Therefore I don’t have much of conquering deserts or mountains, or sleeping much in tents, etc. I do it for my pleasure and try to show to people following me that even such ordinary people without any special talents or knowledge like me can ride the world in the mode acceptable for them.





Unfortunately, my blog is still on the way, I didn’t have much time for writing big texts for the blog but I am trying to catch up with it. And later I will share the link with you.

This is my route along Mexico where I will go after USA at the beginning of January:





I would appreciate any kind of help and recommendations on my route, as well as useful contacts, and I hope to keep in touch with you and meet you on the road!

Safe travels to all of us!

Cheers,
Anna
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:47 AM   #2
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Living your dream, that's what it's all about!

Your pics don't seem to be appearing.. best wishes for a safe journey south of the US border.

You may want to check out the Trip Planning forum: Americas for tips and suggestions on riding in Mexico.
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:23 AM   #3
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Your pics are not showing up - and you must have lots to show - would love to see them, All the best on the next part of your dream.
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:26 AM   #4
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Congrats to you! I remember seeing you mentioned on some other RR's!
Best of Luck on your journey!
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:30 AM   #5
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:35 AM   #6
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I'm in, let's see the world together.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:44 AM   #7
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Guanajuato - to the east of Leon - is well worth a visit.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:57 AM   #8
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:59 AM   #9
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Congratulations, and I look forward to seeing more pictures and hearing more about your adventure! Nice blog, too!
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:51 PM   #11
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Hmmm...that's so strange, I can see my photos but others do not..:(

Can you please explain how to attach images? I was struggling with it for a few weeks and still no success..
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Hmmm...that's so strange, I can see my photos but others do not..:(

Can you please explain how to attach images? I was struggling with it for a few weeks and still no success..
Here is a tutorial http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919
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Yes, that's what I tried - both options. Anyway keep trying again
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:02 AM   #15
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I'm following you on fb from the beginning. Good luck further !

In Mexico, Oaxaca is also very nice.

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