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Old 07-18-2013, 06:35 AM   #1
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From Germany almost to Kazachstan and back

Hi there...

My friend Damian and I (Christian) planned to drive from Germany to Kazachstan via Czech Republic --> Slovakia --> Ukraine --> Russia.
We drove from the 15th of June up to the 10 of July 2013. Unfortunately we didn`t reach Kazachstan. Two reasons for this:
1.) We needed more time for Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Ukraine. The Roads were much badder than expected.
2.) I got problems with my kidneys. I have to stay half a day in a hospital in Russia and I couldn`t drive for two and a half day.

The whole blog is written here:

www.kasachstan-2013.blogspot.de

So here some pics and some words :-)




Damian (left, BMW F650GS) and me (BMW R1200GS Adventure) at the start




First stop on a highway in Germany. YOu can see Damians tires at the back of his bike. Rhett on his Kawasaki1000 Zephyr escorted us on the first stage.




First night in a garden near to the czech boarder.



crossing the czech boarder



First campingsite in the Czech Republic. Good Beer :-)



The "Beinhaus" in Kostnice











The skulls and bones of over 40.000 bodies. Creepy......



From outside the "Beinhaus" doen't look very suspicious :-)



Entering Slovakia



We slept in Motels and Hotels. It was so cheap. No need to use a tent.





From Slovakia to Ukraine



Entering Ukraine



Private parkingslot behind a Hotel in Ukraine

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More to come....

if you want.....
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:40 AM   #2
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:08 AM   #3
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You say Slovakia was cheap, for my own budgeting can you give me an idea of accommodation prices?

Thank you

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Old 07-19-2013, 06:41 AM   #4
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this looks great! I have done the Germany to Slovakia piece, but I did not have the Visas to enter the former Soviet Republics. I would love to hear more about your route, where you stayed, and of course, more pictures.

My brother lives down the street from "The Bone Church" in Prague, and I am hoping to get there someday. Ive driven past it but never gone in..

Happy trails!
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