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Old 10-23-2014, 05:53 AM   #1
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Turkey, a little bit of Caucasus on a motorcycle KTM 690

Run held in September - October 2014, Mileage 8800km, accidents and technical problems whatsoever.
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I live in the far north of Russia, so as usual sent motorcycle transport company in the Caucasus, I am flying the plane.
Arrived in Nalchik, 3 days for acclimatization.
In town just happened to holiday, Republic day, visited the show, very interesting to watch traditional dances performed professionally





Saw a couple of weddings, as regular and national



In the evening the square spontaneously dancing national dances and generally rests



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Old 10-23-2014, 06:00 AM   #2
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Got the bike to warm up drove through the mountains from Nalchik in the Chegem, road found in Google. Proved to be a difficult road, in the cloud:




View of the mountains with the ski lift on Mount Elbrus in bad weather:

The road through the mountains from the Valley narzans Džily-Su to the town Tyrnyauz:







Vladikavkaz, motel:


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Old 10-23-2014, 06:07 AM   #3
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Georgia
Lunch in old Tbilisi on the veranda with a beautiful view - salad, khinkali, saperavi, coffee - 20lari:


An Irish pub in old Tbilisi:




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Old 10-23-2014, 06:14 AM   #4
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The road to the mountain village-fortress Shatili. Along the way the unfinished tunnel in Russia in the Soviet Union:









This burial ground, where people came to die sick people, 500 m to Chechnya, on a straight road to Grozny through Itum-Kale, along the famous River Argun:



Fortress Shatili here now nobody lives



But there is a fortress guesthouse



Hotel



Khevsurian clothing owner's ancestors


Monument of the battle of Didgori in 1121, when Georgians broke here the superior forces of the Seljuk Turks








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Old 10-23-2014, 06:24 AM   #5
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Town of Chiatura, head over to cars with ore:





The road to Ushguli from Lentekhi:



Mestia






Walking tour to the glacier Chalaadi









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Old 10-23-2014, 06:31 AM   #6
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Mt. Ararat road through the village Eli;
Unfortunately Ararat in the cloud







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A Kurdish fortress Hoshap:





Mt. Jilo Sat (Cilo Sat)






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In Kurdistan is calm J







Osmaniye



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Old 10-23-2014, 06:47 AM   #8
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Thumb Turkey& a bite of the Caucasus

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A journey through the mountains Toros




































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Old 10-23-2014, 11:43 AM   #11
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I'm very impressed that you managed to navigate along those dirt tracks and roads to/from the theatre at Selge (Altınkaya) and on to Akseki, etc.
Great stuff.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:00 PM   #12
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Sir, magnificent scenery. But, that wild hog looked dangerous. Are they?
I have ancestors who migrated from the Caucasus region generations ago. Thank you for such wonderful pictures.

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Old 10-23-2014, 12:44 PM   #13
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Ivan, great photos in a place we don't see much of.

Thanks for posting
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:10 AM   #14
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I'm very impressed that you managed to navigate along those dirt tracks and roads to/from the theatre at Selge (Altınkaya) and on to Akseki, etc.
Great stuff.

Hi David!
Altinkaya readily available, but some mountain dirt roads proved difficult.
For me, not for KTM 690, its capabilities far exceed my :)
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Sir, magnificent scenery. But, that wild hog looked dangerous. Are they?
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Hey, Bob!
This boar killed and thrown on the road, the Muslims can not touch pig :)
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