Thursday, December 10, 2009

First Update In Over One Year!

So far this trip has been rolling off and on since May 2008. I have passed and had extended stays in many countries, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Italy, France, and now England. Along the way I took some side roads sans scooter, most importantly one with my dear younger brother through Turkey, Georgia and Armenia. For a child's illustration verses Marco Polo (scooter journey yellow line):

A real map should be drawn up later..

Now after a wonderful two month overstay in Turkey I was faced with the start of the European winter. Riding in the rain and snow covered passes is not so enjoyable as would be imagined when added to the wind chill of riding a 'motorbike'. I guess that is one advantage of riding such a small are never going to be moving very fast! At least it wasn't as bad as riding Iran Kurdistan where i resorted to drafting trucks to stay warm.

So time to open the diary and  photo memory cards and start transcribing some of the past stories.....if i have time between trying to set up life here in London and saving for future travels! Oh, if anyone knows of any jobs over here feel free to let me know =)

Time to upload some photos. (photo in Bosnia)



William said...

Hi there, How far did you get in the end on the Honda? I have a C50 and have done several thousand mile trips on it and was curious? Did it survive?

Rhino said...

Hey wıll ı havent been on thıs blog for aaages. anyway ı thınk ı dıd about 25000km but dıdnt add them all up exactly and the damn speedo cable was broken a few tımes then the odometer broke ın europe. The bıke ıs stıll workıng but ıts ın hıbernatıon ın England stıll.