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Forum: Europe 10-21-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1,638
Views: 149,032
Posted By George20vt
Εϊ, φίλος... παίζεις με τον πόνο μας; Έχω να...

Εϊ, φίλος... παίζεις με τον πόνο μας;

Έχω να βγώ καλή βόλτα από του Αγίου !@#$%^&* ανήμερα... :cry
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,390
Posted By George20vt
Nice trip & RR! Beautiful pictures and a...

Nice trip & RR!

Beautiful pictures and a great proof that you don't need thousands of engine cc to have a really good time.

Спасибо за сообщение!
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,029
Posted By George20vt
Well done, it seems that you had a great time in...

Well done, it seems that you had a great time in Crimea!

Ukraine is a worth visiting country and if the police and borders officials didn't make their best efforts to spoil our rides, it would be...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
Thank you all, guys...!!! :) :freaky ...

Thank you all, guys...!!! :)
:freaky




The police & border officials in Ukraine were the most corrupt I have met until now, with no exceptions. When I arrived in Sevastopol port from...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
Thank you :) Since writting in English...

Thank you :)

Since writting in English cannot express the feeling as in my native language, Greek speaking members can read a detailed RR here...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
Sure.... Natalya's number is (+90)...

Sure....

Natalya's number is (+90) 5357733836 and you can call her from Tuesday to Thursday, when the ship is in Istanbul.

Talking about Ukrainian police, things are pretty annoying since they...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
The cost is $190 for a single person in a 4-berth...

The cost is $190 for a single person in a 4-berth cabin and $150 for the motorcycle. The sail is 34-36 hours, the vessel leaves Karakoy every Thursday at 22.00 and arrives in Sevastopol next...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
Before getting back home, my mind was already...

Before getting back home, my mind was already making plans for my next trip abroad. I wonder if I should see a doctor soon... :D

Ride safe everybody and enjoy every minute!
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
After riding for a couple of hours in my country,...

After riding for a couple of hours in my country, I realized that there is a strike going on and most of the petrol stations are out of gas :eek1

I was determined to get home even on foot and I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
After crossing 2 countries in 1 day, I was...

After crossing 2 countries in 1 day, I was exhausted and searched for a place to stay the night approximately 60 kilometers before reaching the Greek borders.

I had some rest for a few hours and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
The same day, I entered Bulgaria. I had to cross...

The same day, I entered Bulgaria. I had to cross these 2 countries (Romania & Bulgaria) transit and unfortunately I didn't have the chance to see more :(

Entering Bulgaria...
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
Entering Romania means entering European Union...

Entering Romania means entering European Union territory. That was quite a relief for me, since I could do everything with my ID instead of the temporary passport that monopoles every official's...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
The police & customs officers in Reni decided to...

The police & customs officers in Reni decided to make my return even more difficult. They double-checked my papers, checked EVERYTHING on the bike, opened all my luggage and finally came with a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
Some pictures from the route to Reni...

Some pictures from the route to Reni (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reni,_Ukraine) (Ukrainian border).

The Zatoka bridge
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
I left Odessa and tried to make my way to the...

I left Odessa and tried to make my way to the Moldovan borders.

The road conditions were terrible at some spots...
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
After spending almost 3 days in Odessa, I had...

After spending almost 3 days in Odessa, I had finally my paperwork done.

A new temporary passport was issued from the Greek Consulate so that I could leave the country.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
Walking around the city, I came across Odessa's...

Walking around the city, I came across Odessa's "new market"

For someone who has visited Βαρβάκειος (http://www.athensinfoguide.com/photoalbum/centralmarket/athenscentralmarketindex.htm) in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
Another hot spot in Odessa for us, the Greeks, is...

Another hot spot in Odessa for us, the Greeks, is the Philiki Eteria museum (http://www.hfcodessa.org/eng/museum.html)

Philiki Eteria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filiki_Eteria) was a secret 19th...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
Miscellaneous pictures of Odessa ...

Miscellaneous pictures of Odessa

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/40123936.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
A city full of monuments, a city full of life... ...

A city full of monuments, a city full of life...

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/40124677.jpg

...the "Greek square"
...
Forum: Europe 09-01-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1,638
Views: 149,032
Posted By George20vt
Ευχαριστώ πολύ..!!! :freaky Ξεκίνησα να το...

Ευχαριστώ πολύ..!!! :freaky

Ξεκίνησα να το γράφω και εδώ στο Advrider (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=612778) στα Αγγλικά, αλλά βαριέμαι τις πολλές περιγραφές και το περνάω...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
The more you walk in this city, the more you love...

The more you walk in this city, the more you love it.

The Odessa Opera & Ballet Theater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odessa_Opera_and_Ballet_Theater)...
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
At last, I reached Odessa!...

At last, I reached Odessa! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odessa)

At a first glance, everything is different over here. The strong soviet taste of the other cities is just not present in this...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
On the road to Odessa... ...

On the road to Odessa...

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/40122769.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
On my way to Odessa, I crossed Kherson...

On my way to Odessa, I crossed Kherson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kherson) and Nikolayev (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolayev)
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
I had heard & read much about the traffic cops in...

I had heard & read much about the traffic cops in Ukraine... it was about time I realized that everything was 100% true.

The "reasons" to stop you and the violations they make up are beyond any...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
The road from Simferopol to Odessa is in pretty...

The road from Simferopol to Odessa is in pretty bad condition, compared to the roads of the coastal Crimea.

After the sharp cliffs, the route now goes through the vast plains of Ukraine.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
I had already lost 2 days in Simferopol and I...

I had already lost 2 days in Simferopol and I would need to stay at least another 2-3 days in Odessa in order to have a new temporary passport issued. Taking into consideration that I had the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
I reached Simferopol late at night. I set down...

I reached Simferopol late at night. I set down of my bike to decide where I could spend the night.

It was quite a bad surprise when I realized that I had lost my waist wallet with all my money,...
Forum: Europe 09-01-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1,638
Views: 149,032
Posted By George20vt
Καλημέρα & καλό μήνα σε όλους :) Άντε να...

Καλημέρα & καλό μήνα σε όλους :)

Άντε να μπαίνει το φθινόπωρο σιγά σιγά, η ομορφότερη εποχή για τα Ελληνικά βουνά :clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
I continued to Simferopol via Bakhchisaray ...

I continued to Simferopol via Bakhchisaray (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakhchisaray)

After Ai Petri, to road began to descent
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
When it was time to leave Yalta, I decided not to...

When it was time to leave Yalta, I decided not to take the classic route to Simferopol but cross the Krymsky national reserve.

The twisty road to Ai Petri (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai-Petri)...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
After a while, I reached Yalta...

After a while, I reached Yalta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yalta).

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/40119084.jpg

A classic tourist attraction that,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
I left Sevastopol with my mind full of images. ...

I left Sevastopol with my mind full of images.

I was looking forward to riding the coastal road to Yalta, a magnificent ride through hills and vineyards for some kilometers...
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
Eating & drinking is quite cheap for the western...

Eating & drinking is quite cheap for the western standards (at least for the Greek ones).

A huge hot dog costs just 0,70 in the touristic & expensive Sevastopol...
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
If you run into anything like this... ...

If you run into anything like this...

http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/40118220.jpg

don't miss the chance to taste Kvass...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
For someone traveling east for the very first...

For someone traveling east for the very first time, Soviet era's cars provide a different viewpoint for sure :evil
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
Sevastopol is a city that you can walk for hours....

Sevastopol is a city that you can walk for hours.

Many interesting sites and monuments, a beautiful promenade, a very well preserved city center and a quite active commercial port (not to mention...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
...sorry for the delay guys As I stepped my...

...sorry for the delay guys

As I stepped my feet on Sevastopol, I saw some giant posters advertising the 15th Sevastopol Bike Show.

The city was obviously living in the 2 wheels beat that...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884
Posted By George20vt
...to be continued

...to be continued
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