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Forum: EMEA 10-01-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,904
Posted By beebeer54
Therefore you weren't insured for Serbia? This...

Therefore you weren't insured for Serbia? This is fine until you have an accident or the police stop you and ask for your insurance, then the fun begins!
Forum: EMEA 08-15-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By beebeer54
If you decide to go to the Pyrenees area...

If you decide to go to the Pyrenees area (Rabastens de Bigorre) and are looking for accommodation you could try http://veloadour.com/ He runs cycling holidays but will also accommodate motor bikers,...
Forum: EMEA 07-17-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,340
Posted By beebeer54
I went through Switzerland a few years ago and...

I went through Switzerland a few years ago and used http://www.hostelworld.com/ As I usualy ride by myself I use hostels a lot and find it's a good way to meet up with like minded people.
Forum: EMEA 07-15-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,986
Posted By beebeer54
14 days eh, I'm not saying it can't be done but...

14 days eh, I'm not saying it can't be done but it seems a long trip to see very little as you'll be riding most of the time! What's the point of forking out around 200 on a Belarus visa just to pop...
Forum: EMEA 07-07-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,904
Posted By beebeer54
"Extending your own insurance (and getting a...

"Extending your own insurance (and getting a green card) for the destination countries will typically give you the same insurance cover that you have at home". I think you'll find that with most...
Forum: EMEA 07-02-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By beebeer54
I went two years ago through through Moldova to...

I went two years ago through through Moldova to Odessa via Transnistria, I was covered by my UK insurance (UK passport holder). I can't remember exactly but they should sell third party insurance at...
Forum: EMEA 04-16-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By beebeer54
Albania

I did a trip through Albania in 2010, the opposite way to what your planning. Entering from Greece over an old bridge to the border. Southern Albania was very picturesque, I then went to Vlore which...
Forum: EMEA 03-14-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By beebeer54
Trip via Algeria and Tunisia

I'm looking at planning a trip from the UK to Algeria and Tunisia in a few months via Spain and back through Scicily etc. Getting the ferry from Almeria to Ghazaouet and ferry from Tunis to Palermo....
Forum: EMEA 01-02-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,344
Posted By beebeer54
Russian Visa (For British Passport Holder)

Phil, You'll have a long wait at the Russian border for your visa as things haven't changed since I was there and you need a visa before travel! Also, you still have to register with the Federal...
Forum: EMEA 12-31-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,344
Posted By beebeer54
Bomb goes off in Sochi?

Phil, are you sure it's in Sochi? Two bombs have gone off in Volgograd which is over 600 miles away by road. The security in Sochi "should" be extra special because if a bomb goes off there it will...
Forum: EMEA 12-22-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,344
Posted By beebeer54
Phil, All the information on the ferry is here...

Phil, All the information on the ferry is here http://www.ukrferry.com/eng It is rather unreliable and isn't to everyones taste but it suited me. We found out (after leaving!) that once a month the...
Forum: EMEA 12-21-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,344
Posted By beebeer54
I did a similar route this year going through...

I did a similar route this year going through Turkey, Georgia and Armenia then got the ferry (very interesting!!) from Batumi to Odessa. I'd agree with lhendrik that the Georgian people are very...
Forum: EMEA 11-21-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By beebeer54
I visited Georgia and Armenia this year. Im a...

I visited Georgia and Armenia this year. Im a UK citizen, so no need for a visa for Georgia or Armenia. If youre from the EU the same should apply, I think? They dont offer bike insurance at...
Forum: EMEA 10-20-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By beebeer54
I travelled through Turkey to Armenia this year...

I travelled through Turkey to Armenia this year leaving UK end of May. Idealy I should have left earlier but there was bad flooding through Europe which delayed me. April should be a good time to...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-09-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By beebeer54
"Never been to Europe" says a lot! If you hit...

"Never been to Europe" says a lot! If you hit realy bad weather (torential rain is frequent) accidents on motorways (frequent) and OK you can filter through but only to the accident! What's your...
Forum: EMEA 06-09-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,833
Posted By beebeer54
Watch out for the COPS last week near Reims out...

Watch out for the COPS last week near Reims out in the country I got a 90 souvenier for not stopping at a stop sign! Not a good start to a trip - bugger!
Forum: EMEA 05-24-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By beebeer54
Question Northern Turkey - Advice

Planning on going to Turkey next month and traveling east along the northern part following the Black Sea towards Georgia. Anyone suggest any "not to miss sights". Thanks in advance.
Forum: EMEA 05-10-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By beebeer54
Fuel no problem, plenty of Lukoil stations...

Fuel no problem, plenty of Lukoil stations offering 95 RON.
Forum: EMEA 05-10-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By beebeer54
Vignette

JohnnyTh, I think your a bit behind the times. You should have a vignette for Bulgaria and Romania though I didn't bother in Romania last year! In some countries the fines can be as high as 800+ if...
Forum: EMEA 05-03-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By beebeer54
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/402/biketrip....

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/402/biketrip.jpg/ (http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/8612/biketrip.jpg)http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/401/biketrip.jpg/...
Forum: EMEA 02-11-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,904
Posted By beebeer54
Croatia will become the 28th EU member country on...

Croatia will become the 28th EU member country on 1 July 2013. Handy site is http://europa.eu/about-eu/countries/index_en.htm
Forum: EMEA 01-25-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,695
Posted By beebeer54
As I travelled alone I liked to stay at Hostels...

As I travelled alone I liked to stay at Hostels and meet up with fellow travelers, I would look at www.hostelworld.com (http://www.hostelworld.com) in advance of arriving and put a few places into my...
Forum: EMEA 01-24-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,695
Posted By beebeer54
I don't blame you avoiding Transnistria. I...

I don't blame you avoiding Transnistria. I avoided paying anyone till the last check point leaving (there are quite a few!) then I had to pay about 3 Euros which I thought was good but that was the...
Forum: EMEA 01-23-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,695
Posted By beebeer54
I did a similar trip last year but going through...

I did a similar trip last year but going through Moldova & Transnistria. You definately want to visit Sighisoara in Romania, I stayed in the cheap Burg Hostel in the centre of the medievil citadel....
Forum: EMEA 05-22-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By beebeer54
If you go near Parnu in Estonia there's a great...

If you go near Parnu in Estonia there's a great bikers pub/accommodation, have a look at http://www.aleksandripub.ee
Forum: EMEA 05-04-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,667
Posted By beebeer54
Putin's Palace

How about someone taking a peek at Putin's Palace (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17730959 ) while you're over there?
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 32,701
Posted By beebeer54
Here's a link to a company in Germany that is...

Here's a link to a company in Germany that is very competative in price for all well known makes and offers to beat any price seen cheaper. http://biker-land.de/index.php?language=en&& Earlier this...
Forum: EMEA 02-23-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,441
Posted By beebeer54
I went with a couple of mates a few years ago in...

I went with a couple of mates a few years ago in May and the weather was just right. I wouldn't go in August or later as it would be too hot. We didn't camp just B&B/cheap hotels no problems and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 36,656
Posted By beebeer54
Maurizio, Congratulations on completing your...

Maurizio,

Congratulations on completing your trip. It goes to show that it isn't necessary to have all the latest equipment plus backup etc. to have a great trip, in fact you proved the opposite...
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