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Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2007, 05:05 PM
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West coast of Norway ...

West coast of Norway

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 277,884
Posted By Basic
This is the beach of the Dead Sea in Jordan, in...

This is the beach of the Dead Sea in Jordan, in the distance you see Israel.
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According to the GPS it is 419 meters below sea level (approx. 1,370 ft...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-02-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4,116
Views: 1,003,169
Posted By Basic
This is the main street of Khirbat Tannur in...

This is the main street of Khirbat Tannur in Jordan. Probably deserted since centuries. Pretty cool to ride on a road over a 1000 years old.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-31-2006, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4,116
Views: 1,003,169
Posted By Basic
Qasr al-Heir al-Gharbi (Western Desert Castle)...

Qasr al-Heir al-Gharbi (Western Desert Castle) built around 730 AD in the Syrian desert.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2006, 06:08 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 48,182
Posted By Basic
Got stuck in the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan. ...

Got stuck in the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-28-2006, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 1,104,655
Posted By Basic
A BMW R80GS Basic in use by the "Action Police"...

A BMW R80GS Basic in use by the "Action Police" of Istanbul, Turkey. Two cops on one bike.
May 2005

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The Kosovo Police is hunting for cars...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2005, 01:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,382
Posted By Basic
The last part of the ride: 4500 km –...

The last part of the ride:

4500 km – Slunj, Croatia – The latest news is shared in the morning sun.
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A street bum is having at road side nap....
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2005, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,382
Posted By Basic
3900 km – Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina –...

3900 km – Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina – Riding along the Croatian coastal road there is suddenly a border crossing. When Yugoslavia was split up, Bosnia was allocated 15 km of coast line. Within...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2005, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,382
Posted By Basic
Beer, Bratwurst and BMW

This report was posted earlier on the Dutch GS Club Forum, but after living abroad for the last 13 years I found out that most of my friends do not master the Dutch language. Here is the English...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2005, 01:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,751
Posted By Basic
Thank you all very much for your flattering...

Thank you all very much for your flattering comments.

@GSGIRL: The Christian area where I took the picture of the church is called the Metn-district, not far from Beirut. Do not hesitate and take...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2005, 04:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,751
Posted By Basic
@Ant Ware: I will leave next week; hope to visit...

@Ant Ware: I will leave next week; hope to visit most of the Balkan countries.
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2005, 03:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,751
Posted By Basic
Farewell to Lebanon

In a few weeks my stay in Middle East is finished. Before I drive back, I have time for a daytrip to Lebanon.

From Syria you enter the Bekaa Valley first. The valley is approximately 100 km long...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2004, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,976
Posted By Basic
Thank you for sharing!! Great photographs :thumb ...

Thank you for sharing!! Great photographs :thumb

I have plans to visit the Sinai Peninsula next spring. In and out with the Aqaba - Nuweiba ferry, do I need a carnet for Egypt? Any more tips?
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2004, 03:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,221
Posted By Basic
@MrEnloe: Religion and State are separated in...

@MrEnloe: Religion and State are separated in Syria; alcoholic beverages are available in most restaurants and hotels, if they have a government license of course. Exception is the month of Ramadan,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2004, 01:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,221
Posted By Basic
Thank you very much for your nice words and...

Thank you very much for your nice words and compliments!!
Syria is indeed a beautiful country with nice and friendly people. Not everybody speaks English but there is always somebody around who is...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2004, 03:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,221
Posted By Basic
Damascus - Palmyra (The Syrian Desert)

I am a Dutchman living in Syria. It took a while for my first post; the main reason is dinosaur internet connection here. Download speed of 2-3 kbit/s.
Anyhow here are some pics about my 2-day ride...
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