The 10th Varadero International Meeting in Hungary, at the shores of Lake Balaton, has become another grand succes! Almost 300 participants from 18 different nationalities (amongst them Turkey, Russia, Latvia, Sweden, Danmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Chech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Slowakia, Romania, Greece, Austria, Italy and IsraŽl) participated on their Honda XL1000V Varadero's.
Before we participated to VIM, we joined another Honda bigtrail meeting: the 16. International Transalp Treffen in Parga, Greece. In 2,5 weeks both me and my wife covered 4.500 km and visited 9 different countries: Start in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary. The XL1000V Varadero is a real big tourer who is not scared away when the smooth paved roads are changed in to a dirtroad.
We've got several pictures to share with you on these two albums, please enjoy them!
In the Jerusalem area of Slovenia enjoying some off the excellent dirt roads
My wife Karinda on her '2000 Mk1 (120.000 km and still counting... record holder at the Varadero Meeting was Bogdan from Poland on a early '99 Mk1 with 181.000 km done (110.000 miles).
Leaving the EU into the republic of Croatia (Hrvatska)
The pics are placed in random order...
Enjoy them, and we are looking forward to meet the first Canadian participation to VIM in the near future... check out www.varadero-international.com for details; the next two editions will be held in Turkey (VIM11, 2009) and in the Austrian Alpes (VIM12, 2010).