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Old 12-11-2012, 05:13 AM   #1081
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Great trip you're doing.
I don't speak english very well, but I can understand most of what you write.

I saw it late and you've already gone through Spain. I live in Valencia, I don't know if you went through here or just on the highway when you went to Morocco.
In the photos of Morocco, I saw this photo with the sticker I put in 2009 in Zagora.
This is your photo with the sticker marked


And this is the picture I took then. Now there are a lot of new stickers!



the theft of your bike , but luckily appeared and even bought another, you could continue.

If you are going to the BAM and BONES road, one from Spain did it this summer and in this post there are a lot of photos an videos (all in spanish).
http://www.motostrail.com/vb2011/sho...uskadi-Siberia
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:43 PM   #1082
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Thanks for a great report. You're living the dream. Now lets see some boarding shots of fresh powder.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:11 AM   #1083
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coolness!

spent my entire day reading your rr, all 70 + pages of it. loved it. if by any any crazy chance your rtw trip brings you to the philippines a bed and a round or two of beers are waiting for you.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:19 AM   #1084
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Thanks for a great report. You're living the dream. Now lets see some boarding shots of fresh powder.
Patience.. In due time. I do have my board now though.. maybe today I will attempt to attach it the bike.

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spent my entire day reading your rr, all 70 + pages of it. loved it. if by any any crazy chance your rtw trip brings you to the philippines a bed and a round or two of beers are waiting for you.
The whole thing?
Thanks for following. And you never know about the Philippines. It just might happen.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:21 AM   #1085
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Great trip you're doing.
I don't speak english very well, but I can understand most of what you write.

I saw it late and you've already gone through Spain. I live in Valencia, I don't know if you went through here or just on the highway when you went to Morocco.
In the photos of Morocco, I saw this photo with the sticker I put in 2009 in Zagora.
This is your photo with the sticker marked


And this is the picture I took then. Now there are a lot of new stickers!

photos an videos (all in spanish).
Nice!
I have gotten many emails and messages about this garage. It seems to be quite the popular place in Zagora (for good reason) These guys were .
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:21 PM   #1086
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Hope everyone is having as fun-safe-entertaining holiday season.. And I especially hope Santa brings you all the tools and parts on your wish-list
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:32 PM   #1087
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Roma

Dec. 3. Ferry/Civitaveccia to Rome. 84 km
First order of business was finding a place in Rome with secure parking. I stopped at a cafe and had some coffee while using some WIFI. It was a Sunny day and a short ride down the coast to Rome. The ride into Rome was quite fun. Romans are CRAZY drivers. Don't try and drive defensive. You will get rear-ended. Follow one of the crazies on a scooter and pretend you are running from someone. That evening I ate some amazing pizza at a local restaurant and rocket salad with anchovies sauce. Beer is 6 euro for a pint and wine is 5 euro for 1/2 liter of the "house red". Obviously my beer habits were replaced with wine in Italy. Hotel Arcangelo‎ has secure parking. It's outside but the gate is locked.

Dec. 4 Rome
My friend Mayu from Japan was spending her 30 birthday in Rome. She was a foreign exchange student in my highschool way back when and we kept in touch. This is the main reason I went to Rome at this time. I met up with Mayu and her friend Genya (also Japanese but works in Germany) around 11:00 and we started exploring. I heard there is a keyhole you can look through to see St. Peters Basilica in the Vatican. Well we found it. There is a door on a building that is owned by the Knights of Malta. It is a sovereign nation within Rome. Rome actually has 3 separate countries. The Vatican City, Italy and The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta. You look through the key hole and about a mile away you see the St. Peters framed perfectly in a garden and the key hole. Definitively a cool place that is not in the tour books. After that we walked to the Pantheon and went inside. Its one of the oldest places of worship in Europe and preserved amazing. Next was lunch time. I ordered 1/2 liter of wine before I realized my Japanese friends don't drink. Oh well... more for me. We ate Japanese beef and potatoes that Mayu cooked.


Mayu and Genya


The river is very polluted. And that white thing... that's a Kayak.




The building you look for...


This is the "yup this is the place" face.


Its hard to take a good picture of it.




Possible Halloween costume?.. (I'm going to hell)


The Pantheon




Don't do this!


(We got asked to leave)


"Its gooooood"




I thought Paris had a lot of scooter.


I told her to go stand by the guards. She didn't want to..


Love.








Dinner





Dec. 5 Rome
I didn't do much except try to get caught up on some writing. I also did laundry (much needed) and glued my mirrors because the glass was rattling in the plastic and making me think something was actually wrong with the bike. A false positive if you will. That evening I went to a "couch surfer" party in Trastavere part of town. I met people from Brazil, Russia, France, Mexico, US, Italy and Turkey. I am really starting to like the CS community. You show up. Have some drinks. Talk about travel. Trade stories and Recommendations.


Yup. I want one.


CSers







Dec. 6 Rome
Slept in. It was raining so I didn't venture to far. Had pizza with Mayu and Genya then went to bed early.

Dec. 7 Rome
Woke up early and went to the Vatican around 8 to see it before the crowds get there. St. Peter's Square and the Bacilica are very interesting (and free) to see. Even for someone who is not religious, it is awe inspiring. I wanted to see the Sistine Chappel also. They make you pay 16 euro and walk through the Vatican Museum to get to it. The museum was filled with artifacts from Egypt and I remember thinking "This is bullshit. This stuff should be in Egypt". The chapel itself was smaller the I expected and there are NO PHOTOS ALLOWED. Was it worth the 16 Euro? Sure. Later in the Museum you see old maps, globes, star charts and navigation instraments. That was very cool and made it worth while. When I was in Berlin I met a guy named Jacapo from Rome. He said to give him a call if I am ever in Rome. He and I met for a drink and the plan was to eat dinner after 1 or 2. He had just finished his thesis paper on the effects of parasites in the brain of whales. So long story short, A few beers later on an empty stomach and we stumble out of the bar a 10:30. I had pizza and lasagna on the way back to my hotel.




Security much?


They were getting ready for Xmas.














Degrees C. No winter coat yet.








Crazy clock


The workings of it


And of course.. everything is for sale.


Jacapo

Dec. 8 Rome
I was supposed to leave for Florence but didn't feel like riding in the rain. It had nothing to do with my hangover. So I stayed one more night. I had pizza at the first restaurant I ate at in Rome. After I went to a bar and watched the Rome vs Florence football match. I'm not much of a soccer fan but its fun to watch the crazies go crazy in the pub when there is a goooooooooooaaaaaaaaaal!

Dec. 9 Rome to Siena 268 km
Checked out of the hotel and went north. Made it to Siena just before sunset. The town of Siena is a walled city and very cool. I did not spend much time in the city.. just long enough to find a sandwich then back to the hotel to go to bed. Luckily, I would return in a few days with my brother and his wife.


Not sure where this is.. or what it is.. but it looked interesting.


Hotel View near Siena
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:14 PM   #1088
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Good to see you back here posting, Happy Holidays to you!
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:41 PM   #1089
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Great report

Noah, great report as always. Been following from the start, love your adventure, keep it coming! Thanks for the Christmas/New year Card, and Happy Holidays. ENJOY!!!
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:47 PM   #1090
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Good stuff! I appreciate you taking the time to document this.

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:31 PM   #1091
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love this photo, keep it coming coming and have a great white christmas
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:06 AM   #1092
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Noah, great report as always. Been following from the start, love your adventure, keep it coming! Thanks for the Christmas/New year Card, and Happy Holidays. ENJOY!!!

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Good stuff! I appreciate you taking the time to document this.

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love this photo, keep it coming coming and have a great white christmas
Thanks guys! I'm in Macedonia now.. and there is some snow. I'm on my way into Greece today I even found someone to take me in for Christmas. Istanbul for Newyears. Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Albania have been very interesting....
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:11 AM   #1093
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Merry xmas Noah, good sand angel BTW
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:03 AM   #1094
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Good stuff! I appreciate you taking the time to document this.

Best,
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:06 AM   #1095
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Thanks guys! I'm in Macedonia now.. and there is some snow. I'm on my way into Greece today I even found someone to take me in for Christmas. Istanbul for Newyears. Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Albania have been very interesting....
You didn't stop to say "Hi!".


The weather is clearing up nice and it's supposed to be the warmest Xmas
day since I've been counting (30 years!).
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