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Old 05-16-2007, 08:17 AM   #1
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Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia: Baltic region



I was using Lonley Planet Baltic Region tourist guide to plan my trip. After pasing Poland very fast, ( 140-160km/h on main roads there is no police ) I was afraid of speeding in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. I had no problem. In Estonia there are oni couple of police motor bikes and dozen of cars.

I wonted to sleep in low budged hotel or camping sites but I did not found any of this sites. Every day, like there where connected they charge my 30€ per night sometimes with out breakfast. Camping sites ale like military camps, no toilet or running weather and absolutely no security. At the moment I don’t remember how much is the petrol but its much cheaper then in reset of EU, below 1€. Malboro is 1.3€, cafe and coke around 1.5-2€.


Main road are in good condisen, you can travel fast and safe, all cars are moving out your way but many of secondary road are dirt one.

I strongly recommend to stay in Palanga day or two if you like touristy places. You can ride to Lithuania “stone hedge”. On half way to capital Vilnius is Hill of Crosses in Siaolin. In Vilnius I slept in the safest house in Lithuania, at Georgian „boss“ 30€ with breakfast. 150km before Vilnius is Trakai castle. Lake surround it and you can swim in it.

In Latvi I wonted to see some national rezerve where Liv people live ( marker 12 on my map ). Big mistake. Almost 80km of dirt road and nothing of famous Liv people or rezerve.

Jurmala is also tourist resort in nothing compeer to Palanga.

Esti is also nice but windy. Not strong wind but cold one Im not use to it. Day lite is until 3AM and at 4AM its coming up again. Tartu city near Piepsy lake was very nice for my. Not to small and not to big. Just right size for biker. You cant not be lost in it old town is lovely and there in no crime. Lover crime rate in EU. Piepsy lake is 70km long and divides Russia and Esti.

Saaremma island in also nice. There I found traditional houses turn into hotel with good food, quite cheep and beautiful waitress. From mail land you go to Muhu island and then to Saaremma. Some where in between Kurasara city and Muhu island there are meteor craters. Now I cant remember with island is connected with bank. In Kurasare is meadeval castle with spectacular view.

In all the country’s people are nice but not to friendly. There are afraid of stranger that is soviet inheritance. KGB “loved” them. They started to drive bikes few years ago so they don’t have bikers friendly spirit not even between themselves or my ( I was traveling alone ).Everybody speaks English or Russian.

Ill put all pictures one after other and if some has a question just quote picture.





This is in front of my sponzor http://www.magnetix.hr/





My Greek friend




















Spenish guys Fernando and Horatio
























































































































This is me after 1680km in 22hours, but unfortunatly forget to fill IBA documentation


Also thanks to www.motocikli.com for brand new tyres



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Old 05-16-2007, 08:36 AM   #2
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I think there are some really nice pics there, but my firewall at work wont let me open them. Imageshack gets blocked because of the advertising they run... Any chance to link the proper sized images directly here? The blatics is on my short list of must do places to go see.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:39 AM   #3
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Any chance to link the proper sized images directly here?
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:30 PM   #4
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Old trip Linza , but great report, thanks for shearing another one. If you continue with this kind of a rhytm, it's going to be one story every week
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:45 PM   #5
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Nice pics, looks like beautiful contry.
P.S- I get the feeling that the pics of the belly dancers will be the MOST downloaded , viewed pics
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:45 PM   #6
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Beautiful pics and report. Let's see if you can make these pics appear bigger. Get to work
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:24 PM   #7
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Yeah, that looks like a great ride.

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Old 05-17-2007, 12:11 AM   #8
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Very nice report and photos. Planning a loop of the Baltic next summer, so reports like this are great!
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:32 AM   #9
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yip...bigger pix please!!...

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Old 05-17-2007, 01:11 AM   #10
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Damn, there's some hotties in Eastern Europe!

Oh and the ride report was great, thanks Linza.
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:44 AM   #11
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Old trip Linza , but great report, thanks for shearing another one.
Yes it is old one i did it last year but this is english verzion

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Old 05-17-2007, 03:29 AM   #12
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Very cool! Thanks for sharing. Now I have this european trip idea stuck in my head.
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:31 AM   #13
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:32 AM   #14
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Kthla Järve

Hey!

Great pics, thanks for the input!

Did you stay at the hostel close to Kathla Järve next to the sea shore in Estonia? I thought I remembered the houses - though they were only ruins when I passed through there in 2001.

Beatuiful Countries and Great People!

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Old 05-17-2007, 03:52 AM   #15
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Well, thank you very much for doing that!! Awesome report!!
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