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Old 03-21-2012, 04:57 AM   #1
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Gamarcoba Advrider!

Gamarcoba means "Hello" in Georgian.

Better late than never, I decided to write my first RR. This going to be about our trip to Georgia and Caucasus Mountains in August 2011, including a short visit to Yerevan, Armenia.









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Old 03-21-2012, 08:02 AM   #2
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Pictures look great!
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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Gamarcoba means "Hello" in Georgian.

Better late than never, I decided to write my first RR. This going to be about our trip to Georgia and Caucasus Mountains in August 2011, including a short visit to Yerevan, Armenia.









Very beautiful!
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:20 PM   #4
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The bike was looking like this, a bit heavy just before we depart.






Because we had to carry some stuff which are quite unusual for a motorbike trip like these:





My personal motivation for this trip



My wifes bulky laptop, which she had to carry along to keep up for her job..



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Old 03-22-2012, 05:49 AM   #5
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We are living in Kayseri, Turkiye, rigth in the middle of Anadolu. We started to ride towards north, into the green.



First two days we rode with our friends who are on a 1200 GS.



We have reached a Black Sea city, Ordu to stay overnight with only one aim. This guy!

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Old 03-22-2012, 06:04 AM   #6
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Mr.Osman Gursoy is a true living legend. He has bought a Vespa in 1979, did more than 180 k kms with it. Whole Europe except Albania and Finland, a full coastal trip in US. He rode the 4k kms way between London and Ordu 19 times.

I thought I should share this.

















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Old 03-22-2012, 06:06 AM   #7
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He now lives in this house



with a beautiful view



and takes care of his various flowers...





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Next day we back on the road. Our friends had to turn back to Kayseri and we continued to our next stop Findikli, Rize which is very close to Georgian border.

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Old 03-22-2012, 06:38 AM   #10
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We reach Findikli early that afternoon and decide to go for some fishing.



My friends uncle has made his boat from a chestnut tree and we sail off with it to a beautiful afternoon on Black Sea.









Sea was very calm, perfect for swimming as well.



As the sun goes down we have catch pretty good fish. Sea is always generous.



This would be enough for four hungry guys.



We enjoy the sunset before the dinner.





to be continued for sure...
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The classic case of sheep----Vespa!
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:58 AM   #12
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:39 AM   #13
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Thanks for all the replies and interest. Let's go on...

We left hope and rode towards the Sarp border gate on a beautiful day. Me met some other bikers too.



Border crossing was like a knife on the butter. Nowadays it is even possible for Turkish citizens to enter Georgia only with an id, without having a passport tho. But I think if you want to stay more than 3 days you should have your passport.



Here we are in Georgian side...



Georgian border building is kinda fancy eh?



Here we are in Batum. I can't believe we have snapped this stupid picture. No offense you posers!

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Old 03-23-2012, 07:45 AM   #14
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Here the beaches starts and I think I'll go back there to enjoy Georgian Black Sea again. Somehow Turkish side there is not much beaches and seems like here is quite fun.



Entering Batum.





Black Sea...



Actually we could have camped here but we decided to continue till Mestia.



Nice beach to camp actually.

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Old 03-23-2012, 07:54 AM   #15
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While we were trying find out, what was this thing...



an Italian cuople showed up on a Yamaha XT660X. They said they have left Mestia early in the morning and hardly manage to Batum in the afternoon. Road to Mestia was very bad and they have eaten 100 kms in 3,5 hrs.

We thought we can give it a try.

We rode in Batum to change some money as it is always better than changing money at the borders.



There is still loads of soviet type blocks..



But new buildings are also showing up.





































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