..central Asia 2013 (low budget mode)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by yeuop, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. svakak

    svakak Adventurer

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    Thanks God you are OK, you got us worried.

    After watching your pictures I have urge to go there.
  2. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    Thanks, Yeuop.
  3. zandesiro

    zandesiro In rust we trust....

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    Thats my next trip!

    What you think can a Honda Varadero do it?

    Im waiting the end for the total spend of your trip!

    Keep up!:freaky
  4. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    when i was in KAZ i ran out of fuel.. totally.. it took me just couple moments to find someone who surprisingly carried a lot of benzin even though he drove a diesel car..
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    landscapes..
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  5. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    Zandesiro: you can do it on a chopper ;-) no problem on a varadero..

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    now another story full of sulfur..
    so i am in russia.. i went to the city, found a bank and want to exchange KAZ money to rubels.. lady said "we don't exchange tenge, only usd or euro".. i went to another bank: "we don't exchange tenge"..
    i ask her where can i exchange my tenge? "i don't know, only in Mockba" :eek1

    wtf?! so i have my money to come back home in currency that no one wants to accept here..

    i told my heart touching story to a mechanic (what a stupid idea) that i met on the road.. he said "you see this market? talk to its owner, he visits KAZ very often"

    so couple moments later i had my wallet full of rubels ;-)
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  6. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    russia..
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    a bit cold sometimes..
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  7. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    i ran out of antykoltunator..
    i was lucky i found one in saratov ;-) it was expensive though
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    and i finally changed my oil.. don't ask me when was last oil change :puke1 i suck at life
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  8. zadaleko

    zadaleko Adventurer

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    Good to hear that you are in one piece :D
    Im suprised by yours E7, they still look good.
    Im a owner of a 98/ xt now so thx for an idea!!!:clap

    Greatings from Diana.
  9. hAjPR

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    yeuope, jsi pankáč, dobrá práce :clap
  10. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    when i was in murgab (TJK) i had a pleasure to meet Marta and Bartek from Poland.. these guys are really famous travellers in Poland.. i hope to see their RR here on adv..
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    ok, now back to the story..
    i chose the shortest way through russia.. it's a nice ride, a bit cold though..
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  11. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    my new love..
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    entering Ukraine means no good weather for the first hundreds km..
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  12. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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  13. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    when I was not really far away from polish border weather got better.. so i slowed down as i understood this actually is the end of this trip..
    i visited city of Rivne, quite nice i must say..
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  14. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    during last days of the trip i started eating like a human.. i ordered full wypas lunch in this kafe and it costed maybe 4 usd????
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    then it again starts raining like shit.. and then.. miracle!! there's sun!! it's a really nice reward after this rains in last days..
    so i bought a juice and had a deja vu..
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  15. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    using my touratech gps holder again ;-) it's a sulfur - so i've been to tajikistan without using gps (and barely using maps :D ) but i can't find my brother's flat in cracow ;-)
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    anyway, the trip is almost over.. i came to cracow two days ago in the evening to meet my brother and his soon-to-be wife.. will spend here a few days.. until their fridge is empty ;-)

    then last km home and that's the end of the story..
  16. svakak

    svakak Adventurer

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    :clap :clap :clap Congratulations!

    Can you draw map of your route?
  17. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    I am in Cieszyn now, this trip is over. I arrived two days ago at night.

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    During those 7 weeks my XT collected 16430km on the odometer.
    There were 3 days w/o riding when I was in Cracow.

    The very last day odometer turned to 150000km :clap
  18. wacoja

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    WTF!! socks and sandals? ..... shame on you :rofl
    I'm glad you're back :D
  19. BIF

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    Hi Yeuop. Congrats for your trip. Since next year i planed similar...and according, that you say your trip is low budget...if it is not a secret...how much actually cost you these trip (only a trip..means fuel, sleeping, eating etc)​
    Thx in advance!
  20. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    It's not a secret at all.

    The trip itself costed around 1000usd. It includes fuel, food, hundreds of russian snickers, one ile change, some small road taxes, one fine for speeding, some internet kafes etc. Sleeping was always free of charge - not a single night spent in a hotel.

    Now I think maybe I could have done that for smaller money but you need to eat some snickers to keep fit.....

    So after all 1000 usd sounds good to me - after all it was 7 weeks and over 16k km.