...Sahara 2010...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by picoda, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. picoda

    picoda Dalmatia

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    Thanks! :thumb And soory for my English...

    Ksar Ghilane & Stony Desert
     
    Lets see arround...
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    Our camp...
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    Our accomodation...
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    Ksar Ghilane in few photos...
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    Swiming...
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    ...and relaxing...
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    Exchange, horse for "horse"...
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    Fancy part of Ksar Ghilane...
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    And on the end of a beautiful day...
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    Good morning. This is temperature in 8 AM. So you can imagine 4 AM. Sahara, sahara!
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    Breakfast...
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    You can see group of tourist in the salt spring. They all come with the jeeps from the big tourist resorts...
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    Lets go...
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    We are going to Tataouine. Off road, off course.
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    Lost again...
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    Stony desert...
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    When you see first normal sign, the road is somewhere there...
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    Chenini, beautiful place...
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    We have some bad camera with us, so thats it...
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    http://www.youtube.com/user/picoda1#p/u/4/s3KqTfLIjMY

     
    After Chenini we are on the road to Tataouine...


    ...next... Ksars and all the wonders of Tataouin & Matmata
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  2. francs

    francs Been here awhile

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    I read it on cro forum, I am not log on there, so: :clap:clap:clap:clap
    Great!
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  3. picoda

    picoda Dalmatia

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    Ksars and all the wonders of Tataouin & Matmata



    Ksar Ouled Soltane...
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    Ksar Ouled Debbab. Pure tourism. Completly diferent than the Ksar before...
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    Inside...
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    It will be hotel here...
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    Nice lunch...
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    We are on the way to Matmata. Off road, again. We like that. This part is beautiful.
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    And in the late afternoon...Matmata...
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    ... next... Matmata & Kairouan...
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  4. Molgan

    Molgan nub

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    Awesome stuff, keep it coming! :thumb
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  5. longwaybackhome

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    Or this is the Africa twin of that German that got lost in Sahara and this is the guy who...

    Great ride report and photos by the way!

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  6. bajadog

    bajadog Running around knees bent

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    Fantastic report.

    Thanks.
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  7. Molgan

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    Try a different browser?
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  8. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    Sir, do not worry about your command of English. You possess a universal command of communication.

    Fantastic report.
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  9. Mansuel

    Mansuel n00b

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    Wonderful report, great pictures :clap
    many thanks :thumb
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  10. Rogerthat1

    Rogerthat1 Adventurer

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    Cracking report fellas, great pics, keep 'em coming :clap
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  11. quicktoys2

    quicktoys2 ADVrider junkie :)

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    Fantastic pictures and love the video clips to.
    Couldn't help but notice the strong South African accent one of you Croatians have. :D

    Looking forward to more

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  12. picoda

    picoda Dalmatia

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    Good observation :thumb
    Yes, Ivan is one of the few Croatians who doesnt speak Croatian. :D

    He is half South African half Croatian so thats the reason where the accent come from. :wink:
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  13. picoda

    picoda Dalmatia

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    Matmata & Kairouan

    Our hotel room in Matmata...
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    In the morning our friend Mustafa take us on the quik tour arround Matmata...
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    Star Wars...
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    View from the "roof"...
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    Museum...
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    Tipical Berber house...
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    You must pay your debts or ...
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    This is the real motorcycle...
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    Next point, Kairouan. Off the road.
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    Mam and the baby from the distance...
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    Kairouan. I dont like big cities. Too much people, too much trafic, too much everything...

    Our Hotel...
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    ...and look from the Hotel.
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    Our big 5 star room...
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    ...with huge bathroom.
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    On the old market...
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    Lunch...
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    We are litlle bit tired of the "may friends" who want to show you something, sell you something, find you something....

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    Breakfast with the local people in the hotel and we are on our way to Tunis...
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    We come close to Tunis so early, so we decide to go in Yasmine Hammamet. Real Tunis at least?
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    Do you know how I feel here? Like in the theater. This is not Tunisia, my friends. This is big tourist show. And I dont like it.

    Tea time.
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    We are in Tunis, waiting for the ferry. First on the custom line...
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    The best cabin on the boat...
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    Palermo, but not at the time. 5 hours late...
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    Italia...
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    Who will eat this later...
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    Sleeping in Calabria...
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    In the morning we take the road to Ancona. When we come there in the late afternoon somebody tell us that we dont have ferry for Croatia today. Oh, no! Another day in Italy.
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    Sunday morning. 1 Celzius. We take our road to San Marino but we didnt come there. We end up with hundreds of motorcycles on some fiesta.
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    Back to Ancona...
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    On the end we have very nice day in here. But when we come to ferry port we find out there is no ferry today also. We can belive this. Another day in Ancona.
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    We come on the ground of Italy in Friday and come home four days later. Good organization.
     
    ... next ... Food and few words about Tunisia ...
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  14. Andy G

    Andy G 2wheeled alpinist

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    Nice pics! We did almost the same tour just 4 months earlier. Never had below 20C then, in the Sahara between Douz and Ksar Ghilane it was about 35C :D

    When I saw this guy in Douz my first thought was he stole my bike :shog later in Tataouine the locals told us that we could even leave the kays on the bikes because there is nobody around who knows how to ride such a big bike...

    Cheers, Andy
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  15. GlennRides

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    It must be great to explore these parts of the world you guys are ROCK I really enjoyed reading your reports and viewing all your pictures.
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  16. rednax

    rednax Been here awhile

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    Great report. Last year I spent one week on my back in the hotelroom in Douz after having had some bad chicken, before transported home. Can hardly remember anything from Tunis and have since felt sick thinking about the place. This report makes me considering going again...nice!:thumb
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  17. manch

    manch n00b

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    :clap wow picoda great report!! :thumb
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  18. Bowes

    Bowes Oman Dirty Biker

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    Mr Picoda, I must thank you again for a fantastic read and visual experience:bow

    I take it you had some sand riding experience before you took those bikes to the desert? Respect if you did and more respect if you had no idea - awesome!

    Some fantastic pics in there - you should write a book. Brilliant stuff thanks for taking the time to entertain me:D Please ride more often and post it's very enjoyable!:deal
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  19. picoda

    picoda Dalmatia

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    Thanks! :thumb

    Food in Tunisia...
     
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    Before every meal you get this...oliv oil, olives, some chilli...
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    First plate - Brick...
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    Khus Khus...many kind of it...
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    Beens...nice one...
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    Tunisian fast food...
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    Traditional tea is very nice. Coffe is to strong for me. Non-alcoholic beer everywhere. Very nice natural juices. Thats what we try.

     
    Tunisia in a few words...

    Beautiful country. Breathtaking nature. Particularly the southern part (green on the map). North part is also very nice but we like south. Large cities like large cities. People are very friendly and hospitable. We like Tunisia very much. And we will be back.

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    Until next time,

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  20. Colombian Rider

    Colombian Rider Adventurer

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    Awesome pics, truly inspiring.

    Thanks for sharing.

    One question. What photo camera did you use?
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