Guys. Get a look at these reports. This is extreme ADVing without a safety net. They're in Russian but Google Translate will give a you a reasonable though literal feel for the trip. If you write in a chatty way with slang thrown in it won't come through the tool as well as if you write very carefully, but when she wrote it she doubtless wouldn't be thinking about an audience as international as this one. This is one tough and resourceful little dame...and we, I'm afraid are pussies! This exemplifies what's great about this forum...it smashes down the barriers of international misunderstanding and gives us a feeling of kinship and understanding with this little woman we'll never meet-but we know exactly what makes her tick. ADVRider should be required reading in schools...but then the outback would be full of the lippy little feckers and we wouldn't have it to ourselves...Yer just can't win!