Russia,Mongolia,Ukraine.....Netherlands on a KLR

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Doogle, May 7, 2013.

  1. Doogle

    Doogle Do it while you can Supporter

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    I'm hoping less than 1 week.
  2. Doogle

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    8-26-13 174 miles 17677 total

    I rode into Liverpool today. Not much I could do about the bike shipping today since it's a national holiday. Bankers Day. They say it's like our 4th of July. So I went to some of the Beatles tourist spots. The first was The Cavern Club. They say this is where they got started.
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    I think they played at other places here on Mathews Street.


    Then I found Paul McCartney's childhood house.
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    Next stop was Strawberry Field. It was an Orphanage in the near neighborhood.

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    Then I went to Penny Lane.

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    Then I found the Campanile Hotel-$86. Because of the name, I thought I was going to a campground. I decided I could waste some more money. So I stayed.
  3. Doogle

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  4. #1Fan

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    Great report! Thanks for sharing it with us!!
  5. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    Hi Doug,

    I just read all your thread over the last two nights. Definitely one of the best RR's I've read, thanks for taking the time to write this up.

    Shame that you're not coming further south, I would to have shown you around the west country.

    cheers, Bob.
  6. Doogle

    Doogle Do it while you can Supporter

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    Thanks Bob, I would like to have done that. But I've run out of gas. After spending 4 weeks in Ulan Ude I rushed to make up time. It wore me down. And now it's time to visit my wife again.
  7. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Hey Doug! Thought I'd better chime in here with a belated congratulations - you did it! The Netherlands still seems very far away from us at the moment. Get home safe and wish your wife the best from us.

    Igor and Penny
  8. thecivvie

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    Wanted to ask, how did you get around the visa or did you just apply for another one?
  9. Doogle

    Doogle Do it while you can Supporter

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    Sure was a long time ago we were riding together and you were spending too much time training me how to use my tablet. I don't think I would ever have stumbled on to some things you showed me.
    Glad your stomach problems finally subsided. Must have been tough dealing with that and the heat.



    I don't know what visa issue you are asking about. The only visa I needed before I started was the Russian visa. For Americans the 3 year multi entry visa is now standard.
  10. Doogle

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    8-28-13 8 miles 17731 total

    This afternoon I rode the bike to Wallenius Wilhelms staging area in the Liverpool Port. The form I gave them took about 2 minutes to fill out. I gave him £680 and he said good bye. I couldn't believe it was that simple. He didn't even look at the bike. As I was leaving he did ask where it was.

    A van picked me up and took me out of the restricted area. Then I walked to a bus stop.

    When I got off of the bus I went to the train station to check the schedule and cost. Tomorrow I will take the train to Holyhead Wales. From there I will take a 3 hour ferry ride to Dublin. Then Friday morning I should be on a plane to Cincinnati. When the bike arrives in Norfolk in 2 weeks, I'll return to ride it home.
  11. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    Congrats on the trip
  12. MrGoldfish

    MrGoldfish Been here awhile

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    Well done!

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  13. thecivvie

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    Sorry I only see a 28day visitors visa on the list I checked. Must be different for Irish people :(
  14. WhicheverAnyWayCan

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    Enjoyed reading your RR.. Now I got to ask, do you miss Sasha? After spending few weeks with him and his family, do you guys now keep in touch?

    And I am gonna send you PM soon..
  15. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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    Thanks for going through the effort to do the RR, I suspect it really is a lot of work. Enjoyed it. :thumb

    Will still be checking for the final leg to the driveway.
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    When I visited in 06, this was the case, now Doug got lucky I guess
    http://russia.travisa.com/
    [​IMG] In accordance with an agreement between the Russian Federation and the United States of America, effective September 9, 2012 US citizens can receive multiple-entry business, homestay/private, humanitarian and tourist visas valid for up to 3 years and allowing a stay of up to 6 months per visit. To request a 3 year visa, please view Business 3 Year Visa instructions.
  17. thecivvie

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    Thanks for that. And thanks Doug for the great RR loved every second of it
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    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    :clap:clap:clap Thanks for taking us along with you on your great trip. Loved the pictures and narration. Course, love the bike also. ;-) :lol3:lol3:lol3
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  20. MrGoldfish

    MrGoldfish Been here awhile

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    It's probably a good thing you were getting out of that part of the world with the whole Syria thing going on right now. China and Russia aren't to happy with Americans right now.