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  • Ekaterinburg to Perm - 362kmsToday was not supposed to go as it did. When we left Ekaterinburg at 0745 in the morning the plan was to travel 657km to Izveshk, the home of Kalashnikov (eat your heart out Taxinda!). After an uneventful ride we were Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Aug 6, 2019
  • EkaterinburgThis beautiful city is one of our favourites so far. [img=https://photos.travellersp Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jul 31, 2019
  • TRIP HAZARD #3: The Short DropIn New Zealand, and probably many, many other places around the world, in areas where there are no public sanitation systems toilets often comprise some some for 'seating / supporting arrangement' mounted over a deep hole dug into the ground Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jul 31, 2019
  • Lazy afternoon at Mandina LodgesAfter lunch we retire to the room, and I notice to my horror that my legs have come up in a dreadful rash with red skin and little blisters. It is burning, stinging and itching so much that I jump Posted by Grete Howard in Grete's Travels | Apr 12, 2019
  • Sights of Ulan Ude -2Write-Up Coming soon - meanwhile here are some pics to enjoy. Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha [img=https://photos Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jul 15, 2019
  • Sights of Ulan Ude -1As mentioned at the end of the last blog entry, Ulan Ude had been selected as the location for one of our "rest" (as in no riding) days. John had the hotel recommend and book a local Buryat guide to show Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jul 12, 2019
  • Chita to Ulan Ude Situated some 650km west of Chita is Ulan Ude, the Buryat capital is one of Eastern Siberia’s most likeable cities. Buryatia as the region encompassing La Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jul 12, 2019
  • Welcome to KhabarovskWhat a beautiful city, very picturesque with wide-open tree-lined boulevards. Lonely Planet sum it up well; "The Far East’s most pleasant surprise, Khabarovsk boasts a dreamy riverside setting, vibrant nightlife, lots of greenery and boulevards lined w Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jul 8, 2019
  • Vladivostok to KhabarovskSunday dawned wet when David, John and I loaded our panniers onto the bikes and headed north towards Khabarovsk. Julia, Oleg, Michael and Mary (J.O.M.M.?) had been staying with Oleg's brother Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jul 6, 2019
  • The first accident on the tripWhile putting the side-panels, handle-bars, crash-bars back on David's bike someone who shall remain nameless slipped and sprained/broke/fractured (not sure which) the pinky finger on his left (clutch hand). I am reliably informed that it is somewhat p Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jul 1, 2019
  • Beginning at the End of the LineVladivostok Railway Station, just a few hundred metres from our hotel, in kilometre mark 9288 on the Trans-Siberian Railway, Moscow Railway Station being kilometre 0 and St Petersburg kilometre -680 (go figure, the poor people that live there are behind Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jul 1, 2019
  • Welcome to Russia!Welcome to Russia! That’s the phrase we’ve started to use whenever something doesn’t quite go as planned. So as Steve said Yuri from [[https://links-ltd.com/|Links limited]] scheduled to meet us at 12:45 today. We have had multiple email exchanges Posted by Zamiam in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jun 28, 2019
  • VladivostokWe have been here in Vladivostok for nearly a week, much of that time making last minute preparations for the trip west. These have ranged from John running around like a headless chicken while peeling off wads of US dollars Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jun 28, 2019
  • We changed the name of our blogWe decided to change the name of our blog to reflect the fact at is not just two 'Crows' riding across Russia. The new name, 181 Across Russia, does NOT refer to our intended average or even top speed for the Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jun 27, 2019
  • John's bike arrivesJohn shipped his 2018 R1200 GSA directly from his US home in Las Vegas a month before our bikes shipped from Auckland. His cleared customs yesterday. The big guy's bike arrives Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jun 27, 2019
  • Seoul to Vladivostok while avoiding unfriendly neighboursWhile David was swanning across the skies in Business Class the rest of the Russia Team were checking in at Gate 235 at Incheon International Airport in Seoul for our two and a half hour Economy Class hop to Vladivostok. [img=https://photos.travellersp Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jun 26, 2019
  • Tanji Beach and Bird Bath With no early morning bird trip booked today, we have a lie-in this morning and don't rise until 07:15. Luxury. It is also the first time in the four nights we've stayed here that we've had breakfast in the lodge. Posted by Grete Howard in Grete's Travels | Apr 9, 2019
  • Hey we ride bikes - we must have a patch What would a bike trip be without a patch to commemorate it? We've had a custom patch made, 100mm diameter to sew onto our tour jackets, along with stickers to hand out to kids along the way. 100% original design by [[bokkie@upwardtrend.co.nz]] [ Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jun 17, 2019
  • Well past the point of no return - the bikes and van depart.On Monday 3rd June with HUGE help from the wonderful people at [[https://www.vcml.co.nz/| Vehicle Construction and Maintenance]] we dropped our two bikes at GT International Logistics in Mangere where Phil and KP took them and the Delica off our hands Posted by stevecrownz in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | Jun 10, 2019
  • AbukoI spent most of the night tossing and turning, trying to find a position that didn't hurt my arm. That'll teach me for spending so long at the waterhole photographing the birds. Not. I even struggle to bring my hand Posted by Grete Howard in Grete's Travels | Apr 7, 2019
  • Dress to SurviveWhile like most riders we'd love to ride gear free and enjoy the wind in our hair and across our skin, the fact is gravel rash, broken bones and head injuries are things we'd rather not experience therefore we do Posted by Zamiam in As the Crow Flies Russia 2019 | May 19, 2019
  • BrufutYet again Lariam (malaria prophylaxis) upsets my sleep with a series of bad dreams: while faced with a plethora of colourful birds, my camera refuses to operate despite repeatedly and frustratingly pressing the shutter. I wake up agitated and distressed, Posted by Grete Howard in Grete's Travels | Apr 6, 2019
  • Free Day in AnjouanDuring breakfast we have a chat with the two British guys and an American girl from the US Peace Corps, who have all been stranded on the island for the last couple of days as a result of the flights Posted by Grete Howard in Grete's Travels | Aug 22, 2017
  • Grand Comore Island TourAfter a good night’s sleep, I feel ready to take on Comoros: today we have a tour around the main island, Grand Comore. ===Breakfast=== But first, time to fill our bellies. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/435774/large_FB20CCBEFAE8C Posted by Grete Howard in Grete's Travels | Aug 18, 2017
  • Ever Seen an Albino Crow?Berlin, Germany – 7th September Have you ever seen an Albino Crow? Neither had I until this day by Alexanderplatz, and neither had my new German friend who pointed it out, and then pointed out a pigeon, then another bird, Posted by beatski in incidentals | Sep 9, 2011

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