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Ruins of Turkey

Ruins of Turkey

Great societies have lived in Turkey for millennium. No matter where you go there are ruins of these past empires and civilizations. When making a circular route within a country by motorcycle the primary objective changes. Our normal mode is to head in a general...

Expense Report: Turkey

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $3,662.34 on living expenses and $5,527.08 on one-time expenses. We spent...
On the road in Turkey

On the road in Turkey

It is a lazy Sunday morning and we are 48 hours from our flight to Nepal, sipping tea in a quiet Istanbul neighborhood. The morning news headline is about families of the US consulate staff in Istanbul being asked to leave Turkey, citing security threats. A coup...
Turkey Accommodation and Route

Turkey Accommodation and Route

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 31 October 2016 Costs are all based on two people, two motorcycles, and one tent. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in...
Europe Accommodation and Route

Europe Accommodation and Route

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 31 October 2016 Costs are all based on two people. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in the country. We didn’t always...
Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Eastern Europe and the Balkans

A common theme for adventure motorcycle photos is a gnarly dirt road, far from civilization with dirty and sunbaked riders posing with their bikes. We are as guilty of doing these photos as the next rider, but, alas, Eastern Europe was about different things for us....

Bulgaria to Turkey Border Crossing

This is our experience crossing the Bulgaria-Turkey border on Saturday, 10 September 2016. Our party consisted of two people and two motorcycles. The crossing we used is not the main crossing (at Svilengrad and Edirne) but was an alternate crossing to the north of the...

Eastern Europe Border Crossings

There are our experiences crossing borders in Eastern Europe. Our party consists of two people and two motorcycles. Overall the crossings were very easy and generally took no more than ten minutes. Paperwork required *Passport *Vehicle title *Insurance Note: we keep...

Expense Report: Morocco

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $2,176.77 on living expenses and $3,557.62 or one-time expenses. We spent...
Morocco Accommodation and Route

Morocco Accommodation and Route

View S&M Boiler Works Accommodations in a larger map. Last updated: 11 June 2016 Costs are all based on two people, two motorcycles, and one tent. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. Many of the campsites had internet but we did not test it as we had...

Spain to Morocco Border Crossing

This is our experience crossing the Spain-Morocco border on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Our party consisted of two people and two motorcycles. We got a lot of information prior to entering from the Morocco Knowledge Base and from Horizons Unlimted. Border Name: Tangier MED...