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Η 1η μας βδομάδα στο Μαρόκο (video)

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Στο δρόμο προς Chefchaouen

 Σήμερα το πρωί (05/11/13) 10:30 τοπική ώρα, κατεβήκαμε επιτέλους απ’το καράβι! Ακόμα τα συναισθήματά μου είναι ανάμεικτα. Ούτε περισσεύει ο ενθουσιασμός, ούτε όμως ξεπροβάλλουν φόβοι! Νιώθω σαν τον Robocop σε εκείνη τη σκηνή που είχε πάθει μπλακ άουτ και έβλεπε ταυτόχρονα μπροστά του χιλιάδες εικόνες. Ένα τέτοιο πράγμα νιώθω. Ξαφνικά απ’την ασφάλεια του σπιτιού, την χλιδή…

1st day – Around the world on a Vespa

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Ακόμα δεν έχω καταλάβει τι συμβαίνει. Ξεκινάω για ένα ταξίδι που όμοιό του δεν έχω ξαναζήσει ή φεύγω για τριήμερο στη Χαλκιδική; Γιατί κάπως έτσι νιώθω! Έλεγα θυμάμαι στο Θάνο και σε φίλους, πως το τελευταίο βράδυ πριν την αναχώρησή μας σίγουρα δεν θα κλείσω μάτι απ’το άγχος. Όχι μόνο το έκλεισα, αλλά έστησα και τους φίλους για κανένα μισάωρο…

1η μέρα στο δρόμο!

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Τα φιλαράκια με τα μηχανάκια τους μας συνόδεψαν μέχρι Ηγουμενίτσα για τις τελευταίες μας στιγμές (μάσες) στην Ελλάδα. Τα μηχανάκια μας άφησαν τις καλύτερες εντυπώσεις μέχρι στιγμής. Από Θεσσαλονίκη ο Στέργιος και από Λάρισα ο Θάνος, 11:13 και 10:00 το πρωί αντίστοιχα, ξεκινήσαμε και ανταμώσαμε λίγο μετά τα Ιωάννινα. Αυτή τη στιγμή τρώμε κρέπες στην Ηγουμενίτσα σκοτώνοντας την ώρα μας (και…

2 days 2 go ! ! !

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2 μέρες πριν την αναχώρηση…2 μέρες…Σε 2 μέρες “πετάμε”!
Από Θεσσαλονίκη εγώ, από Λάρισα ο Θάνος, συναντιόμαστε σε κάποιο σημείο της Εγνατίας οδού και από κει βουρ για Ηγουμενίτσα. Την Κυριακή στις 00:00 παίρνουμε το ferry για Ancona και με τις νέες μειωμένες για λόγους οικονομίας ταχύτητες των πλοίων, υπολογίζουμε πως σε κάτι λιγότερο από 20 ώρες θα πιάσουμε λιμάνι.…

Back in Europe – Greece & Albania

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As you’ve seen from our border crossing / shipping post, we made it to Europe and Greece. And even if Israel in some ways felt quite European, arriving in Greece definitely took the edge of the adventure level. We quickly decided to skip the “easy” route involving a ferry to Italy and driving north on Italian highways, and instead went…

Shipping from Israel to Greece

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Coming up the east coast of Africa there are at the moment very limited options for finding your way to Europe without container shipping. The ferry that used to run from Egypt has been canceled, and the other routes from Egypt through Libya or east via Syria are closed because of unrest or sivil war. This leaves Israel and two…

Day 127…Greece- Repairs, Waiting and Longing the dust of Africa.

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Γεια σας,
My route over the last few days.

I left Lucca with a heavy heart. Deidre left the night before and all of a sudden the lonely blues returned. It must be the hardest part of such a journey, the time alone.
We spent a lovely couple of days with Frederico and Bruna. They looked after us so well!…

GR – Nix verstehn in Athen…

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Zurück in Europa

Kati: Pleiten, Pech und Pannen beim Motorradtransport scheinen überwunden. Nachdem wir auch die fehlenden 8 Stunden irgendwie verarbeitet haben, heißt es: Ankommen in Europa. Alles ist
uns fremd: die Kultur, die Sprache, das Geld. Dabei sind wir so nah am „Zuhause“ wie schon seit mehr als 2 Jahren nicht mehr. Doch statt uns auf den direkten…

Italy to Greece

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To drive along the Amalfi coast you don’t need a fancy pair of brown leather driving gloves, although a fancy pair of brown driving trousers is a prerequisite. As with other coastal roads in Italy, the beast was a bit out of its depth, sharing the pool with a very nervous driver and even more nervous chief navigator. Occasionally we…

The Ghosts of Vesuvius and Amalfi’s Winding Road

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The self-inflicted pain of the morning eases as we ride towards Sant’Agata sui Due Golfi. A quick recovery is needed since the day starts with about twelve tight switchbacks as we descend from Sulmare to the main street in Gaeta. Each turn is pock-marked with holes that bumpers have left behind and a few of the corners require cars to…

Meteora 2013 – Winter Vespa Meeting [video]

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Ένα 17λεπτο βίντεο από την βόλτα στη Λάρισα στο σπίτι του Θάνου (του μελλοντικού μου συνταξιδιώτη στο γύρο του κόσμου), την Καλαμπάκα και τα Μετέωρα, την προπερασμένη εβδομάδα με αφορμή την 16η πανελλήνια χειμερινή συνάντηση Vespa.

A 17 minutes video from the trip we made 2 weeks ago to Larisa where Thanos (the guy that I’m going to make the…

Greece’s Woes

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It was with a reluctant parting of eyelids and a woollen head that I surfaced. My slumber had been prematurely interrupted by shouted chants and sounds of a ruckus in the street below. I stumbled woodenly to the open window, squinting in the sharp morning sunlight. At length my eyes focussed on the Thessaloniki magistrate’s court not fifty yards away,…

Greece

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Lunch consisted of an apple consumed whilst waiting for our new insurance papers, as the ten day old cheese from Kars, which had formed part of the original menu, had grown too many new life forms.  Had I scraped them all off, there would have been very little left to consume.  I was also a little worried about importing some…

GREECE

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Bryn: Rolling off the Ferry, we decided to head straight to Athens, but we took the scenic route along the coast instead of the long boring motorway. It was an amazing drive! The beaches are beautiful, so we stopped every now and then for a quick dip. The temperature was still very high between 36 – 38 degrees. After about…

“Magda gone”

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Position: 41° 03’ 06” North 28° 59’21” (Istanbul)
Distance from Sydney: 15,080km
“Magda gone”.

It was the text message that I had hoped I would never send.  It was midnight, in Istanbul, and I was sending the text message to Andres as I stood on the empty street looking at where I’d left Magda parked 5 hours earlier.  I felt…

The Crisis Zone

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During the planning of the trip, Greece had always been part of the plan.  Neither of us had been there, and I’ve always been a fan of beaches/islands/very-large-cocktails.  However as the euro-zone crisis unfolded we kept a close eye on developments.  Mass protests, multiple elections, and even the real risk of an uncontrolled exit from the Euro meant we were…

The best laid plans…

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Position: 37° 57′ 56″ N, 23° 43′ 46″ E.  Athens.
Distance from Sydney:  15,448 km
One of my favourite quotes (which I remind Andres of often, mostly when something is going wrong) is “If everything went exactly as planned, where would the adventure be”.  I like this quote as it presents a nice attitude to the unexpected.  As we travelled this…

On the Olympus

Location: 200m below Mytikas summit, Olympus Mountain, Greece
Altitude: 2,800m
Day: 64
Total distance: 5003 miles

I’m stuck. I can’t climb any further. I’m trapped in a narrow rock chimney, vertical, scrambling my way up to Mytikas summit. My right hand is jammed in a small crag, my left arm is stretched sideway, pressing against the rock for balance. I…

Crossing Borders 20-24/09/10

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Our first real border, and I don’t mind telling you I was a bit scared. There is something safe and cozy about Europe, all the shops are the same, you can get most of your favourite food (except bloody Cheerios) in the supermarkets, and even though you are in a different country one almost feels part of the same club.…

Its still all a bit Greek 13-19/09/10

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They came in the dead of night when our guard had slipped for just a second. It was a classic pincer movement that any panzer division would have been proud of. Four in total, two closing in from each end of the Land Rover, using darkness for cover; we stood no chance and were overrun in a matter of seconds.…

It’s all Greek to me! 9-11/09/10

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I’m going to start on a bit of a rant, the chosen topic: campsite attire for today’s modern camper. It seems that when the weather is hot, or even luke warm to be honest a number of men of every nationality deem it perfectly acceptable to walk around, chat, cook and wash up in their speedos, and if they don’t…

Our Big Fat Greek Washout 02/09/10 – 7/09/10

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In this exciting installment we learn that Megan really hates mountain roads, I mean really hates them, gravity goes two nil up, and we are no longer the coolest campers on the campsite….
2nd September
The last full day in Italy was spent visiting the Amalfi Coast. The book quoted this as the ‘most beautiful stretch of coast in Europe’…

Greece

GREECE
19th August
We head for Preveza on the coast.  It’s starting to get dark and we still have not found anywhere to pull up yet.  After trying a few apartments and dealing with the language barriers, we eventually find a campsite where the owner makes us a traditional Greek salad with kebab skewers, which is good.
20th August
We…