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Russia Part 3 – The Hump

24 September 2023 / David & Regula / Tags: Asia, Cycling, Russia

The next 2000km went along the Amur Highway around the hump of the Outer Manchuria of China. By the way, “Amur” does not come from French, but from the huge river Amur, which we never saw until before Khabarovsk. The route was not really our true love, because there was nothing to see… If we had closed our eyes after Chita and opened them again 20 days later before Khabarovsk, no big change would have been visible😉.

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Russia Part 2 – Baikal

4 September 2023 / David & Regula / Tags: Asia, Cycling, Russia

In the last report about Russia, we were still amused about the fact that we had to answer the same questions to the employees of the border authority and the FSB when entering the country. And that our answers were each entered into a Word file. We assumed that the information we gave would be lost somewhere in the flood of data and would never reappear.

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Russia Part 1 – Altai

24 July 2023 / David & Regula / Tags: Asia, Cycling, Kazachstan, Russia

During the last two days, the very friendly Kazakhs once again did their utmost to make sure that we would remember them and their country in the best possible way. On the way out of Oskemen, two policemen asked us (out of curiosity) where we were coming from, where we were going, etc… A few minutes after we had resumed our journey, a police Lada followed us and it blared via megaphone “…Velosipedistji…, Velosipedistji…”. Slightly perplexed we stopped… the two policemen had forgotten the selfie with us😊.

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