Kazan to Irbit

June 10, 2019
We leave Kazan early in the morning, our next destination is the Ural motorcycle factory and museum in Irbit. Irbit is in the Ural mountains, and marks our entry into Siberia. On the way, we stay with Stefan and Olga in the small Russian village of Byngi. Stefan is from Ingo...
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5 days riding across this vast nation, and we seem to have made little progress. Our journey takes us into some more remote areas. Here the villages and the roads are dilapidated. Some sealed roads are so badly potholed, vehicles prefer to drive in the dirt, beside the road ...
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The Russian border

May 28, 2019
Our border crossing is booked for 8am the following morning, and it’s a near sleepless night for me. There is lots of paperwork and preparation gone into making this happen. Getting into Russia as a tourist is relatively easy, on a 30 day visa, but mine is more complex. I...
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