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Offline koubatian

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From Russia to South Africa and back!
« on: July 15, 2008, 03:17:57 pm »
Hi, everybody!

We are two Russians traveling from Saint-Petersburg (Russia) to Cape Town (South Africa) by motorbikes (Suzuki DL650 V-Strom and KTM 990 Adventure). Since January, 2008 we crossed Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Swaziland. Now we are in South Africa.
From here in two weeks or so we plan to go to West Africa and then to North. Did anyone travel to West Africa recently? Any tips, advices on route?
If somebody going this way soon you are more then welcome to join us.

Here is our contacts. Both of us will be happy to meet South African and International bikers.

Grigory (now in Durban):
e-mail: grigory.kubatyan@gmail.com
phone: 0827415120

Alexey (now in Johannesburg)
e-mail: alexxey@mail.ru
phone: +27734967007
Backpakers, 1 Van Gelder Rd
Crystal Gardens, Kew
Johannesburg

Our web site with photos and texts (in Russian, sorry): www.zabortom.com
 

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Re: From Russia to South Africa and back!
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 03:21:10 pm »
No problem

where and what do you suggest we do for a beer night out?

i hear the KTM broke down and the strom is still going strong , is this a rumour?
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Re: From Russia to South Africa and back!
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008, 08:20:13 pm »
Good luck, hope we can have a beer sometime somewhere?  What are you doing Friday afternoon/evening in Johannesburg/pretoria area?

Hope you brought a Russian bride for Captain Slow - a forum member in serious need ;) ;D

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Offline koubatian

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Re: From Russia to South Africa and back!
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008, 01:34:38 am »
No problem

where and what do you suggest we do for a beer night out?

i hear the KTM broke down and the strom is still going strong , is this a rumour?

That is how they translate KTM in Russia: "Klub Trudolyubivyh Mekhanikov" which means "Club of Mechanics-Workoholics". Sorry to all KTM owners. Suzuki is still good even after a good swim in egyptian river.

I am in Durban,
Alexey is in Johannesburg always ready for a beer :)
his e-mail: alexxey@mail.ru
phone: +27734967007
Backpakers, 1 Van Gelder Rd
Crystal Gardens, Kew
Johannesburg
 

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Re: From Russia to South Africa and back!
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 07:09:04 am »
sdrastvoetje tavarish.  Otjen otjen prejatna