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Re: Round the World - Do you have beer we are coming to visit?
« Reply #600 on: March 10, 2015, 02:28:10 pm »



Chinese bike has a bigger clutch than that   :lol8:






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« Reply #601 on: March 12, 2015, 03:29:23 pm »

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« Reply #602 on: March 13, 2015, 03:03:59 pm »
I forgot to add the Vespa Museum in Italy. So here goes.
VESPA.
The Vespa museum is for free. There’s laverda’s and Piaggio’s as well and then one from Salvador dali.


Vespa from 1953 to 1968




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Re: Round the World - Do you have beer we are coming to visit?
« Reply #605 on: March 14, 2015, 07:33:24 am »
Great report and pictures Michnus and Elsebie :thumleft :drif:
Thanks for sharing and safe travels :ricky:
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« Reply #606 on: March 14, 2015, 08:06:51 am »
FANTASTIC RR Michnus .... as usual!

Listen - while you guys are galavanting over there........... if there's any chance you end up near Strasbourg - some very good friends of ours own one of the very best Micro-Breweries..........  :thumleft:

keep their details in your pocket - just in case (but let me know if you have an opportunity to visit  >:D)

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« Reply #607 on: March 14, 2015, 12:06:53 pm »
Thanks manne.  :thumleft:

Goose, they are about 150-200km West of where our bikes are hibernating in the small town of Ulm. We will for sure try and make a plan to go that way. Thanks :thumleft:

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« Reply #608 on: March 14, 2015, 09:41:52 pm »
Where is the Vespa museum?
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« Reply #609 on: March 15, 2015, 04:15:32 pm »
Where is the Vespa museum?

It is a few kilometers from Pisa. "MuseoPiaggio, which can be found in Pontedera in Northwest Tuscany, a 15-minute drive from Pisa and some 35 minutes from Florence"

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« Reply #610 on: March 16, 2015, 11:50:58 am »
Austria - As we headed up to Germany to store the bikes it was already deep Oct and getting seriously cold. Not the kind of shit we are use to. Locals told us to get going as we have to cross the Alps and if it start snowing we will be stuck in Italy.




Goddamn Stroh rum kiosk was closed!


It is this cold! :lol8:


Since we are stupid South Africans and know jackshit about snow people warned us about black ice on the roads. Well I had the fortune dropping the bike a couple of times
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« Reply #611 on: March 16, 2015, 12:02:06 pm »





Just such a super great time stopping for lunch in the Alps with the cold air in the face and brewing up some coffee with a bit of whiskey to aid in heat generation.  :biggrin:




Just about enough wood for a braai

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« Reply #612 on: March 16, 2015, 02:07:44 pm »
Awesome pic die!!  :deal:
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« Reply #613 on: March 16, 2015, 03:32:22 pm »
What camera/s do you travel with?
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« Reply #614 on: March 16, 2015, 03:39:21 pm »
Thanks Carrots  :thumleft:

Ougat, those were taken with Nikon P7700 compact which can take RAW and is a really tough little camera. I love the small compact cameras, to carry loads of cameras and lenses just frustrate me and I will cry when a R30000 camera get nicked at a borderpost or lost.

I do use Adobe Lightroom to just tweak pics if need be.

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« Reply #615 on: March 16, 2015, 09:04:24 pm »
Hell I enjoy this Thread. You are living my Dream too, I can even picture me taking in all that Booze, I would not miss a single Opportunity. Damn that Stroh Shop owner, how could he not know you were about to arrive!  :deal: :ricky:
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« Reply #616 on: March 17, 2015, 06:58:26 am »
Thanks manne.  :thumleft:

Goose, they are about 150-200km West of where our bikes are hibernating in the small town of Ulm. We will for sure try and make a plan to go that way. Thanks :thumleft:

That would be fantastic if you made it - Jacek is actually Polish and his wife Anne is French - but hell what a fantastic couple and he is especially hospitable!
I'll let them know to keep an eye out for you guys ... just in case...  :thumleft:
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« Reply #617 on: March 17, 2015, 12:11:09 pm »
Hell I enjoy this Thread. You are living my Dream too, I can even picture me taking in all that Booze, I would not miss a single Opportunity. Damn that Stroh Shop owner, how could he not know you were about to arrive!  :deal: :ricky:

Thanks Offshore  :thumleft:

It is an abomination and a crime against humanity in my opinion! They must serve Stroh or beer always!  :biggrin: 8)

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« Reply #618 on: March 17, 2015, 12:11:34 pm »
Thanks manne.  :thumleft:

Goose, they are about 150-200km West of where our bikes are hibernating in the small town of Ulm. We will for sure try and make a plan to go that way. Thanks :thumleft:

That would be fantastic if you made it - Jacek is actually Polish and his wife Anne is French - but hell what a fantastic couple and he is especially hospitable!
I'll let them know to keep an eye out for you guys ... just in case...  :thumleft:

Would be great! Will keep you posted.  :thumleft:

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« Reply #619 on: March 17, 2015, 12:17:25 pm »
We travelled through Switzerland to visit 2 overlander couples we met on our trip through Africa. Switzerland is INCREDIBLY beautiful. Everything work, it's super clean and organized. But it is farking expensive! 1Kg Chicken cost R550-00 per kilogram, cup of soup for R50, and then it is shit. Coffee cost R45 per cup of instant stuff.


We took the back roads, which eventually became impassable and we had to opt for the small local trains that use to link towns through tunnels.






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