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Entries from December 2009

mumbai – part two

December 27th, 2009 · No Comments

i made my first meters on indian streets and got used to riding on the left side quite fast. though sometimes when i was in thought i needed some honking to direct me back to “my” side of the street. i didn’t stay alone for long this day. i met a fireworks creator who told […]

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Tags: people

mumbai – part one

December 27th, 2009 · No Comments

i arrived in mumbai with a lack of sleep because i had to change planes in bahrain. but when i got my bicycle back in one piece i felt a big relieve and thought i was ready to hit the city. some luggage man offered me to roll my bicycle out of the airport while […]

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first flight

December 27th, 2009 · No Comments

in preparation of my first flight on this journey i went to get some cardboard as protection for the bicycle. after another indian meal in dubai i set out for the airport. i wondered at first why there was only a terminal 2 and 13 until i asked someone and was told that the 13 […]

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dubai

December 27th, 2009 · No Comments

i stayed in the youth hostel of dubai, the only budget accommodation in town. ove with his motorcycle fetched me the next day and we went on a city tour. the burj al arab seen from one of the many shopping attractions dubai has to offer. here’s another one… a big shopping mall themed around […]

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Tags: locations · thinking...

sharjah

December 25th, 2009 · No Comments

i stayed one night in sharjah before making my way along the highway to dubai. the emirates look good, especially on photos…

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Tags: postcards · thinking...

arabian “schimpfwortzüchter” sharjah

December 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

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check out iran 22pm

December 25th, 2009 · No Comments

it was a pleasant suprise with how little difficulties the bicycle was checked in at the port after what i’ve heard from ove and his trouble with his motorcycle. they didn’t even charge an extra. once on board i settled myself on one of the benches to go to sleep. which was more difficult than […]

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Tags: music · travel

indian visa waiting time

December 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

after arriving in bandar abbas and applying for the visa at the indian consulate, we had 3 days time to either spend in the city in “not so nice and not so cheap” hotels or to take the boat to quesm island and turn to camping again. we choose the latter. it was a fun ride […]

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Tags: postcards · travel

industry vs. tourism

December 20th, 2009 · No Comments

the weather is perfect, at least around this time of year, the water is inviting and the beaches aren’t that bad either. but you don’t see any tourists. oh the sunsets are nice too…. …

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to the persian gulf

December 20th, 2009 · No Comments

after crossing an area only inhabitad by nomads, some nice sleeping spots with campfire in the evening and misty mornings,  the last 30km were going straight down. without having to pedal once, one has to keep the body occupied… … the weather changed so fast that i felt weird swimming in the sea again and […]

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