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    Ride to Syria ....ten years on

    A 10 year anniversary bump for the report of my ride to the Red Sea and back:

    http://www.advrider.com/index.php?th...d-back.348283/

    Where did the years go? The same bike (r1150gs) is still going strong (albeit parked up in Yaoundé at present)

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    Will definitely be re reading this excellent RR...


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    Thanks David.
    I was lucky to visit Syria when I did! Just so impressed by my 1150GS which subsequently got me back that way on two separate trips, one to Iran, and one to Georgia & Armenia, and then across the Sahara to Central Africa!

    I think it has aged better than me




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    Just spent a happy 45 mins reading your trip report Simon...
    Superb pictures, report.

    As you said lucky to go when you did....
    And sadly not possible today or anytime soon..
    Perfekt ist nicht gut genug.

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    Thanks for the nudge, I will enjoy the read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patzx12 View Post
    Thanks for the nudge, I will enjoy the read.
    Bookmarked to read later
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    So many roads...........So little time......

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    Thanks guys for your interest.

    Meanwhile I am scheming (with an excellent Austrian friend whose moto is garaged beside my GS in Yaoundé) how we can bypass Congo and maybe get bikes freighted direct to Angola.

    Will post more in ‘Gael Warnings in West Africa’ RR on this site if this plan gains substance...

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    Great write-up; however, you did miss out by not visiting Afamea

    [IMG]Afamea - March 2001 by Ian Johnson, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]Image4-178_edited-1-1 by Ian Johnson, on Flickr[/IMG]


    One of my favourite places was the Temple of Ain Dara. Just north of Aleppo:-

    [IMG]Image2-197-1 by Ian Johnson, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]Image2-198-1 by Ian Johnson, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Photos from March 2001 from my R100GS!

    Awesome sights down there but neither of us are likely to get there again in the short term and you can't visit everywhere in one hit.

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    Great RR and yes where do the years go!
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    Hey Istanbulian

    Is there a ride report of your trip online I could read?

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