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INDIA TO UK IN 90 DAYS – FRANCE CHAPTER – French Rivera

I By:   I 3 weeks ago I   0 COMMENTS I   France I   , , , , , , , , , , , , , , With an awesome few weeks in alps i came back to plains to see what's around French Rivera which makes it so popular.In some point in our lives we all had played Need For Speed and we remember that track from Monte Carlo.That's where i was heading next, following the coastline all the way upto Tuolon.Cannes was also in the list due to popularity of Cannes Film Festival in Bollywood. I somehow took the wrong route and ended up in Nice instead of Monaco.Weather turned from heaven to hell as i struggled to sweat inside the textile jacket i was wearing. The only nice thing i did when i was in Nice was to visit this St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral and visit McDonald to quench my need to feed. This church is believed to be Largest Russian Orthodox church in western Europe. Beautiful building with it’s own compound and glamorous interior.Russian Orthodox chu... READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – France Chapter – One Last Day in French Alps

I By:   I 4 weeks ago I   2 Comments I   France I   , , , , , , , , , , , Today we spend our last day in French Alps before we head towards French Rivera.As i left from Demonte,Stumbled upon a fortress bang on the main road - SS21,hard to miss.This fortress 'Forte di Vinadio' was in pretty decent shape considering it came into life around 1834.I can only imagine about the world war's it has seen and still survived to astonish us with it's stubbornness and beauty. READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – France Chapter – Cottian Alps & Hautes-Alpes

I By:   I 4 weeks ago I   0 COMMENTS I   France, Italy I   , , , , , , , , , , , Next morning,i made my way back in France as i wanted to climb the Col Agnel pass from the French side.I read somewhere in one of the motorcycle adventure forum that its more pretty in all the aspects from the French side,but only one way to find out.In the process,i arrived at Col d'Izoard pass.Parked myself around a coffee shop to get a quick caffeine rush,meanwhile more bikers around and this time as we get into conversation.I shamelessly asked for photos,my only intention was to create memories.It's always nostalgic to look back at such photos and emotionally react or gear up for more roadtrips like these.Sometimes they do work as a motivation. :) READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – France Chapter – Into The French Alps

I By:   I 4 weeks ago I   0 COMMENTS I   France, Italy I   , , , , , , , , , , , , , , The other night i camped at this camping site located not so far from the main road.Had a pretty good evening there as two local folks performed there.Entire evening was filled with beers,cheers,music and claps. READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Circling Around Mont Blanc – Chamonix

I By:   I 1 month ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Italy, Switzerland I   , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Lai da Marmorera reservoir ahead of Julier pass. This is Switzerland to you,unreal landscapes.What you see here is Tinizong-Rona town and surroundings. Crossed back to Italy through Splugen Pass.Though St Bernard pass was next in the list,i could have continued on swiss side.But i have a hist... READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Swiss Chapter – Into The Alps

I By:   I 1 month ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Italy, Switzerland I   , , , , , , , , , , , , I was getting a good hang of these camping experience and i was pondering about past few weeks and thinking 'why the hell i have not been doing this from the very beginning'.I almost forgot to mention about a German motorcyclist i met on Giau pass.He was riding around with his wife on scooter,he tells me that he is slightly bored with the big adventure bikes he has and want to try something different.I am pretty sure he was trying to encourage his wife to get into adventure touring . We exchanged some memories and each others phone number,he also requested to drop in at his home if i am around his place in Germany.He also shared this pen as a memory,which had his address :) READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Italy Chapter – Into The Alps

I By:   I 2 months ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Italy I   , , , , , , , , , , , , , It was a cold night and i realized that this is just the beginning.While i was planning for the trip,one of my friend Deepak who had been to Italy told me to visit this lake Lago Di Garda.I heard many stories of the lake from him,about its expanse and beauty.With that i also added Strada Della Forra in my plan,also known as The Gorge road.But before we reach Lago Di Garda,we have more passes to explore. I stopped for a coffee and croissant in a small town,yes we are close to France.We should get used to the croissant :).What made my day was this "smile you are in Italy" :) ... READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Italy Chapter – Dolomites

I By:   I 2 months ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Italy I   , , , , , , , , , , , , , I had good rest yesterday,which calls for an early start.Not that it suits my image of being lazy,but i am okay for an exception every now and then.It was a gloomy morning,dark clouds still looming over my head.Italy was quite close and as i crossed the border,I made a quick stop at Lago Predil.It was cold and buying the boots turns out to be a wise decision. Welcome to Italia READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Slovenia Chapter – Lake Bled

I By:   I 2 months ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Slovenia I   , , , , , , , , , , As i got closer to lake Bled,density of vehicles on the road started to increase.I realized it's weekend and everyone was rushing to do some skinny dipping in the lake Bled or perhaps a visit to the Bled castle.Well i headed straight to the Bled castle as skinny dipping is not my thing,my beer belly and hairy nipples are not good enough to flash among any kind of crowd Paid 8 euros for the entry fee hoping that it will be worth it.Was slightly disappointed when i realized that i paid it just to see the Medieval walls,towers and refurbished chambers.The only thing worth spending time and dime was the view of Lake Bled from the top.Also the printing house and wine cellar was interesting to visit. READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Slovenia Chapter – Ljubljana

I By:   I 2 months ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Slovenia I   , , , , , , , , , , Next morning i went around the town for a stroll,met a Korean guy who thought i was from Indonesia by looking at the 'IND' on my number plate.I mean common,guessing me as an 'Arab' would have been slightly close by looking at my face and bushy eyebrows.As i start walking around the city center,I wasn't much surprised and awestruck by the beautiful architecture,art work and buildings around.I guess i had accepted the fact that this is going to be same everywhere in Europe.But,while i am here i visited below places, where the Ljubljana Castle located on the top of a hill overlooking Ljubljana was a jackpot.Yeah,i am a sucker for the medieval castles and you are going to see more of them in the rest of RR :) Ljubljana Castle - For lazy people like me,there is a funicular ride which takes you up to the Castle Hill but also possible to climb on foot for those f... READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Slovenia Chapter – Battery Troubles

I By:   I 2 months ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Slovenia I   , , , , Since i was in Europe ,no more border crossings and additional insurance purchase.I had bought this 3 months insurance for Europe and UK from Logabola Insurance before staring my journey.You need to have the hard copy with you in advance before you could enter in Europe.It costed me around 255 Euro. While you cross the borders,you would hardly notice that you crossed from one country to another unless you spotted the board on your right with European union circle and country name on it.Some of the crossing points still have the border posts installed but then there is nobody there to bother you.I wish one day the entire world becomes like this and we motorcyclists could cross borders and live the life of adventure/travel which we dream of.Difficult but achievable :) As i crossed over to Slovenia,I noticed that there is a KTM service center very next to th... READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Croatia Chapter – Zagreb

I By:   I 2 months ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Croatia I   , , , , , , , , , I reached Zagreb by evening and settled in a Hostel close to the city center.Did not had any trouble with the battery from the last time i charged it,except few warnings every now and then.I decided to ignore it until i reach the capital of Slovenia where i spoke with one of the mechanic who promised to help me to fix the problem.While most of the adventure riders stay away from the hustle bustle of the capitals and touristy towns,my affection towards historical buildings,old city centers and comfortable accommodation keeps me pinned around these tourist areas.So this ride is more of a Travel journal rather than a Adventure,because adventure takes you out of your comfort zone and makes you realize that you are doing things which you don't imagine to do in your life everyday.With that note in my mind i grabbed some beers from a Pub and went walking around the ... READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Croatia Chapter – Plitvice Lakes National Park

I By:   I 3 months ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Bosnia And Herzegovina, Croatia I   , , , , , , The other night i searched some mechanic shops,who can help me out with the low battery situation.Next morning i called them with the help of hostel owner due to language problem,however it wasn't much helpful as they refused to work on KTM.This was a new thing to me,mechanics being specific about working on specific brands of motorcycles.Now i know,why most of the people hang around with Honda,Yamaha,Kawasaki or a BMW instead.Being Saturday most of the motorcycle mechanic shops were closed or about to be closed after half day.I decided to get the battery charged at one of the shops who agreed to charge it as long as they are open.But they clearly specified that this has to be onn my own risk and without actually diagnosing the actual issue.Fair enough for me to keep moving until weekend is over. READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Bosnia And Herzegovina – Trails To Mt Plocno

I By:   I 3 months ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Bosnia And Herzegovina I   , , , , , , , , , I looked up on Dangerous roads website for some trail suggestions and Mount Plocno popped up as a good choice on my way to Sarajevo.I booked hostel LIKE in Sarajevo for the night.I checked in google maps and the road was straight forward,not to mention there was a trail ahead of Mt Plocno going towards Sarajevo.Was pretty excited as it has been quite long i haven't been on any trail lately.Though i was slightly concerend and afraid about the Low Battery warning popping up every now and then,also the box set up i had was slightly delicate and slightly tougher trail could break the frame or at-least the welding joints can give up anytime.But,As a wise men said "What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do" :) Moments where i was unable to decide,to take right or to take left.I took right anyway as the mobile GPS went bonke... READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Bosnia And Herzegovina – Mostar

I By:   I 3 months ago I   2 Comments I   Slovakia I   , , , , , , , , After a smooth ride to Mostar,i went to visit Blagaj Tekke before checking in at the hostel.Basically Blagaj is an old village and the Blagaj Tekke is a Dervish monastery in the side of the cliff. It is at the basin of the river Buna. It is a stunning setting. You can look down into the river and the cave beneath the tekija. You can also take a small raft into the cave. You can walk down the steps to the river where there is a small metal cup attached to a chain so that you can drink from the fresh water. You make a wish and take a sip. Beautiful and peaceful location.But there are restaurants around the place,which can mess up the tranquility of the place sometimes. READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Croatia Chapter – Dubrovnik

I By:   I 3 months ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Croatia I   , , , , , , , , , , , With few days to rest and chill,Kotor was finally a pack-up.Next up was super touristy Dubronvik,i wouldn't have imagined how much crowded it will be until i was there.I felt like home,where it's crowded everywhere .From a distance Dubronvik looked all orange,red and blue to me but what was more interesting for me to visit here was the Game Of Thrones TV series which i have been following.They have used some godly amazing beautiful locations in all of their episodes.I wish to visit all of them one day,but for the starters Dubronvik will do just fine. READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Montenegro Chapter – Kotor

I By:   I 3 months ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Montenegro I   , , , , , , , , , While descending down towards Pluzine i met this guy from Serbia,who is now settled in Montenegro.He was in process of constructing a guest house and a restaurant.I stopped for quick lunch as i haven't eaten properly in a while.As we get into further conversation,he tells me that he has read most of the Hindu Scriptures like Bhagwad Gita,Mahabharata,Upnishads etc.I had total respect for this dude,being a Hindu i haven't even read a single line from all these holy scriptures.To defend myself,i would say it depends on personal inclination and interests as well READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Montenegro Chapter – Durmitor National Park

I By:   I 3 months ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Montenegro I   , , , , , , , , , , Landscapes completely changed as i entered Montenegro,got a rainy welcome as i crossed the border.But it sorted out after couple of kilometers.Next on the card was Durmitor National Park,I continued towards Zabljak.Planned to stay there for the night but got bit late in the night,have to blame the landscapes around.I had to stop at every nook and corner to take the photos. READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Kosovo Chapter

I By:   I 3 months ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Kosovo Kosovo border was a busy one,or maybe the inefficiency at play.Bought insurance at the border,india was not there on the list .So they put it as Italia and manually changed it to India,but most professional looking insurance document so far And the hold up at the border. READ MORE
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India to UK in 90 Days – Macedonia Chapter – Skopje

I By:   I 3 months ago I   0 COMMENTS I   Macedonia I   , , , , , , , , , , , Ride to Skopje was quick and i went straight to Millennium cross.Sole intention was to climb on the top of Mount Vodno and admire how beautiful this part of the world looks like from the top.You cannot take your bike all the way up,there is a cable car which charges approx 2 Euros for the return journey.Not only the mesmerizing view of the Skopje town but the Millennium cross itself was a wonder to me,It was pretty HUGE.I have a bad habit of wasting time staring at beautiful things,this time i bought some coffee while i was at it. READ MORE
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