Moritz, born 1986, the son

Left home at the age of 17, on his first ride, a 125 cc scooter. Managed to turn his love for computers in a respected profession (programmer) and is happy to be able to work where his bike is. Tested speed driving on a Honda Hornet bike, then turned to the offroad section of the motorcycling world. Having spent a volunteer year in Laos, Asia became his second home. Besides the love for traveling he keeps an interest in all kinds of electronics for travel documentation.
Bangkok, Thailand

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.

 Gilbert K. Chesterton

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current distance: 8817km

Beer Donation Andreas T. alias Thali

by Moritz 24. August 2012 15:01

Hier, im Oasis, dem Treffpunkt für alle Overlandreisenden der Mongolei, dachte ich könnte ich mal ein paar Stories von anderen Reisenden erzählen.
Um das für die Befragten etwas angenehmer zu machen habe ich jedem ein Bier spendiert. Und selber natürlich auch welche getrunken :)

Gesponsert von Andreas T. alias Thali

Name: Roy
Alter: 25
From: Schaijk, Netherlands
TimeOnTheRoad: 4 Weeks
TotalTripTime: 2.5 month
Job: Mechaniker für Bagger
Route: Netherlands -> Germany -> Poland -> Ukraine -> Russia -> Kazachstan -> Russia -> Mongolia -> Russia -> Estonia -> Latvia -> Lithuania -> Poland -> Germany -> Netherlands
Transport: Toyota Landcruiser (1986)
SpecialEvents: Lichtmaschine am ersten Tag in der Mongolei kaputt gegangen, keine Teile, temporaer gefixt, noch bis UB gekommen. Neue Lichtmaschine per Seabourne.
ReasonForTrip: Adventure

Roy from the Netherlands with his Toyota Landcruiser


Name: Heike und Moritz
Alter: 27 und 26
From: Filderstadt und Weingarten
TimeOnTheRoad: 4 Monate
TotalTripTime: 7 Monate
Job: Studium zuende, Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen und Medizin
Route: Deutschland -> Österreich -> Slowenien -> Kroatien -> Bosnien -> Montenegro -> Albanien -> Griechenland -> TÜrkei -> Georgien -> Azerbeijan -> Turkmenistan -> Usbeskistan -> Tadjikistan -> Kyrgyzstan -> Kazachstan -> Russland -> Mongolei -> Kanada -> Amerika -> Home
Transport: 2x BMW 650GS 
SpecialEvents: Heike hatte einen Unfall im Vakan Valley, Vorderrad bei Schotter weggerutscht und Abhang runtergestürzt. 12 Stunden Transport bis zum nächsten Krankenhaus (Achsenbruch des ersten hilfsbereiten Jeeps). 2 gebrochene Rippen und gebrochenes Brustbein. Inzwischen geht es ihr wieder ganz gut.
Bestes Erlebnis: Militay Highway in Georgien
ReasonForTrip: Zeit nutzen bevor das Arbeitsleben losgeht

Heike and Moritz from Germany on their BMW's


Name: Matt and Ed
Alter: 32 and 25
From: Bristol, England
TimeOnTheRoad: 7 weeks
TotalTripTime: NoLimit
Job: Teamleader Finance Administration and IT Helpdesk
Route: UK -> France -> Germany -> Poland -> Lithuania -> Lativa -> Russia -> MOngolia -> Russia -> Ukraine Poland -> Home
Transport: KTM 990 Adventure (2008) and Yamaya XT Z 660 Terere (2008)
SpecialEvents: They heard about a bar in russia where they hit you on the head with a baseball bat. They liked the idea, what happened: First they got a soviet style WorldWarII Helmet, then a Glass of Tequila was banged at their helmets and they had to finish the fizzing coctail. After that the barman shouts in russian and hit them with a baseball bat (quite hard they say)

Matt and Ed from UK on a KTM Adventure and a Yamaha Tenere


Name: Bettina und Rolf
Alter: 60 und 64
From: Hamburg
TimeOnTheRoad: 4 Monate
TotalTripTime: OpenEnd
Route: Deutschland -> Russland -> China -> Ziel Neuseeland
Transport: MAN Truck 
Motivation: Neugier, CheckingBalances

Bettina (not on the pic) and Rolf from Germany with their choice of transport


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Rainer, born 1948, the father

Being a professional road engineer and traffic and transport planner, Rainer keeps an eye on road details and safety issues. Paradoxically, he loves riding straight road sections more than curved ones, and horsepower of his ride doesn’t mean anything to him, but rather fuel consumption. Presently he happily rides an 11 hp scooter at home. His favourite travel destination remains Southwest USA. Low budget travel, especially for the elderly, is dear to his heart.
Petershausen, Germany

Done with indoor complaints,
libraries and querulous criticisms,
strong and content
I travel the open road.

 Walt Whitman