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Truck the World 2017 Leg 4 | Indochina Vientiane Hanoi Saigon Phnom Penh

We toured Indochina during Spring 2017 covering 8.300 km through Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. We started with a stopover in Bangkok, then flew to Vientiane and picked up our truck. Via Northern Laos we enterd Vietnam at Dienh Bien Phu and drove to SaPa, Hanoi and Halong Bay.

We aligned Chinese Sea with wonderful beaches and visited Saigon/Ho-Chi-Minh-City leaving for Cambodia. We were in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and  Siem Reap/Angkor Wat. We aligned Mekong River back to Phnom Penh and looped back to Vientiane for new truck  tires. We were not successful and my codriver had to return home for business. I returned to Phnom Penh and stored our truck flying home for business later.

Our original plan was to continue to Malaysia and Indonesia. But in 2017 Thailand has become no go area for overlanders’ third-country-campers. Trucks like ours are not even allowed to enter at all. We are not in favor of Thai bureaucrazy and will skip Thailand and due to forbidden transit Malaysia and Myanmar from truck-the-world. Instead, we will backpack Indonesia including Java, Bali, Lombok and Saurabaya late 2017.

THAILAND

Before that mess described above became evident we visited Thailand’s Capital Bangkok for 4 days staying at Rembrandt Hotel in lively Sukhumvit district doing those sightseeings you should do.

VIew from Rembrandt hotel over modern Sukhumvit
VIew from Rembrandt Hotel over Modern Sukhumvit, Bangkok | Thailand
First Visiting Shangri La Hotel where Anneli had Stayed as Tennie Several Years ago, BangkoK | Thailand
Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok | Thailand
Anneli Stayed here as Tennie just some Years ago | Thailand
Visiting was Due because this Lady Stayed here as a Tennie | Thailand
Sunset Dinner was due at Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok | Thailand
Sunset Dinner was also Due at Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok | Thailand
But Streetfood is Standard in Bangkok | Thailand
But Streetfood is Standard in Bangkok | Thailand
What Anh at the other Side of the River, Bangkok | Thailand
Bangkok Keeps Colonial Heritage at Chao Phraya Riverside | Thailand
...Plus People Living at the River in Bangkok | Thailand
People Housing at the River in Bangkok | Thailand
Thailand is Buddistic and this is Wat Arun, Temple of Dawn, at the other Riverside in Bangkok | Thailand
Thailand is Buddhistic and this is Wat Arun, Temple of Dawn, at the Opposite Riverside in Bangkok | Thailand
Wonderful Pottery Stele in Wat Arun | Thailand
Wonderful Pottery Stele in Wat Arun | Thailand
Guardians at the Entrance of Wat Arun in Bangkok |Thailand
Scaring Guardians at the Entrance of Wat Arun in Bangkok |Thailand
But a Friednly Chinese Helps us into Wat Arun | Thailand
But a Wise Chinese Warrior Helps in | Thailand
...Where People Pray and Priests ask for Support in Wat Arun | Thailand
…Where People Pray and Priests Ask for Support | Thailand
Elephants are Holy in Tahilnd and they Watch one of the Cross Sections at the Entrance of Wat Pho andthe Royal Palace in Bangkok | Thailand
Elephants are Holy in Thailand and Safeguard the Entrance to Wat Pho and  Royal Palace in Bangkok | Thailand
Golden Buddha inside Wat Pho, Bangkok | Thailand
Reclining Golden Buddha before Entering Nirvana in Wat Pho, 45m long and 15m high | Thailand
And Gold outside in Wat Pho | Thailand
More Gold Outside Wat Pho | Thailand
Gold again inside Wat Po with Emerald Buddha | Thailand
Gold again Inside Wat Pho with Emerald Buddha | Thailand
Golden Stele of Wat Pho in Bankok | Thailand
Golden Stele of Wat Pho | Thailand
Crowded Entrance to Thailands largest Library in Wat Pho | Thailand
Crowded Entrance to Wat Pho Temples | Thailand
Another Impressing Stele in Wat Pho | Thailand
Another Impressing Stele in Wat Pho | Thailand
Too Cold for Golden Buddhas in the Gallery, Wat Pho | Thailand
Too Cold for Golden Buddhas in Wat Pho Gallery | Thailand
...But wonderful Wallpaintings LEad the Visitor through the Gallery into Thailand's largerst Library of Medicine and Arts Thai Massgae was Created here and is still Taught Today in Wat Pho | Thailand
Wonderful Gallery Wallpaintings Lead Visitors into Thailand’s largerst Library of Medicine and Arts. Thai Massgae was Created here and still is Taught in Wat Pho Today | Thailand
Royal Castle looks boring next to Wat Pho in Bangkok |Thailand
Royal Castle Looks Boring next to Wat Pho in Bangkok |Thailand
Cabbage and Condoms, The Best Place for FInal DInner with Friends and Wife in Bangkok | Thailand
Cabbage and Condoms: Final Dinner with “Friends” in Bangkok | Thailand
And here they are, 2 Guest Condoms as a Gift in Bangkok | Thailand
And here they are, 2 Guest Condoms as a Gift in Bangkok | Thailand

LAOS 2

We retuned to Laos for our second visit meeting Friends and picking up our truck safely at our friend’s place. We toured Mekong River West aligning Thai border and then North to Luang Prabang finest city of Laos with a lot of backpcking tourists, again at Mekong.

We continued Northeast through Laos aiming at Vietnam’s Dien Bien Phu.

Camping Overnight at a Temple at Mekong River in Vientianne, Friendly Monks did not even Ask for Money | Laos
Camping at Chomcheng Temple at Mekong River in Vientiane, Friendly Monks did not even Ask for Money after Noon | Laos
This is the Boss Buddha in Vientiane | Laos
This is Boss Buddha at Chomcheng | Laos
And these are his Friendy Servants during Lunch in the Temple in Vientiane | Laos
And these are His Friendly Female Servants during Temple Lunch at Chomcheng | Laos
Unbelievable but True: Meeting with Bad Godesberg Neighbours during Lunch at Mekong close to Vientiane | Laos
Never say Never – Unbelievable: Meeting Klaehne Family, our Bad Godesberg Villenviertel Neighbours, during Lunch at Mekong River just by Hazard in Vientiane  | Laos
Crossing Mekong by Serious Ferry Boat close to Thailand | Cambodia
Aligning and Crossing Mekong by Ferry Boat close to Thailand on our Way to Luang Prabang | Laos
"Olympic" Elephant Games Referring to Old Lao History in S | Laos
Elephant Festival Referring to Lao History in Saynambouri | Laos
This is Boss Elephant for Gold Medal in Saynambouri | Laos
This is Boss Elephant Heading for Gold in Saynambouri | Laos
...His Mates n the Lawn...
…His Mates in the Stadium…
...Eating all the Bamboo after Trampling on it...
…Eating all the Bamboo after Trampling on it…
...Keeping an Eye on his MAtes and Tourists..
…Keeping an Eye on Tourists…
...Germans like those...
…Germans like those…
...Lao Kiddies...
…Lower Income Lao Kiddies…
...upper Income as well..
…And Upper Income as well…
...And Bhuddist Monks...
…Plus Bhuddist Monks…
...As well as our Truck in Saynambouri | Laos
…As well as our Truck in Saynambouri | Laos
Time to Continue to Luang along Mekong River | Laos
Time to Continue to Luang along Mekong River | Laos
Water Supply Business Close to Mekong is Arduous | Laos
Water Supply Business Close to Mekong is Arduous | Laos
And not all Ships are on Duty | Laos
Not all Ships are on Duty | Laos
And to Relax at Wonderful ...Hotel in the most Beautiful City of Laos with Citroen 15CV | Luang Prabang
Time to Relax at Wonderful Villa Santi Accor Hotel in the most Beautiful Lao City with Citroen 15CV in Front, Luang Prabang | Laos
We Enjoy Mekong Terrace instead at Luang Prabang | Laos
We Enjoy Mekong Terrace at Luang Prabang | Laos
And Delicious Fish | Laos
And Delicious Mekong Fresh Fish… | Laos
And Tasty Fresh Fruit Cocktails
…And Tasty Fresh Fruit Cocktails…
And Temples in Luang | Laos
…Temples in Luang…
At Mekong River in Luang Prabang | Laos
…At Mekong River in Luang Prabang | Laos
Just Filigrane and Wonderful in Luang | Laos
Lao Temples are just Filigrane and Wonderful in Luang | Laos
Last View over Mekong in Luang Prabang | Laos
Last View over Nam Khan Mouth into Mekong in Luang Prabang | Laos
Continuing Towards Dien Bien Phu Border Hand Made Broom for Vietnam, Major Lao Export | Laos
Continuing Towards Dien Bien Phu and Vietnam Border: Hand Made Broom for Vietnam, Major Lao Export | Laos
...And Native Ladies Selling Hand Made Bracelets Getting Angry if you just Buy one | Laos
…And Hmong Ladies Selling Hand Made Bracelets and Getting Angry if you just Buy one | Laos
Typical: People Dry Clothes so that you can See them next to the Road | Laos
Drying Clothes so that Everybody Must See them Next to the Road is Typical | Laos
Last City for Supplies before Entering Vietnam | Laos
Muang Khua at Nam Pak and Nam Ou River Joints: Last City before Entering Vietnam | Laos
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Lots of Different Rice being Sold | Laos
And Wonderful Restaurants at the River - High up in Dry Season | Laos
And Wonderful Restaurants at the River – High up during Dry Season | Laos
Wonderful Stay at River | Laos
Romantic Stay at Nam Khua River during Dry Season, too | Laos
Some Work, mostly Women... | Laos
Some of the People Work, mostly Women… | Laos
...And Take Care of Children... | Laos
…And Take Care of Children… | Laos
Some do the Veggies... | Laos
…And do the Veggies… | Laos
Some do Car Washing... | Laos
…Cultur Difference? Males do Car Washing in Laos, too
VIETNAM

Finally we reached Vietnam Border close to Dien Bien Phu – in France better known as City of Defeat.

Vietnamese General Giap never lost a battle and conquered French Military here so that they had to leave their colony in 1956. End of Indochina War but US Americans didn’t know about Giap and returned later for another war… Same result.

Never alone again but with 3 Vietnamese - Welcome at the Border by Officer Dzung, Guide Binh, Driver and Leading Car missing at Dien Bien Phu | Vietnam

Never alone again but in the company of 3 Vietnameses for the next 3 weeks – male welcome at Vietnamese border by officer Dzung, guide Binh, driver and leading car not on this photo at Dien Bien Phu. Nota Bene: Females are not on this welcome list | Vietnam

This was French Main Quarter in Dien Bien Phu | Vietnam
French General Navarro’s Main Quarter in Dien Bien Phu, Captured by VietMinh in 1954 – Suicide  | Vietnam
Vietnam Wars Hero Ho-Tchi-Minh in Dien's National Museum | Vietnam
Vietnam Revolutioner, Founder and President Ho-Chi-Minh in Dien’s National Museum | Vietnam
...And one of the Legendary Transport Bikes for 350 kgs. You need a lot of Bikes and People to get heavy Artillery and Ammunition through the Rain Forest like that unnoticed by the French | Vietnam
One of the Legendary Bikes Transporting 350 kgs. You Need a Lot of Bikes and People to Get Heavy Artillery and Ammunition through the Rain Forest and on Top of Dien’s Hills –  Unnoticed by the French | Vietnam
Vietnam Admirers in the Museum are just one Result | Vietnam
Vietnamese Admirers in Front of their Heroes in the Museum Enjoy Foreigners, too | Vietnam
Like every Vietnamese City Dien has a remarkable Place of Republic and Town House with the Picture of Big Boss Ho | Vietnam
Like each Vietnamese City Dien has a Remarkable Place of Republic and a Town House with the Picture of Big Ho | Vietnam
...AndMonuments up Stairs in Dien Bien Phu: Vietnames are Proud and they have Reasons | Vietnam
…Monuments Upstairs in Dien Bien Phu: Vietnamese are Proud and they have Got Reasons… | Vietnam
...And Red Flags all over: This is one of the last Communist Countries | Vietnam
…And Red Flags all over: Vietnam is one of the Last Communist Countries Worldwide | Vietnam
Fresh Market at Dien: The love to Eat Fruit | Vietnam
…Fresh Market at Dien: Everybody Loves Fresh Fruit… | Vietnam
...And Lots of Meat, Chicken and Spiders, Worms and Veal like our Guides in their Favorite Dien Restaurant | Vietnam
…And Lots of Meat, Chicken and Spiders, Worms and Veal like our Guides in their Favorite Dien Restaurant not Understanding that we did not Try | Vietnam
Sundown over Dien and Time to Leave | Vietnam
Sundown over Dien and Time to Leave | Vietnam
Along River towards SaPa in the Northern Mountains | Vietnam
Aligning Da River and Water Reserve towards SaPa through Hoang Lien Son Mountains | Vietnam
Waterfall in Hoang Lien Song Nature Reserve | Vietnam
Waterfall in Hoang Lien Son Nature Reserve | Vietnam
...Including Minor Tourists | Vietnam
…Including Minor Tourists | Vietnam
...Including Tourist Traps | Vietnam
…And Tourist Traps | Vietnam
Catholic Chrurch in SaPa Touristic Centre - quite Popular for its low Temperatures in Summer Due to Altitude | Vietnam
Catholic Church in SaPa Centre – quite Popular with Low Temperatures during Summer Due to Altitude | Vietnam
...Selling Mushrooms at the Local Market | Vietnam
Selling Mushrooms at the Local Market, that Means on the Street | Vietnam
...An Suckling Pig for Lunch | Vietnm
…An Grilled Suckling Pig for Lunch – just like in Bosnia but this is Vietnam
Original Vietnamese Coffe Brew | Vietnam
Original Vietnamese Coffe Brew – Tasty!
We Enjoy watching the Market and many Begging Children in SaPa - just like in Bonn but this is: Vietnam
Watching the Market and Begging Children in SaPa – just like in Bonn but again, this is: Vietnam
We Enjoy Hotel Panoramic View of High up SaPa Surroundings | Vietnam
Hotel Panoramic View High up over Surroundings of SaPa | Vietnam
Save Enegy: Our Hotel don't Need Electrical Diswashing machines | Vietnam
Save Energy: Our Hotel don’t Need Electrical Diswashing Machines | Vietnam
Hmong Village as Tourist Attraction submontane SaPa: Disney World in Vietnam
Hmong Cat Cat Village is a Tourist Attraction Submontane SaPa: Disney World in Vietnam
...Including Water Pumps...
…Including Tourists and Water Pumps…
…Alert Native Hmong Girl Living elsewhere and Coming by Bus Each Morning…
...As well as Children...
…As well as Children…
...And Pigs Staying Overnight in SaPa | Vietnam
…But Pigs Staying Overnight at Cat Cat | Vietnam
AsiaSenses Guides are not that Familiar with Navigation - we Pass Lao Chai at the Chinese Border and align Red River towards Ha Noi and Stay in Beautiful Leganda Hotel At West Lake in Ha Noi | Vietnam
AsiaSenses Guides are not that Familiar with Navigation – we Pass Lao Chai at the Chinese Border and Align Red River towards Ha Noi Staying in Beautiful Legenda Hotel at West Lake in Ha Noi | Vietnam
...With View of Ha Noi Downtown over the Lake ...
…View of Ha Noi Downtown over West Lake …
...Sale of Fresh Lake Fish at the Close-By Amusement Park in Hanoi | Vietnam
…Fresh Fish Sale at the Close-By West-Lake Amusement Park in Ha Noi | Vietnam
Former Prison for Anti-Communists and US-Pilots Shot down over Vietnam - Inoffficially "Hilton Hotel" in Hanoi | Vietnam
Former Prison for Colonialists, Anti-Communists and US-Pilots Shot down over Vietnam: Officially “Maison Cemtrale”, Inoffficially “Hilton Hotel” in Ha Noi | Vietnam
City Hall of Hanoi | Vietnam
City Hall of Ha Noi | Vietnam
Communist Flags all over Hanoi City | Vietnam
Flags over Ha Noi City Han Kiem Lake | Vietnam
Selling Elaborately Folded Cards in Ha Noi | Vietnam
Selling Elaborately Folded Cards in Ha Noi | Vietnam
Transport is on 4 Wheels without Rear View in Ha Noi | Vietnam
Transport on 2 Wheels without Rear View is Due in Ha Noi… | Vietnam
...for Lunch...
…for Lunch…
...and Flowers in Ha Noi | Vietnam
…and Flowers…
...Even for Tesa Products...
…Even for Tesa Products…
...And Hairdo...
…And Hairdo…
...And Parking for Everybody in Ha Noi | Vietnam
…And Parking is for Everybody in Ha Noi | Vietnam
Some do their Work, mostly Women...
Some do their Work like this Girl Opening her Street Cafe in the Afternoon…
...Buy French Citroen 15 CV...
…Others Buy French Citroen 15 CV…
Others Enjoy...
…Or just Enjoy…
...Getting Married...
…Getting Married…
...But Some do not even Like that...
…Although Some do not Enjoy…
...Did she See that?
…Did She See that?…
...In Front of Metropolitan Hotel, Made by France...
…In Front of Metropolitan Hotel, Made by France…
Wonderful Art Deco French Made in Ha Noi | Vietnam
…Wonderful Art Deco French Made, too…
...And Famous Slim Houses in Ha Noi | Vietnam
…And Famous Slim Houses in Ha Noi | Vietnam
Not a Long Way to Overcrowded Ha Long Bay...
Not a Long Way to Overcrowded Ha Long Bay…
... And Crown Hotel, our Stay at Ha Long Main Road | Vietnam
… And Crown Hotel, our Stay at Ha Long Main Road | Vietnam
But First Enjoy Dinner Invitation by our Guide and his Friends in Ha Long | Vietnam
First Enjoy Dinner Invitation by our Guides and Friends in Ha Long | Vietnam
Tourist Boat Racing towards 2 Chicken in Ha Long Bay | Vietnam
Tourist Boat Racing towards 2 Chicken in Ha Long Bay | Vietnam
Here they are under reduced Visibilty Conditions...
Here they are under Reduced Visibilty Conditions…
Fine Multi Generation House in Halong Bay | Vietnam
Multi Generation House in Halong Bay | Vietnam
Afternoon Race to Famous Ha Long Bay Caves | Vietnam
Afternoon Race to Famous Ha Long Bay Caves | Vietnam
Here they are Designed by Walt Disney...
Here they are, Designed by Walt Disney…
Not too Lonesome in Ha Long Bay...
Not too Lonesome in Ha Long Bay…
...But Exhausting. Next Time we might Take a Plane Flying over Ha Long Bay | Vietnam
…But Exhausting. Next Time we Better Take a Plane Flying over Ha Long Bay | Vietnam
Time to LEave South but oops, Pay Attention to Bikers after End of School in Vietnam
Time to Leave South but Oops, Pay Attention to Bikers after End of School in Vietnam
Pay a Visit to one of the 2 Most Successful Soldiers Worldwide: General Giap. The other was Vietnamese, too... French and US did not know that we Guess.
Visiting one of the only 2 Undefeated Military Generals Worldwide: General Giap Grave . The other one was Vietnamese, too… French and US Rushed into a Mess without Knowing…  | Vietnam
And here is one Proof: Open Bridge over Latitude 13 River, former Broder between Northern and Southern Vietnam
Open Bridge over Latitude 13 River, former Border between Northern and Southern Vietnam including Watch Tower in Southern Vietnam
...And Enormous Loud Speakers in Northern Vietnam, Terror
…And Enormous Loud Speakers for Supersonic Sounding, Music and Speeches of Northern Vietnam, Terrorizing South Vietnam
...And the Corresponding Memorial and Museum | Vietnam
…Corresponding Memorial and Museum | Vietnam
Former French Hue Fortress - Completely Destroyed during Americn War | Vietnam
Former French Hue Fortress – Completely Destroyed during American War | Vietnam
Entrance to Hue Imperial Palace | Vietnam
Entrance to Hue Imperial Palace | Vietnam
Japanese Tourists in the Closed Area | Vietnam
Japanese Tourists in the Closed Area | Vietnam
Dragon Supervising Palace Courts | Vietnam
Dragon Supervising Palace Courts | Vietnam
Ladies Part of the Palace...
Ladies’ Part of Hue Palace…
Gate to Closed Area Recemtly Restored but too much Rain | Vietnam
…Gate to Ladies’ Area Recently Restored but too much Rain | Vietnam
US Military Left a Lot in Vietnam
US Military Left a Lot of Technology back in Vietnam…
...Because of him: VietCong Soldier in Pension in Hue | Vietnam
…Because of Poeple like him: South Vietnamese Freedom Fighter, VietCong Soldier in Pension in Hue | Vietnam
Hue Market is for everything you Need
Hue Market Sells everything you Need
...She Needs a Rice Bowl for Lunch
…She Needs a Lunch Rice Bowl
Monument of Late Vietnamese Imperors at Hue | Vietnam
Late Vietnamese Imperors Cemetary at Hue… | Vietnam
...Including Charming Places for Vistors' Rest
…Including Charming Places for Vistors’ to Rest
View of Da Nang and Chinese Beach towards South | Vietnam
View of Chinese Beach towards Da Nang | Vietnam
Next Stop at Touristic Hoi An at Vinh Cura Dai River Mouth to Chinese Sea
Next Stop at Touristic Hoi An at Vinh Cura Dai River Mouth into Chinese Sea
Touristic Hoi An at Night
Hoi An at Night…
...Tourists for Tasty DInner...
…Tourists for Tasty DInner…
...Daytime in Hoi An
…Daytime in Hoi An…
...And always Time for Elegant Pictures
…And always Time for Elegant Pictures…
...Plus a Dime Supporting the Elderly
…Plus a Dime Supporting the Elderly…
...Temples for Buddhist People...
…Temples for Buddhist People…
Chinese Trading House in Hoi An | Vietnam
…Ancient Chinese Trading House in Hoi An…
Rialto Bridge Copy
….Rialto Bridge Copy…
Students Celebrating Final Exminations
…Students Celebrating Final Examinations…
...Some Exhausted but Beautiful...
…Some Exhausted but Beautiful…
Guide Bing Celebrating Students Admiration in Hoi An
…Guide Bing Celebrating Teenie Admiration in Hoi An…
Good Bye to Nice Hoi An with our Guides
…Good Bye to Nice Hoi An together with our Guides
My Son - Shiva Temples Hidden in the Rain Forest - Biggest Champa Complex in Vietnam
My Son Shiva Temples – Biggest Champa Complex in Vietnam and UN-Cultural Heritage…
...Hidden in the Rain Forest before Excavation...
…Hidden in the Rain Forest before Excavation…
...And before Excavation...
…Temples like this one…
...And after Reconsrtuction...
…And after Reconstruction…
...Even Protecting Decices cold not Hiner the US
…Even Protecting Devices did not Hinder US Bombings…
…One of many Craters at Champa My Son | Vietnam
Table of more than 600 Victims of My Lay Massacre...
Table with more than 500 Civilian Victim Names of My Lai/Son My Massacre in 1968 Starting Change of US Public View on Vietnam War. Journalist Seymor Hersh published his Research Results in 1969 and Received Pulitzer Price…
...Reamianders of Village Houses with Tables of Numers of Killed Persons in My Lay | Vietnam
…Remainders of House Basements Including Tables with Numbers of Killed Persons right there in My Lai | Vietnam
My Lay Monument: Vietnamese People Stays Strong
My Lai Monument: Vietnamese People Stays Strong
One of the Best Beaches we have Seen Worldwide: Nhon Hai Beach and Hostel - A Dream at Nhon Hai | Vietnam
One of the Best Beaches we have ever Seen Worldwide: Nhon Hai Guesthaoue and Beach – A Dream…
…Comfortable Hostel and Tasty Dinner at the Beach…
Nhon Hai Beach View with Typical Boats and Champa Ruins close to Quy Nhon at Chinese Sea | Vietnam
….Nhon Hai View with Typical Boats and Champa Ruins close to Quy Nhon at Chinese Sea | Vietnam
RIce all over Vietnam
RIce Fields all over Vietnam
Chinese Sea Beaches all over as well
Chinese Sea Beaches all over as well…
...Including Girls at the Beach Watching
…Including Girls at the Beach Watching Tourists…
...Beach Houses...
…Beach Houses…
,,,And Litter all over close to Villages at Chinese Sea | Vietnam
,,,And Litter all over Close to Villages at Chinese Sea | Vietnam
Tourists Need a Cosy Break at Mai Am Guetshiurse in My Am | Vietnam
Tourists Need a Cosy Break at Comfortable Mai Am Matrusaden Guesthouse with Wonderful Manager Sheela in Mui Ne | Vietnam
...And Tire Repair Assistance on the Road...
…And Tire Repair Assistance on the Road…
...Removing a Srew on our Way to Saigon
…Removing a Screw on our Way to Saigon
Famous Continental and Caravelle Hotels in Saigon Centre, Ho Chi Mihn City HTSC today | Vietnam
Famous Continental and Caravelle Hotels in Saigon Centre, Ho Chi Minh City HTSC today | Vietnam
Famous Rex Hotel and Terrace in HCMC | Vietnam
Famous Rex Hotel and Terrace in HCMC…
...Cocktail at Rex Terrace with View over Saigin | Vietnam
…Cocktail at Rex Terrace…
...Saigon Skyline over Mekong River at Night...
…Saigon Skyline over Mekong River at Night…
...Beware of Battery Changes on HCMC Market - Less Cost Result in less Endurance...
…Beware of Battery Changes on HCMC Market – Less Cost Means Short Endurance…
...But Leeches are Tasty and Cost Little..
…But Leeches are Tasty and Cost Little, too…
...Same for Dragon Fruit...
…Same for Dragon Fruit…
...Business Lunch at the Market...
…And Business Lunch at the Market…
...Spuervised by Furtue Clients...
…Supervised by Future Clients in HCMC | Vietnam
Saigon Catholic Church...
Saigon Catholic Church…
...and General Post Office just Opposite...
…and General Post Office just Opposite…
...Inside French Art Deco...
…With French Art Deco Inside…
...With Visitors from Malaysia...
…And Visitors from Malaysia…
...And Japan...
…And Japan in HCMC Post Office | Vietnam
HCMC Temple Guarantees for Female Fertility...
HCMC Temple Guarantees for Female Fertility…
...Throwing Light on its Visitors...
…Throwing Chinese Lights on its Visitors…
We enjoy a Final Drink at Market's Bar...
…We Enjoy Police and Final Drinks at HCMC Market’s Bar…
...And HCMC Road Safety...
…And HCMC Road Safety Measures…
...efuse to Stay Overnight at a Hotel...
…But Refused Overnight at Saigon Transient Hotel together with Chinese Hookers…
...Watching Vietnamese Girls in Traditional Costumes...
…Preferring to Watch Vietnamese Traditional Costumes Show…
...But Prefer our own Truk at Mekong River...
…And Store our Truck at Mekong River…
...And LEave Saigon PAying a visit to Last Exit Hotel: Last US Helicpter left from this Roof while Hundred of US Ctizens were still on those Stairs in Hope while Vietcong and Vietnamese Army were just around the Corner
…We Leave Saigon Paying a Visit to Last Exit Hotel: Final US Evacuation Helicpter left April, 30th 1975 at 11:30 am while Hundreds of US Ctizens and Vietnamese Officials were still Climbing these Stairs in Hope but Vietcong and Vietnamese Army were just around the Corner Already… In total 7.000 Persons were Saved in HCMC by the biggest Helicopter Evacuation so far | Vietnam

CAMBODIA 1

We left Vietnam aligning Mekong and entered Cambodia for the first time not far from Saigon crossing a new Mekong bridge towards Phnom Penh. We were happy to leave our guides and Vietnam and found a nice overnight stay at Mekong river during rain season.

We Enter Cambodia and Get Free Camping at People's Party Headquarters at Mekong River | Cambodia
We Enter Cambodia and Get Free Camping at Neak Loeung Communist People’s Party Headquarters at Mekong River | Cambodia
Home of our Hosts above the River...
Home of our Hosts above the River…
...And Children our Guests all over Cambodia
…Children are our Guests all over Cambodia just like here Coming by Motorbike
Mekong River Bridge...
Mekong River Bridge to Phnom Penh…
…And Villa Samnang Hotel, our Cosy Stay in Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Phnom Penh is a Lively and Modern City without much to see but much to Experience
Phnom Penh is a Modern City without much to See but much Life to Experience at Ton Le Sap and Mekong River Mouths…
...still Preserving Colonial Buildings at the Riverside...
…Preserving Colonial Buildings at the Riverside…
...With Impressing Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel at River Mouth...
…With Impressive Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel at River Mouth…
Luxury Bars at Ton Le Sap...
…Luxury Bars at Ton Le Sap…
...And Poor People Doing According Service and Living next to Luxury...
…And Poor People Doing Service and Living next to Luxury…
...Or on A Boat in the River...
…Or on a Boat in the River…
We Prefer Riverside Restaurant with Perfect View over the 2 Rivers...
…We Prefer Riverside Restaurant with Perfect View over the 2 Rivers…
...And Visiting Royal Castle...
…Visiting Royal Palace…
...Give our Honours to Roayals...
…Give our Honours to Royals…
...Understanding that even with Royals not everything is Real...
…Understanding that even with Royals not everything is Real…
...We also Visit Botumvatey Pagoda...
…We also Visit Botumvatey Pagoda…
…A City Gas Station…
...Impressive Phnom Penh Town Hall...
…Phnom Penh Town Hall…
...And Understand that Electricity has Arrived at Phnom Penh...
…And Understand that Electricity has Arrived at Phnom Penh…
...Saying Good Bye to Phnom Penh with A Cocktail at Roof Top Bar...
…Good Bye to Phnom Penh with A Cocktail at Eclipse Sky Bar of Phnom Penh Tower…
...Ejoying a Wonderful Evening View over Phnom Penh | Cambodia
…Enjoying Wonderful Evening Views over Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Noe time to Relax at Ananas Beach Bungalows - Otres Beach 2, Sihanoukville | Cambodia
We Drive down South for some Time to Relax at Ananas Beach Bungalows at Gulf of Thailand – Otres Beach 2 in Sihanoukville | Cambodia
...In this Hut at the Beach...
…Staying in this Hut at the Beach…
...Where you get anything Fresh...
…Where you get anything Fresh…
...Enjoying Wonderful Sundowns...
…Enjoying Wonderful Sundowns…
...Meeting Berlin Friends Micha and Suse touring for 16 Months from Berlin to Cambodia on German MZ Bikes - See Emmenreiter
…And Friends Micha and Suse Touring Berlin – Cambodia – Berlin for 16 Months on German MZ Bikes – See Emmenreiter.de
Royal Train Crossing on the Way back to Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Royal Train Crossing our Way back to Phnom Penh | Cambodia
We visited a Mekong Bar with Guests, Sleeping and no Beer...
We Visited a Mekong Bar with Guests, Sleeping but no Beer…
...And Camped overnight at Mekong River with Rice Shipping
…And Camped Overnight over Mekong River where Rice is Loaded for Shipping…
...Some Working Hard...
…Some Working Hard…
...But some not - still a Communist Country | Cambodia
…But some Don’t – still a Communist Country | Cambodia
We Continued to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat for Sundown | Cambodia
We Continued to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat for Sundown – The Largest Area with Man Made Buildings Worldwide | Cambodia
Finding Beautiful Maid Statues Used, Breaswise in Angkor Wat | Cambodia
Finding Beautiful Maids Used Breastwise, Watch the Colors…
...But also Original Pint at Temple Ceiling...
…And Original Paint at Temple Ceiling…
...And Colourful Monks Understanding why this is tehri Colour
…And Colourful Monks Understanding why this is their Colour
He was our Driver for this Day...
Shang was our Driver these Days…
Bringing us to the next Temple...
Bringing us to the Gate of Angkor Thom and Bayon Temples…
...Being Surveyed...
…Being Surveyed…
...Reaching Hindu.... Temple...
…Reaching Hindu Bayon Temple…
...With Sleeping Buddha...
…With Sleeping Buddha…
…And His Princesses… See the Colour – that Temple Area must have been quite Colorful…
...And those Monks Know about it...
…And those Monks Know about it…
...Next Temple with Tourist in Pink Stepping down...
…Baphuon Temple with Colorful Female German Tourist Trying downstairs Cautiously…
...After Taking a Winner Photo right from the Top
…After Taking a Photo right from Baphuon Top…
...Famous Elephant Terrace...
…Famous Elephant Terrace…
...NExt to this Temple still in Use - fro Wedding Ceremonies...
…Temple still in Use for Wedding Ceremonies…
...And Gate to the most Famous Temple of ...
…And Gate to Famous Ta Prohm Temple in Angkor Wat – Almost Left as Found by French Archaeologists after “Discovery”, all the other Buildings have been Excavated, Trees being Removed…
...These are the Famous Trees Walking over Walls...
…These are Famous Kapok Trees Walking over Walls…
...Temples...
…And Temples together with Choker Figue/Banyan Tree Turning  Temple Area into a Labyrinth Scaring Tourists…
... Houses in Angkor Wat | Cambodia
…Walking even over Houses in Angkor Wats Ta Prohm  | Cambodia
Time for a Refreshing Coconut Drink...
Time for Refreshing Coconut Milk…
...And Rest in this Wonderful Garden Hotel in Siem Reap | Cambodia
…And Rest in this Wonderful Garden Hotel in Siem Reap | Cambodia
On our Way back to Mekong Former Tropic Forest in Fire for Hundreds of Kilometers after Selling the Trees to Vietnamese Dealers
On our Way back to Mekong Former Tropic Forest in Fire for Hundreds of Kilometers after Selling Trees to Vietnamese Companies, Standard in Cambodia
Camping under the Bridge together with Poor Dealers in Stung Treng | Cambodia
Camping under the Bridge together with Poor Dealers in and next to their Truck in Stung Treng | Cambodia
...Looking Down to the River with Sand Gatherers...
…Looking Down on the River with Sand Gatherers…
...Receiving Visit of their Children after Daily Evening Wash
…Receiving Visit of their Children after Daily Evening Wash in the River

LAOS 3

We entered Laos for the third time intending to mount a set of new Michelin tires and to store the truck again in Vientiane. This was not successful, however.

...Reaching Mekong Water Falls at the Border between Cambodia and Laos
Reaching Mekong Water Falls in Laos…
...And Famous 4000 Islands in 40 km Wide Mekong River | Laos
…And 4000 Islands in 40 km Wide Mekong River | Laos
Crossing Mekong by Ferry Boat
Crossing Mekong by Ferry Boat… | Laos
...The Captain and his Crew...
…The Captain and his Crew…
...And Success with his Luxury Ferry, a Combination of two Boats...
…And Success with his Luxury Ferry, a Combination of two Boats…
This was the Reason to Cross Mekong: Famous Temple Wat Pouh in Champasak | Laos
This was the Reason to Cross Mekong: Famous Temple Wat Pouh in Champasak | Laos
...And View down to the Main Northern Temple...
…And View down to the Main Northern Temple…
French Colonial Buildings still Exist in CHampasak | Laos
French Colonial Remainders in Champasak | Laos
Next Tire Blowout in Savannakhet...
Tire Blowout in Savannakhet…
Time for Half Day Rest at Mekong River while Mechanics do Repairs - Spare tire had a Blowout, too in Savannakhet | Laos
…And Time for a Half Day Rest at Mekong River while Mechanics do Repairs since Spare Tire had a Blowout, too in Savannakhet | Laos
Ant Time for Visitors, a Gekko
Time for Visitors in the Cab, a Gekko
View over Karts Formations in Khamouane Close to Vietnam Border | Laos
View over Karst Formations in Khammouane National Park Close to Vietnam Border | Laos
Meeting the only other Overlander Vehicle on that Leg, French Couple coming from South Korea, Khammouane | Laos
Meeting the only other Overlander Vehicle on that Leg, French Couple Coming from South Korea, Khammouane | Laos
View over Vientiane "Skyline" from a Fine Beergarden in Vientiane | Laos
View over Vientiane “Skyline” in a Fine Beergarden in Vientiane | Laos
Our MAN SAfe but not Secure at Vientaine Nightmarket
Our MAN Safe but not Secure at Vientiane Nightmarket
Investigations about New Tires for our truck were not Successful in in Vientaine. So final Good Bye to my Codriver at Vientaine Airport and Wy back to Phnom Penh| Laos
Acquisition of New Truck Tires was not Successful in  Vientiane. Final Good Bye to Codriver at Vientiane Airport and Way back to Phnom Penh with the Truck | Laos
On the Way back South Clouds over Mekong | Laos
Clouds over Mekong | Laos
As can be Seen Rain Season has Started in Thakhet already | Laos
As can be Seen Rain Season has Started, Thakhet  | Laos
Again my Way leads through Khammouane Karst Formations...
Again Way Leads through Khammouane Karst Formations…
...Over Muddy Paths...
…Over Muddy Paths…
...Over Bridges you would not even Try to Use in Germany...
…And Bridges you would not even Try with a Truck in Germany…
Native Houses are Built High up because of Wet Season like that...
…Native Houses are Built High up because of Wet Season…
...And Look like that when Inhabitated...
…And Look like that when Inhabitated
I Perfer this Pakse Hotel with Roof Garden...
I Prefer Pakse Hotel with Roof Terrace…
...Roof Terrace Dining...
…Fine Dining…
...And Gekkos Visiting...
…And Gekkos Visiting…
...Protected by this Typical House Altar in Pakse | Laos
…Protected by a Typical House Altar in Pakse | Laos
French Colonail Remainders in the City...
French Colonial Remainders in the City…
...And a Horologist o the Road in Pakse | Laos
…And a Horologist on the Streets of Pakse | Laos
A Trp through Bolaven Palteau Takes me to Tad Frane Waterfalls...
A Trip through Bolaven Palteau Takes to Tad Frane Waterfalls…
...and its Guesthouse...
…and Tad Frane Guesthouse…
Continuing to Paksong Rain Gets Heavier but Popel are usedto that...
Continuing to Paksong Rain Gets Heavier but Poeple are used to Rain in Laos
French Colonialists have made Bolaven Plateu to one of the Best Coffe Regions Worlwide due to hmid Climate over 1000 m Altitudes - Time to LEarn more about Coffe Making...
French Colonialists have Turned Bolaven Plateau into one of the Best Coffee Regions Worlwide with Humid Climate at High Altitudes – Time to Learn more about Handcrafted Coffee Making in Laos
...This a Coffee Tree Blooming...
…This a Coffee Tree Blooming…
...These Ripe Coffee Cherries...
…These are Ripe Coffee Cherries…
...Coffee Bean and Cherry Opened...
…Coffee Bean and Cherry Opened…
...Coffee Drying in the Sun...
…Coffee Beans Drying in the Sun…
Coffee Beans before Roasting...
…Coffee Beans before Roasting…
...Mesh after Drying in the Sun...
…Coffee Cherry Mesh after Drying in the Sun…
...Coffe Roasting has to be Done Carefully and Fast...
…Coffee Roasting has to be Done Carefully and Fast…
Dry Roasted Beans and Remove Husk: Finished
…Cool Roasted Beans down and Remove Husk: Top Lao Coffee Finished, Arabica, Cheers
...All this Lecture and Demonstration at JCFC Coffee Cooperative Founded and Run by US American Nongovernment Volunteers, my Instructor was Swiss Marc
…Lecture and Demonstration at JCFC Coffee Cooperative Founded and Run by US American Nongovernment Volunteers and Swiss Instructor Marc
Camping is Difficult because in Tropic Rain Forests without Pads...
Camping is Difficult in Tropic Rain Forests on Small Pads…
...But with Friendly People...
…But with Friendly People…
...Guidng their Animals Home because of Wild Animals...
…Guiding Animals Home because Rain Forest is Wild…
...And Roads are like that
…And Roads are like that on Bolaven Plateau | Laos
I Prefer to Stay at Elephant Lodge...
I Prefer to Stay at Elephant Lodge…
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…Try to Beware of Mosquitos and Malaria…
...Enjoy Dinner...
…Enjoy Dinner…
...Cactus...
…Cactus…
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…Just Cows for 3 Days in this Volcano Crater – Elephants off Duty…
Getting Final Cheap Diesel in Laos...
Getting Final Cheap Diesel in Laos…
...And Chashier plus Cokk in that Typical Gas Station. No Remarks about Child Labor Please in Laos
…And Pay Chashier plus Cook in that Gas Station. No Remarks about Child Labor in Laos, Please

CAMBODIA 2

Returning to Cambodia showed that Rain season was getting stronger. I aligned Lao Border towards East to Vietnam. In Banlung I turned South for Mondulkiri Nature Reserve and Sen Monorong where Nature Lodge was my goal for next 5 Days.

Rain Clouds over Lumphat | Cambodia
Heavy Rain over Lumphat | Cambodia
Nature Lodge in Mondulkiri | Cambodia
Nature Lodge in Mondulkiri | Cambodia
Nature Lodge Manager Srey Mol Invites me to Visit this Pepper Plantion...
Nature Lodge Manager Srey Mol Invites for a Visit to this Pepper Plantation…
Pepper Machine Separating Pepper and Limbs
…Pepper Machine Separating Pepper from Limbs…
Maybe I should Relocate?
Maybe I should I Relocate to this Pepper Plantation
Bou Sraa Water Falls Close to Vietnam is a Must See and Festival to Native People. And full of Corchids and Green Tree Snakes...
Bou Sraa Water Falls Close to Vietnam are a Must See and Holiday Event for Lao People – full of Green Tree Snakes…
...We Found just Orchids...
…We Found Orchids and Bananas…
...Picnic Area..
…A Picnic Area…
Photos in Phnong Native Dresses are a Must for Cambodian Females at Bou Sraa | Cambodia
…And Took Photos in Phnong Native Dress, a Must for Cambodian Females at Bou Sraa | Cambodia
...And taht the Satndard Photo...
That is the Standard Photo…
...And this a German Tourist
…And that a German Tourist
View over Mondulkiri Airport | Cambodia
View over Mondulkiri City and Airport | Cambodia
Neighbor Invites for Lunch at his Home in Mondulkiri | Cambodia
Nature Lodge Neighbour Invites for Lunch at his Home in Mondulkiri | Cambodia
...Tasty Grilled Fish on Banana Leaves as Plates and Great Wine...
…Serving Tasty Grilled Fish on Banana Leave Plates and Great Papaya Wine, Self Made here…
...His House, Self Made as Well Next to Nature Lodge | Cambodia
…His House, Self Made as Well Next to Nature Lodge | Cambodia
Good Bye Party at Modukiri Karaoke TV, a Stunning Experience for a Western Guy...
Good Bye Party at Modukiri Karaoke TV, Standard Holiday Fun and Stunning Experience for a Guy Used to Western Style Beat and Music…
...Enyjoy the Beautiful Girls Operating Karaoke TV and Offering Additional Services - Tolerated by Everyone in Modulkiri | Cambodia
…Enyjoying Beautiful Girls Operating Karaoke TV and Offering Additional Services – Tolerated by Everyone in  Cambodia
Good Bye Dinner at Modulkiri Coffee Plantation with Veggies Wrapped-Up in Banana Leaves is another Holiday Fun in Cambodia
Good Bye Afernoon Dinner at Modulkiri Coffee Plantation with Hot Veggies Wrapped-Up in Banana Leaves is another Holiday Fun in Cambodia…
...Dining Outdoors is a Standard in Tropic Cambodia
…As is Dining Outdoors in Tropic Cambodia
Good Bye to my Friend at Nature Lodge...
Good Bye to my Friend at Nature Lodge…
Good Bye Lunch with Family, Running Dressing Store, Dental Surgery and Farm in Modulkiri | Cambodia
Dish Washing after Lunch at Manager’s  Sister’s House in the City of Modulkiri | Cambodia
...Her Shop...
…She Runs this Fashion Store….
...Her Husband Farmer and Dentist...
…Her Husband is a Farmer and a Dentist…
...Old Town Centre and Main Road before her Shop and House in Mondulkiri | Cambodia
…Old Town Centre Main Road before her Store and House in Mondulkiri | Cambodia
Time to LEave for and Pay a Visit to Chup Rubber Plantation on the Way to Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Time to Leave and Pay a Visit to Chup Rubber Company Established by French Colonialists Close to Kampong Cham on the Way to Phnom Penh | Cambodia
...and this is the Outcome: Latex...
…Rubber Plantation Trees are Continuously Bruised for Bleeding and this is the Outcome: Caouchouk of Cambodia
...Poor Cows Watching my Way to Phnom Penh...
…Poor Cows on the Way to Phnom Penh…
...Final Cleaning of the Truck before Storage in Phnom Penh...
…Final Cleaning of the Truck before Storage…
...At Finn's Envostar Truck Maintenace and Repair...
…At Finn’s Envostar Truck Maintenace Company in Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Great European Lunch at ... in Phnom Penh
Business Lunch at Malis in Phnom Penh
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Former Tuol Sleng School Converted to Concentration Camp “Security Office 21” under Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge Regime bewteen 1975 – 1979. A Genocide Museum Today Showing Torturing Instruments, Prisoner’s Rooms and Vitae of Captivates, mostly Women and Children. They were not Murdered here but Transported to Fields. There were many Distributed all over Cambodia. Nota Bene: During 3.5 Years Khmer Rouge Killed almost Half of Cambodia’s Population of 7 Million Aiming at Extinction of Educated, Rich or People wearing Glasses… Vietnam Brought an End to this Drama in 1979 by Military Intervention although both Countries were and still are Communistic.
Temple of Skulls at ... in Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Temple of Skulls at Killing Fields in Phnom Penh | Cambodia
...And Here they are, Excavated On-Site at Killing Fields...
…Skulls Excavated On-Site…
...In Mass Graves like this one at Killing Fields in Phnom Penh | Cambodia
…Found in Mass Graves like this at Killing Fields in Phnom Penh | Cambodia
These Visits into History Require a Visit of Wat Phnom Temple Established 1372 on Phnom Penh Hill and Park in Phnom Penh
Activities into Recent History Require Visiting Wat Phnom Temple Established 1372 on Phnom Penh Hill and Park…
...And Make Sacrifices to Buddha inside of Wat Phnom Temple
…And Donating Sacrifices to Buddha inside of Wat Phnom Temple
Monkeys all over Phnom Penh City do not Donate but Steel everything they Get Hold of
Good Bye Dinner Overviewing Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh | Camdoia
Good Bye Dinner Overviewing Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh | Camdodia
Comfortable Flight Home with this Emirates Airbus A380...
Comfortable Flight Home with Emirates Airbus A380 Stopping over in Dubai…
...And Final Dinner before Landing in Frankfurt | Germany
…And Final Dinner before Landing in Frankfurt | Germany

END OF LEG

Truck the World 2016 Leg 3 | Silk & Tea Road Osh Vientiane

Returning by air to Osh we continued Truck-the-World during Autumn 2016 through Kyrgyzstan, Western, Northern and Southern China and Laos, 10.000 km in total for this leg with our MAN Unicat Truck.

Travel Equipment, Written
Travel Equipment, Written

After 500 km  aligning Pamir Chain on classic Silk Road through  Kyrgyzstan we entered China via Irkeshtam Border. Through Xingijang we followed Silk Road to Kashgar. We crossed Taklamakan Desert towards Turpan, aligned Lop Nor Desert completing Silk Road at Western end of Great Wall in Jiayuguan.

Then we drove South through Gobi Desert to Dunhuang and sipped a Cocktail on Yueya Quangs Silk Road Hotel’s roof terrace as recommended by HA Schult. We headed South for Tibet’s Lhasa and continued on Tea Road through Eastern Tibet for Tropic Yunnan and Mohan Border to Laos, a route of 8.500 km through China.

Our Route through Chinas Xingijang, Tibet and Yunnan
Our Route through Xingijang, Tibet and Yunnan | China

Another 800 km led to Vientiane, Laos, where we stored our truck at a friend’s place and returned home again for business.

Major issues on that leg are altitudes between 3.500 m and 6.000 m with mountain sickness including headache, loss of appetite, nausea, concentration loss, respiratory impairment  and imbalance especcially for older people plus “smoky”power loss of Diesel based engines, heaters and stoves.

Driving your own Third-Country-Vehicle in a guided group through CHINA is compulsory and costly as explained. Nevertheless we decided for a small costly but flexible group of 2 vehicles and 4 people plus guide 24h/7d.

Kyrgyzstan

We met our travel mates at a guesthouse in Osh. After some repairs and shopping plus a Good Bye Dinner in Osh together with other Austrian traveller fellows we started and aligned Pamir on classic Silk Road droving to Irkeshtam Border.

First night with our travel mates in front of Pamir | Kyrgyzstan
First Night with Travel Mates in Front of Pamir | Kyrgyzstan
Aligning Pamir is one of Silk Road's Highlights | Kyrgyzstan
Aligning Pamir Chain is one of Silk Road’s Highlights | Kyrgyzstan

Chinas Silk Road thru Xingjiang

We knew Mao Bible, Long March, Great Leap Forward, Great Wall, Silk Road and Cuture Revolution but we did not know China. Exciting country full of human, cultural and economic power, friendly people almost all over remembering of great Iran, amazing, just wonderful. A great experience and a major surprise among 90 countries visited so far. Go! Visit!

Nowhere in our lives, however, we were controlled, photographed and shot more often. Personal and speeding cameras all over on roads, in cities and buildings, even in temples and monasteries are a standard nuisance.

On the opposite, outdoor Camping was quite easy outside populated areas and secure, in cities hotel car parks or accomodation are first choice. Good hotels are quite comfortable and cheap but travelling China in your own vehicle is lavish and time consuming due to controls and bad roads especcially in Tibet. Anyway, we were extremely lucky to obtain 2 out of 20 permits per Year in total for Tibet and Xingjiang.

A guide picked us up at the border and took us through a number of police, customs, vehicle and post border controls until we reached Silk Road Oasis Kashgar on the edge of Taklamakan Desert half a day later.

Shang, our guide for the next 2 weeks received us in Kashgar, easy going, a wonderful person even speaking good German. Papers and SIM-Cards were done and vehicles checked TÜV-like. All that cost a full day and more – depending your professional agent and some bribe – yes.

Good to have Austrian friends, Chinese prefer watching | China
Nailed Welcome to China, Good to Have Austrian Friends, Chinese Prefer Watching | China
Lunch at a Gas Station together with our Guide Shang | China
Chinese Quick Lunch at an Expressway Gas Station together with our Guide Shang | China
Welcome by Chairman Mao in Kashgar | China
Welcome to Kashgar by Chairman Mao | China
Kashgar Centre | China
Vast Centre of Modern Kashgar | China
First is getting a SIM card in Kashgar | China
First is Getting SIM Cards in Kashgar | China
Second is Driver License, Number Plate, Technical Certificate in Kashgar | China
Second are Provisional Driving Permits, Number Plates, Vehicle Technical Certificates close to Kashgar | China
Mosque comes second in Kashgar | China
Mosques are Major Buildings in Islamic Xinjiang Autonomus Province, Kashgar | China
Mopeds yes, but electric all over China
Lots of Mopeds but Electric a Must not only in Kasgar but all over China
Impressive Teeth a Must in China
Impressive Teeth another Must in China
Friendly Welcome by everybody in China
Friendly Welcome by everybody in China
Oldtown Entrance in Kashgar | China
Oldtown Entrance to Kashgar | China
Old Kashgar Main Roads | China
Silk Road Atmosphere in Kashgar | China
... And Rich People in Kashgar | China
Former Houses of Rich People in Kashgar | China
...And again Friendly People | China
…Plus Friendly People again | China
Uigur People are Muslim and do not like Pictures | China
Uigur People are Muslims and do not Like Pictures | China
Classic Chariot in Kashgar | China
Classic Chariot in Kashgar | China
Mopeds are for Ladies in Kashgar | China
Mopeds are for Ladies in Kashgar | China
Uigur Market in Kashgar | China
Uigur Market in Kashgar | China
Snakes might be Helpful to Male Needs | China
Dried Snakes Might be Helpful to Male Needs | China
...and for Wood-Proessing in Kashgar | China
Wood-Processing in Kashgar | China
Silk Road Presence all over Kashgar | China
Silk Road all over Kashgar | China
Police Stops all over China are Time Consuming | China
Massive Police Stops in Xinjiang and less Impressive all over China are quite Time Consuming | China
Chinese like to Talk and to Meet People everywhere | China
Chinese like to Talk, to Meet and to Take Pictures | China
Cotton Fileds Align Taklamakan Desert | China
Cotton Fields Align Taklamakan Desert | China
But we Love the Desert and Cross Takalamakan | China
We Love the Desert and Cross Takalamakan | China
It is not Wise to Lose one's Way in Taklamakan because Uigur don't Speak no English nor Chinese | China
It is not Wise to Lose one’s Way in Taklamakan because Uigur don’t Speak no English nor Chinese | China
But they love to Watch | China
But they Love Watching | China
Done, Sunset in Taklamakan | China
Done, Sunset in Taklamakan | China
Xinjiang Petrol Stations are Secure, Passport and Security Check | China
Xinjiang Petrol Stations Secured by Passport and Security Controls | China
One of the Reasons for Xingijang being under Chinese Control | China
Oil Occurrence one of the Reasons for Xingijang being under Chinese Control | China
Wine Originates from Xingijang | China
Grapes Came on Silk Road from Persia to Xingijang | China
But Chinese Prefer Raisins over Wine | China
But Chinese Prefer to Dry them in those Sheds and Started Wine Production just some Years ago | China
Raisins in many Kinds and Colours | China
Raisins of all Kinds and Colours | China
Clay Temple Ruins ... at Taklamakan | China
2000 year old World Heritage: Natural Fortress Jiaohe Located atop Steep Cliff on a Plateau between 2 River Valleys. 12th Century Temple and Stupa close to Turpan | China
2000 year old Karez/Foggara Watering System in Taklamakan, still working Today | China
2000 year old Subterranean Karez/Foggara Watering System in Taklamakan, still in Operation | China
Youth at Bezeklik, Visting | Taklamakan
Curious Youth Visting Guide and Longnoses at Bezeklik | China
1000 Buddha Caves of Bezeklik | China
1.000 Buddhas were Painted on Walls and Roofs in about 40 Caves at Bezeklik | China
Most Stolen by German Archaeologists and on Display in Berlin's Museum for Asiatic Art | Germany
Most of them Stolen by German Archaeologist Stein and now on Display in Berlin’s Museum for Asiatic Art | Germany
One of the Remainders in Bezeklik | China
One of the Remainders in Bezeklik | China
PLaying Music may Help | China
Uigur Music may Help | China
...And so does Sports | China
And so Does Sport in Taklamakan Desert | China

Chinas Gansu

We aligned Taklamakan North Road close to Mongolian Border and entered Gansu Province, more easy going than Xinjiang, less Police control and petrol stations without secuity gates and controls. We reached Western end of Great Wall in Jiayuguan, our final Silk Road leg. We did not follow Silk Road to its official starting point at Xi’An avoiding boring expressway driving for days.

Finally: Western End of Great Wall in Jiayuguan on Top of the Hanging Wall | China
Finally: Western End of Great Wall in Jiayuguan on Top of the Hanging Wall | China
Here is the Reason: View from the Top into Mongolia | China
Here is the Wall Reason: View into Mongolia | China
One of the Winners on Top | China
One of the Winners on Top | China
Hanging Great Wall Meets Silk Road in Jiayuguan | China
Hanging Great Wall Meets Silk Road in Jiayuguan | China
Jiayu Guan Castle Securing Great Wall | China
Jiayuguan Castle Guarding Western Entrance to China and Great Wall at Silk Road Hexi Corridor in 14th Century. Rebuilt | China
Impressive Inner Gate of Jiayu Guan Castle | China
Impressive Inner Gate of Jiayuguan Castle. Rebuilt | China
Temple insiede Jiayu Guan Castle | China
Temple inside Jiayuguan Castle. Rebuilt | China
Unrestored Clay Made Great Wall West of Jiayuguan | China
Unrestored Western End of Clay-Made Great Wall in Jiayuguan | China
Five Level Mogao Caves with 1000s of Buddhistic Paintings and Buddhas | China| China
Five Level Mogao Caves Constructed between 4th and 14th Century South of Dunhuang: A System of 492 Temples with 1000s of Buddhistic Paintings and Statues – Hidden under Gobi Desert Dunes until Rediscovery in 1900 by Taoist Wang.  Temple with 36 m high Great Buddha inside | China
Entrance to Mogao Caves | China
Most Famous: Library Cave Walled up in 11th Century, Entrance to Mogao Caves. No photos allowed indside | China
Tourist Camel Caravan to Dunhunag, Gobi | China
Chinese Tourist Camel Caravan at Dunhuang, Gobi | China
Famous Slk Road Hotel in Dunhuang | China
Famous Silk Road Hotel in Dunhuang | China
View of Famous Crescent Lake/Yueya Quan from the World's Highest Sand Dunes in Dunhunag | China
View of Famous Crescent Lake/Yueya Quan from the World’s Highest Sand Dunes in Dunhuang | China
Final Camp in Gobi | China
Final Desert Camp in Gobi | China
Shopping in Golmud for our Way through Tibet | China
Supplies for our Way through Tibet together with our Guides Shang and Pema in Golmud | China
Same for Oxygen, maybe helpful in Altitudes between 4000 and 6000 m in Tibet | China
Same for Oxygen, helpful at Altitudes between 3500 m and 6000 m in Tibet | China

Chinas Tibet

Tibet people are easy going and friendly but crossing Tibet is time consuming and harmful at altitudes above 3500 m on bad roads. We were lucky with our guide Pema taking us through several police and military controls per day with great patience. Often, hotels were allocated by police, local police expects you at arrival. For 1.200 km to Lhasa we needed 4 days: Traffic jams and military convois all over.

Welcome to a Truck Jam at 4.500 m with 7 Hours Dead-Time but Amazing: Chinese do not Complain | China
Welcome to Tibet in Winter: Truck Jam at 4.500 m with 7 Hours Dead-Time but Chinese do not Complain and we Tried Off-Road | China
Tibet Railway to Lhasa | China
Tibet Railway to Lhasa | China
No Problems for Truck, Heating and Cooking at 5231 m but for the Peole | China
No Problems for Truck, Heating and Cooking at 5231 m but for People | China
Air Pollution: Winter in Lhasa | China
Air Pollution: Winter in Lhasa | China
Famous Drepung Monastery in Lhasa | China
Most of all Tibet is Buddhistic: Famous Drepung Monastery in Lhasa | China
Temple at Drepung, Lahsa | China
Temple at Drepung. No Photos Allowed inside. Lhasa | China
Monks houses at Drepang | China
Monks houses at Drepung | China
Monk at Work with Prayer Wheel at Drepang | China
Monk at Work on Prayer Wheel at Drepung | China
There are Water Driven Prayer Wheels, too, at Depang | China
Water Driven Prayer Wheels, too, at Drepung | China
Monks at Drepang | China
Monks at Drepung | China
Tibetian Pilgrims at Drepang | China
Tibetian Pilgrims at Drepung | China
Don't Eat Dogs nor Horses in Tibet: Holy Animals | China
At Drepung: Don’t Kill nor Eat no Dogs no Horses in Tibet: Holy Animals | China
Cooking at Drepang with Solar Energy | China
Solar Energy at Drepung | China
Mother and Son at Drepang| China
Mother and Son at Drepung | China
Anneli and Pema at Drepang | China
Anneli and Pema at Drepung | China
And Don't Forget to Move the Prayer Wheel at Dun | China
Don’t Forget to Move Prayer Wheels at Drepung in Order to Improve your Karma | China
Dalai Lama Summer Residence in Lhasa | China
Dalai Lama Summer Palace NorbulinKa in Lhasa | China
And Nuns, too in Lhasa | China
Nuns Visiting NorbulinKa in Lhasa | China
...And lots of Children in Lhasa | China
…And Lots of Children in Lhasa | China
...And Dustmen make a Clean Country | China
Dustmen make a Clean Lhasa | China
In Case of Prmles Just Take a Look at the Bus Timetable in Lhasa | China
In Case of Problems just Take a Look at the Bus Timetable in Lhasa | China
As of Today Lhasa is a Modern Chinese City | China
Lhasa is a Modern Chinese City | China
Allover China: Morning Gym for Everybody | China
Allover Morning Gym for Everybody | China
Pilgrims on Kora around Potala Palace | China
Pilgrims’ Prostration on Kora around Potala Palace | China
And finally Potala Palace in Lhasa | China
And finally Potala Palace in Lhasa | China
Potala Red House | China
Potala Red House | China
Courtyard at Entrance to Main Building of Potala | China
Courtyard at Entrance to Main Building of Potala | China
Main Potala Building | China
Main Potala Building, no Photos inside never | China
Classic Style Tibet Women at Potala | CHina
Classic Style Tibet Women at Potala | China
And Modern ones doing Selfies at Potala | China
Modern Girls Do Selfies at Potala | China
Major Buddhistic Temple in Lhasa is | China
Jokhang: Major Buddhistic Temple in Lhasa | China
With Wonderful Wooden Roof inside | China
Wonderful Wooden Roof Paintings inside | China
And with Golden Tower on Top | China
And Golden Prayer Mill on Top | China
Chinese Flag on every Temple maybe demoralizing | China
Chinese Flag on every Temple maybe Demoralizing | China
Pilgrims Market in Lhasa | China
Pilgrims Market with Incense Oven and Holy Pole in Lhasa | China
Kora around Pilgrim's Market in Lhasa | China
Kora around Pilgrim’s Market in Lhasa | China
Some like it more Demanding for Better Karma in Lhasa | China
Some Try for Better Karma in Lhasa | China
Others Try Harder in Lhasa | China
Others Try Harder in Lhasa | China
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Jokhhang again, even Harder….
...for Best Karma in Lhasa | China
Best Karma Prostration in Lhasa | China
Prayer Flags All over Pilgrim's Market | CHina
Prayer Flags and Clockwise Kora at Pilgrim’s Market | China
Some just Watch Kora | China
Some just Watch Kora | China
So does She in Lhasa | China
So does She in Lhasa | China
Others Sell Colorful Tissue in Lhasa | China
Others Sell Colorful Tissue in Lhasa | China
...Or Yak Butter
…Or Yak Butter
High Safety Standards on Pilgrim's Market in Lhasa | China
High Safety Standards on Pilgrim’s Market in Lhasa | China
But Chinese Pupils don't Care about Kora | China
Chinese Pupils don’t Care about Kora | China
Ancient House in Lhasa Oldtown | China
Ancient Tibetian House in Lhasa Oldtown | China
And Modern Crossing of Bejing Main Street in Lhasa | China
And Modern Crossing of Bejing Street in Lhasa | China
Driving through Eastern Tibet on Bad Roads is not that Safe | China
Driving on Bad Roads through Eastern Tibet Heading for the Tea Road is not that Safe | China
With Altitudes over 7000 m
Prayer Flags Ensuring Safe Journey over Passes and at Altitudes above 7000 m
But Pigs Like Eastern Tibet | China
But Pigs Like Eastern Tibet | China
Forests are quite Rare so this is a Sightseeing Point for Tourists in Eastern Tibet | China
Forests are quite Rare so Forest Sightseeing is Due for Tourists in Eastern Tibet | China
Typical Market Town in Eastern Tibet with Single Main Road | China
Typical Market Place Bomi in Eastern Tibet with Main Road | China
Easy Going Lady in Front of her Shop in Eastern Tibet | China
Easy Going Lady in Front of her Shop in Baxoi, Eastern Tibet | China
4 Months Family Kora through Eastern Tibet to Lhasa | China
4 Months Family on Kora through Eastern Tibet to Lhasa | China
Holy Lake on Top of the World in Eastern Tibet | China
Holy Rawok Lake on Top of the World in Eastern Tibet | China
And Roads are Narrow with Low Ceiling
And Narrow Roads with Low Ceiling
Gorges are Deep and you need Plank Bridges
Gorges are Deep and Pedestrians Have to Cross on Plank Bridges
Tibetian Roads are Steep and Curvy
Tibetian Roads are Steep and Curvy
Before Reaching Upper Mekong River
Crossing Upper Mekong River | China
And Tibets Border to Yunnan in MMMM | China
Tibet Border to Yunnan in Markam Joining Tea Road to Pu’Er | China
Shopping in Markam | China
Shopping in Markam | China
Typical Farm in Eastern Tibet | China
Typical Tibetian Farm on the Road to Yunnan | China
And Bad Roads
Take Care, Bad Roads
Clients waiting all over China
Clients Waiting all over China
Pagoda in the Middle of Nowwhere in Yunnan | China
Pagoda in Yenching, Yunnan | China
And again more than 7000 m in Yunnan | China
Meili Snow Mountains, Altitude  over 7000 m close to Deqen,  Yunnan | China
Aligning Mekong again | China
Aligning Mekong again | China
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18th Century Ganden Sumtseling Monastery in Deqen | China
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Major Temple of Sumtseling Monastery in Deqen | China
Chinas Youth loves Temples
Chinas Youth loves Temples
Monks love Hi-Tech in the Monastery | China
Monks love Hi-Tech in the Monastery | China
Beautiful Chinese about 500 years old
Beautiful Chinese in Sumtseling Monstery, Deqen | China
Modern Chinese are beautiful, too
Modern Chinese are beautiful, too, in Deqen | China
Centre of Shangri-La, real Town in CHina
21 m: World’s Highest Prayer Mill in the Centre of Shangri-La, a Real Town Named after James Hilton’s Lost Horizon, published 1933 | China
Antique Wooden Houses in Deqen | China
Over 400 Year Old Wooden Houses in Shangri-La | China
And as in Europe the Red Ballooon Leads to Restaurant or Bar in Shangri-la | China
Red Lamps Lead to Restaurants or Bars in Shangri-La | China
Tiger Leaping Gorge above Yangtse River | China
Tiger Leaping Gorge at Yangtse River | China
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Rebuilt 18th Century Heilong Tan Summer Palace in Lijang | China
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Over 200 Year Old Wooden Houses and Cafes in Lijang Oldtown | China
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End of School in Shaxi | China
Shaxi Market Place | China
Shaxi Market with Acient Tea Authority and wonderful Cafes | China
Ancient Wooden Family Hotel in Shaxi | China
500 Year Old Wooden Family Hotel in Shaxi: Cosy | China
Made for Them? Chinese Like to Dress up in Shaxi | China
Chinese Like to Dress up in Shaxi | China
Another Beauty, Single in Shaxi | China
A Single Beauty in Shaxi | China
Heading to Shaxi Market | China
Heading to Shaxi Market | China
Honey Seller in Shaxi | China
Honey Seller in Shaxi | China
Chinese Eat Spicy and this is what you Need: Spice Relishs | China
Chinese Eat Spicy and this is what they Need: Spice Relishs at Shaxi Market | China
...And Lots of Fruit in China
…And Lots of Fruit in China
And after the Job is Done Chinese Love to Play Cards
After Job Chinese Love to Play Cards
Major Tourist Attraction of Dali: Three Pagodas | China
Major Tourist Attraction of Dali: Three Pagodas | China
Ancient Town House of a Noble Silk Dealer Clan in Dali | China
Ancient Town House of a Noble Silk Dealer Clan in Dali | China
No More Noble Inside after Culture Revolution in Dali | China
Not that Noble Inside after Culture Revolution in Dali | China
Silk Art Manufacture Revival for Young Females in Dali | China
Revival of Silk Embrodery Education in Dali | China
This is what Silk Road is all about: Up to 1,5 km Silk Yarn made of one Cocoon after Cooking in Dali | China
This is what Silk Road is all about: Up to 1,5 km Silk Yarn made of one Cocoon after Cooking in Dali | China
Chinas South is Tropic: Two Dragon Bridge in Fog close to Tuan Chan | China
Chinas Yunnan is Tropic: Two Dragon Bridge in Fog close to Jianshui | China
...And Flowers everywhere in Yunnan's South | China
…And Flowers everywhere in Yunnan’s South | China
Rice Farmer Family close to Tuan Chan | China
Rice Farmer Family at Work close to Jianshui | China
Ancient Noble Palace in Tuan Chan, Rebuilt for Tourists | China
Ancient Noble Palace in Tuan Chan. Rebuilt for Tourists | China
Wonderful Woodwok at Tuan Chan Palace | China
Wonderful Woodwok at Tuan Chan Palace | China
Sack of Rice, Left | China
Famous Bag of Rice, Left in Tuan Chan | China
Fat Golden Buddha in Tuan Chan Temple, Restored | China
Fat Golden Buddha in Tuan Chan Temple. Restored | China
Some Work...
Some Work…
...Others prefer to Watch...
…Others Prefer to Watch…
...And some Dine Fine in Tuan Chan | China
…And some Dine Fine in Tuan Chan | China
...Or Dry Pepperoni on the Road | China
…Or Dry Pepperonis on the Road | China
French Buil ths Railway between Laos and Yunnan in the Old Days, Restored for Tourists | China
French Colonial Rulers Built this Railway connecting Laos and Yunnan’s Jianshui. Restored for Tourists | China
Water Buffalos Help Farmers | China
Water Buffalos Help Farmers | China
And so Does China's Standard 1-Cylinder Diesel Truck | China
And so Does China’s Standard 1-Cylinder Diesel Truck | China
Gate to World's Largest Konfuzius Temple in Jianshui | China
Main Entrance to Confucius Temple in Jianshui | China
Gate into Lotus Park | China
Lotus Gate of Jianshui Confucius Temple | China
Lotus Park of Jianshui Confucius Temple | China
Lotus Park of Jianshui Confucius Temple | China
Confucius Himself in Dacheng Hall | China
Confucius Himself in Dacheng Hall, Jianshui | China
Pupils are Called Up like this at Confucius Temple of Jianshui | China
Pupils are Called Up at Confucius Temple of Jianshui | China
Confucius Pupils Listening Eagerly in Jianchiu | China
Confucius Pupil Zhang Listening Eagerly in Jianchiu | China
One of 8 Memorials in Jianshui | China
One of 8 Memorials in Jianshui Temple | China
Lucky Prayer Tokens at Jianshiu TEmple | China
Lucky Prayer Tokens at Jianshiu Temple | China
Impressive Incense Stick at Jianshui Temple | China
Impressive Incense Stick at Jianshui Temple | China
And Again: Playing Cards in the Streets of Jianshiu | China
And Again: Playing Cards in the Streets of Jianshiu | China
Most Important Stop for Tourists with Foreign Credit Cards throughout China
Most Important Stop throughout China for Tourists with Foreign Credit Cards
Noisy: Chinese Love Music and Study Piano all together at the same Time in China
Noisy: Chinese Love Music and Study Piano all together at the same Time in Jianshui | China
Famous Rice Terrace und Fog in Yuenyang | China
Famous Hani Rice Terraces under Fog in Yuanyang | China
Famous PuEr Tea Grows in Yunnan | China
Famous PuEr Tea in Yunnan | China
Yunnans Jungle | China
Yunnans Rain Forest | China
White Elephants in Yunnan are Quite Rare | China
White Elephants in Yunnan are Quite Rare | China
But Spiders are Not in Yunnans Jungle | China
But Spiders are Common in Yunnans Jungle | China
...Nor are Worms in the Jungle | China
…and so are Worms in the Jungle | China
And Jungle Rebuilt for Tourists in Yangfang | China
Jungle Rebuilt for Tourists in Yangfang | China
With mny Tourists Visiting | China
Tourists Visiting | China
Sure Disneyland is nice in China, too
Sure Disneyland is nice in China, too
Great Illumination of Mekong Bridge at Jianshui | China
Great Illumination of Mekong Bridge at Jinhong | China
Final Hot Pot with our Guide in Jinhong | China
Final Hot Pot with our Guide Zhang in Jinhong | China
Mohan Border to Laos before Opening | China
Mohan Border to Laos before Opening Time | China

Laos

After 39 days under control of 3 guides we were lucky to enter Laos Tropic Rain Forest, wonderful, great weather and: No guide but friendly people all over.

Tropic and Moist with wonderful Landscapes | Laos
Tropic and Moist with wonderful Rain Forest | Laos
And again Mekong River with Colonial Luang Prabang, most beautiful | Laos
And again Mekong River with Colonial Luang Prabang, most Beautiful | Laos
Karst Landscape in Vang Vien's Rain Forest | Laos
Karst Landscape in Vang Vien’s Rain Forest | Laos
...green Water Buffalos just getting out of the Bathroom | Laos
Green Water Buffalos just Getting out of his Bath | Laos
Before Entering Vientiane: Truck Wash | Laos
Before Entering Vientiane: Truck Wash | Laos
Buddhistc Temples are smaller and more Filigree | Laos
Buddhistc Temples are Smaller and more Filigree in Laos
Each Garden and House with a Small Temple in Laos
Each Garden and House with Micro Temple in Laos
Monks everywhere and Doing their Work in Laos
Monks everywhere and Doing their Work in Laos
Bell Tower in Vientiane at Mekong River | Laos
Bell Tower in Vientiane at Mekong River | Laos
Final Night at Mekong River with View of Thailand, left Bank | Laos
Final Night at Mekong River with View of Thailand, left Bank | Laos
Unicat Truck Storage at a Friend's Place in Vientiane | Laos
Unicat Truck at a Friend’s Place in Vientiane | Laos

We stored our truck at a friends place and returned home for business again. We plan to continue Truck-the-World at the beginning of February 2017 for Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Truck the World 2016 Leg 2 | Silk Road Teheran Osh

Returning by air to Teheran we continued on Silk Road for 5 weeks  visiting Iran’s Yazd, Shiraz, Kerman, Dasht-E-Luth Desert and Mashhad. Transit through Türkmenistan to Uzkbehistan continuing to Chiva, Buchara, Samarkand and Tashkent. In Kazakhstan we visited famous Almaty, drove back to Bishkek and stored our truck in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, 7.000 km in total. Again we returned home for business by air.

Our Route Teheran Osch
Our Route Teheran Osh

IRAN

Our truck was found safe and expected us in the morning dew close to Tehera Khomeini Airport.

Our Truck Waiting in Teheran | Iran
Our Truck Waiting in Teheran | Iran
Friends Waiting, too in Meshed | Iran
Friends Waiting, too, in Meshed | Iran
Entrance to Shah Reza Pahlevis Golestan Palace in Teheran | Iran
Entrance to Shah Reza Pahlevis Golestan Palace in Teheran | Iran
Golestan insdie | Iran
Golestan inside | Iran
Modern Culture is International | Iran
Modern Communiction is International | Iran
Payday in Teheran | Iran
Payday in Teheran | Iran
On our Way to Yazd | Iran
On our Way to Yazd | Iran
Visiting Yazd Girls School | Iran
Visiting Yazd Girls School | Iran
Famous Wind Towers of Yazd | Iran
Famous Wind Towers of Yazd | Iran
Lady in Yazd | Iran
Lady in Black in Yazd Bazar | Iran
Heading for a Drink in Fahadan Great Hotel, Yazd | Iran
Heading for a Drink in Fahadan Grand Hotel, Yazd | Iran
View over Persepolis | Iran
View over Persepolis | Iran
Persepolis Main Gate | Iran
Persepolis Main Gate | Iran
Medes and Persians in Persepolis | Iran
Medes and Persians in Persepolis | Iran
Rose Garden in Shiraz | Iran
Famous Rose Garden of Shiraz | Iran
Tilted Tower of Shiraz Castle | Iran
Tilted Tower of Shiraz Castle | Iran
Oil for Sale in Shiraz | Iran
Oil for Sale in Shiraz | Iran
Tomb of Hafez in Shiraz | Iran
Tomb of Hafez in Shiraz | Iran
Heading towards Kerman | Iran
Heading towards Kerman | Iran
...through one of the World's Largest Saltpans | Iran
…through one of the World’s Largest Saltpans | Iran
Friday Mosque of Kerman | Iran
Friday Mosque of Kerman | Iran
Caraway originates from Kerman | Iran
Caraway originates from Kerman | Iran
...but Sexy Dresses Don't | Iran
…Sexy Dresses Don’t | Iran
.. but Friendly People Do in Kerman | Iran
.. but Friendly People Do in Kerman | Iran
Female Blond crossing Dash't-E-Luth | Iran
Female Blond crossing Dash’t-E-Luth by Truck | Iran
...Even through Sandstorm | Iran
…Even through Sandstorm | Iran
Invitation for Supper in Dash't-E-Luth Red Cross Station | Iran
First Tire Blowup after 200.000. km and First Aid plus Invitation for Supper by Dash’t-E-Luth’s Red Half Moon: Thanks a Lot | Iran
Dash't-E-Luth Colors | Iran
Dash’t-E-Luth Colors | Iran
Aligning Afghanistan Border during Heavy Rain | Iran
Afghanistan Border during Heavy Rain | Iran
Changing Money with a Little Help from a Friend in Mashhad | Iran
Changing Money with a Little Help from a Friend in Mashhad | Iran
Dress Code for the Holy Shrine of Mashhad | Iran
Holy Shrine Dress Code in Mashhad | Iran
And Guide for the Holy Shrine of Mashhad | Iran
And Holy Shrine Guide for Giaurs | Iran
Holy Shrine of Mashhad | Iran
Holy Shrine Party | Iran
Holy Fountain of Mashhad's Shrine | Iran
Stay Healthy with Holy Shrine Water | Iran

TÜRKMENISTAN

Entering Türkmenistan was weird with strict regulations and police presence everywhere, clean cars, empty streets and a Disney Land Capital designed to impress, not for people.

Welcome to Empty Streets of Ashgabat | Türkmenistan
Welcome to Empty Streets of Ashgabat | Türkmenistan
...and to First Beer after 2 Weeks without Alcohol | Türmenistan
…and to First Beer after 2 Weeks without Alcohol | Türkmenistan
...Second is to Clean your Car in Order to Avoid Police Stopping Türmenistan
…Second is to Clean your Car in Order to Avoid Police Contacts | Türkmenistan
Capital Ashgabat with Presidential Palace but without People in Ahsgabat | Türkmenistan
Capital Ashgabat with Presidential Palaces but without People | Türkmenistan
Imitation of Baku's Flame Towers in Ashgabat | Türkmenistan
Imitation of Baku’s Flame Towers in Ashgabat | Türkmenistan
Clean and Orderly Russian Market in Ashgabat| Türmenistan
Clean Orderly Russian Market in Ashgabat | Türkmenistan
World Heritage Fortress of Mithradates in Nisa | Türkmenistanb
World Heritage Fortress of Mithradates in Nisa | Türkmenistan
Heading North through Karakum Desert | Türkmenistan
Heading to Erbent through Karakum Desert | Türkmenistan
School Boys of Erbent | Türkmenistan
School Boys in Erbent | Türkmenistan
School Girls of Erbent | Türkmenistan
School Girls in Erbent | Türkmenistan
Sandy Track through Karakum | Türkmensiatn
Through the Sands of Karakum | Türkmenistan
Famous Gas Crater of Karakum | Türkmenistan
Famous Karakum Gas Crater | Türkmenistan
Famous Kenyaurgench | Türkmenistan
Silk Road’s Kenyaurgench | Türkmenistan
Visitors in Kenyaurgench | Türkmenistan
Lots of Native Visitors in Kenyaurgench | Türkmenistan
Cold March in Kenyaurgench | Türkmenistan
Cold March in Kenyaurgench | Türkmenistan

UZBEKHISTAN

Entering a country with friendly people and bad roads was relaxing though. Northern border post was closed causing a detour to Dashoguz.

City Wall Camp in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
City Wall Camp in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
Nuruz New Year Party in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
Nuruz Persian New Year Party in Front of Kalta Minor in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
Wooden Piles Mosque from 1300 in Chva | Uzbekhistan
Juma Mosque Wooden Piles Dating 1.000 in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
Wonderful Colors of Palace Ceiling in Chiva | Uzbehistan
Tash Hauli Palace Ceiling in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
Chiva Friday Bazar | Uzbekhistan
Chiva Friday Bazar | Uzbekhistan
Wonderful Minaret in Chiva | Uzbehistan
Islom-Xo’ja Madrasa in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
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Marriage Does not always Make Happy in Chiva | Uzbekhistan
People Feeding and War Causing Great Amur Darja Drying up Lake Aral | Uzbekhistan
Border River Amur Darja Creates Conflicts on Water Distribution: Lake Aral Dry-Up is a Major Environmantal Desaster | Uzbekhistan
No more Petrol on the Way to Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
No Petrol on the Way to Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Clay Castle close to Nuruz | Uzbekhistan
Clay Castle Toprak Kala close to Nukus… | Uzbekhistan
as well as Bad Roads | Uzbekhistan
…as well as Roads Without Potholes | Uzbekhistan
And Wonderful Camp Sites on the Way to Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Wonderful Camp Sites on the Way to Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
This Time Amira Hotel, Anciant Jewish Villa in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Amira Hotel this Time, Ancient Jewish Villa in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Impressing Room for Breakfast together with Malaysian Friend... in Amira Hotel.
Impressing Breakfast together with Malaysian Friend in Amira Hotel | Uzbekhistan
Kasakh Friends Visiting Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Kazakh Friends Visiting Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
And Nice Restaurants at Central Place in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Water Side Restaurant at Devonbegi, Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
 Including Remainders of Silk Road Travellers in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Remainders of Silk Road at Devonbegi in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Including Remainders of Silk Road Travellers | Uzbekhistan
Native Tourists at Devonbegi | Uzbekhistan
Tourists Watching out | Uzbekhistan
Tourists Watching Kalon Minaret | Uzbekhistan
Wonderful Mosque... in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Kalon Mosque in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Impressing Wall of Bukhara Castle | Uzbekhistan
Impressing Wall of Bukhara Castle | Uzbekhistan
Jewish Synagogue in Bukhara |Uzbekhistan
Jewish Synagogue in Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Jewish Cemetery of Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
Jewish Cemetery of Bukhara | Uzbekhistan
And helpful Peple after Tire Blowout in Dash't-E-Luth | Uzbekhistan|
And helpful Tire Repair during Nuruz after Blowout in Dash’t-E-Luth | Uzbekhistan
Camping next to Road and Horses under Observation of Locals | Uzbekhistan
Camping next to Road and Horses under Observation of Locals | Uzbekhistan
There is Dizel in Uzbekhistan, just watch out for trucks
There is Dizel in Uzbekhistan, just Watch out for Trucks
GUM in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
GUM in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Tamerlan Watching his Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Timur still Watching over Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Tamerlan's Mausoleum closeby in Samarkand |Uzbekhistan
Timur’s Gur-Emir-Mausoleum closeby in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
His Grave inside | Uzbekhistan
His Tomb inside | Uzbekhistan
Watch Repair is quite Cheap in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Watch Repair is Friendly in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
So is Shoe Repair in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
So is Shoe Repair in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Garbage Collecting Pays for a Family's Living in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Garbage Collecting Pays for a Living in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
So does Classic Roll Baking in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
So does Classic Roll Baking in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Young Girls Enjoy in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Young Girls Enjoy Fotos in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
While the Elderly Enjoy their Tea in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
While the Elderly Enjoy their Tea in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Tourists Enjoy the Mosques of Smarkand insted | Uzbekhistan
Tourists Enjoy Registan’s Ulugbek-Madrasa instead | Uzbekhistan
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Sher-Dor-Madrasa in Smarkand | Uzbekhistan
Tourists Enjoy the Mosques of Smarkand instead | Uzbekhistan
Bibi-Chanum Mosque in Smarkand | Uzbekhistan
Mosque Repair is Due in Samarkand | Uzbekhistan
Mosque Repair is Due in Samarkand… | Uzbekhistan
So they are Nice and Pretty as Background | Uzbekhistan
…Serving as Nice and Pretty Background | Uzbekhistan
Traffic to Samarkand Bazar | Uzbekhistan
Traffic at Samarkand Bazar | Uzbekhistan
Selling at Samarkand Bazar | Uzbekhistan
Selling at Samarkand Bazar… | Uzbekhistan
... is Female Business in Uzbekhistan
…is Female Business in Uzbekhistan
Including Headgear
Including Headgear…
...For Males, too | Uzbekhistan
…For Males, too | Uzbekhistan
Campsite on the Way to Tashkent: Cows all over | Uzbekhistan
Campsite on the Way to Tashkent: Cows all over | Uzbekhistan
Friday Mosque of Tashkent | Uzbekhistan
Khasrati Imam Mosque of Tashkent | Uzbekhistan
Uzbek Parliament | Uzbekhistan
Government Building in Tashkent | Uzbekhistan
Presidential Palace in Tashkent | Uzbekhistan
Parliament in Tashkent | Uzbekhistan
Decent Romanov Palace opposite | Uzbekhistan
Decent Romanov Palace just Opposite | Uzbekhistan
Pedstrian Area in the Centre of Tashkent | Uzbekhistan
Few People  in the Pedstrian Area of Tashkent Centre  | Uzbekhistan
Marriage is Common in this Part of the World | Uzbekhistan
Marriage is Common in this Part of the World | Uzbekhistan
Campsite Viewing Tien Shan Snow | Uzbekistan
Camping at the Road Viewing Tien Shan | Uzbekhistan

KAZAKHSTAN

Continuing to Kasakstan was awesome because Tashkent borders  were closed for International Tourists. So we had to go back South and take Chinaz for Shymkent, an additional 300 km.  Police almost everywhere and unfriendly with tourists who do not bribe.

Coal Mines in Shymkent | Kazakhstan
Coal Mines in Shymkent | Kazakhstan
Sik Road City Shymkent Gate | Kazakhstan
Sik Road City Shymkent Gate | Kazakhstan
Horses and Tien Shan all over | Kazakhstan
Horses and Tien Shan all over | Kazakhstan
Same for Weddings | Kazakhstan
Same for Weddings | Kazakhstan
Great View of Tien Shan | Kazakhstan
Great View of Tien Shan | Kazakhstan
Kazakh National Museum in Almaty | Kazakhstan
Kazakh National Museum in Almaty | Kazakhstan
Great Art Museum Entrance | Kazakhstan
Great Art Museum Entrance | Kazakhstan
Comfortable Museum Yurt: Kazakh Holy Shrine
Museum Yurt: Kazakh Comfortable Shrine | Kazakhstan
Almaty's Emblem: Big Apple | Kazakhstan
Almaty’s Emblem: Big Apple | Kazakhstan
View of Tien Shan from Almaty'S Kök Töbe | Kazakhstan
View of Tien Shan from Almaty’s Kök Töbe | Kazakhstan
...As well as German Tourists | Kazakhstan
The Famous Four have been here, too | Kazakhstan
View over Polluted Almaty at 7 am | Kazakhstan
View over Polluted Almaty at 7 am | Kazakhstan
Campsite near Horses | Kazakhstan
Campsite near Horses | Kazakhstan
Cemeteries are out of Town | Kasakhstan
Cemeteries are out of Town | Kazakhstan

KYRGYZSTAN

Reaching the final destination of this trip we drove to Bishkek and took Tien Shan Highway in Snow to Fergana and Osh where the truck was stored.

Capital Bishkek: Remainder of Soviet Architecture | Kyrgyzstan
Capital Bishkek: Remainder of Soviet Architecture | Kyrgyzstan
Impressing Presidenial Palace in Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
Impressing Presidenial Palace in Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
National Guard in Front of Presidential Palace in Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
National Guard and Flag in Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
Medical Cemntre for Average People in Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
Medical Centre for Middle Class People in Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek Paradise for trevllers | Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek Travellers’ Paradise… | Kyrgyzstan
...And here is the Reason | Kyrgyzstan
…And here is the Reason | Kyrgyzstan
Tien Shan Highway towards Fergana | Kyrgyzstan
Tien Shan Highway towards Fergana | Kyrgyzstan
3.300 m above Sea Level in March Means: Snow | Kyrgyzstan
Tien Shan Highway Pass 3.300 m above Sea Level in March Means: Snow… | Kyrgyzstan
Fergana Means Spring 500 km away | Kyrgyzstan
…While Fergana 300 km away Means Spring… | Kyrgyzstan
...And Hand Made Fertility w/o any Machine | Kyrgyzstan
…And Hand Made Fertility w/o any Machines | Kyrgyzstan
Parking next to Cattle in Özgön | Kyrgyzstan
Parking next to Cattle in Ösgön | Kyrgyzstan
Part of the Project Displayed over Ösgön Bazar | Kyrgyzstan
Part of the Project Displayed over Ösgön Bazar | Kyrgyzstan
Ösgön North,Middle and South Mausoleums | Kyrgyzstan
Ösgön North, Middle and South Mausoleums | Kyrgyzstan
...Topped by Famous Brickwork Minaret | Kyrgyzstan
…Topped by Famous Brickwork Minaret | Kyrgyzstan
And Finally: View over Osh | Kyrgyzstan
And Finally: View over Osh | Kyrgyzstan
Classic Architecture in Osh | Kyrgyzstan
Classic Architecture in Osh… | Kyrgyzstan
...And Modern Soviet | Kyrgyzstan
…As well as Modern Soviet | Kyrgyzstan
Osh Bazar with Body and Headgear... | Kyrgyzstan
Osh Bazar with Body and Headgear… | Kyrgyzstan
Osh Bazar | Kyrgyzstan
…Veggies… | Kyrgyzstan
Osh Bazar under Rainy Conditions | Kyrgyzstan
…Under Rainy Conditions… | Kyrgyzstan
...But with Happy Sellers | Kyrgyzstan
…But with Happy Sellers | Kyrgyzstan
...And STAN Standard Meal: Cevapcici | Kyrgyzstan
…And STAN Standard: Kebab/Cevapcici… | Kyrgyzstan
...And High Culture: Osh Philharmony | Kyrgyzstan
…And High Culture: Osh Philharmony… | Kyrgyzstan
...Golden Coast Restaurant... | Kyrgyzstan
…Golden Coast Restaurant… | Kyrgyzstan
...Kyrgyzstan Females Like Flowers, too
…and  Flowers for the Ladies, too… | Kyrgyzstan
...Cildrens' Playground... |Kyrgyzstan
…Cildrens’ Playground… | Kyrgyzstan
...And Children, not Amused | Kyrgyzstan
…And Children, not Amused | Kyrgyzstan
Holy Suleyman Hill in Osh | Kyrgyzstan
Holy Suleyman Hill in Osh | Kyrgyzstan
Suleyman Museum inOsh | Kyrgyzstan
Suleyman Museum in Osh | Kyrgyzstan
Gliding Down Suleyman said to Improve Fertility |Kyrgyzstan
Gliding Down Suleyman said to Improve Fertility | Kyrgyzstan
Family Holiday at Suleyman | Kyrgyzstan
Family Holiday at Suleyman | Kyrgyzstan
Mosque at its Foot | Kyrgyzstan
Mosque at its Foot… | Kyrgyzstan
...As well as World's only 3-Level-Yurt | Kyrgyzstan
…As well as World’s only 3-Level-Yurt… | Kyrgyzstan
...And University | Kyrgyzstan
…And University | Kyrgyzstan
...And Truck Storage at Patrik's MuzToo in Osh | Kyrgyzstan
…Plus Truck Storage at Patrik’s MuzToo in Osh | Kyrgyzstan
Finally Back Home in Bonn
Finally Back Home in Bonn

We are planning to return late 2016 for crossing China, Taklamakan and Gobi Desert heading to India via Tibet and Nepal. We will sip a cocktail or two at said to be the oldest known fountain at Silk Road: Yueya Quan, Gobi Desert, see http://www.action-blue.de

Truck the World 2015 Leg 1 | Silk Road Bonn Isfahan

Truck-the-World started in July 2015 with a 6 weeks trip to Iran via Austria, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan. Almost 10.000 km in total without any technical problem, a new experience. We  returned home for business by air.

Our Route Bonn Isfahan

Austria Italy Greece Turkey

Always a Good Start | Greece
Always a Good Start | Greece
Camping beneath Hagia Sophia in Istanbul | Turkey
Camping beneath Hagia Sophia in Istanbul | Turkey
Famous Terminal in Istanbul | Turkey
Famous Terminal in Istanbul | Turkey
Wonderful Topkapi in Istanbul | Turkey
Wonderful Topkapi in Istanbul | Turkey
Kings Gate to Hetite Capital Hattusya | Turkey
Kings Gate to Hetite Capital Hattusya | Turkey
Armenian Church in Trabzon | Turkey
Armenian Church in Trabzon | Turkey

Georgia

Drivers Cause Problems in Batumi | Georgia
Driver Error Causing Slip Off the Track in Batumi with Friendly Assistance and Aid | Georgia
Batumi Beach | Georgia
Modern Batumi Beach Made by Donald Trumpp | Georgia
Europes Highest Mountain Elburs viewed from Mestia | Georgia
Europe’s Highest Mountain Elburs in Russia Viewed from Mestia | Georgia
Cows all over| Georgia
Cows all over | Georgia
Same with Monasteries | Georgia
Same with Monasteries | Georgia
Old Tiflis | Georgia
Old Tiflis | Georgia
Modern Tiflis | Georgia
Modern Tiflis | Georgia

Armenia

Silk Road Han Selim | Armenia
Silk Road Caravansary Selim | Armenia
Armenias Holy Ararat over the border in Turkey viewed from Virap Monastery | Amenia
Armenia’s Holy Ararat over the Border in Turkey and Virap Monastery | Amenia
Republic Place Parking in Jerewan | Armenia
Lunch with Friends in Jerewan | Armenia
Monastery again | Armenia
Monastery again | Armenia
Industry in Ruins in Spitak | Armenia
Industry in Ruins in Spitak | Armenia

Azerbaijan

Visitor | Azerbaidjan
Friendly Welcome | Azerbaijan
Wealth at the Seaside is not quite New in Baku | Azerbaidjan
Wealth at the Seaside is not quite New in Baku | Azerbaijan
Oil Traders Villa in Baku | Azerbaidjan
Oil Trader’s Villa in Baku | Azerbaijan
Famous "Flames" lit at Night in Baku | Azerbaidjan
Famous “Flames” lit at Night over Baku | Azerbaijan
Seashore Camping in Baku | Azerbaidjan
Seashore Camping in Baku | Azerbaijan
Oil Rig in the Caspian Sea, Baku | Azerbaidjan
Oil Rig in the Caspian Sea in front of Baku | Azerbaijan
Beach Bungalows at the Caspian Sea | Azerbidjan
Railroad aligning Caspian Sea Beach and Bungalows on its Way to Iran | Azerbaijan

IRAN

We were happy to enter Iran and to meet friendly people and officials.

Mausoleum of Ardebil | Iran
Mausoleum of Ardebil | Iran
The Only Off-Road Vehicle met in the East, Friends in Ardebil | Iran
The Only Off-Road Vehicle met in the East: Journalist Friends from Teheran | Iran
Iranians love to Take Photos with Europeans | Iran
Iranians Love Photos and Europeans | Iran
Nuts on the Road close to Tabriz | Iran
Nuts on the Roads close to Tabriz | Iran
Political Posters Everywhere in Iran
Political Posters all over Iran
Famous Carpet Bazar in Tabriz | Iran
Famous Tabriz Carpet Bazar | Iran
Houses Carved into the Rock in Kandovan | Iran
Houses Carved into the Rock in Kandovan | Iran
Typical Family on a Friday Afternoon in Kandovan | Iran
Family Friday Afternoon in Kandovan | Iran
Semidesert on the Way to Isfahan | Iran
Semidesert on the Way to Isfahan | Iran
Maidan in Isfahan | Iran
Maydan in Isfahan | Iran
Palace Ali Quapu at Maidan in Isfahan | Iran
Ali Qapu Palace at Maydan in Isfahan | Iran
Iranian Beauty on Display in Ali Quapu | Iran
Persian Beauty on Display in Ali Qapu | Iran
Famous Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan | Iran
Famous Lotfollah Mosque at Maydan in Isfahan | Iran
Entrance to Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan | Iran
Impressive Entrance to Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan | Iran
Imam Mosque in Isfahan | Iran
Imam Mosque at Maydan in Isfahan | Iran
Inside Imam Mosuqe in Isfahan | Iran
Inside Imam Mosque in Isfahan | Iran
... but no Service on Sundays in Isfahan | Iran
… no Service on Sundays at Imam Mosque in Isfahan | Iran
Lower Income does Exist in Isfahan | Iran
Housing among 2 Million People in Riveroasis Isfahan | Iran
Inside Hotel Abbasi, Former Caravanseray in Isfahan| Iran
Hotel Abbasi inside, Former Caravansary in Isfahan | Iran
Ancient Bridge Crossing Zayandeh Rud to Armenian Quarter of ISfahan | Iran
Climate Change: Ancient Bridge over Zayandeh Rud ovrer to Armenian Quarter of Isfahan | Iran
Farm in Kurdistan Semidesert | Iran
Farm in the Semidesert of Kurdistan | Iran
Camping inside desert of Daht-E-Kavir | Iran
Desert Camping in Daht-E-Kavir | Iran
Camping at 2000 m Makes Nights Cold after Days with 45 degrees | Northern Iran
Camping at 2000 m Makes Agreeable Nights after 45 Degrees during the Day | Iran
Smog over Teheran during Summer | Iran
Smog over Teheran during Summer | Iran
Entrance to the Tube in Teheran | Iran
Tube Entrance in Teheran | Iran
Famous Place of Republic in Teheran | Iran
Famous Place of Republic in Teheran | Iran
Museum of Contemporary Art in Teheran | Iran
Famous Museum of Contemporary Art in Teheran with Bacon Rothko Newman | Iran
Carpet Museum in Teheran | Iran
Carpet Museum in Teheran | Iran
US Embassy in Teheran Closed since 1979 | Iran
US Embassy Teheran Closed in 1979 | Iran
Merchandising is Male in Iran
Merchandising is Male in Iran
...or at the Bazar
Friday Bazar in Teheran | Iran
Sweets are Female though
Sweets are Female though
Our Friends and Hosts in Teheran| Iran
Goodbye Party at our Friends and Hosts Home in Teheran | Iran
Nice Pub Way up in Teheran | Iran
Nice Pub with Friends in Teheran Heights | Iran
Waterpipe seems Enjoyable in Teheran | Iran
Waterpipe Seems Enjoyable | Iran
Banquet in Teheran | Iran
Final Banquet in Teheran | Iran

THANKS A LOT TO A WONDERFUL COUNTRY AND BELOVED FRIENDS

Truck the World Project

The project is following famous 1907 Rallye Beijing Paris and German females like Clärenore Stinnes or Heid Hetzer and others around the world by truck. Starting from our home base Bonn the idea is to travel in five week portions twice a year, to store the truck where we are and to fly back home since we are working class people. And to fly back.

Our route will take about five years and 60.000 km in total.  It requires elaborate logistics for truck storage and maintenance as well as airports, ferries and cargo ships all over this world. We are optimistic and communicating people knowing a lot of folks world wide.

Our Plan to Truck the World
Our Plan to Truck the World

Bonn Durness | Scotland 2014

Scotland by DFDS Seaways via Ijmuiden – Newcastle touring the coast counter clockwise.

The Highlands | Scotland
The Highlands | Scotland
Edinburgh Castle | Scotland
Edinburgh Castle | Scotland
Edinburgh Fringe | Great Britain
Edinburgh Fringe | Scotland
Edinburgh Festival in the Library | Scotland
Edinburgh Festival in the Library | Scotland
Fine Sole in St. Andrews | Scotland
Fine Sole in St. Andrews | Scotland
Expecting Royal Family at Crathie Chruch | Scotland
Expecting Royal Family at Crathie Chruch | Scotland
Blair Castle close to Blair Atholl | Scotland
Blair Castle close to Blair Atholl | Scotland
Glenfiddich Distillery | Scotland
Glenfiddich Distillery | Scotland
Glenmorangie Distillery | Scotland
Glenmorangie Distillery | Scotland
Dunbar Castle West Coast | Scotland
Dunrobin Castle close to Golspie | Scotland
Cosy Talmine North Coast | Scotland
Cosy Talmine North Coast | Scotland
Ditch Problems with Narrow Roads in the North | Scotland
Ditch Problems with Narrow Roads in the North | Scotland
British Gardening in the North | Scotland
Exotic British Gardening in Inverewe North Coast | Scotland
Hiking at the Isle of Skye | Scotland
Highland Hiking at the Isle of Skye | Scotland
Eileen Donan Castle made for James Bond 007 | Scotland
Eileen Donan Castle Featuring James Bond 007 | Scotland
Fort William and Loch Ness | Scotland
Fort William Channel into Loch Ness | Scotland
Way up to Ben Nevis | Great Britain
Way up to Ben Nevis | Scotland

View over Oban West Coast | Scotland

Fine Eat in Sterling | Scotland
Fine Eat in Sterling | Scotland
Art Nouveau all over Glasgow | Scotland
Art Nouveau all over Glasgow | Scotland
Art Nouveau all over Glasgow | Scotland
Art Nouveau all over Glasgow | Scotland
Glasgow University est. 1451 | Glasgow
Glasgow University est. 1451 | Scotland
House of Charles Rennie Macintosh in Glasgow | Scotland
House of Charles Rennie Macintosh in Glasgow | Scotland
A Bank became the Best Pub in Glasgow | Great Britain
Former Bank Makes Sense as Finest Pub in Glasgow | Scotland
Getting Married in Gretna Green | Scotland
Getting Married in Gretna Green | Scotland
Roman Hadrian Wall | Northern England
Roman Hadrian Wall | Northern England

After returning home, problems were again found with the truck’s frame. For more information about configuration of our MAN UNICAT truck  plus repairs please see:

www.rahmenbruch.com

German for frame breakage…

Bonn Monemvassiá | Greece 2014

We visited Greece for a number of times, recently going to Peloponnes.

Still Lots of Snow in Central Peloponnes | Greece
Still Lots of Snow in Central Peloponnes | Greece
Orange Harvest in Peloponnes | Greece
Orange Harvest in Peloponnes | Greece
Fresh Octopus, too | Greece
Fresh Octopus, too | Greece
Fortified Medieval City Monemvassiá | Greece
Medieval City Monemvassiá | Greece
Agios Nikolaos in Monemvassiá | Greece
Agios Nikolaos in Monemvassiá | Greece
Camping in Nafplion Port | Greece
Camping in Nafplion Port | Greece
Do they Go together in Greece?
Do they Go together in Greece?
Bridge to Nowhere close to Patras | Greece
Bridge to Nowhere close to Patras | Greece

During the trip, the combined waste water/fecal tank was almost lost. For more information about configuration of our MAN UNICAT truck  plus repairs please see:

www.rahmenbruch.com

German for frame breakage…

Bonn Lac Er Reched | Sahara 2013

A group of 10 befriended globe trotters in 5 vehicles visited Lac Er Reched, said Lost Lake, in the middle of Tunesian Sahara south of  Douz and Ksar Ghilane.

Embarking in Genova: Same Ship 11 Years Later | Italy
Embarking in Genova: Same Ship 11 Years Later | Italy
The group of travellers
The Group of Travellers in the Sahara | Tunesia

Starting down to Douz into that Sahara triangle between Algeria and Libya, actually restricted area. It covers parts of the eastern tail of famous Grand Erg Oriental in Algeria vanishing  in Barchan type of dunes.

Camping in the Dunes close to Douz | Tunesia
Dune Camping close to Douz | Tunesia
Barchan Type of Dunes are not Nice to Trucks
Barchan Type of Dunes are not Nice to Trucks | Tunesia
On the Way to Lost Lake | Tunesia
On the Way to Lac Er Reched | Tunesia
Caution and Low Speed Required | Tunesia
Caution and Low Speed Required | Tunesia
Inflating Tires Leaving the Dunes | Tunesia
Inflating Tires Leaving the Dunes | Tunesia
Taking a Bath in Ksar Ghilane | Tunesia
Taking a Bath in Ksar Ghilane | Tunesia
On the Way back to Hammamet | Tunesia
Tracks on the Way to Djerba | Tunesia
Djerba Bazar | Tunesia
Djerba Bazar | Tunesia
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Lots of Fish in Sousse | Tunesia
And Wonderful Sole for Travellers in Hammamet | Tunesia
And Wonderful Sole for Travellers in Hammamet | Tunesia
Phoenician Bath Tub in Kerkouene | Tunesia
Phoenician Bath Tub in Kerkouene | Tunesia
Remainders of Carthago | Tunesia
Remainders of  Punic Carthage Port | Tunesia
Remainders of Cartagho | Tunesia
Parliament in Tunis | Tunesia
Life is not easy in Tunis these Days | Tunesia
Not on Ease in Tunis these Days | Tunesia
Cafe of Painters Klee, Macke, Moillet in Sidi Bou Said 1914 | Tunesia
Café des Nattes Hosting Klee, Macke, Moillet 1914 in Sidi Bou Said | Tunesia

One year later, another faulty design and fatigue frame breakage was detected. For more information about configuration of our MAN UNICAT truck  plus repairs please see:

www.rahmenbruch.com

German for frame breakage…

Bonn Yalta | Central Europe 2007

We visited Ukraine on tracks of my father fighting here during WWII for what reason so ever. Front line has been Dnipro River between Kherson and Kiev. The tour through Austria, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Transnistria, Ukraine and Poland met Esterhazy, Sibiu, Cisnau, Odessa, Nikolaev, Sevastopol, Yalta, Dnipropetrovsk, Kiev, Wroclav and took five weeks and more than 7000 km.

Our Route to Ukrane
Our Route through Ukraine

Austria

Famous Melk Monastery at Danube River | Austria
Famous Melk Monastery at Danube River | Austria
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Rust Weinviertel | Austria
Sissi's Esterhazy Castle | Hungary
Sissi’s Esterhazy Castle | Austria
Another Sissi Castle | Hungary
Another Sissi Castle | Austria

Hungary

Sopron City | Hungary
Sopron City | Hungary
Sopron Theater under Construction | Hungary
Sopron Theater under Construction | Hungary
Györ Town Hall | Hungary
Györ Town Hall | Hungary
Györ with Great MAN and Danube Bridge | Hungary
Sissi Castle | Hungary
Sissi Castle | Hungary
The Royal Library | Hungary
The Royal Library | Hungary
Sissi's Gödöllö Castle | Hungary
Sissi’s Gödöllö Castle | Hungary
The Royals and Backview of their Castle| Hungary
The Royals and Backview of their Castle | Hungary
Esztergom | Hungary
Esztergom | Hungary
Truck in Esztergom | Hungary
Truck in Esztergom | Hungary
Lots of Tourists in Szentendre Budapest | Hungary
Lots of Tourists in Szentendre Budapest | Hungary
Expected: Flat Puszta and Well | Hungary
Expected: Flat Puszta and Well | Hungary
Easy Life in Puszta | Hungary
Easy Life in Puszta | Hungary

Romania

Timisoara Centre | Romania
Timisoara Centre | Romania
Timisoara Market | Romania
Timisoara Market | Romania
Old Days Shopping in Timisoara | Romania
Old Days Shopping in Timisoara | Romania
Beauty in Ruins in Timisoara | Romania
Beauty in Ruins in Timisoara | Romania
King Mathias Memorial in Cluj | Romania
King Mathias Memorial in Cluj | Romania
Romans had been in Cluj | Romania
Romans had been in Cluj | Romania
View over Cluj | Romania
View over Cluj | Romania
Camping between Cluj and Sibiu | Romania
Camping between Cluj and Sibiu | Romania
Cluj is Safe | Romania
Cluj is Safe | Romania
Cluj is Beautiful, too | Romania
Cluj is Beautiful, too | Romania
Males are stylish in Cluj | Romania
Males are stylish in Cluj | Romania
But Females, too | Romania
But Females, too | Romania
Cluj Old Town | Romania
Cluj Old Town | Romania
Brasov Cathedral | Romania
Brasov Cathedral | Romania
Orthodox Inside Brasov Cathedral | Romania
Orthodox Inside Brasov Cathedral | Romania
Brasov Market | Romania
Brasov Market after Rain | Romania
Cluj is Beautiful, too | Romania
Cluj is Beautiful, too | Romania
Shopping Mall in Brasov | Romania
Shopping Mall in Brasov | Romania
Camping on the Way to Moldova | Romania
Camping on the Way to Moldova | Romania
Typical Bridge in Northern Romania
Typical Bridge in Northern Romania
Strange: Slime Volcano close to Berka | Romania
Strange: Slime Volcano close to Berka | Romania
Impressive Town Hall Galati at Danube River| Romania
Impressive Town Hall Galati at Danube River | Romania
Galata Marina | Romania
Galata Marina | Romania
Danube Riverside for Everyone | Romania
Danube Riverside for Everyone | Romania
In Line for the Ferry Boat into Danube Delta | Romania
In Line for the Ferry Boat into Danube Delta | Romania
Ferry Boat Crossing Danube | Romania
Ferry Boat Crossing Danube | Romania
Friends in Tulcea | Romania
Friends in Tulcea | Romania
Obligatory Boat Trip through Danube Delta | Romania
Obligatory Boat Trip through Danube Delta | Romania
Black Sea Beach at Danube Delta Uncrowded | Romania
Black Sea Beach at Danube Delta Uncrowded | Romania
Trucks are rare in Eastern Romania
Trucks are rare in Eastern Romania
But there is Race Driving in Eastern Romania
But there is Race Driving in Eastern Romania
Camping is quiet in Eastern Romania
Camping is quiet in Eastern Romania

Moldova | Transnistria

Sold at the Street in Moldova
Sold at the Street in Moldova
Well close to Chisinau | Moldova
Well close to Chisinau | Moldova
Monateries Reconstructed after Soviet Breakdown | Moldova
Monateries Reconstructed after Soviet Breakdown all over  Moldova
Five pairs get married in Cisinau Cathedral | Moldova
Five pairs get married in Cisinau Cathedral | Moldova
Doubtful Happiness after Marriage in Cisinau | Moldova
Doubtful Happiness after Marriage in Cisinau | Moldova
Just Married in Cisinau |Moldova
Just Married and Happy in Cisinau |Moldova
Marriage not for them yet in Cisinau |Moldova
Marriage not for them yet in Cisinau | Moldova
Soviet Town Hall in Cisinau | Moldova
Soviet Town Hall in Cisinau | Moldova

Ukraine

Central Railway Station in Odessa| Ukraine
Central Railway Station in Odessa| Ukraine
Pushkin Avenue in Odessa | Ukraine
Pushkin Avenue in Odessa | Ukraine
Opera and Palace in Odessa | Ukraine
Opera and Palace in Odessa | Ukraine
Odessa Museum under Construction | Ukraine
Odessa Museum under Construction | Ukraine
Potemkin Stairs and Port in Odessa | Ukraine
Potemkin Stairs and Port in Odessa | Ukraine
Pre-Maidan Demonstration in Odessa | Ukraine
Pre-Maidan Demonstration in Odessa | Ukraine
Still Work to do in Odessa
Still Work to do in Odessa
Time for the Black Sea at Yuzhne Beach | Ukraine
Time for the Black Sea at Yuzhne Beach | Ukraine
Yuzhne Beach Camp | Ukraine
Yuzhne Beach Camp | Ukraine
Yuzhne City | Ukraine
Yuzhne City | Ukraine
Young Females Dress Sexy in Ukraine
Young Females Dress up in Ukraine
Weight Watching in Khersson | Ukraine
Weight Watching Helps Getting Older in Kherson | Ukraine
And TheyLlove Flowers in Ukraine
They Love Flowers in Ukraine
Big German Black Cars are for Russians in Ukraine
Big Black Cars are Russian in Ukraine
Khersson Town Hall with Lenin Watching | Ukraine
Kherson Town Hall with Lenin Watching | Ukraine
Dnipro River Mouth from the West, Former German View close to Nikolaev | Ukraine
Dnipro River Mouth from the West, Former German View close to Nikolaev | Ukraine
Osman Palace in... | Crimea Ukraine
Bakhchysaray Osman Palace  | Crimea Ukraine
Former Harem in... | Crimea Ukraine
Former Harem in Bakhchysaray | Crimea Ukraine

 

One of many Remainders of WW II in Ukraine
One of many Remainders of WW II in Ukraine
Monastery | Crimea Ukraine
Bakhchysaray Monastery | Crimea Ukraine
WW II Memorial in Sevastopol | Crimea Ukraine
WW II Memorial in Sevastopol | Crimea Ukraine
View from Sevastopol over to Russian Marine Base | Crimea Ukraine
View from Sevastopol over to Russian Marine Base | Crimea Ukraine
Black Sea Public Bath in Sevastopol | Crimea Ukraine
Black Sea Public Bath in Sevastopol | Crimea Ukraine
WW II Memorial on Sevastopol Base | Crimea Ukraine
WW II Memorial on Sevastopol Base | Crimea Ukraine
Boardwalk of Sevastopol | Crimea Ukraine
Boardwalk of Sevastopol | Crimea Ukraine
Sevastopol Theater | Crimea Ukraine
Sevastopol Theater | Crimea Ukraine
Still existing: Kwas in Ukraine
Still existing: Kwas in Ukraine
Famous Yalta White House | Crimea Ukraine
Famous Yalta White House | Crimea Ukraine
White House Round Table | Crimea Ukraine
White House Round Table | Crimea Ukraine
Where These Rulers Divided Europe at the End of WW II in Yalta | Crimea Ukraine
Where These Guys Divided Europe at the End of WW II in Yalta | Crimea Ukraine
Yalta Beach is not Amusing | Crimea Ukraine
Yalta Beach is not Amusing though | Crimea Ukraine
Salt Pans and Driver Error at Asov Sea | Crimea Ukraine
Salt Pan Driver Error at Asov Sea | Crimea Ukraine
Battle Zone in WW II | Crimea Ukraine
Battle Zone at Asov Sea in WW II | Crimea Ukraine
Dried Fish a Standard in Ukraine
Dried Fish a Standard in Ukraine
Another Memorial on Dnipro Fightline in WW II | Crimea Ukraine
Another Memorial on Dnipro Fightline in WW II | Ukraine
Russians Crossed Dnipro close to Dnipropetrovsk in 1943 already | Ukraine
Russians Crossed Dnipro close to Dnipropetrovsk in 1943 already | Ukraine
Soviet Style: Dnipropetrovsk | Ukraine
Soviet Style Housing: Dnipropetrovsk | Ukraine
Welcome to Kiev | Ukraine
Welcome to Kiev | Ukraine
Dnipro River in Kiev | Ukraine
Dnipro River in Kiev | Ukraine
Kiev Cathedral at Maidan | Ukraine
Kiev Cathedral at Maidan | Ukraine
Kiev Cathedral |Ukraine
Kiev Cathedral |Ukraine
Way Down to Old Town Kiev | Ukraine
Way Down to Old Town Kiev | Ukraine
Visiting Bulgakovs House in Kiev | Ukraine
Visiting Bulgakovs House in Kiev | Ukraine
Kiev is Said to Europes oldest City and has been quite Rich | Ukraine
Kiev is Said to Europes oldest City and has been quite Rich | Ukraine
Kiev Town Hall | Ukraine
Kiev Town Hall | Ukraine
Kiev Market Hall | Ukraine
Kiev Market Hall | Ukraine
Kiev Cinema | Ukraine
Kiev Cinema | Ukraine
Kiev "Skyline" | Ukraine
Kiev “Skyline” | Ukraine
Back to Lviv Promenade | Ukraine
Back to Lviv Promenade | Ukraine
And to Lviv Cafes | Ukraine
And to Lviv Cafes | Ukraine
And to Lviv Market/Rinok | Ukraine
And to Lviv Market/Rinok | Ukraine

Poland & Germany

Görlitz at Neisse River | Germany
Görlitz at Neisse River | Germany
They get Marriedin Görlitz, too, and they Lokk: Happy | Germany
They get Married in Görlitz, too, and Look: Happy | Germany
Classic Power in Görlitz | Germany
Classic Power in Görlitz | Germany
And Work left in Görlitz | Germany
And Work left in Görlitz | Germany
This means Peace: Outpost as Cafe at Polish Border | Germany
This means Peace: Outpost as Cafe at Polish Border | Germany
Always a Good Ending in Görlitz on Neisse Bridge | Germany
Always a Good Ending in Görlitz on Friendship Bridge in Neisse  | Germany

 

 

Bonn Lviv | Central Europe 2006

Visiting Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungaria, Ukraine and  Poland we thought to travel to Eastern Europe. As we learned the geographical center of Europe is found in Ukraine and European music, poetry, science  and Art Nouveau were at home all over here.

Our Route to Lviv
Our Route to Lviv

Czech Republic

At the Border in
Close to the German Border in Domazlice | Czechia
Art Nouveau in... |Czechia
Art Nouveau in Prague | Czechia
Hradschin in Prague | Czechia
Market in Prague | Czechia
Hradschin in Prague | Czechia
Hradschin in Prague | Czechia
Rott Crystal in Prague | Czechia
Rott Crystal in Prague | Czechia
Grand Hotel in Prague | Czechia
Grand Hotel in Prague | Czechia
Opera in Prague | Czechia
Opera in Prague | Czechia
Franz Kafka was Born here in Prague | Czechia
Franz Kafka was Born here in Prague | Czechia
And Antonin Dvorac | Czechia
And Antonin Dvorac | Czechia
Johannes Kepler working for Tycho Brahe in Benatek Castle 1600 | Czechia
Johannes Kepler working for Tycho Brahe in Benatek Castle 1600 | Czechia
Museum of Pardubice at the Elbe | Czechia
Museum of Pardubice at the Elbe | Czechia
Olomouc Castle | Czechia
Olomouc Castle | Czechia
Bedrich Smetana was Born here: Litomysl Castle | Czechia
Bedrich Smetana was Born here: Litomysl Castle | Czechia
Olomouc City | Czechia
Upper Ring in Olomouc with Town Hall | Czechia
| Czechia
Astronomical Clock in Olomouc | Czechia
Archbishop's Residence in Olomouc | Czechia
Archbishop’s Residence in Olomouc | Czechia
Sigmund Freud in Pribor | Czechia
Sigmund Freud in Pribor | Czechia
Patient in Front of his Birthplace in Prbor | Czechia
Patient in Front of his Birthplace in Prbor | Czechia

Slovakia

Bratislava Castle | Slovakia
Bratislava Castle | Slovakia
Not that Amusing on the other Side of Danube River | Slovakia
Not that Amusing on the other Side of Danube River | Slovakia
House at Market in Bratislava | Slovakia
House at Market in Bratislava | Slovakia
Franz Liszt was Living in Bratislava | Slovakia
Franz Liszt was Living in Bratislava | Slovakia
As well as Johannes Nepomuk Hummel
As well as Johannes Nepomuk Hummel
Lots of Pubs at the Market in Bratislava | Slovakia
Lots of Pubs at the Market in Bratislava | Slovakia
Men at Work in Bratislava | Slovakia
Men at Work in Bratislava | Slovakia
Philharmony in Bratislava | Slovakia
Philharmony in Bratislava | Slovakia
Former Synagogue in Kosice | Slovakia
Former Synagogue in Kosice | Slovakia
Central Park in Kosice | Slovakia
Central Park in Kosice | Slovakia
... and Music, too
… and Music, too
Slavia Hotel in Kosice | Slovakia
Slavia Hotel in Kosice | Slovakia

Austria and Hungary

Michael Haydn was Born here - Closed | Austria
Joseph Haydn was Born in 1732 here in Rohrau – Closed | Austria
Queen Elisabeth Catsle Esztergom | Hungary
Queen Elisabeth Castle Esztergom | Hungary
Vac | Hungary
Vac | Hungary
Carpathian Mountains | Hungary
Carpathian Mountains | Hungary
Renovated Synagogue in Kosice | Slovakia
Renovated Synagogue in Kosice | Slovakia
Camping in Eastern Slovakia
Camping in Eastern Slovakia

Ukraine

Typical House close to Uzhorod | Ukraine
Typical House close to Uzhorod | Ukraine
Road to Dohorobitch | Ukraine
Road to Dohorobitch | Ukraine
Old but New Orthodox Monastery after Soviet Breakdown close to Lviv | Ukraine
Old but New Orthodox Monastery after Soviet Breakdown close to Lviv | Ukraine
Sales at the Road to Lviv | Ukraine
Sales at the Road to Lviv | Ukraine
Book Store in Dohorobitch | Ukraine
Book Store in Dohorobitch | Ukraine
And Pot Holes as well | Ukraine
And Pot Holes as well | Ukraine
Renovation Due in Dohorobitch | Ukraine
Renovation Due in Dohorobitch | Ukraine
Church in Renovation in Dohorobitch | Ukraine
Church in Renovation in Dohorobitch | Ukraine
How to Buy Bread in Lviv | Ukraine
How to Buy Bread in Lviv | Ukraine
Lviv Opera | Ukraine
Lviv Opera | Ukraine
Lviv Philharmony Cosed | Ukraine
Lviv Philharmony Cosed | Ukraine
Open Pharmacy in Lviv | Ukraine
Open Pharmacy in Lviv | Ukraine
Inside Pharmacy in Lviv | Ukraine
Inside Pharmacy in Lviv | Ukraine
Hot Dogs in the Streets of Lviv | Ukraine
Hot Dogs in the Streets of Lviv | Ukraine
Still Work in Lviv | Ukraine
Still Work in Lviv | Ukraine
And Volga Cabriolet | Ukraine
And Volga Cabriolet | Ukraine
Number 1 in Lviv | Ukraine
Lviv Cathedral| Ukraine
Lviv Cathedral| Ukraine
And Mothers Mourning in Front of Criminal Stalin | Ukraine
And Mothers Mourning for Criminal Stalin | Ukraine
Cossack Market Chat in Lviv | Ukraine
Cossack Market Chat in Lviv | Ukraine
Art Nouveauagain in Lviv | Ukraine
Art Nouveau again in Lviv | Ukraine
Books are Sold here in Summer in Lviv | Ukraine
Books are Sold here in Summer in Lviv | Ukraine
Lviv Rinok - Market under Construction | Ukraine
Lviv Rinok – Wonderful Market under Construction | Ukraine
Black House at Lviv Rinok | Ukraine
Black House at Lviv Rinok | Ukraine
Rinok West Side in Lviv | Ukraine
Lviv Rinok West Side | Ukraine
Lviv Town House at Rinok | Ukraine
Lviv Town House at Rinok | Ukraine
Armenian Cathedral in Lviv | Ukraine
Armenian Cathedral in Lviv | Ukraine
Armenian Cathedral in Lviv | Ukraine
Armenian Cathedral in Lviv | Ukraine
Modeling at Lutsk Castle| Ukraine
Modeling at Lutsk Castle| Ukraine
Cossack Market in Lutsk | Ukraine
Cossack Market in Lutsk | Ukraine
Central Store Lutsk | Ukraine
Central Store Lutsk | Ukraine

Poland

Former German Estate close to Wolfsschanze | Poland
Former German Estate close to Wolfsschanze | Poland
Wolfsschanze in Ruins | Poland
Wolfsschanze in Ruins | Poland
Olsztyn City| Poland
Olsztyn City | Poland
Significant Maribor | Poland
Significant Maribor | Poland
Reconstructed Gdansk| Poland
Reconstructed Gdansk | Poland
St Mary's Cathedral in Gdansk | Poland
St Mary’s Cathedral in Gdansk | Poland
Free Hanseatic City of Szecin | Poland
Free Hanseatic City of Szczecin | Poland