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EUROPE TRAVEL COSTS

Posted by Derek Mansfield on 16 November 2017 | 0 Comments

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If you're thinking about travelling Europe here's some notes on how far you can get, and what it's likely to cost.

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Notes from the road Vol 8_5

Posted by on 15 November 2017 | 0 Comments

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A REMARKABLE BOSOM

Posted by Derek Mansfeld on 20 October 2017 | 0 Comments

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Ukraine autumn

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KERFUFFLE IN A HURRICANE

Posted by on 10 October 2017 | 0 Comments

At a roundabout four kilometres from the home of my friends and eighteen minutes before the hurricane arrived Moto Gelato picked a fight with a Yaris. The Yaris, in the wrong lane, ignoring the legal right of way, and driven by a young person who was not a man, also ignored Gelato's turn signal and clipped the rear wheel. To the roadbed, and then pulled upright by me and a passing stranger to find nothing amiss except the mirror skewed and the fact the bike would not start. 
The hurricane descending, street lamps bending and garbage strewn from upended bins, I had not the heart to dig out tools and look for a fix. So a call to the Motor Racer Garage and Cafe here in Wroclaw and a pick up van arrived in a trice.
Not easy, the moving of the bike into the van with 100 kph winds howling, but it was done, and bike whisked away to be repaired overnight. 
The clutch sensor fixed, again, Gelato in fine fettle, the hurricane headed east, so I'll follow it in the morning.
#notesfromtheroadvoliv

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THE WATER CARRIERS

Posted by Derek Mansfield on 31 August 2017 | 0 Comments

Here's the picture they banned from the book. Voronesh, Russia; the Dacha had not electricity or water. The water had to be collected by hand from the spring. My hosts had created a celebration of water; The Water Carriers had to strip and pour water of themselves. Me? On account of my ageing body I didn't have to carry the water. For more on water, and strange herbs locally grown scroll down and buy Notes from the Road Vol III.

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THE BROTHEL AT THE BORDER

Posted by Derek Mansfield on 1 August 2017 | 0 Comments

Brothel at the border

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THE ROAD TO ZATOKA

Posted by Derek Mansfield on 25 July 2017 | 1 Comments

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Road to Zatoka

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THE ARMENIAN HOTELIER

Posted by Derek Mansfield on 24 July 2017 | 0 Comments

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THE ARMENIAN HOTELIER

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