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Old 08-18-19, 01:21 PM
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hey Stef, some lovely mountain passes and valleys there aren't there?

so whats the story behind the horse taxi, did you or your traveling buddy break another bone?

oh, and the box of stuff for sale, the fellow with the hat near the fingers--upstanding fellow, lovely bloke, I'm sure George Orwell had one of these fridge magnets up on his fridge in admiration of him. (interesting mix of old stuff isnt it, good photo that touches on the whole issue of trying to make some much needed cash from old stuff, and also possibly touches on how Mr S is perhaps still viewed kindly by some folks--again, interesting shot.)
I know some Eastern European people who have lived here in Canada for eons, yet still confide to me that they think a good, strong totalitarian govt is a good thing.....so go figure eh?

The whole "strong man is good" attitude.....
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hey Stef, some lovely mountain passes and valleys there aren't there?

so whats the story behind the horse taxi, did you or your traveling buddy break another bone?

oh, and the box of stuff for sale, the fellow with the hat near the fingers--upstanding fellow, lovely bloke, I'm sure George Orwell had one of these fridge magnets up on his fridge in admiration of him. (interesting mix of old stuff isnt it, good photo that touches on the whole issue of trying to make some much needed cash from old stuff, and also possibly touches on how Mr S is perhaps still viewed kindly by some folks--again, interesting shot.)
I know some Eastern European people who have lived here in Canada for eons, yet still confide to me that they think a good, strong totalitarian govt is a good thing.....so go figure eh?

The whole "strong man is good" attitude.....
the man is selling Stalin stuff outside the Stalin museum in Gori, the whole thing is surreal .... like some kind of Stalin admiration temple.

the horse bike trip was from Girevi to Shatili, crossing from Tusheti to Khevsureti. its a walking path aprox 40km long over Atsunta Pass (3430m), all along the Chechenya border. Absolutely breathtaking nature all the way. The path is extreme up and down walking, 3days, aprox 2000m climbing, sleeping in tent ..... from the 40km one can do maybe 10-max15km on the bike, the rest would be caring a loaded bike over steep up and down ramps. so I rented the guy with the two horses it was a great experience.
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Old 08-19-19, 01:37 AM
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here 2 little videos:

https://player.vimeo.com/video/354603221

https://vimeo.com/354402197
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Old 08-19-19, 02:19 AM
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would love to drive one once. They were are pretty neat cars, engineered with some pretty neat simple ideas.
They're great. I passed my driving test on one and have had one ever since 1982.

I've just come back from a four-week tour round the Balkans with mine (the van).
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Old 08-19-19, 10:29 AM
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Georgian Border Police



He lives all summer on 2500m with 5 others, and aprox 50 cows, with the milk they produce cheese what then is transported with horses 15km to the village.
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Georgia, Tsalka Reservoir





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They're great. I passed my driving test on one and have had one ever since 1982.

I've just come back from a four-week tour round the Balkans with mine (the van).
Monsieur 14, j'ai les bons amies qui habitent dans la Perche.

cool trip, must have been fun.
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I wonder what magazine nr. 1 was emptied on.
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Old 08-22-19, 09:24 AM
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Old 08-23-19, 12:37 PM
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To complement Str's excellent photos. The border between Georgia and Azerbaijan. ( He is clearly a good photographer, I am not.)


Turns out no luck was required, everything went smoothly.😀

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Georgia Caucasus



This one has a scary vibe to it. Like, "Here, hold my beer" stuff. 🤔😁
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Outside of Stockholm, Sweden.

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Old 08-25-19, 05:22 AM
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that looks like it was a red klister day I reckon.
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Old 08-30-19, 08:46 AM
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Old 08-30-19, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by djb View Post
that looks like it was a red klister day I reckon.
There are probably not too many of us who still remember red klister Unfortunately, in Oregon we used it a lot.
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Old 08-31-19, 12:02 AM
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There are probably not too many of us who still remember red klister Unfortunately, in Oregon we used it a lot.
I went from fish scales, bypassed wax and went straight to skins. Never learned the nuances
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Old 08-31-19, 09:07 AM
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Unfortunately, all the Great Lakes are at historically high levels that are causing extensive flooding.

Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada


"Shortcut", Ontario

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Old 09-02-19, 08:54 AM
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This looks like a preferred route to me.

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"Shortcut", Ontario
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Old 09-04-19, 12:34 PM
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Detroit, Michigan


Detroit



Alganac State Park, Michigan

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Old 09-08-19, 02:12 AM
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Some great pics in this thread.
I wish I could take ones half as good.
Anyway, here are some from our "soft touring" (supported) through Vietnam from Hanoi to HoiAn last March.
I highly recommend Vietnam as a destination.
Such a beautiful country (and of course it is stupidly cheap, and the food and beer are great).



















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