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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-03-2019
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A rare chainless bike

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Days of Freedom (https://flic.kr/p/29YG21d) by Margus Sootla (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsiklonaut/),...
Forum: Travel 05-03-2019
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While walking around the village with my head still humming from the aftereffects of AMS I met a water girl bringing drinking water from...
Forum: Travel 05-03-2019
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The Sisters made us a fine fried fish originating from a nearby lake...
Forum: Travel 05-03-2019
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"It' so silent and peaceful here, the sky is deep blue, the air is...
Forum: Travel 05-03-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
Thanks, that's such a high praise, John! In...

Thanks, that's such a high praise, John!

In reality I'm just a humble guy from Estonia, in and out.

Enfields are great bikes with lots of character, so life never gets boring riding those!...
Forum: Travel 05-03-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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An old abandoned Zhiguly at altitude - brings back nostalgia, it's the first car I drove.
Forum: Travel 05-03-2019
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Pamir living - winters are incredibly harsh here, down to -50C is...
Forum: Travel 05-03-2019
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I got to know the local people, including the local mechanics.
Forum: Travel 05-03-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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The village where I was down with AMS for some days.
Forum: Travel 05-03-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
The best cure was to go down, but decided to see...

The best cure was to go down, but decided to see if I can fight it since it meant I had to leave Tajikistan which I love too much by then. Took multiple days with medicine the local doctor gave me.
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 5,936
Posted By tsiklonaut
NG would hold no interest what so ever in such...

NG would hold no interest what so ever in such type of an independent expedition, let alone by non-US or non-UK residents.

A high quality DIY book is doable, with lots of work (it was over 3 years...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 5,936
Posted By tsiklonaut
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A seasonal lake in the High Pamirs.
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
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Hindu-Kush range visible in Afghanistan side.
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
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The Great Pamir range from our wild camping spot. When the low...
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
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Snowstorm approaching, we had to shelter in.
Forum: Travel 04-30-2019
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Yamchun fortress, siting at a eagle nest position on high altitude and...
Forum: Travel 04-28-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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Down the valleys it was lush, where's water there's life. Afghanistan...
Forum: Travel 04-28-2019
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Into Tajikistan. I've long wanted to visit this country. The...
Forum: Travel 04-28-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 5,936
Posted By tsiklonaut
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They were so surprised to see us visiting their remote village that those uzbeks bought us a beer.
Forum: Travel 04-28-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 5,936
Posted By tsiklonaut
Thank you so much for the positive feedback! It...

Thank you so much for the positive feedback! It really means a lot to me if the book is so well received.

Best regards,
Margus
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2019
Replies: 833
Views: 141,919
Posted By tsiklonaut
Shaft Drive bicycle

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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2019
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Views: 141,919
Posted By tsiklonaut
It's a great one. Love 'em classic bikes!

It's a great one. Love 'em classic bikes!
Forum: Travel 04-26-2019
Replies: 154
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Nostrils of the dying monster (anchor holes)
Forum: Travel 04-26-2019
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The hulls rusting away where the same ships were floating on multiple...
Forum: Travel 04-26-2019
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Sand bushes are like waves hitting the hull.
Forum: Travel 04-26-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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Dried up Aral sea. So awkward to see and walk in the place that used to be many meters underwater. It's one of the biggest man-made...
Forum: Travel 04-26-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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You don't own the path, the path owns you.
Forum: Travel 04-26-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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Those walls and angles looks rather surreal.
Forum: Travel 04-26-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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Streetlife.
Forum: Travel 04-26-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
Thank you so much for the feedback, Robert! The...

Thank you so much for the feedback, Robert!

The following of the film travel photography is indeed a very tiny but looks like it's passionate just like the film photographers themselves. There's an...
Forum: Travel 04-25-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 5,936
Posted By tsiklonaut
Thanks, Abbazz! I do have some in store, it...

Thanks, Abbazz!

I do have some in store, it seems to me the film photography isn't much liked though since it doesn't "connect" with the new age young photogrpahers who haven't used film and only...
Forum: Travel 04-25-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 5,936
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Termezian man visiting holy sites in his Uzbek backyard. A great...
Forum: Travel 04-23-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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A millenia old wall, the local people roam on to their daily work through many generarions.
Forum: Travel 04-23-2019
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The unique Chor Minor mosque, the towers are not minarets, three of...
Forum: Travel 04-23-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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The garden.
Forum: Travel 04-23-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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Minaret.
Forum: Travel 04-23-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
Thanks man!

Thanks man!
Forum: Travel 04-22-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
Thanks Bernard! They are very known for...

Thanks Bernard!

They are very known for historians and for those travellers who seek alternative or more challanging routes, but much less known for "normal" ("NYC" or "Paris" type of a-) tourist.
Forum: Travel 04-22-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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And a closer look of endless hours work investment into those fine...
Forum: Travel 04-22-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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In the night they are lit up with a completely different look.
Forum: Travel 04-22-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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Old city walls in Buchara.
Forum: Travel 04-22-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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Clear Persian influences in architecture, it's no wonder since the...
Forum: Travel 04-22-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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Everyday streetlife under unfinished minaret that was planned to be the tallest in the empire.
Proves still the same applies today, you...
Forum: Travel 04-22-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
Cheers, Jordi!

Cheers, Jordi!
Forum: Travel 04-22-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
Thank you Valdas, it's an overwhelmingly good to...

Thank you Valdas, it's an overwhelmingly good to hear so many of you like the book!

The text is mostly done by my wife Kariina, some (mostly more technical) text and all photos by me. It's a...
Forum: Travel 04-22-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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Timur and other Silk Road era leaders liked things big and grandiose!
Forum: Travel 04-22-2019
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The architacture gets grand once you hit those big ticket sports of...
Forum: Travel 04-22-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
Thank you Robert! It's never too late to take the...

Thank you Robert! It's never too late to take the wife out on an adventure, spiders or not :D






Bill, so glad you like the book! Makes all that hard work worth doing.
Forum: Travel 04-21-2019
Replies: 154
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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Hissar sunset from our tent. It was bloody hot since the heated...
Forum: Travel 04-21-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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A warm beer is better than no beer - welcome to Uzbekistan!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
I only know Rodger through this forum and never...

I only know Rodger through this forum and never met him, yet I've read lots of threads with great info from him in RFF. I owe him a big thank you.

Sending out my prayers.
Forum: Travel 04-08-2019
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Kazakhstan's landscapes can be empty, but at times they are very decent.
Forum: Travel 04-07-2019
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In Kazakhstan soon we enjoyed our first Steppe - pure joy! (with lots of big spiders around keeping us well guarded)
Forum: Travel 04-01-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
Cheers! Will update as I go with the time is...

Cheers! Will update as I go with the time is provided.
Forum: Travel 04-01-2019
Replies: 154
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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Our wake as the night falls... We went to sleep on deck since it was an old rusting barely floating ship with toilets not working and no...
Forum: Travel 04-01-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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Crossing over the Caspian...
Forum: Travel 04-01-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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If crossing the Black sea was rather a masculine experience then the coming Caspian sea was a different story...
Forum: Travel 04-01-2019
Replies: 154
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Posted By tsiklonaut
So true! Makes me think in fact... Best, Margus

So true! Makes me think in fact...

Best,
Margus
Forum: Travel 03-31-2019
Replies: 154
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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Qobustan mud volcanoes.
Forum: Travel 03-31-2019
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Port of Baku, Azerbaijan.
Forum: Travel 03-31-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
Thank you so much guys! Not sure about a new...

Thank you so much guys!

Not sure about a new book since the last book took us 4 years to make of hard work. It seems to me these days people want only instant satisfaction, "now or never"...
Forum: Travel 03-31-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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Armenian butchers from Gyumri. They specialize on lamb heads which is a local delicacy in Gyumri.
All Armenia makes jokes about them, but...
Forum: Travel 03-31-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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Those churches are so old the small trees literally grow on their...
Forum: Travel 03-31-2019
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Ancient arches and unique scripts embedded in the floor -...
Forum: Travel 03-31-2019
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Riding in the mountains never gets old.
Forum: Travel 03-29-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
Thanks, Paul! We carry only what fits inside the...

Thanks, Paul!

We carry only what fits inside the tank. Both of our bikes have bigger modified fuel tanks. My old R1100GS takes 32 liters (vs 24L original) that gives me 600-650km range. Wife's...
Forum: Travel 03-29-2019
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Nearly a thousand years old church where we wild camped, off the...
Forum: Travel 03-29-2019
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Lake Van wasn't far off to have the Aral sea destiny in the Soviet era...
Forum: Travel 03-29-2019
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Eternal light with candles lit up all the time.
Forum: Travel 03-29-2019
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Divine light inside. People went circles around the pillars, light the...
Forum: Travel 03-29-2019
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Geghard monastery in Armenia, partly built into the...
Forum: Travel 03-29-2019
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Armenian landscape got relatively flat in north.
Forum: Travel 03-29-2019
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A wild camp in Caucasus. Here I feel free. Nobody around for 10...
Forum: Travel 03-29-2019
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The more decorated Artsakh tanks are put on mountainsides as statues, those are the tank crews that got the most kills from the recent...
Forum: Travel 03-28-2019
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"We Are Our Mountains" memorial in Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh (or Nagorno-Karabakh as known internationally). It's seen as the...
Forum: Travel 03-28-2019
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The gates to Artsakh - we're entering the illegal realm according to...
Forum: Travel 03-28-2019
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Crossing the Vorotan Pass in Armenia.
Forum: Travel 03-28-2019
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Cheers guys, glad you like them!

Cheers guys, glad you like them!
Forum: Travel 03-27-2019
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On a rough passage trail over a mountain range inside a cloud level, let our engines cool down a bit from the hard work.
Forum: Travel 03-27-2019
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Soon we are not riding but feeling like floating in the Caucasian clouds on higher...
Forum: Travel 03-27-2019
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Climbing up on the way to Omalo, in Tusheti region.
Forum: Travel 03-27-2019
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Tsminda Sameba church in Kazbegi, beautifully placed on a...
Forum: Travel 03-26-2019
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Southern-Georgia
Forum: Travel 03-26-2019
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Friendship monument.
Forum: Travel 03-26-2019
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Georgia welcomed us - finally we got to enjoy those great mountain...
Forum: Travel 03-26-2019
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Black Sea...
Forum: Travel 03-26-2019
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Lenin statue in front of the goverment building of self-declared...
Forum: Travel 03-26-2019
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Should be available in their web-shop at least. I...

Should be available in their web-shop at least. I see them in shops in Tartu Apollo and Rahva Raamat.

I don't even count a film cost despite everything is done with my own and wife's hard earnings...
Forum: Travel 03-25-2019
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Both accounts are true in a sense, I've completed...

Both accounts are true in a sense, I've completed both RTW and East circle, but the latter I haven't really "published" publically in terms of film material I took (hence the past tense for...
Forum: Travel 03-25-2019
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What most of the world doesn't know about Moldova is what happens beneath the ground. They have the biggest & longest wine cellars in the...
Forum: Travel 03-25-2019
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Hotel Cosmos. What was called a "futurism" in the past is now called a...
Forum: Travel 03-25-2019
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Father with his Moldovan church in background. Turned out he had served in my tiny country of Estonia during the Soviet occupation...
Forum: Travel 03-25-2019
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Very nice portrait with a very cool camera &...

Very nice portrait with a very cool camera & lens!



Tänan!

If you read carefully, RTW expedition is already done (I used more than 300 rolls I roughly guess), this batch is for the...
Forum: Travel 03-24-2019
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Old Orhei.







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Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
Cheers guys! Big thank you guys!!! So glad...

Cheers guys!





Big thank you guys!!! So glad you like the book "From Estonia With Love"!

The book is basically a coffee-table photobook with a great travel narrative added to photos. We went to...
Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
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Church in Orheiul Vechi.
Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
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A little known country Moldova greeted us with a very funky road signs. A bit of throwback into a working-class soviet era (infrared...
Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
I have no affiliation with that organisation. I...

I have no affiliation with that organisation. I organize everything on my own DIY-style to the last detail and let alone I have near non-existant budget but also poor mans equpment originating from...
Forum: Travel 03-23-2019
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Views: 5,936
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Mir complex ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_Castle_Complex') in Belarus. Used to be so many things, from plain village fort to luxury...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
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St Nicholas carrison church
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
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Minsk briges look nicer and more arty from below.







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Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
I know what you feel Giorgio. I've worked too...

I know what you feel Giorgio. I've worked too many years in a row so it had to happen in my case since I was getting sick from office work. I was fortunate to get my way out just for a short...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
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"Everything for the (war) front line!" Soviet mosaic art on the street of Minsk, the capital of Belarus.
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
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A wild camp in Belarus forest - there's surprisingly lot of forest in some parts of Belarus and incidentally we Estonians simply love the...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
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With our iron horses loaded we set off to discover the less known parts of Latvia - the fortress of Daugavpils...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
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The way East (Caucasus/Central-Asia/Mongolia on a motorcycle)

On one cold dark winter day we were drinking that lovely green tea with my wife and looking at the map we have pinned on our kitchen wall it srike to us that there's a huge empty spot...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
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Posted By tsiklonaut
A long lost travel report found. Years have...

A long lost travel report found.

Years have passed and I've actually "sold" just a couple of them to a person who contacted me. Says alot about me - not exactly your typical photo salesman. I just...
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
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Views: 19,237
Posted By tsiklonaut
Cheers! Having rediscovered those old reports...

Cheers! Having rediscovered those old reports brings back many good memories to me as well!
Forum: Travel 03-22-2019
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Views: 1,088
Posted By tsiklonaut
I recently visited most of the stans' (minus...

I recently visited most of the stans' (minus Turkmenistan) independently on a motorcycle with my wife 4 month expedition. Don't listen the BS people throw at you just based on the news they get...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-20-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 6,825
Posted By tsiklonaut
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/899/41291912442_e61...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/899/41291912442_e61df4e6fa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25UPQYS)
Downwards (https://flic.kr/p/25UPQYS) by tsiklonaut (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsiklonaut/), on Flickr
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-18-2018
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Views: 689
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Epson holders are notoriously fiddly. The only...

Epson holders are notoriously fiddly.

The only way to have a guaranteed consistent results on Epson flatbeds is to buy a dedicated wet-mount frame, IMHO. But it's a lot more work on scanning as...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-03-2017
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Views: 295,242
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Moldova, Eastern-Europe

Efke IR820 developed in Tmax 1+4.
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(https://flic.kr/p/S6Ks8h)Heading East (https://flic.kr/p/S6Ks8h) by Margus Sootla...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-03-2017
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Views: 295,242
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No worries mate, those BMWs sit nicely on the...

No worries mate, those BMWs sit nicely on the cilinders without falling all the way over doing more damage to the tank and sidepanels like most bikes :)

And on real crashes those cylinders save your...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 12-26-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,448
Posted By tsiklonaut
Cheers Dave, very nice review of the book! That...

Cheers Dave, very nice review of the book!

That was the whole idea behind going for a book - we kept a nice blog for years of travelling, but figured this wasn't "it", all the info too sparse and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-18-2016
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Views: 3,448
Posted By tsiklonaut
A massive thank you goes out to everybody who...

A massive thank you goes out to everybody who chipped in!

The printing of the book has begun and we hope we can have them delivered before the Christmas! Fingers crossed!

Margus
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-12-2016
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Views: 3,448
Posted By tsiklonaut
Cheers Dave! Let's hope it all comes together on...

Cheers Dave!

Let's hope it all comes together on time :)

Margus
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-12-2016
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Views: 3,448
Posted By tsiklonaut
Hi Larry, I also don't have a FB. You should be...

Hi Larry,

I also don't have a FB. You should be able to create an account from "Join" link when you click the "Back the project" button.

Or use this link directly:...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-12-2016
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Views: 3,448
Posted By tsiklonaut
An update: we just got our proof from the...

An update: we just got our proof from the printing company, it's really a lovely book to behold, look and...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-04-2016
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Views: 3,448
Posted By tsiklonaut
Cheers guys and massive thanks for your support!...

Cheers guys and massive thanks for your support!

Good to know it works (more-or-less). I've sent the info to the Kickstarter guys, but not sure they can do much about the PayPal system.

Margus
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-03-2016
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Views: 3,448
Posted By tsiklonaut
Got an answer from the Kickstarter guys, they...

Got an answer from the Kickstarter guys, they said they're not sure, since PayPal system is out of their competence.

Can you guys remember at what stage it gave you an error? Before or after doing...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-01-2016
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Views: 3,448
Posted By tsiklonaut
I just wrote to Kickstarter, hopefully they...

I just wrote to Kickstarter, hopefully they figure it out before Monday!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-01-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,448
Posted By tsiklonaut
Thank you for the kind words, Lynn! That's...

Thank you for the kind words, Lynn!





That's odd, the thing should work since any credit card should be fully universal via PayPal. Can't try myself. What type of a card you have, VISA or Master...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 09-30-2016
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Views: 3,448
Posted By tsiklonaut
From Estonia With Love

We are finally about to get the book about our 3-year long round-the-world adventure published in English!

"Two Estonians, Margus and Kariina, set out on a motorcycle journey around the world. They...
Forum: Travel 07-03-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
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Moonlight symbiosis...
Forum: Travel 07-01-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
I'm using Horizon 202. Fully oldschool mechanical...

I'm using Horizon 202. Fully oldschool mechanical beast that needs fixing from time-to-time, broke in Iceland too, but managed to repair it - Soviet unreliability yet simplicity.





Cheers man,...
Forum: Travel 07-01-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
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Forum: Travel 07-01-2016
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Forum: Travel 07-01-2016
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Some few...

Some few more:

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Icelandic overland ('https://flic.kr/p/HpA292') by tsiklonaut ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsiklonaut/')
Forum: Travel 07-01-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
Actually I currently don't have any. Definitely...

Actually I currently don't have any. Definitely should take it into a plan, love 'em decently nice big prints on the wall! :)
Forum: Travel 07-01-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Another day in Paradise ('https://flic.kr/p/GJHqSz') by tsiklonaut ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsiklonaut/')
Forum: Travel 06-21-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-21-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-21-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-19-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-19-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-19-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-19-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-19-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-19-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
Thank you Steve!

Thank you Steve!
Forum: Travel 06-17-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-17-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-17-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
Kiitos, Santtu! Cheers Thud, hopefully by the...

Kiitos, Santtu!




Cheers Thud, hopefully by the end of this year or the beggining of next I have something to report (if all goes well!).


Regards,
Margus
Forum: Travel 06-17-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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This very-little known trail (not even F-marking) around one of the West Fjords is probably only ridable during the low-tide.
Forum: Travel 06-16-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/738/20838714299_0295...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/738/20838714299_0295d042d9_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/xKrRKz)
Skyline (https://flic.kr/p/xKrRKz) by tsiklonaut (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsiklonaut/)
Forum: Travel 06-16-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
LOL, although I do not smoke I occasionally do...

LOL, although I do not smoke I occasionally do precisely that. But only during a very special moments when I've really achieved something I thought I couldn't before going - usually once every couple...
Forum: Travel 06-16-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Coastline ('https://flic.kr/p/sm1eUk') by tsiklonaut ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsiklonaut/')
Forum: Travel 06-16-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
Central-Asia, I hope.

Central-Asia, I hope.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-16-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 2,695
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Yet, I've had this as well. Use decently...

Yet, I've had this as well.

Use decently distilled water for all solutions. Developer, stop and fix - I wash with normal water but I also use distilled water for the final wetting agent. Keep...
Forum: Travel 06-15-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
http://yhelteljel.ee/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SM...

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Offroad lap around on one of the Westfjords (it's not even a marked F-road), a very decent dash with nobody around for miles!
Forum: Travel 06-15-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
Some more scanned film frames I found about our...

Some more scanned film frames I found about our Icelandic adventures:

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Capped ('https://flic.kr/p/sdBodm') by tsiklonaut...
Forum: Travel 06-15-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
Thanks, Brennan!

Thanks, Brennan!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-14-2016
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Views: 141,919
Posted By tsiklonaut
Spot the difference?

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7309/26946444854_a85f6436ef_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/H4azfN)
Cycle Days (https://flic.kr/p/H4azfN) by tsiklonaut (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsiklonaut/)


Love mine,...
Forum: Travel 06-13-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Adding another well deserved feather to our Gessu's hat. If my math is correct it's a country number 83 touched by her wheels. She's...
Forum: Travel 06-13-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
And back to...

And back to Estonia:

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Field of Dreams ('https://flic.kr/p/xVysUT') by tsiklonaut ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsiklonaut/')
Forum: Travel 06-13-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
Cheers Chris! I've done this as well, thinking...

Cheers Chris!

I've done this as well, thinking film is too much work I went to digital for some years, but dissapointed I switched back and can't see making this mistake again. I get to use $5000...
Forum: Travel 06-12-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
It was a fantastic 7800 kilometers, 33 days....

It was a fantastic 7800 kilometers, 33 days. Interestingly during all that time, we didn't spend a single night in a hotel or under a roof. Every night was spent in our cozy and trusty tent. We...
Forum: Travel 06-12-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
Yes, we also are a mix of many cultures and...

Yes, we also are a mix of many cultures and heritages. There are still some "domesticated" swedes in Noarootsi area, even the place names are in swedish origin.
Forum: Travel 06-12-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
Thank you for the kind words, Alistair!

Thank you for the kind words, Alistair!
Forum: Travel 06-12-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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It was a long ferry ride back to the mainland of Europe.
Forum: Travel 06-12-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
Well summed up Santtu! :)

Well summed up Santtu! :)
Forum: Travel 06-12-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
It was then the right time to call it quits and...

It was then the right time to call it quits and head back to the ferry from Seydisfjörður, feeling satisfied and saying our goodbyes to...
Forum: Travel 06-12-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
We really travel by intution, no agendas or time...

We really travel by intution, no agendas or time tables. No egos (no "I am" or "that's it" attitude) or prejustice - for us it's only pure respect to the place and people we are surrounded with. We...
Forum: Travel 06-12-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/744/23740145681_95e2...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/744/23740145681_95e206817a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CaQsdz)
Dark Pyramid (https://flic.kr/p/CaQsdz) by tsiklonaut (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsiklonaut/)
Forum: Travel 06-11-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
http://yhelteljel.ee/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SM...

http://yhelteljel.ee/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SMX3156_s.jpg
Forum: Travel 06-11-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
http://yhelteljel.ee/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SM...

http://yhelteljel.ee/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SMX3155_s.jpg
Forum: Travel 06-11-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
As always, we prefer to be off the beaten track -...

As always, we prefer to be off the beaten track - explore the rarely seen sights on those rough Icelandic trails.

http://yhelteljel.ee/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SMX3154_s.jpg
Forum: Travel 06-11-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
Thank you, Lynn!

Thank you, Lynn!
Forum: Travel 06-11-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
Cheers! It's Google tricking you - I've felt the...

Cheers!

It's Google tricking you - I've felt the same clicking on various blogspot links thinking they have some sort of Estonian link. But in reality Google just routes the site to your local...
Forum: Travel 06-11-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Icelandic infrascape.
Forum: Travel 06-10-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-10-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-10-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
http://yhelteljel.ee/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SM...

http://yhelteljel.ee/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SMX3243_s.jpg
Forum: Travel 06-10-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Skálanesbjarg.
Forum: Travel 06-10-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
Kudos! For color I use IT8 calibrated workflow...

Kudos!

For color I use IT8 calibrated workflow for slides, color negatives I do with my eye judgement. Some info on my scanning and workflow you'll find here....
Forum: Travel 06-10-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
https://c8.staticflickr.com/1/437/19215315391_8caf...

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Old Lighthouse ('https://flic.kr/p/vgZvPe') by tsiklonaut ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsiklonaut/')
Forum: Travel 06-10-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
A spectacular symphony awaits the traveller at...

A spectacular symphony awaits the traveller at the edge of the high and rugged shore: waterfalls, steep cliffs an vales with the roaring ocean below are not cut out for those suffering from vertigo!...
Forum: Travel 06-10-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
And before heading to our destination port (i.e....

And before heading to our destination port (i.e. the ferry back to mainland Europe) we decided to touch the final extreme point in the eastern side. The way to Dalatangi takes one along a rough and...
Forum: Travel 06-09-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-09-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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http://yhelteljel.ee/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SMX3116_vs.jpg ('http://yhelteljel.ee/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SMX3116_s.jpg')
Forum: Travel 06-09-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-09-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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High altitude pass over the fjord.
Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
With impressive views just below...

With impressive views just below cloudline:

http://yhelteljel.ee/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SMX3261_s.jpg
Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
The road took us to one of the highest passes in...

The road took us to one of the highest passes in Iceland:

http://yhelteljel.ee/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SMX3258_s.jpg
Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
Thank you folks! Glad you find it inspiring.

Thank you folks! Glad you find it inspiring.
Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
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Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7759/26772348830_414...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7759/26772348830_4141431bb9_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GMMhzd)
Low Point (https://flic.kr/p/GMMhzd) by tsiklonaut (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsiklonaut/)
Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
There was nowhere to go but...

There was nowhere to go but south...

https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8756/17059697348_eb8696139d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rZvpEU)
Two Blondes (https://flic.kr/p/rZvpEU) by tsiklonaut...
Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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http://yhelteljel.ee/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/SMX3247_s.jpg
Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
Cheers! Looking at the map I think we rode...

Cheers!

Looking at the map I think we rode through it since we did a complete lap around Öxarfjörður. You live in a fanatastic country and area!
Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5767/19898130054_7f1...

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Skálar ('https://flic.kr/p/wjk7PQ') by tsiklonaut ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsiklonaut/')
Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
The decline began in 1930 when engine powered...

The decline began in 1930 when engine powered boats started replacing the row boats and Skálar having a very bad port and isolated location was destined to an end. During WW2 there was some revival,...
Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
On Langanes peninsula there's also the...

On Langanes peninsula there's also the charismatic abandoned village of Skálar. In 1910, it used to be a big fishing center even with its own...
Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
https://c3.staticflickr.com/2/1525/25892675194_1a3...

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Marker (https://flic.kr/p/Fs3Jfo) by tsiklonaut (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsiklonaut/)
Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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At the End of the World ('https://flic.kr/p/vzAvQ4') by tsiklonaut ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/tsiklonaut/')
Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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There's a huge Northern Gannet colony there. Living in a very unique spot.
Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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Forum: Travel 06-08-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,622
Posted By tsiklonaut
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