Another 10 hours sitting in slow trains and we arrived in Tokyo. Big and busy as usual, this city never really sleeps. My hotel obviously came from another place, because they sleep from 1am to 6am and will not open the door in this time! … Continue readingBack in Tokyo
On our way to Tokyo, we did a short stop in Hikone. Its sort of half way, if you take the slow trains to Tokyo. On the way, please enjoy the picturistic countryside. In Hikone, you should go and see the old town and the … Continue readingCome, visit Hikonjan!
We did it! Wow, who would have thought? In the last weeks since our drama in Irkutsk, it wasnt always too sure we can make it. But we did! And we had a very warm welcome at the port of Sakaiminato. WOW, I never thought … Continue readingWelcome to Japan!
Finally it was time to leave Russia and head for our final destination – Japan. Captain Mori-San decided to have a short stop in Korea and go for lunch – jummy! It took us some time to find the “Bahnhof” (its the german word for … Continue readingKorea
We arrived – somehow 😀 All the way we hoped the engine will be OK until the ferry. It was 😉 We had a lot of nice views, traffic, police stops, kilometers…. Cleaning the engine regularly, checking oil and water. Every now and then fixing … Continue readingVladivostok
I really thought its a good idea to do the engine repair in the official UAZ center in Irkutsk. Finally we realized, there are a lot more things bad, than a badly adjusted ignition. We obviously have water in the engine oil and 100km before … Continue readingTschita – Khabarowsk
Oh my, this repair job was really long. Every time we came to the garage, they had something new. Finally they exchanged almost all moving parts in the engine. We were stuck in Irkutsk for 10 days :/ Well, time to relax a little, see … Continue readingIrkutsk – Ulan Ude – Tschita
Repair takes a lot of time and we had to wait for some parts, so we decided to go to Olkhon island by some “normal” car. The road from Irkutsk is perfect asphalt (some people told me “ah, its catastrophal!”) and only on the island … Continue readingOlkhon Island
More oil, less power, no good starting, leaking brake fluid… We had to get some help. Fixing the brakes was done very fast. The engine takes more time. At least one ring on every piston was broken. Sometimes even two. Piston rods and bearing shells … Continue readingKapital Remont
Yay yay, desert! 600km south of Ulan Bataar, you can find a lot of deserty things. Stone desert, rock desert, grass desert and – some sand desert. And obvoiusly there is something like a rainy season. We were always lucky and the rain stayed in … Continue readingGobi Desert