Happy new year!

Happy new year! I had some months of work and relax, see the family and friends… I moved to a new apartment and am still fighting with all the boxes I brought 🙂 Now its time to start preparations again. I want to be back … Continue readingHappy new year!

Back in Tokyo

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

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Come, visit Hikonjan!

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!

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Welcome to Japan!

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!

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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

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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

Tschita – Khabarowsk

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

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Olkhon Island

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

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Kapital Remont

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

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