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see Current location : Cremona, Italy (Google map)
Last entry date : 14 April 2008

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1st pit stop of the journey

And the weatherman was right. Saturday was looking like a great day to start a long journey. The morning’s weather was cool and no dark clouds in sight. What we did not want was to depart in the rain.

As usual, departure time was set for “sometime” in the morning. We finally got all our stuff onto the bike ready to roll at 11.00am… then came a few last minute missed outs like not having visa copies on paper and e-mailed to myself for printouts, etc… just in case the passport got lost or stolen. Given it was late, we even allow ourselves time for lunch. We said goodbye an hour and a half later.

The bike took the load (just way too much for my liking) and our weights quite well. Just imagine we’re 2-up on bike up to Istanbul. Its clumsy looking now. Not like the enduro mean machine I know. The ride plan for today was to cut across Italy on the autostrada to get as near to Venice as possible. Along the way the weather was mixed ; ranging from cool, to drizzle to rather warm highs around 16 °C as we rode from the mediterranean towards the inland. The scenery on the autostrada of the mediterranean was beautiful. However at some places inland we were just too cold on the bike to appreciate any scenery in front of us.

We stumbled into the city of Cremona in the evening. Its worthwhile to note that when asked for directions or hotel location, the Italians we met went out of their way to help us – one asked us to follow him on his motorbike, and another guide us on his car across town to a hotel location.

2 Responses to « Off we go : Cremona, Italy »

  1. we made it to turkey! Well done sheen! Lydia

  2. I am so proud of you two !!! Have a nice journey in Istanbul Maman we’re waiting for you

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