Vinnytsia

Posted by on 16 September 2012

I left early form L’viv to skip the traffic and haded for Vinnytsia where I would meet up with Alex.

The route:

The roads are somewhat interesting here and would not have been to comfortable on my previous owned bikes but once I got used to the I was cruising at 80 Km/h.

I got a bit tired and surged for a spot to lay down and rest a bit so I turned of the main road

but the road got the best of me and I think the bike was tired too. So when I tried to turn around I dropped the bike. I forgot to take pictures of the bike having a sleep. All I could think of was how will I put it back up straight. There was no damage other then the left pannier being dent. I had to undo all the bags in order to lift it up. So no rest for me….

Nothing got broken and best of all I did not get hurt. I met up with Alex at the city entrance. That evening we went to the city’s fountain. It has a spectacular light show:

The next day we went to his hometown Koziatyn on the way we stopped at a WW2 museum and visited the remains of a big bunker.

Other means of transport:

 Alex:

Big gun:

The Bunker was build by the Germans in 1941 and was blown up by them as well while they were defeated. All that is left are big concrete blocks lying around and the swimming pool. It said that the complex also had a casino.

The pool:

The route to Alex’s hometown:

When we got there and greeted his parents and brother. We went to a friend to get my pannier fixed:

Later we met up with some other bikers from Ukraine and Poland:

Once we had the bikes stored we got ourselves some beer, caviar and vodka.

We had a lovely diner with alex’s parents that evening and later went out for some more vodka……

Needless to say I slept very good.

This afternoon I will start to move south towards Odessa.

Greetings

By the way it is Alex’s birthday today, so congratulations to you my friend.

 

 

 

6 Responses to Vinnytsia

  1. Alex

    Good luck, Steven! It was a great pleasure to hang out with you. My doors are always open for you.

  2. Neeltje

    Hallo Steven. Zit je nu in Odessa? Goh, wat gaat het hard – wat ben je al ver. Ik zag dat het daar heel mooi weer is. Kun je ook zwemmen in de Zwarte Zee? Wat een prachtige lichtshow in Vinnytsya. Was dat speciaal voor Alex’verjaardag of voor jouw bezoek? Je ontkomt daar ook niet aan herinneringen van WO2.
    Sarah was hier vrijdagavond eten – we hebben afgesproken dat we dat vaker zullen doen en dan allemaal dingen eten die zij lekker vindt en waar jij niet van houd. Ze maakt een lijstje. Ze vertelde dat jij je heldhaftig gedraagt met eten daar. Dat je soms maar niet vraag wat je eet. Dat lijkt me verstandig.Heb je van Panos een mail ontvangen met het telefoonnr. enzo van Christos? Ik zal je ook het adres van Nikos en Athena in Thessaloniki mailen en Panos vragen of hij hun mailadres kent. Groeten aan Vlad en goeie reis verder Kus Neeltje en groeten ook van André

  3. Everhard

    Wat een leuke ervaringen! Geweldig! Is je kissie weer helemaal ok? Je zal wel even gepaniekt hebben , denk ik, toen je motor omviel. Sta je daar op een eenzaam weggetje…..maar: petje af, diepe buiging voor je want je kreeg ‘m rechtop! Ben benieuwd naar je verdere ervaringen: geniet ze! (maar dat doe je zo te zien al volop!!!) Groetjes!
    Everhard

  4. Leod Dam

    Hi Steven,

    I was on holiday last week but now I’m catching up wandering Wolsly.
    It is great to read your exiting adventures and imagining in your position.
    I’m glad you have a great time and encountering suprises.
    You’re doing great!
    Looking forward to further adventures.
    Take care and enjoy!

    Leo

  5. sophia

    Hoi Steven,
    Fantastisch om zo je reis te volgen!!! Volgens mij geniet je met volle teugen. Je foto´s en verhalen geven een heel goed beeld. Dus blijf vooral schrijven maar vooral ook genieten. Ik wist niet dat L´Viv zo mooi is. Het was vandaag wel even spannend zo te lezen, maar gelukkig ben je `ongeschonden`.

    Hele goede reis naar Odessa!!

  6. sarah.doncker

    Hallo Steven,

    I’m glad to hear that you are stil in one piece! and that you didn’get hurt.
    Luckily, you succeeded to lift up the bike on your own. And ít must be fine that she could get repaired.
    What a nice fountain and amazing colors!!! Interesting to see al the bunker and bikes from WW2. The green bike does have something special.
    So you ‘re getting used to the Ukrainian habits pretty well as i can read, hahahahaha!! Na zdorov’ya or should i say Budmo??
    Congratulations Alex!

    Have a safe trip to Odessa!
    Sarah, xxx

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