<travelmap countries="ru,kz" c2="de,fr,cz,es,pt,uz,tj,kg" c3="gr,be,hu" width="507" description='red: lived and hitched there, yellow: hitched there, blue: traveled there' /> siberian_explorer, named as Ravil Akhmedov, is got Tartar roots from Ural mountains, was born in Cenral Asia, then lived there till 15 years old, then moved to Siberia. In Novosibirsk graduated school then medical university. Now is working as a doctor in ambulance.
I travelled a bit, mostly with h-hiking. Totally h-hiked more than 30.000 km.
My longest trips:
2009 july Novosibirsl-Barnaul-Byisk-Gogno_Altaisk-Ondugai-Kosh_Agach and all same way back follow M-53
2009 september-november Novosibirsk>train>Ekaterinburg>train>Moskow>flight>Prague>h-hiking>Berlin>h-hiking>Frankfurt>flight>Brussels>flight>Marseille>friendly car>Aix-en-Provence>Avignon>Montpellier>Banyuls-sur-Mer>автостоп>Barselona>flight>Madrid>h-hiking>Cordoba>h-hiking>Sevilla>h-hiking>Cadiz>bus>Tarifa>bus>Sevilla>bus>Lissbon>bus>Madrid>h-hiking>Paris>h-hiking>Le Havre>h-hiking>Paris>flight>Athens>flight>Budapest>flight>Moskow>train>Novosibirsk
2010 Novosibirsk-Barnaul-Semipalatinsk-Almaty-Bishkek-Osh-Batken-Khujand-Dushanbe-Kurganteppa-Kulob-Khorog-Dangara-Dushanbe(also visited Hissor and Norak while lived in AFT house http://a-krotov.livejournal.com/ )-Pedjikent-Samarkand-Tashkent-Chimkent-Almaty-Rubtcovsk-Novosibirsk. 2011 Novosibirsk - Pavlodar - Karaganda - Bishkek - Issyk-kul - Chaek - Talas - Taraz - Shymkent - Taraz - Almaty - Semey - Barnaul - Novosibirsk
Statistics (penismeter :) )
Total hitchhiking distance: 30.000+ km (still got no road map with proper distances to calculate summary)
Longest waits :
- 8+ hours and then gave up - Lissbon, Portugal heading towards Madrid, Spain from spot near Foros-de-Amora
- 8+ hours - near Drezden, Germany heading towards Berlin, Germany
- 6+ hours - near Barnaul, Russia heading towards Novosibirsk, Russia even had got sunburns! :)
Shortest wait: no waiting time
Coldest Temperature hitchhiked: below - 20°C just for fun to my village Bugotak near Novosibirsk, around 55 km total distance, in winter 2007-2008