<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.
2009 september-november Novosibirsk > train > Ekaterinburg > train > Mosсow > flight > Prague > h-hiking > Berlin > h-hiking > Frankfurt > flight > Brussels > flight > Marseille > friendly car > Aix-en-Provence > Avignon > Montpellier > Banyuls-sur-Mer > h-hiking > 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 > Mosсow > train > Novosibirsk
2010 sept - oct 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.
2012 july - present Novosibirsk - Karasuk - Slavgorod- Kulunda - Rubtcovsk - Barnaul - Biysk - Gorno-Altaysk - Artybash - Turochak - Tashtagol - Mezhdurechensk - heading to Askiz - Ak-Dovurak - Kyzyl - Abakan - Krasnoyarsk - Kemerovo - 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