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<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. Worked 4 years as a doctor in ambulance. Entered another postgraduating courses in 2012. In 2013 will be a neurologist, then will travel for 3 months. :)

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Hitching out Cordoba, Spain in 2009

I travelled a bit, mostly with h-hiking. Totally h-hiked more than 30.000 km.

Longest trips:

2007 august-october: Novosibirsk - Almaty - Issyk-kul lake - Bishkek - Osh - Tashkent - Shymkent - Almaty - Novosibirsk

2008 august Novosibirsk - Karasuk - Pavlodar - Almaty - Bishkek - Issyk-kul lake - Bishkek - Pavlodar - Kulunda - Rubtcovsk - Barnaul - Novosibirsk

2009 july Novosibirsl - Barnaul - Byisk - Gorno-Altaysk - Ondugay - Kosh-Agach and all same way back follow M-53

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.

2011 sept Novosibirsk - Pavlodar - Karaganda - Bishkek - Issyk-kul - Chaek - Talas - Taraz - Shymkent - Taraz - Almaty - Semey - Barnaul - Novosibirsk

2012 july Novosibirsk - Karasuk - Slavgorod- Kulunda - Rubtcovsk - Barnaul - Biysk - Gorno-Altaysk - Artybash - Turochak - Tashtagol - Mezhdurechensk - Askiz - Ak-Dovurak - Kyzyl - Abakan - Krasnoyarsk - Kemerovo - Novosibirsk

2012 august Novosibirsk - Omsk - Tyumen- Ekaterinburg - Chelyabinsk - Sibay - Orenburg - Samara - Tollyatti - Ufa - Chelyabisk - Kurgan - Omsk - 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

Longest Lift: from Karaganda in Kazakhstan to Almaty, Kazakhstan in 2007 (over 900km)

Longest distance in 24h: from Shymkent, Kazakhstan to somewhere in empty field 150 km after Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan via Almaty in 2007 (1150 km)

Longest marathon distance (no camping, no resting, sleep in lifts): from Novosibirsk, Russia to Issyk-Kul lake in Kyrgyzstan via Karaganda and Almaty, Kazakhstan ~2400 km in less than 52 hours

Longest time in one lift: more than 54 hours in one truck all the way from Khorug to Dushanbe, Tajikistan on the way from Pamirs in september 2010

Top speed: up to 240 km/h somewhere on motorway in Germany from Berlin to Frankfurt

Coldest Temperature hitchhiked: below - 20°C just for fun to my village Bugotak near Novosibirsk, around 55 km total distance, in winter 2007-2008

Hottest Temperature hitchhiked: higher +40°C in 2007 september Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Highest altitude hitchhiked: about 3378m, pass Shahristan between Dushanbe and Khujand, Tajikistan in september 2010