Bloggfrslur mnaarins, desember 2006

Sprautur ! / Injections !

sq-injection-into-armJja, eru fyrstu sprauturnar bnar ! Fr gr og var sprautaur sitthvorn handlegginn. Fer svo aftur morgun og f eina vibt. San fer g mars og f fjrar sprautur vibt. a sem g er sprautaur gegn er eftirfarandir: Taugaveiki - 1 sprauta, Lifrablga A og B - 3 sprautur,Heilablga - 2 sprautur, Heilahimnublga - 1 sprauta. annig a samtals eru etta 7 sprautur sem g arf. Svo egar vi leggjum a sta fum vi " nesti " me okkur. eim pakka verur eitt og anna sem g kemst a sar.

Fyrsti formlegi fundur okkar Einars var gr og erum vi a koma okkur af sta a gerankvmari tlunarger, og srstaklega hva varar tmasetningar, til ess a vi getum fari a panta far me flugvlum og skipum ar sem a vi.

I've had my first injections! Yesterday I got an injection in each arm and tomorrow I'll get one more. I'll then get my last 3 injections in March. I'm injected to prevent the following illnesses: Enteric Fever - 1 injection, Hepatitis A and B - 3 injections, Encephacitis - 2 injections, meningitis - 1 injection. So I will be needing a total of 7 injections. We will also have some medicine supplies with us on our trip but I'm going to talk about that later.

Einar and I had our first "formal" meeting yesterday and we're starting to make an exact plan for our trip, especially concerning the timeplan. It's important to do that as soon as possible so whe can book flights and shipments where and when we need it.


Gleileg jl / Merry Christmas !

special-deliveryGleileg jl ll smul. a hefur svo sem ekki gerst miki um jlin anna en a lesa ferabkur, skoa kort og vafra um internetinu og via a sr upplsingum. Nstkomandi fstudag tlum vi flagarnir a vera me ferakynningu fyrir nnustu vini og ttingaja til ess a flk viti um hva er a ra. Margir tta sig ekki umfangi ferarinnar og finnst sumum eins og vi sum bara a fara a hjla til Akureyrar ea eitthva slkt. Umfangi er tluvert meira !! En hva um a, g vona a allir hafi a sem best um jl og ramt og njti tilverunnar fami vina og ttingja.

Gleileg Jl !

Merry Christmas everybody. There hasn't been a lot going on during Cristmas except I just read a few travel books, looked through some maps and surfed the internet browsing for some information I need. This upcoming Friday my brother and I are going to make a presentation for our closest friends and relatives about our trip. A lot of people don't realize the magnitute of a trip like ours and they just think we're going on a little trip around Iceland. But it's definitely more than that! But anyway, I hope everybody have a nice Christmas and enjoy their time with family and friends.

Merry Christmas!


tbnaarlisti ! / Equipment list !

hlai mtorhjlMaur veltir fyrir sr egar maur skoar tbnainn sem arf til a fara svona fer. Hvernig skpunum maur a koma llu essu eitt mtorhjl ! J, fyrsta lagi er n hgt a setja tluvert miki eitt hjl. Og ru lagi er etta n ekki eins miki og a ltur t fyrir a vera. Maur er strum hluta af ftunum og mik af essu eru smir hlutir, - tannbursti, rakskafa, batter, penni, bla ofl. En rtt fyrir a er etta tluvert miki og verur a velja vel og raa vel til ess a hjli veri ekki allt of ungt. Svo er ekki sama hvernig maur raar hjli. yngdarpunkturinn arf a vera eins nearlega og hgt er, til ess a eiginleikar hjlsins haldi sr. tbnaarlistinn eftir a stkka og minnka til skiptis og rast msar ttir ur en endanleg mynd er kominn. Gaman, gaman.

Sometimes I wonder, when I'm looking at all the equipment needed for this trip, how on earth I can store it all on a single bike! Well first, there is actually a lot more you can put on the bike than one would think. Second, the equipment may look like a lot, but it's actually not as much as it seems. I would be wearing most of the clothes and a lot of the equipment are very small, i.e.-toothbrush,shave,batteries,a pen,paper etc. But even so, It's not going to be easy to put everything on the bike. I'll have to organize my things very carefully in order for the bike not get too heavy. The center of gravity has to be as low as possible so the bike will can hold on to it's characteristics. The equipment list will change a lot before I'll finally see how it's really going to be but that's just a part of all the fun.


Lknirinn og Magadan / The doctor and Magadan

magadan mapMtti morgun til lknisins til a fara yfir hvaa sprautur yrfti. a gekk n ekki betur en svo a egar g mtti kl. 10:15, fkk g a vita a g tti a mta kl. 9:15 !! Ekki g byrjun degi ! En g reyni aftur ann 27 des. En vandamli sem g er a eiga vi nna er a finna lei til a koma okkur og mtorhjlunum fr Magadan Rsslandi yfir til Anchorage Alaska. Flugflagi sem hefur flogi essa lei undanfarin r, Air Magadan, fr hausinn sumar og v eru g r dr. a er ekki kominn lausn etta, en hugsanleg urfum vi a a fljga fr Magadan til Japans, aan til Los Angeles og svo aan til Alaska !! Langt, drt og leiinlegt ! En vi sjum til.

I had my doctors appointment this morning where we were going to discuss what kind of shots I would be needing for my trip. That didn't work out too good because when I showed up at 10:15 I was told that my appointment was scheduled at 9:15! That's not a good way to start the day! But I'll get another chance at the 27th of December. The main problem I'm dealing with right now is to find a transportation for me and my brother (and all our equipment) from Magadan, Russia to Anchorage, Alaska. The Airline which has been flying this way got bankrupt last summer and that's were our problem lies. But there is a solution even though it's a complicated one. We can possibly fly from Magadan to Japan, from there to Los Angeles and then over to Alaska. That will be a long,expensive and tiresome flight! But we'll see how it goes.


Ekki miki a gerast. / Easy weekend.

Suzuki Intruder 1500a hefur ekki miki gerst essa helgina, en fkk g gar frttir fstudagskvldi. Var a bnaSuzuki hjli mitt og hringdi Einar brir mig og sagi mr a hann tli sr a koma me mr alla leiina ! etta voru frbrar frttir og held g a allir hafi veri ngir a heyra etta. Mamma hefur haft af mr hyggjur og skilur ekkert mr a vilja fara essa fer, og a einn !! En nna egar hn veit a vi tlum tveir veit hn ekki hvort hn a vera gl ea lei ! Bi betra og verra ! N hefur hn "tvfaldar hyggjur" eins og hn orai a. Gl yfir v a g s ekki einn, en hyggjur v vi erum j brur. En vi erum bnir a lofa a fara mjg varlega. Ea eins og Valn amma heitin, sagi vi mig egar g var a fara a fljga litlu flugvlinni minni sem g tti, "faru n varlega og fljgu n hgt og lgt". En eins og kannski flestir vita er a httulegasta sem maur gerir flugvl er einmitt a fljga hgt og lgt !!

Ng bili.

There hasn't been a lot going on this weekend, except I got some great news last Friday night. Einar, my brother, called me and told me that he is going to join me on the trip around the world. The whole way! That was great news and I think everybody will be pleased to hear about that. My mother has been worrying and didn't understand why I was setting out for this trip alone! But now when she knows that Einar is going with me she doesn't know if she should be happy or sad! It's both better and worse, she said. She's happy about the fact that I'm not going alone any more, but she's worried because now two of her sons are going on this trip. But we've promised to be safe and careful. Like my grandmother, Valn, once said when I was about to fly my little airplane: "Be careful now and fly slow and low". But like most people know, that is probably the most dangerous thing to do when you fly!


Gir vegir !!! / Great roads !!

roadofbonesvegur1Rakst nokkrar myndir fr hinum ekktaoglanga vegi Sberu "Road Of Bones", sem liggur milli borganna Yakutsk og Magadan. Vegurinn er frekar illa farinn og hefur ekkert veri vihaldi mjg mrg r. essi vegur var byggur tmum Stalns af pltskum fngum. Vegurinn er um 2000 km langur og eru nokkrar r leiinni, sumar braar og arar me llegum ea ntum brm. a er sagt a fyrir hvern metra af veginum, s einn fangi grafinn veginn. annig a a er tali a um 2.000.000 manns hafi lti lfi vi a leggja ennan veg !!!. - J TVR MILLJNIR manna !!!. annig a margir vilja fria ennan veg og umgangast hann sem grafreit. g setti nokkrar myndir af veginum og umhverfinu myndaalbmi svo i geti skoa r ar.

I came across some pictures of the infamous "Road of Bones" in Siberia between the cities Yakutsk and Magadan. The road is in a bad condition and hasn't been maintained for many years. The road was built by polotical prisoners in the times of Stalin. It's about 2000 km long with several rivers along the way, some not even bridged and others with bridges in critical conditions or completely ruined. The story sais that for every meter, one prisoner died and was buried into the road. If that is true, about 2,000,000 people died by making the road! Yes, you heard me right, TWO MILLION PEOPLE!! Many people want to preserve this road and treat it like a burial ground. I put some pictures of this road and it's environment into my photo album (myndaalbm) so you can take a look at them there.


Njar grjur !! / New equipments !!

advPackVar a panta mr fr USA alveg frbrt verkfrakit sem er srhanna fyrir mtorhjlamanninn. Allt saman sterkri og gri tsku sem hgt er a festa hjli ea hafa utam sig. essu kitti er nnast allt sem arft til a laga og nnast gera upp eitt stykki mtorhjl. etta kemur fr fyrirtki sem heitir Blue Ridge Racing og srhfir sig svona pkkum.

Einar brir keypti svona vor og er v bi a sanna sig hr hj okkur sumar.

I just put in an order for a great tool kit from USA which is exclusively made for the biker. Everything is placed in a good cover which can be attatched to the bike or yourself. Almost everything I need to fix whatever malfunction of the motorcycle there is, is in this kit. This product is made by a company called Blue Ridge Racing and it specializes in kits like this one.

My brother, Einar, bought the same kit last spring and it has proven itself good in our trips this summer.


Gar frttir ! / Good news !

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Fkk gar frttir fyrir stuttu,- Einar brirstefnir a koma me mr ferina, allavega Asu hlutann, sem er j httulegasti kaflinn ferinni. a er mjg gott a hafa Einar me sr v vi erum vanir a hjla saman og a eykurryggisttinn ferinni miki og eykur ar me lkurnar a ferin heppnist vel. A sjlfsgu langar hann a koma me mr alla leiina og vona g a hann geti a, - kemur ljs.

N erg fullri vinnu vi a reyna a finna g kort af eim lndum sem g heimski. Miki er til af kortum, en au eru misg og ef einhver veit hvar bestu kortin fst, endilega lta mig vita. Ekki fst au hr slandi, a veit g, annig a g leita netinu og me v a spjalla vi menn.

Ng dag.

I received very good news just a moment ago; My brother, Einar, is going to try to join me on my journey around the world. At least, he is going to ride with me through Asia which is the most difficult and dangerous part of the trip. It's very good to have Einar along with me because we are used to traveling together and it also increases the security and the odds of a sucessful trip. Of course he wants to go the whole way around the world and I hope he is able to do that.- We'll see

I'm trying to find quality maps of the countries I'm going to be visiting. There are a lot of maps available but most of them are not useful and if somebody knows where I can get good maps the please let me know. The only thing I know is that I can't get them here in Iceland so I have to look over the internet and talk to people who can help me.


Sprautur !!! / The doctor !!!

Nei, ekki alveg strax. En er binn a panta tma hj lkninum mnum og mti hj honum mnudaginn. Mr skilst a g urfi nokkrar sprautur og a taki nokkrar vikur ea jafnvel einhverja mnui a klra svona prgram. En meira um a seinna.

Fkk nokkur smtl gr varandi skyndihjlparnmskei og svo virist sem a g komist samband vi aila sem getur kennt mr allt um skyndihjlp og einnig nmskei sem heitir Wilderness survival. etta hljmar spennandi og mun hjlpa miki.

Og er loksins byrjaur a taka til blskrnum. ar tla g a koma mr upp gri astu til a undiba mig. Str bor og gott veggplss fyrir landakort, gar hillur fyrir allan bna sem g er byrjaur avia a mr, og einnig tla g mr a setja ar upp tlvu og sma. etta er allt vinnslu.

Vibrg hj flki egar a heyri ea frtti a g vri a fara essa fer eru skemmtilega mismunandi. Sumir hneykslast og skilja ekkert mr, arir eru strhrifnir og myndu gjarna vilja koma me og svo allt arna milli. a er gaman a ra etta og heyra mis sjnarmi og a sjlfsgu eiga ll sjnarmi rtt sr. Gaman vri a heyra fr fleirum hva flki finnst. Aeins arf a smella "athugasemdir" sem er strax eftir hverri frslu.

Gott bili.

I'll have to get a lot of injections (inoculations etc.) before I can enter all the different countries I plan to. But it's going to take a lot of time to get this done but I'm working on it now. I've already scheduled an appointment with a doctor and I'll be seeing him soon. More about that later.

I received a few phone calls concerning first aid courses and it looks like there's a men who is willing to teach me everything I need to know about first aid and there is also a course called "Wilderness Survival" which sounds very interesting. This is going to be of much help.

I've finally started to organize the garage. I'm going to set up a good place for me to prepare for the trip. I'll have a large table and a good space on the wall for maps, good shelves for all my equipment and I'll also set up a computer and a telephone there. It's all in the process.

It's amusing to see how different people's rections arewhen they hear that I'm going around the world on my motorcycle. Some people are shocked and cannot understand why I decided to do this. Others are delighted and tell me how much they would want to join me on the trip. These are the two extremes and there is also everything in between. It's fun to hear everybody's opinion and see all the different views on the subject. Of course no one is wrong in their opinions and it would be nice to hear more of what people think of this. You only have to click "athugasemdir" (comments) at the end of every blog


Skyndihjlp ofl. / First aid etc.

g er binn a reyna a n menn dag til a finna gott skyndihjlparnmskei. a er nausynlegt fyrir mig a lra sem mest varandi skyndihjlp. Ftbrot, handleggsbrot, bruni, svusr, ofl, allt getur gerst. g arf a lra a sauma sjlfan mig saman, ba sjlfur um beinbrot ofl. Mr skilst a sum essara skyndihjlparnmskeia hj Raua krossinum su of einfld fyrir mig, .e. ungir krakkar a kenna og lesa bara beint upp r bkinni. get g alveg eins lesi hana sjlfur. Er a vinna essu.

Er enn a reyna a hafa upp rismanni Monglu til a komast a v hvernig g f vegabrfsritun inn landi. Erfitt a n hann.

Meira seinna.

Today I've been trying to contact people who could help me finding a good first aid course. It's necessary for me to learn as much as I can about first aid. Broken bones, burns, gashes etc., everything could happen! I have to learn how to stitch myself up, handle a fracture etc. I'm told that many of the Red Cross' first aid courses are too simple for me i.e. young kids are simply reading from a first aid instruction book. If that's the case I could just read the book myself. But I'm working on this.

I'm also still trying to get a hold of the Mongolian consul to find out how I'm going to get a visa into the country. It's very hard to reach him.


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