Mo­tor­cy­cle trav­eler re­turns home af­ter 2 months on road to Rus­sia

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: Af­ter two months of trav­el­ling on his mo­tor­cy­cle to the Rus­sian far east, Ab­dul­mohsen Ta­her Al-Baghli re­turns home to­day af­ter his trip be­ing cut short due to freez­ing con­di­tions in Siberia, Rus­sia. Baghli said yes­ter­day that he was forced to quit his road trip where he planned to reach the far­thest point in the Rus­sian far east due to freez­ing tem­per­a­tures.

The cold weather made him shift his path to go to Mos­cow in­stead to store his mo­tor­cy­cle and come back to Kuwait. How­ever, this trip is far from be­ing over. Baghli said that he will come back to his bike in spring to con­tinue his trav­els. He ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the great wel­come he re­ceived at all Kuwaiti em­bassies in the many dif­fer­ent coun­tries he has been to dur­ing his jour­ney.

Baghli is com­ing home to­mor­row, leav­ing more than 14,000 kilo­me­ters be­hind, Al-Baghli has be­gun his road trip early Septem­ber from Kuwait, through the Gulf re­gion and across Iran to reach eastern Europe; his sole pur­pose is to spread knowl­edge about his coun­try, Kuwait.

Harsh cli­mate con­di­tions haven’t de­terred the Kuwaiti ad­ven­turer from reach­ing his ul­ti­mate des­ti­na­tion: Rus­sia. Even though mother na­ture was harsher than he has ever thought and has forced him to put his jour­ney on the back burner, yet he is de­ter­mined to go back and fin­ish what he has started.

Dur­ing his trip, Al-Baghli handed out Kuwaiti flags to many in­di­vid­u­als and me­dia per­son­nel he has come across his road trip, giv­ing them a brief­ing on his trip and the many un­paved and less trav­elled roads he has been on; he has been on some roads where he lost con­nec­tion on his GPS; he has been forced to rely heav­ily on a com­pass and pa­per maps to find his way to his next des­ti­na­tion. This trip is his sec­ond long­est, fol­low­ing one which he made in 2013 where he reached the far west that ended him up in Ire­land.

Baghli will at­tempt to pick up his trip where he has left it from in April to reach the far­thest point in the Rus­sian far east, to a Rus­sian city called Vladi­vos­tok. Vladi­vos­tok is lo­cated at the head of the Golden Horn Bay, not far from Rus­sia’s bor­ders with China and North Korea. The city is the home port of the Rus­sian Pa­cific Fleet and the largest Rus­sian port on the Pa­cific Ocean. — KUNA

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