Motorcycle traveler returns home after 2 months on road to Russia
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