EcoDiary

12.10.2009

Grinding out the kilometers is the motto of the day. After having breakfast with our Gazprom colleagues Eduard and Anastasia we head out of the hotel in spite of the snow in order to make it to Moscow on time. Roman, our Russian driver of the Volkswagen T5 Multivan, is having difficulty keeping up with the Caddy in traffic. We are getting passed by lots “edgy” Ladas – loaded up to their rooftops with cargo and luggage. And then saving the best for last, we finally have the opportunity to get acquainted with the infamous Moscow traffic jams – they really can put your nerves to the test…

EcoFuel Eurasia: EcoDiary - 12.10.2009
04.11.2009

Last day of the “EcoFuel Eurasia”. We are happy to have made the first ever crossing of Eurasia with natural and to gotten through it without any damage or injuries.

03.11.2009

Today is a public holiday in Tokyo. It is held to honor the older generations, the elders.

02.11.2009

We hit the road at 8 a.m. today heading from Nagoya to Tokyo.

01.11.2009

Race day! Liqui Moly invited us to the WTCC race in Okayama.

31.10.2009

Today’s stage takes us through the countryside to our first stop: Hiroshima.

28. - 30.10.2009

During our 36 hour crossing from Japan, Rainer got off in Korea in order to deliver the certificate that the NGVA Europe asked us to pass on to their to colleagues in Asia.

27.10.2009

Vladivosok: today was all about the preparations for shipping out to Japan.

26.10.2009

Just one more short stop for pictures at a Russian Orthodox Church in Habarovsk and we are on the last leg of our journey on the Transcontinental to Vladivostok.

25.10.2009

An early morning start for today’s stage to Habarovsk.

24.10.2009

Our daily drive begins at 9 a.m. on the dot.

23.10.2009

Today’s stage runs from Chita to Skovorodimo.

22.10.2009

Today’s route takes us along Lake Bailkal to Chita.

21.10.2009

The Siberian winter has finally shown its white side.

20.10.2009

Our first appointment in Krasionarsk is a press conference at the local VW dealership.

19.10.2009

Today started off with a press conference at a VW dealership in Nobosibirsk.

18.10.2009

Today we are heading from Omsk to Novosibirsk, the biggest city in Sibera.

17.10.2009

It’s 8 a.m. on the dot as we head out of our accommodations in Chelyabinsk.

16.10.2009

We hit the road at 7:30, heading from Kazan to today’s destination: the town of Chelyabinsk.

15.10.2009

We met up with two journalists that will be accompanying us on today’s stage.

14.10.2009

We started off the day with a visit to a Russian SOS Children's Village on the outskirts of Moscow.

13.10.2009

Most of today was spent at the Moscow Natural Gas Expo GASUF 2009.

12.10.2009

Grinding out the kilometers is the motto of the day.

11.10.2009

Good morning Finland. We arrive at the Helsinki port on time at 8 a.m.

10.10.2009

The ferry from Rostock to Helsinki sails at 5 am…

09.10.2009

After the morning ritual of loading up our service vehicle, we’re back on the road…

08.10.2009

Day 4 of the tour starts off with a visit to our sponsor Schaeffler.

07.10.2009

After our marathon tour through Spain and France we have finally reached the German border.

06.10.2009

Our second day of the tour starts at 9:00 a.m. in Madrid with the presentation of a certificate from NGVA Europe for the Asian ANGVA.

05.10.2009

The journey begins at 8.30 on the dot and we are on the road to Cabo Da Roca, the western-most point in mainland Europe.