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Argentine travelers are not released from Georgia

August 14 2008

Two Argentine tourist, 33-year-old Julian Mayelo and his girlfriend Lorena Santiago, committing world tour on motorcycle, already a few days can not leave the territory of Georgia due to the military conflict in the region, said on Wednesday the Argentine television station TN.

"From Tbilisi we intended to go to Ankara and from there - in Beijing. But suddenly we were in the outbreak of war. And though our lives are now out of danger, we can not leave Georgia: the roads are blocked, closed border with Turkey," - said in telephone interview with Channel Mayelo.

According to him, the only thing left for them - is to repair broken and out of season motorcycle, who "flew" generator, but to find such a spare part in Tbilisi is not possible, it must be ordered from abroad.

Mayelo and his girlfriend set off from Argentina on a journey around the world on a motorcycle "thrashing" (Porota) February 25, 2002. In a way they are accompanied by a dog Trico, which they found on the road. Over the years they have visited dozens of countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. On impressions tourists in detail in Internet blog, RIA News .

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