After 6 weeks of hibernation, filled with knitting and crafting and tipi constructing, along with not doing much at all besides sitting next to the wood stove, we finally waved good-bye to Kromidovo, it's wonderful eco-camp and friendly hosts. We pedaled off in good spirits. Happy to be back on the road and rolling once … Continue reading Back on the road – so long Europe!
https://youtu.be/2JoTOPVRJTQ (more entertaining with the sound on!!) Christmas and New year was celebrated in Thessaloniki in the company of the increasingly nomadic Crowley's. The joy of having daily access to an oven and heated house was not under appreciated. However Greece continued to defy the odds and for half of the festive period, Thessaloniki was … Continue reading Hibernation
It all began as a novelty back in Bosnia i Herzegovina with frozen water bottles and a frost covered tent. However, this soon became a regular occurrence. Water bottles were kept inside the tent overnight to increase the chances of having drinkable albeit brain-freeze inducing water to drink in the morning. We slept in our … Continue reading The Big Freeze
https://youtu.be/ViVvjsA3DAo (more entertaining with sound on!.. ;p) Pedro likes GIFs. Here's a video of our favourites glued together, from our last 6 months of cycling. Sarah promises to make more GIFs of Pedro for the next edition...
We cycled towards Greece with dreams of sunny warm weather, maybe even of swims in the Mediterranean. As the days and nights got colder and colder in the Balkans, we kept saying to ourselves as motivation: "let's go south, let's go to Greece, it will be warmer..." The reality couldn't have been further from the … Continue reading Do not feed the bears
Dear Macedonia, Our time together was short but full... of flat tyres... We enjoyed greatly all the beautiful views over mountains and lakes while we fixed them. Hope it wasn't because we weren't staying longer, it was nothing personal, it was just too cold and we were in transit South... Hope to come back one … Continue reading Dear Macedonia
Our welcoming point in Albania was to be a warmshower in the city of Shkodër. One of the few in Albania one should say. Chuck and Susan have been hosting cyclists travelling this side of the world for a couple of years now and their place has became a cyclist hub and meeting (and resting) … Continue reading Rock ‘n Roll Albania
Our time in BiH had been even more interesting than we could expect, and although we would have enjoyed to have spent quite some more time absorbing the culture and history, gradually and slowly we went towards the border with Montenegro and eventually it was time to cross it... As much as we enjoy a … Continue reading Into Montenegro
During our first week in Bosnia i Herzegovina (BiH) the sound of the call to prayer echoing throughout the landscape became familiar. Quite a more favourable alarm clock than the beeping of a phone. (Yes, unfortunately we still set an alarm clock… In the winter daylight hours are precious, but with mornings being so cold … Continue reading Bosnia Mk 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) was the first country on our trip where wild camping was actually legal. Woohoo! Sadly, despite the Yugoslav war ending more than 20 years ago, BiH has the very-much-not-saught-after title of being one of the most densely land-mine contaminated countries in the world. Even though there have been great efforts to … Continue reading An introduction to rakija