Monthly Archives: April 2016

A ride through Montenegro, beach camping sunsets & magical Kotor Bay

Montenegro, or Crna Gora (Black Mountain) packs a massive amount of beauty into a tiny country with everything from high mountain peaks and karst to a beautiful coastline. Wedged between Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, Montenegro was part of … Continue reading

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Albanian wild beach camping paradise and exploring along the way

The ruins of Butrint are kind of a microcosm of Mediterranean history. The site, in the very south of Albania, shows the phases of developement that came through as the great empires that dominated the region rose and fell. Two … Continue reading

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Exploring into Albanias bunkers and tunnels from communist times

If you ever visit Albania, one of the first thing you’ll notice are the concrete mushrooms that seem to have sprouted up everywhere from mountain tops to beaches. The road to a country covered in concrete bunkers began with the … Continue reading

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Meteora cliff-top monasteries & beautiful northern Greece to Albania

“Middle of the sky”, “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above” are literal translations of Meteora, which is one of the most significant and largest Eastern Orthodox monastery complexes in Greece. Six monasteries sit amazingly built on top … Continue reading

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Northern Greece: Cozy villages, Thessaloniki, and rugged Pelion Peninsula camping

The ride towards the Kulata border in southwest Bulgaria is beautiful. Meandering through wide valleys, snowy mountain ranges tower up in all directions. In the SW of the country, the Rhodope, Pirin, and Rila mountain ranges all sprout up and … Continue reading

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Buzludzha, exploring Bulgaria’s communist past & south over the Mountains

South of Idilevo and Veliko Tarnovo in the Balkan mountains lies an awesome piece of Bulgarian history. On the top of Mount Budludzha at over 4700 ft lies a tribute to commemorate the Bulgarian socialist movement. It was basically the … Continue reading

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Riding on in Bulgaria

After four months escaping the European winter and resting my butt, it was time to get it back on the bike. Armed with a gigantic suitcase full of parts, I made my way from Portland to New York to Moscow … Continue reading

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