Category Archives: border crossing

Western Europe to England & flight from London to Canada (Home Bound)

From Norway I had to make a quick ride towards London to get me and the bike on a plane to North America. The final leg of my journey was in front of me, and it began with a ferry … Continue reading

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Southern Finland: refugee camp, beautiful wild camping, & home of the sauna

On my birthday I caught the ferry across the Gulf of Finland from Estonia to Finland. We were greeted by swarms of seagulls swooping and diving to get a close look at the newcomers. I rode off the ferry under … Continue reading

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The Baltics: Lithuanian sunsets, Latvian all-night Jāni festival, & Estonian awesomeness

The Baltic countries, made up of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, are tucked away in the northeast of Europe between Russia, Belarus, Poland and the Baltic Sea. The native people of Lithuania and Latvia are known as Baltic people, but the … Continue reading

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Hiking in Ukraine Transcarpathian mountains & a painful nightlife in Lviv

After a few days in Brasov, Romania, I aimed in the direction of Moldova. Through the northeast of Romania the Carpathian mountains head north towards Ukraine. They’re much less dramatic than the southern Carpathian, but still pretty. Downstream of Red … Continue reading

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Serbia to Romania: Riding the breathtaking Transalpina & Transfagarasan in spring snow

The Southern Carpathian mountains of Romania cradle some of the most beautiful riding in Europe. Two amazing highways lead you over these rugged peaks. The Transalpina and Transfagarasan both have an interesting history and deliver jaw dropping views. They were … 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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The bike goes into hibernation in Bulgaria & I migrate to the warmth

After 13 months, 33,000km, 20 countries, 100’s of awesome moments, 100’s of shitty moments, 1 broken leg, riding over the highest mountain ranges in the world, deserts, beaches, being taken in by so many different cultures, sharing a meal with … Continue reading

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Wine harvest in colorful Georgia & staying with Armenian family/assisting the mafia

Since beginning all this, Georgia and the Caucasus were one of the places I looked forward to the most. I’d heard nothing but good things and its an area I’d never been to, unlike many of the other countries. It … Continue reading

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Crossing the Caspian Sea on train car ferry to Azerbaijan & life on the boat

Getting across the Caspian Sea from Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan was basically the final big hurdle between Europe and me. Theres many ferry horror stories online about people being stuck for weeks and corrupt workers gouging them in the wallet. It … Continue reading

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Quick ride through Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan

Riding through Uzbekistan was a wild time filled with violent food poisoning, riding in miserable freezing wet weather, and a zillion police checkpoints. I got pulled over by the police on an four-lane highway for “speeding” at 81 km/h. The … Continue reading

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