Category Archives: camping

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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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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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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Photography through Turkey, from Black Sea to Cappadocia

Riding into Turkey from Georgia is gorgeous. Along the flat blue water, green hills head inland and become snow-capped mountains. Tiny harbors filled with fishing boats pop up along the coast in each small town.

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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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Tajikistan| Best of Wakhan Valley along Afghan Border & driving a tank

One of the wildest and most remote landscapes in the world is located along the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border. The 210 km long Wakhan Valley splits the Pamir Mountains from the Hindu Kush. The name comes from the people who live in … Continue reading

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Tajikistan| Exploring Pamir Highway “Roof of the World”, Rangkul & Shorkul Lakes

The “Roof of the World” has been used to describe the mountainous high altitude interior of Asia, but the term was first applied to the Pamirs. In the 19th century, a British explorer wrote that it was a “native expression” … Continue reading

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Tajikistan| Pamir Highway over worlds second highest international border to turquoise Karakul Lake

Heading south from Osh, Kyrgyzstan, the Pamir Highway begins and leads south towards the Tajikistan border. Slowly, from the low elevation, the route begins to make it’s way up into the Pamir Mountains. The landscape is beautiful and the twisty … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan| Issyk Kul beach camping, Russian saunas, shooting kalashnikovs, & adopted by Kyrgyz family

Some days you wake up expecting something wild and fun to happen, and sometimes it comes out of nowhere. When I climbed on my motorcycle in the morning, I didn’t expect to be shooting an assault rifle into the lake … Continue reading

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