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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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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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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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Turkey’s stunning Mediterranean & Turquoise Coast photography

Turkey’s Mediterranean coast was spectacular. Long stretching and small cove beaches next to the clear jade sea are backed by rugged forest-covered limestone slopes, which become the Taurus Mountains. Pomegranates and oranges grow abundantly everywhere. Delicious mediterranean cuisine and multicolored

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China Xinjiang Province| Paranoid officials, Pamir Mountains, goat skulls & noodles @ Kashgar Market

Coming into China was a slow process filled with intense searches and long waits. Just down from the gate is a customs compound. The next few hours were spent here getting all our possessions rifled through. Before this started we … Continue reading

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Pakistan: Success getting to north, Rama Lake, Deosai N.P., & up to Gilgit-Baltistan

Half-awake, Harley and I threw our stuff together at 4:30AM to make an early break for it while the police were hopefully fast asleep. He came up to the room with a bummed look on his face and said, “we’re … Continue reading

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Leaving the beautiful Ladakh Valley for the lowlands

Once back to the Leh-Manali highway, I had to choose which way to get to Pakistan. The decision ended up being made for me by some pissed off taxi-driver mobs. I could either go back south the way I came … Continue reading

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Khardung La (worlds highest road) & Nubra Valley

The highest motor-able road in the world is reached by a road from Leh that snakes its way out of the valley . The views get better and better the higher you get, and more of the Indus valley comes … Continue reading

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Manali to Leh, Part II: Higher passes to heaven & gigantic landscapes

After crossing the Baralacha La, you come down into an open plain with still water, which reflects the surroundings. The landscape begins to take a different

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Pain shots, Nepali in the lowlands, beautiful road to Kathmandu, b-day at Chinese embassy & hospital

The madness of the Indian highways is left behind in Nepal and you can breathe. Not because the drivers are better, but there are just way fewer people on the roads. They don’t have the crazy population density that India … Continue reading

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