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Tatra Mountains of Poland/Slovakia, Bieszczady N.P., & breaking down can be good

Southern Poland holds a couple of amazing national parks to hike and explore. Completely different from one another, and both special in their own way. In the bottom eastern corner, wedged into western Ukraine, is Bieszczady National Park. A lush … 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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Riding a loop around the amazing Julian Alps of Slovenia

One of the most beautiful motorcycle loops in the world can be found in the northwest of Slovenia. The Southern Limestone Alps stretch from northeastern Italy into Slovenia where the Julian Alps rise up into the heavens. There are many … Continue reading

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Plitvice N.P. trails in the rain & returning to family roots in Slovenia

Heading into Croatia from Bosnia, the rain and cold chased me down to Plitvice National Park. In the thick low clouds and drizzle I made my way through dense forest on narrow roads, which barely showed up on my maps. … Continue reading

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Assam, rhinos n’ elephants, & Indian love

Coming out of the hills and into the state of Assam is like entering a new country. It felt like coming into India from SE Asia for a second time. Everything became colorful and vibrant, loud and confusing, and new … Continue reading

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Exploring Penang: National Park, Temples, and Clan Jetties

The 230km to Penang were a bit tough with brain that only had a couple hours sleep and a belly that digested some low quality alcohol. As the road curved and weaved back down out of the highlands, the humidity … Continue reading

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