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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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Auschwitz, Hitler’s Wolf’s Lair, & through Poland to the Baltic Sea Coast

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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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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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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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Beauty of Bosnia & Herzegovina

In my last post I showed the scars of war in Bosnia & Herzegovina, but this time I’d like to show the beautiful side of the country. This is one place not to be missed in the Balkans. Lush green … Continue reading

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Bosnia & Herzegovina, the scars of war photography

From 1992 to ’95, a brutal war took place in the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was associated with the breakup of Yugoslavia. After Slovenian and Croatian secessions from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1991, Bosnia … 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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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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