The green mountains of the Caucasus

Everything is different when we cross the border with Georgia. The surroundings are greener, with beautiful forests and rivers. In the shops we only find bottles with alcohol, cigarettes, chocolate and other sweets. In the small villages it is difficult to find decent food.. Many cars that have been discarded … Read More

One month in generous Turkey

From Athens we take the ferry to the island of Kos and then on to Bodrum, Turkey. Bodrum is a touristic city and we decide to not visit the city. Arriving in Bodrum we contact Hüseyin, the host we found through Interrail Turkiye. Unfortunately it turns out that he lives … Read More

Two weeks on the Greek mainland

In a few kilometers we reach the border of Greece. However, we don’t really want to leave beautiful Albania.. We pass by a sheep herd and two dogs charge directly at us. When we get off the bicycles one dog gives up, but the other one comes very close. We … Read More

Adventures in Albania

There is a big line up of cars in front of the border. Some drivers got out of their cars. This will take a while, I think.. We join the queue but some men tell us that we can pass by the cars. At the border control a man opens … Read More

Three weeks along the coast in the Balkans

The first few days in Croatia are rough. During the ride from Buzet to Opatija we cycle 1,600 altitude meters in about 35 kilometers. We have the coldest night in Istria, -12 degrees, and we get two days of non-stop rain. Then spring begins for us, fortunately! A big part … Read More