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Italy National Parks, Pompei, and south to Sicily

Italy National Parks, Pompei, and south to Sicily

The forecast was for sun in the middle of Italy, but it rained in the night and continued on and off all day. It was a chilly 12.5 as well. The goal is to get to Norchia area where the national parks area starts. We rode thru several small towns and into the old...

Spain to Morocco Border Crossing

This is our experience crossing the Spain-Morocco border on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Our party consisted of two people and two motorcycles. We got a lot of information prior to entering from the Morocco Knowledge Base and from Horizons Unlimted. Border Name: Tangier MED...
Who arranged the water to fall like this?

Who arranged the water to fall like this?

In Croatia, we visited two national parks. The biggest and oldest one, and one less known in the South. Both were more than worth it! Plitvicka jezera Visiting the national park “Plitviczka jezera” (lakes of Plitvic) is like entering a fairyland. Although...

Croatia

Our pics from Croatia: Coast, national parks Plitvicka jezera and Krka, and Dubrovnik. Continue reading our Croatia travel guide! The post Croatia appeared first on Backroad...
Spain

Spain

11/2004 & 12/2009 From the Roman amphitheaters to the Muslim palaces, from the Gothic cathedrals to the Modernista construction, this country is a treasure of artistic and architectural marvels. Spain was my traveling target twice. In 2004 I visited some of the...
Slovenia

Slovenia

04-2013 /7-2014 Slovenia is a tiny country I rushed through on a ten-day trip to Central Europe, in April 2013. It’s about half the size of Switzerland and its population counts just over two million people. The only way to describe this pocket-sized independent...
Romania

Romania

8/2014 Romania was in my travel plans for quite a while but I had never been there until a couple of weeks ago, when Rochelle and I rolled Voukefalas to the Hungary-Romania border. As we crossed the border and we were officially stamped in Romania, we had a pleasant...
Italy

Italy

3/1999 & 12/2009 & 11/2010 Italy has been a getaway for me for almost all of my trips to Europe or West Africa. So I have visited this beautiful country more than four times. However I have managed to cover a different part every time. In 1999 I covered North...
Hungary

Hungary

07-1990/9/2014 There’s no place like Hungary (Magyarország). Situated in the very heart of Europe and home of one of the most romantic cities of the whole continent, Hungary’s impact on Europe’s history and development has been far greater than its present...
Greece

Greece

11-1972 /01-2013 /09-2014/11-2015 I’m very tempted to write about my own country. I’ll try to be realistic and give you all the aspects that this small, beautiful piece of land has to offer. It’s difficult for me to get into details about specific places so I’m going...
Croatia

Croatia

12/2010 I only travelled across the Dalmatian coast of Croatia which is a very small part of the country but the prettiest one. So what you read here is just my route across the coast. I knew I was going to visit a country that had come out of a civil war so it would...
Bulgaria

Bulgaria

08-1984 / 01-2011 / 9-2014 Five centuries subjugated to the Ottoman rule and four decades locked very firmly behind the Iron Curtain turned Bulgaria into a distant, enigmatic country in the eyes of much of the rest of the world. Images of cheap wine downed at student...
Bosnia@Herzegovina

Bosnia@Herzegovina

12/2010 The land between today’s Croatia and Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was the area that in the conflict of 1993 had the worst bombings and massacres from both Croatians and Serbians. Even today the country is divided in three different parts. In the northwest...
Belgium

Belgium

08/1991 This was one of my first trips to Europe back in 1991, during my summer vacation. I was still in high school and I was traveling with my family. I remember Belgium as a small, very clean country, something that impressed my still inexperienced eyes. Except for...