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11/04/2013 – 113 days/12904 miles

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Last night, I got into Zadar, Croatia. It’s pretty quiet here…the tourism season is wrapping as it’s getting to cold. As I type this, I’m sitting out on a pier, and it’s 70deg…miserable…

I took a very long, but great route getting here.
First I passed through Plitvice Lakes National Park

Next, I rode over Mali Alan pass. Earlier, in…

11/02/2013 – 121 days/12609 miles

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After my easy border cross into Serbia, I figured there would be no problem getting into Croatia.
Right away, the agent was asking quite a few more question, but no big deal. He took my passport, registration, and insurance/greencard and started entering something into his computer.
“We’ve got a problem,” (…fuck…what could be the problem?!) “This computer is old and…

Kroatië, Montenegro en naar Albanië

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Dubrovnik

Voordat we richting Dubrovnik vertrekken gaan we eerst nog even naar het strand. Margriet zwemt ook. Het strand zelf is niet erg prettig: zoals op veel plekken aan de Adriatische kust is er geen zandstrand, maar kiezelstrand. Het water is wel lekker warm. In de verte horen we onweer. Wanneer we weggaan begint het te regenen, soms zo erg…

Naar Kroatië

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De Plivicer meren

Het heeft de hele nacht gegoten, dus we besluiten om voorlopig over de autoweg verder te gaan. Helaas rijden we daardoor door Oostenrijk en Slovenië zonder er iets van gezien te hebben, maar in de regen is het ook niet alles. Dappere Dodo loopt als een zonnetje. Zijn nieuwe A/T banden hebben hem al veel goed gedaan, het…

Disorders at Borders Part A

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I will have to continue this post as our only remaining Wallace has gone missing. He was last seen bartering with a wizened old man over the purchase of some antiquated padlocks. The price was settled at a bag of gold coin and Bas’ immortal soul. Bas certainly has an eye for a bargain. So with Bas otherwise engaged in an…

Steering the course

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As kids, our family holidays always involved driving.  Escaping the Tasmanian winter, we would tow the pop-top camper van, and later the trailerable yacht to the warm climate of Queensland.  Dad would nearly always drive, and mum would navigate.  Navigating the cities was an experience I will never forget, and I’m sure has been repeated in millions of cars the…

Crossing the border

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I don’t know whether it is just me, but borders have always made me uneasy (and not just the squiggly ones you did on your school project in primary school, though they made me uneasy too, all that strictness and hemming in no doubt).  But even returning to home with nothing to declare I would feel nervous and naughty walking…

Bahn-storming Europe

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Position: 43 30′ 10″ north, 16 26′ 53″ east
Distance from Sydney: 16,221 km
Travelling does strange things to the passage of time (no, no, this isn’t an elaborate excuse around why it’s been two weeks before an update from the road). Travel speeds time, but at the same time compresses. We’ve been travelling two weeks now, and on the…

Chilling out

Location: mountains I can’t pronounce, Central Croatia
Weather: Heavy rain, nearly freezing
Day: 32nd
Total mileage: 2700

I’m sitting in a little hut somewhere in Croatia, fighting the cold mountain breeze while trying to dry my wet socks. It’s been a long rainy day and I could hardly imagine that it actually had started on the coastline (and why didn’t…

Croatia

CROATIA
11TH August
We drive from Italy to the Slovenian border, heading towards Croatia; the road from Slovenia to Northern Croatia is only about 20 to 30min, with uneventful border crossings.
As we enter the country we head to the coast near Opatija; although beautiful we find it completely filled with tourists, mainly Italians, Germans and Austrians.   In the hope…

Austria to Croatia

Day 1, 06.08.2010: Vienna to Graz
We were supposed to take off around noon, however final packing took way longer than anticipated. It seemed like someone is inflating the bikes and there is still stuff left to go on somewhere. I already know that I’ll be sending half of the equipment back home (every long-distance-rider seems to have the very…

Trogir to Ston

Today was the first time that we packed the camp and got ready in decent time. We are making progress and developing routines which save much time. Yeah!
Traffic jam in Trogir was absolutely terrible due to small bridges creating a bottleneck. Even with the bikes this took us about an hour.
Road to Split very heavy traffic. The temperature…

Day 5: Mali Losinj to Zadar

Today we really want to make some distance, that’s why we have decided to take a ferry. :)
At the current pace we would never make it to Tirana, Albania where we need to be on the 19th of August for a business meeting.
The ferry will take us from Mali Losinj to Zadar. Yes, we will misssome scenic roads…

Day 4: Krk to Cres, Mali Lojin

Still no routine in getting our stuff together! There is so much stuff on our bikes which wants to be packed the right way. Finding the optimal spot in the right order seems to be a common thing for motorcycle travellers. Space and weight are what we are concerned about. Every kilo makes a difference, ten of them is huge.…