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Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Bulgaria, and Serbia

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Bulgaria, and Serbia

Sad to leave Greece, but now we must head north. We are on a deadline to get to Venice for our June 29 th flight to Vancouver for Ben and Tedi’s wedding. We are planning to go to Ohrid Macedonia today. “Macedonia, officially the Republic of Macedonia. It is one...
Traveling the Mojave Road

Traveling the Mojave Road

Since Claudia and I returned to the States from Baja, I’ve been a bit obsessed with finding “interesting” off-pavement routes for us to travel. We spent some time in California’s Mojave National Preserve last winter and I saw the Mojave Road outlined on the map, but I...
Traveling the Mojave Road

Traveling the Mojave Road

Since Claudia and I returned to the States from Baja, I’ve been a bit obsessed with finding “interesting” off-pavement routes for us to travel. We spent some time in California’s Mojave National Preserve last winter and I saw the Mojave Road outlined on the map, but I...

Camping Macedonia

A useful pdf file for campsites in the Balkans can be downloaded here Whilst in Macedonia we found that there were a million and one safe places to camp and local hospitality is such that upon chatting to a local many will offer you a place to park up for the night....
Verder Albanië in

Verder Albanië in

Fietstocht bij Shkodra We lenen fietsen van de camping om door het platteland naar een historische brug in de buurt te rijden. Na het einde van het communisme werd de grond verdeeld: een gezin op het platteland kreeg 2,1 ha, net genoeg om het bestaansminimum te...
Moldova I

Moldova I

On the World Happiness Database the UK ranks 28th with an average score of 7.2 (2000 to 2009).Moldova ranks 114th with a score of 4.9 – the lowest of any of the Nations we would be travelling through, and with only Macedonia and Albania ranking worse in Europe....
The 65.5%

The 65.5%

Although we are two months post-election and one year post the Occupy Wall Street movement, I’m assuming that a majority of those that read our blog are familiar with the percentages sweeping the United States these past few years: the 1% versus the 99%, the 47%...
Disorders on Borders Part 2

Disorders on Borders Part 2

Two things stood out from our brief visit to Albania, the cars on the road and their drivers. I read somewhere that in Albania 80% of cars are Mercedes. Although this seems ridiculous, our experience told us it couldn’t be far from the truth. This is apparently due to...
Macedonia

Macedonia

Macedonia Back in high-spirits, we headed across to Macedonia, knowing that as it was the first non-EU country we were visiting and the first that my insurance did not cover, and it was a Sunday, so we were expecting to find the border crossing difficult and lengthy....