Author: teveve

Sidi Ifni, a touch of Spain in Africa

  ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Your bus arrives in Avenue Hassan II and you can feel the salty breeze on your face. Somebody greets you with a cheerful ‘Hola!’ as you walk down the streets lined with white and blue houses. A man sells cactus fruit outside one of the many arcaded houses and…

By teveve September 17, 2017 0

Uludag trek in 3 days, Part 2

Three days in the Uludag Mountains in West Turkey, Part 2/2 The hike continues to the ridge of the mountain, where you can see lakes of amazing blue, and back to Bursa on a different route on the 3rd day Walking trip, medium hard Where: Uludag Mountains, West Turkey Transport: you can reach the trail…

By teveve September 12, 2017 0

Albanian coffee culture

Sophisticated and highly social ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   It’s a typical morning scene in the thousands of cafés and bars thriving throughout this small Mediterranean country. People young and old (though mainly male) are sitting around small round tables, leisurely sipping their cups of espresso. You won’t see people having a quick cup…

By teveve September 7, 2017 6

Uludag trek in 3 days

Three days in the Uludag Mountains in West Turkey, Part 1/2 From raspberry fields through pine forests to the top of the Uludag, where you can find snow in July Walking trip, medium hard Where: Uludag Mountains, West Turkey Transport: you can reach the trail head by taxi from Bursa Return trip: by metro after…

By teveve September 5, 2017 1

Across the mountains to Korce, Albania

Balkans Cycling Trip, day 41 15 August 2017: Gërmenj – Korçë What seems a piece of cake on the map turns out to be a challenging day with several mountains to climb. We approach Korce with aching bodies and disintegrating gear… Distance: 75 km Total distance: 1885 km Optimistic plans One more delicious breakfast by…

By teveve August 20, 2017 0

Pinched grapes and a clumsy thief

Balkans Cycling Trip, days 39-40 13-14 August 2017: Permët- Gërmenj Out of two options, we choose the shorter and more difficult one, but it is more interesting and quieter for sure. This day offers probably the most beautiful landscapes of the whole trip as we leave the Vjosa valley and reach Leskovik. We ride past…

By teveve August 19, 2017 4

Greek atmosphere in the Vjosa Valley

Balkans Cycling Trip, Day 37 11 August 2017: Ksamil – Gjirokaster Thanks to the delicious ice coffees, we set off to cross the mountains full of energy. There are some hard parts to cope with but we reach the pass quite easily, despite the smoke from the forest fires. The second part of the day…

By teveve August 15, 2017 0