Author: teveve

Uphill struggle and proper beds

Balkans cyling trip, Day 5 10 July 2017: Gornja Vranjska – Valjevo Distance: 62 km Total distance: 315 km We slept surprisingly well by the cornfield though we were a bit afraid that we’d be woken up by a tractor in the morning. That didn’t happen but just as I was standing outside the tent…

By teveve July 12, 2017 0

Good people and more good people

Balkans cycling trip, Day 4 9 July 2017: Smerski Karlovci – A valley near Sabac Distance: 93 km Total distance: 253 km It took us four days to fall in love with Serbia. Not that we didn’t experience sincere hospitality on the first two cycling days but we could easily put them down to the…

By teveve July 10, 2017 1

Wine and water

Day 3: Relaxing in Smerski Karkovci Let me start with the evening before. As there was no water in the camping area and we didn’t fancy taking a shower under the windows of the ranger’s house, we had to somehow get enough water near our tent. Luckily, I had brought a waterproof bag with us…

By teveve July 10, 2017 0

Long straights and scorching sun

Day 2: Ada – Sremski Karlovci Distance: 90 km Total distance: 160 km We knew we had to wake up early if we wanted to ride in more pleasant weather but we’ll have to improve on that. We set off only at 8 after packing everything and having breakfast. The Turkish coffee from last summer…

By teveve July 8, 2017 0

Burst tyre and hospitality

Balkans cycling trip, Day 1 6th July 2017: Szeged – Ada An average family of three from Hungary, we have the ambitious plan to get from the south of Hungary to Greece only by bicycle. It will be around 1700 km (more than 1000 miles). The first day starts loudly but then we cross the…

By teveve July 6, 2017 0

Almost ready to go…

The day has finally come: yesterday I had my last two lessons and did some last minute shopping. Tonight we’ll be put up by some lovely people in Szeged (south of Hungary) and early tomorrow we’ll start on our long journey on two wheels.  Yesterday I had my last two lessons and did some last…

By teveve July 5, 2017 0

Next up: Across the Balkans by bicycle

After 5 years we are returning to the mountains, villages and seasides of the Balkans and we’ll do it on two wheels again! The idea of a really long cycling trip has been in the back of my mind for years but in the end we always decided on other adventures. But this spring finally…

By teveve July 3, 2017 0

Memories of Albania

When I was a teenager Albania was regular subject of jokes as the poorest and most isolated country in Europe. Hidden behind ranges of mountains in a remote corner of the Balkans, it is still overlooked by most people due to the old stereotypes. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

By teveve July 2, 2017 0