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As chilly as its been over the past couple of weeks, I still love that Autumnal feel in the air. Its true that everything becomes a bit of a pain- the dampness underfoot from the morning's dew, the leaves sticking to everything, and the perpetual mist and haze that seems to linger over Eastern ...

Sunny Romania

Incredibly tired, so a very quick recap of today's events: - Dog snuffling around tents all night (lots of dogs roaming around in Serbia). - Freezing cold again in the night - Wake up to a stunning view of the valley below, but an arduous task of breaking camp (tents frost covered in morning) - ...

Through the Iron Gate

The wind this morning was unbelievable. Even with the beautiful sunshine, the wind felt like we were spending the whole day cycling uphill, even when we were going down. Despite that, and despite the rolling hills we were climbing we managed to cover off nearly 100k. With all that energy burned, we managed to eat ...

If only these biscuits had less dust…

With all the delays at the ferry, our afternoon didn't begin until 3.30. Every time the ferry slash propelled dock landed, a "ramp" was hurridly shovelled into place. Hi tech. By the time we reached the other side, the wind had really picked up, and slowed our progress further... We pushed on to the next ...

First Frost

Although I slept fairly well, I'm not sure the others did in the cold... And either way we all woke to find frost lining the insides of the tents. With such still air, the condensation from our breath just lingered and froze... Finally underway, the sun came and warmed us nicely, but we ...

Chilli Beans

Today was a pretty good day, despite the horrendously slow start. Perhaps it was the wonderful comfort of the hostel we were in, or the last minute route mapping, but we didn't set off until after midday. And even then, getting out of Belgrade was another issue- despite the good signage, the traffic and ...

Flip Flops and Furry Hats

I'd like to say it was for a good reason, even to say that we were enjoying the sights of Belgrade. But the main reasons we stayed in Belgrade another night was because we slept in, it was raining, and we were able to use the opportunity to properly sit down with the maps and ...

Belgrade Bop

I miss sofas. They're such wonderful things. To lose yourself in one, sprawled out and completely enveloped by it... Wonderful. The road from Sombor to Belgrade over Novi Sad was long, wet and windy on both days. Riding alongside such busy roads can be incredibly tiring - with just a couple of feet of space ...

If you’re feeling Sombor

Passing into Serbia today, we finally got the first stamp in our passport- exciting times! But with a bit of a headwind, and the need to withdraw some Serbian Dinars we headed straight for the nearest big town, Sombor. And once there, we were drawn into the warmth and comfort of a hotel which, while ...

Baja Blues

Our last night in Hungary, and we managed to easily push on the 100 and something km distance to Baja, just near the Serbian border. An interesting place, we found a cheap hotel which happened to be hosting a "Blues Festival". A festival it was not, but made for an entertaining (if not long) evening. ...