August
2nd
2010

Balkan Capital To Capital


Balkan Capital to Capital

Leaving Sarajevo we had plenty of time to reflect on film festivals, kittens and friendly people as we climbed the tiny quiet road out of town. While the climb was steep, Amin had promised us that it was a better option than the main road filled with traffic and tunnels, and that once the climb was over there was “pure downhill” ahead. – Posted by Justin

August
4th
2010

Day Of Food – Serbia


Day of food - Serbia

This is what we ate on the day we left new friends in Novi Beograd and cycled west towards Novi Sad. In the excitement of meeting more than 100 canoeists in a small village along the Danube river (part of the annual TID event) we completely forgot the day’s important assignment and didn’t take a snapshot of our dinner of aubergine and chickpea curry. We hope you’ll forgive us for including the following night’s cold hotel room dinner instead! – Posted by Emma

August
7th
2010

Bad Things Happen


Bad things happen

This cycling lark, its not all good. We’re not sure if its because of the incessant evening mosquito brawls (usually the mosquitoes win), the sticky-strength sapping heat or just from travelling onwards for almost five months, but we’ve had a fair share of ‘chucking your bike off a cliff and walking away from it’ moments of late. – Posted by Emma

August
9th
2010

Good Times On The Danube


Good times on the Danube

We couldn’t believe our sleepy eyes when we cycled into the small riverside village of Stari Slankemen and saw what looked like the biggest, tent-filled campsite we had seen on this trip. After hardly any sleep before setting off from Belgrade early that morning, we were dreaming of quitting early and the site before us, set back from the river on flat ground with a huge number of proper outdoors-looking tents, was surely an apparition. – Posted by Emma

August
10th
2010

Serbia By Numbers


Serbia by numbers

We cycled into Serbia through a national park, spending our first night as guests in a tiny farmhouse just outside Mokra Gora. The hospitality of our first night was repeated many times throughout Serbia whether by people buying us coffee, campsites offering free pitches and breakfast snacks, or an international canoeing group welcoming us to their campsite. In Belgrade we learnt a lot from our great hosts Aleksander and Milica. We left Serbia after a loop around the Danube which, despite bugs and breakages we’d started to grow quite attached to. – Posted by Justin