Confucius says: the better the road is, the faster you go, the less you see. The worse the road gets, the more you see, the slower your journey will be. Having read that, dear to-be subscriber/friend/guest, you are sure to be intrigued and stay with us during this 45-days-long trip so that you can get some more of this Confucius-style wisdom.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 2: Italian Alps”
Gnu, our lovely Defender here, has a story of its own if I may say so. When we got him from the British RAF he was rather tattered and you could see outside in places where you really shouldn’t be able to – which is to say that rust and other, possibly more sinister causes, had left their mark.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 3: Italian Alps, Slovenia, Croatia”
The warm Adriatic Sea and the exquisite coastline of Opatija – a former Austrian aristocrat resort – certainly repay visitors for any inconvenience involved in getting or staying there. In our case finding a parking spot turned out to be such an inconvenience – we drove backwards and forwards the whole morning, looking for a free place to park – we did finally find something at a supermarket – luckily the gate was broken and we could park for as long as we wanted to! Without our Gnu, we strolled around the streets of Opatija. I liked what I saw very much.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 4: Lonely beach in Croatia”
We leave the Croatian coast and go further inland heading to Plitvice Lakes National park. But what we see there makes us change our plans…
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 5: Riding near Plitvice National Park”
We check more bucket list destinations in Croatia – Rastoke, Zadar and Sibenik – and go shoe shopping!
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 6: The quest to find the Startas Borovo”
On this day we examined the best Dalmatian beaches (according to Lonely Planet) and now share our impressions here.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 7: Croatia”
We explore Bosnia and Herzegovina in the summer heat of the Balkans. The temperature rose to 38°C (100°F) on that day!
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 8: Bosnia and Herzegovina”
With the tank full of cheap Bosnian diesel and food supplies that should last us a week we crossed the Croatian border as early as 7 am. The border crossing at Neum was not busy, there were maybe 10 cars in front of us and the cars moved quickly. For comparison: 10 cars at the Ukrainian-Polish border would mean an hour of waiting at least.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 9: Dubrovnik, Bay of Kotor”
…and some amazing beaches, towns and villages in between. We keep exploring Montenegro and meet the locals. Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 10: Bay of Kotor, Lake Skadar”
Should I mentione that we found the perfect location overlooking Lake Skadar for our base camp the previous night? In Montenegro, finding a desolate and incredibly scenic location might have been the easiest from all the countries we’ve been to on our way from Germany to Georgia.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 11: Lake Skadar and Albania”