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From the Balkans into central Europe

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Once in Belgrade, it seemed that we avoided the worst of the rainy weather during the previous night. We set out in the morning to wander around the Belgrade Fortress, which was originally built over 2000 years ago by the Celtics and underwent many reconstructions, as well as battles, throughout the years from about as many different occupying countries. Now, …

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In our regional newspaper

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It’s been a while! We arrived safely back in Germany a month ago and our return has been very busy with family, friends, the year’s end celebrations. We’re finally getting our things back together for the daily grind. We still need to catch up with the last few weeks of our trip in Europe (don’t worry, there will be plenty …

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Deeper into the Balkans: along the Danube in Serbia

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The next morning in Dimitrovgrad, we were treated to a Serbian breakfast (omelet and bread) and then prepared for our ride through Serbia. Having seen the EuroVelo 13 sign, we knew that navigating should become easier, although we were still hesitant in following the routes entirely because they weren’t yet certified and tended to add extra kilometers between destinations we …

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First stage in the Balkans: cycling through Bulgaria

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Our final night in Greece was pleasant, but chilly. Winter temperatures were slowly taking over autumn and were proving to be a challenge for electric heaters. In the morning, we ate our breakfast in down jackets and then said goodbye to our host as we packed our bike. He was insistent on offering us a steel sculpture of a bicycle …

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From the Armenian highlands into Anatolia

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The weather started to turn during our night in Gyumri, Armenia’s quiet second largest city. The clouds had been swirling above us all day, but the evening finally brought the much-anticipated showers. We left the guesthouse a little late, immediately after the morning drizzle subsided. In the border region of Armenia, we were not completely out of the mountain ranges …