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Unforgettable Days Cycling Europe, Part 1

Before we get started… Happy Birthday biggest big brother! We’re thinking about you today. Here’s wishing you all the best for the year to come. Today was a pretty insignificant day. We boxed some stuff for mailing, shopped for a few packing supplies, and walked around the neighbourhood. It got me to thinking how the […]

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Slovenia vs Slovakia: International Smackdown

Welcome to the second round of our ill-advised pursuit of comparing different countries and figuring out which is best. This time it’s Slovenia vs Slovakia. Which country will reign supreme and which country will be left in the dust? Read on to enjoy the fun of… Slovenia vs Slovakia: International Smackdown Among the relatively few […]

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Oh Those Rusyns

Last night, while researching a Lemko festival taking place near Łosie in July, Jane stumbled across information about a Rusyn (Lemko’s from the Slovakian side of the Carpathian Mountains) festival happening this weekend. The festival is in Svidnik, Slovakia, about 60 km from where we are staying, and today is the last day. If we […]

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Farewell Slovakia, Hi There Poland

2712 km so far. We got up and ready quickly, having unpacked pretty much nothing last night. Still, by the time we were on the bikes, the rain had started falling again. The views across this high mountain valley were stunning, with bright green hills shrouded in mist as far as we could see. We […]

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Tantra In The Tatras

2650 km so far. As we headed out of Liptovsky Mikulaš today we seemed to enter a magical landscape where everything was beautiful. The fields were vibrant green and the mountains covered in mist. I have read, and heard, from many people that the Tatra mountains are not to be missed, and this is why […]

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Wild Camp

2618 km so far. I was dreaming about our friend James shooting a music video in the warehouse Stephen and I lived in (?!) when Stephen shook me awake. I fumbled with my earplugs so I could hear what he was saying. My heart was pounding. Someone must be out there, or he wouldn’t be […]

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Bystrica, You Bastard

2537 km so far. We left the beautiful, mountainside town of Banská Stiavnica this morning, and I was a bit sad to leave it so quickly. It has a quirky vibe and seems to have good people living there, helping make it more than just a UNESCO World Heritage site, but also a living, breathing, […]

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Bad Mood And Too Much Food

2467 km so far. This morning one of us was in a bad mood. I’m not saying which one of us. It makes very little difference, since it happens to both of us now and again. Just a sour mood out of nowhere, no explanation, except for maybe lack of morning coffee. One of us […]

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So Long Hungary, Hello Slovakia

2424 km so far. We got up bright and early today hoping to catch the 8:35 ferry across the Danube. When we pulled up to the ‘dock’ (which is actually just the road running into the river) and bought tickets, we noticed the ferry was already pulling out, although it wasn’t quite 8:30 yet. The […]

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