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Sometimes Things Just Work Out

1352 km so far. Not every day is full of surprises like yesterday was. Sometimes, things just go according to plan. This morning we got up bright and early and availed ourselves of the included breakfast at Hotel Kovac. It was a continental buffet, with tasty tiny turnovers, yogurt, fruit, good coffee, and even pancakes. […]

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Life Is Not Always As You Expect

1282 km so far. Some days you just don’t know what is going to happen, and sometimes those turn out to be the best days. Despite a difficult start, today was one of those. We were expecting a nice lazy ride along the Kolpa river valley. The Kolpa river is 113 km long and forms […]

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The Magic Roads of Slovenia

1170 km so far. We started the morning in Generalski Stol, which incidentally may be the best town name ever. Our incredibly generous host had breakfast all ready for us, even though we’d thought he’d said “No breakfast” the night before when we’d negotiated a lower rate for the room. Since we’d already eaten breakfast […]

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Workers of the World Unite and Take Over Caffes and Parks

1141.5 km so far. When you are cycle touring you tend to forget things like what day of the week it is, or the date. We rolled into Slunj this morning, our destination for second breakfast, and it seemed like the whole town was on holiday. We joked that it must be the best town […]

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Everybody Hates A Tourist

1075km so far. We were pretty happy in the campground Borje, so we got up lazily and slowly and did our morning ritual: coffee, breakfast, dress, tear down the tent, pack. By the late hour of 10am, we were on the road. Good thing we were only going 17 km to Plitvice Lakes National Park. […]

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The Signs Of War

1050 km so far. We rose in our shepherd’s field camping spot this morning bright and early, not wanting to be trod upon by unsuspecting sheep as they returned to graze. We stopped a few kilometres down the road for pancakes at the American Squirrel Restaurant (or something like that). They also had goat, but […]

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Sea To Sky

Whew, what a day. It feels like we fit a week’s worth of sites and interesting encounters into today. And we also managed to ride 74 km, much of which was uphill. To keep this post short(ish), I’m going to tell the story mostly in pictures. Design Matters We left the incredibly cool Hostel Forum […]

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Zadar In The Rain

When we were in Trogir I managed to one-up Jane’s burning holes in the tent episode by tripping on the guy wire and ripping the fly along the seam. I was pretty pissed off with myself, pretty upset that our Big Agnes tent would tear so easily, and very happy Jane had damaged the tent […]

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How You See Is What You Get

It’s amazing how perspective can affect the way you receive what comes at you through the day. This morning, after being sprayed for mosquitos in our sleep last night (yeah, thanks for not warning us you’d be doing that, Solaris), we rolled out of our tent and did an uncharacteristically efficient job of breaking camp. […]

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One Month On The Road

Today marks our one-month anniversary of hitting the road for the start of the My Five Acres adventure. In our minds it feels like so much more than that. It really is hard to believe all the things we’ve seen and done in only four weeks. We also realised that we’ve cycled almost 1,000 km […]

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