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August 2016

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    Adventures, World Peace - Part 1

    Croatia, Part 5: Following Croatia’s Adriatic Coastline

    August 30, 2016,

    La version française est en cours de traduction. Merci de votre patience. Croatia is known for its beaches. Crowds flock here from Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic and the rest of Europe for long weekends and holidays. Me? I have never liked beaches or swimming. But still, since everybody we talked to says it can’t be missed, we decided we wouldn’t miss it.

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    CROATIA, PART 4: An Intense Experience

    August 29, 2016,

    La version française est en cours de traduction. Merci de votre patience. Shortly after we cross the border into Croatia, we look at our cool moto-specific maps and choose a route that seems way interesting. Narrow and twisty. No towns. Forests. Perfect! We have no particular itinerary in mind, no place that we have to be, nobody waiting AND we are

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    CROATIA, PART 3: A Special meeting (Part 3/3)

    August 26, 2016,

    La version française est en cours de traduction. Merci de votre patience.  But he wasn’t done yet: we had to seal our connection with a special ceremony… He invites me to drink his homemade raki. Alcohol and riding is definitely not my favorite equation but … really: I’m going to say no to this man who by now I’m convinced

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    Adventures, World Peace - Part 1

    CROATIA, PART 2: A Special meeting (Part 2/3)

    August 26, 2016,

    La version française est en cours de traduction. Merci de votre patience.  But just when you think you got this one, you discover that life had another plan …. As I’m still twenty feet away, I see him: he has been waiting impatiently for my return. No time to wait until I get closer, he stands up and starts gesticulating

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    Adventures, World Peace - Part 1

    CROATIA, PART 1: A Special Meeting (Part 1/3)

    August 24, 2016,

    La version française est en cours de traduction. Merci de votre patience.  What do you do with love at first sight in the middle of nowhere? This morning, on Google, I discover the Una National Park. Nobody ever mentioned it. I feel “the draw” and choose a route accordingly. Left turn in 72.5 kms. We ride on up and down windy roads through gorgeous

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    SLOVENIA, PART 3: We didn’t miss the Dragon

    August 22, 2016,

    Version française en-dessous.  I loved Slovenia. I loved the people. I loved the landscapes. I loved the towns. My only regret is that we couldn’t stay very long. By the time we reached Slovenia, Mike really had to get out of the Schengen so we sadly had to cut it short. I

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    SLOVENIA, PART 2: Bikers’ Paradise

    August 21, 2016,

    La version française est en cours de traduction. Merci de votre patience.  Bikers: beware! Slovenia is paradise for us.  Geographically speaking, Slovenia is an endless chain of rolling hills and mountains, covered with crisscrossing roads that are perfectly banked, just the right number of twistees per linear km and they’re tight enough to keep a smile on

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    SLOVENIA, PART 1: Serendipity à la Suisse

    August 19, 2016,

    La version française est en cours de traduction. Merci de votre patience. I spent a bit of today worrying that I am not creating enough connections. I asked myself a lot of questions – what was I expecting before I left Seattle? Did I think I would meet twenty people a day, have lengthy conversations with

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    AUSTRIA, PART 4: Too many notes?

    August 17, 2016,

    Version française en-dessous. Just a very short report on a wonderful Mozart concert we got to attend while in Vienna. After a little hesitation, we let the very convincing salesman in costume (a charming guy from Albania) talk us into treating ourselves to Mozart’s Golden Hall and I have no regret. In