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    Adventures, World Peace - Part 1

    Bosnia, Part 4: Bata (1 of 3)

    September 9, 2016,

    La version française est en cours de traduction. Merci de votre patience.  As I am sitting there, enjoying my conversation with a dozen of Majda’s Youth Hostel guests, I am reminded of my trip around the world when I too was 20. Suddenly I hear a loud gregarious voice outside “BACKPACKERS LET’S GO C’M’ON TAKE YOUR STUFF LET’S GO HA HA HA.” I waited three months, flew from

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    Adventures, World Peace - Part 1

    Bosnia, Part 3: Majda

    September 8, 2016,

    La version française est en cours de traduction. Merci de votre patience. I’m sitting on a patio, in the midst of beautiful flowers, having great conversations with a group of 30 year olds while enjoying a delicious breakfast. I am in awe: I AM IN MOSTAR! On April 25 my friend Jane said go to Mostar, find Majda and her brother Bata: they give a ten-hour tour on what really happened

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    Adventures, World Peace - Part 1

    Bosnia, Part 2: Coffee in the midst of destruction

    September 6, 2016,

    La version française est en cours de traduction. Merci de votre patience.  After passing not one but many hollow villages in the Bosnian countryside, intertwined with ones that are half rebuilt but still giving the impression of being stuck in time, we stop. We need a break. I want to say: a break from being a part of

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    Adventures, World Peace - Part 1

    Bosnia, Part 1: Understanding The Clues

    September 2, 2016,

    La version française est en cours de traduction. Merci de votre patience.  This morning, we just crossed the border from Croatia into Bosnia. Things are different here. I notice abandoned houses here and there. Churches too. When I am traveling, I’m always looking for cues, trying to understand what happened AND what’s going on now. Really going on now, not the story I’m fed. After about fifty houses, I realize they invariably have four thick stone walls still standing, but

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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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    Adventures, World Peace - Part 1

    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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    Adventures, World Peace - Part 1

    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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    Adventures, World Peace - Part 1

    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