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THE AMERICAN FLAG IN ALL IT’S FORMS

I bought flags in every country and put them on my bike.  I got lots of honks and waves where I was.  But my Albanian Flag stirred the most reaction, The Albanians LOVE their flag, I never remember America being so obsessed with the American Flag.
I’m here over the July 4th Independence Day Celebrations, so there may have been a few more flags than normal.  They were so interesting that and kinda surprising considering how poorly Trump is representing America on the world stage.  But then again American’s seem more concerned about America than the rest of the world.  Anyway here’s the flag images that caught my eye of my new I-phone 7.
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EATING, DRINKING AND BIKING, my last month in SKOFJA LOKA

​There’s maybe 5 restaurants around Skofja Loka, and I plan to eat a last supper at all of them. Earlier I explained to Natasa that I liked to go out to eat.  She said she’s willing to go out once a month.  That’s 12 times a year, there’s over 1,000 meals a year. I explained the main reason I wanted to go out was to just be together and talk.  Not jump up and check the pasta or do the dishes, just hang out together.  After explaining it to her 5 or 6 times, I gave up, she just didn’t get it.    Now I can go out anytime I want and that’s what I plan to do.
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SLOVENIA DAY 1 CAMP VILI

​​I finally got out of Skofja \Loka and on the road.  I feel so lucky to be healthy and happy, still have the pulse for living.   I stop for lunch and notice they have a trout farm, unfortunately I already ordered pizza.  So \i buy 4 fish to take to Camp Vile.  My student waitress, Jana (were Facebook friends now), told me how much she loves The Fast & the Furious movies.  “I love Vin Diesel”.  American pop culture reaches all corners of the world, even here.
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3 WEEK SLOVENIA FAREWELL TOUR

 

Dear Friends,
     Natasa and I have divorced and I’m going back to the USA in June. I’m not sure if I’m coming back to live in Slovenia.  I had no plan B, (I’ll never do that again). I told a few people and they’ve asked me to come visit, well get ready. I love Slovenia and the people whom I’ve met over the past 3 years.  So I want to come say Hello and Goodbye for now.  I want to share some love and  laugh maybe a cry, a beer and a goodbye.  I rented a car, I wanted to bike, but I’ve torn the ligaments in my foot and can hardly walk.
     If you live along this route and would like to meet to say hello and goodbye, feel free to email me.  I will be updating the trip both here and on Facebook
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                       TOUR SCHEDULE
April 23 & 24    Camp Vile
April 25            Kranjska Gora
April 26            Camp Kamne (save my spot!)
April 27 & 28    Bohinj
April 29            Hostel & Camp Stara Posta
April 3              Kamnik
May  4 & 5       Velenje*
May  6 & 7       Maribor*
May 8 & 9        Ptuj Terme
May 10 & 11    Catez Terme
May 12 & 13    Izola hostel Alieti
*the no link destinations I’m not sure if I’m hosteling or camping
If you ever visit Slovenia, these are some super people with super opportunities to camp and share some good times.
Happy and Safe Travels
Jeff

KOSOVO: Brod, Ferizaj, Gjilan, Gadime Marble Cave and back to Pristina. (videos)

     Wikipedia called Brod, Kosovo “One of the most spectacular mountain villages in the Balkans.” That’s one advantage to using a car versus riding public transportation, you can go off the beaten path.
I thought the road in Albania was narrow and scary, this road?  I’m driving on the left side of the road.  The road is 1 1/2 lanes wide,on the right side is an occasional guardrail and a sheer drop off.  I finally get to “town”, it’s a village of one lane streets with a cow walking on nearly every street.  I follow the hotel signs to see what they have to offer.

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