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SERBIA: PART II BELGRADE

I DID’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT BELGRADE, SO I SIGN UP FOR E-BIKE TOUR, IT’S BREWPUBS AND WHERE ARE THE VEGAN RESTAURANTS?

Travelling has taught me how to find good location & accommodations. I booked at Revellers Hostel, only to learn that they had an age limit. I think they were talking to me? It’s the off-season, so she relents. It’s a 20 something hang out, in the end, we all had a good time. Sunset at the Fortress, then a Craft Beer Night at Samo Pivo (All Beer) Pub. They did give me a 4 room dorm, to myself, PERFECT. I was the only person on my floor, they wanted me to move upstairs. What? I begged to stay they asked that I turn the heat off-that’s easy for a private room especially.

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SERBIA: Part I Novi Sad

NOVI SAD HAS BEEN ON MY LIST OF MUST VISITS FOR YEARS, (photo of graffiti in Novi Sad)

Novi Sad is the 2nd biggest city in Serbia and about the same size as Ljubljana.
I got the 13 euro private room, you get what you pay for, but also leaves money to have some fun. It’s raining my first day and hardly anyone is out and about. My hostel has no kitchen (13 euro), so I go to an English pub for an “English Breakfast”. I’m the only one in the restaurant, after 40 minutes & no breakfast yet, I ask for my coffee check. I walk around the corner, for 2,40 I get omelet, toast and tomato in 5 minutes. I get my bike rental sorted out and the next day, off I go.

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BALKANS-ITALY TRAIN-BUS-BLABLA CAR (ride share), HITCHHIKE & BIKE TOUR

I prefer to travel with my bike, but it’s winter and I want to cover a lot of ground. I plan to rent, borrow or beg a bike where ever I am. Starting in Budapest, touring the Balkans, ferry from Albania to Italy, then the Amalfi coast to Venice with stops in between. I’ll be posting when I have something to share. Enjoy

5 DAYS IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

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FINAL POLAND BIKE TOUR: LUBLIN TO RZESZOW, HANGING IN KRAKOW

Lublin is sometimes called little Krakow, so I’m somewhat intrigued to visit. On the train to Lublin I surveyed the hostel situation, plenty to choose from. Full, Full, Full, there’s a huge Arts & Crafts fair this weekend. The artist are all wearing traditional clothes from Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania. I played tourist and visited a few places, whatever. I think as much as I’ve travelled, It’s hard to find something that really excites me. So I’ve been visiting Vegan restaurants, to support what there doing and eat what turned out to be some great food.

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BIKE TOURING POLAND: Lidzbark Warmiski to Bialystok

ONE OF THE MANY TYPES OF ROUTE SCENARIOS ON THE “GREEN VELO” THROUGH POLAND

Attempting to bike tour and then blog using your phone? Impossible. I’m home now with my computer and cleaned up photos.
I started in Elblag using the “Green Velo” route. I only have a month and don’t have the time to take the Green Velo the whole 1250 km. Cars are scarce on the roads in NE Poland and the drivers are super polite. I decide to cut across from Lidzbark Warmiski to Bialystok using google maps, let the journey begin.

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CLIMATE CONSCIOUS BIKE TRAVEL-POLAND

Finally found a window of free-time😃. I haven’t bike toured since Czech, last year! I wanted to ride Budapest to Belgrade, but the weather was too hot for me. So I chose Climate friendly Poland with average summer temperatures of 20-25.

I grabbed the train in Ljubljana to Vienna, arriving at 22, I stayed the night in Vienna.

Only bike on the train from Ljubljana

I’ve been to Vienna a couple times, so I tried to catch the early train to Gdańsk the next morning. Booked!, so I booked an evening Flix bus & 50€ cheaper!

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