Daily Digest- DAY 131 to 144 (AUSTRIA, SLOVAKIA, HUNGARY, SERBIA)

Day 131 – 12 October 2018
Vienna Austria to Pezinok & Bratislava Slovakia

Transport: 112.8km , 19.3km/hour

Raking up capitals: We decided to take the obligatory side tour of the main centre of Vienna on our way towards Bratislava (the capitol of Slovakia 🇸🇰). We were both surprised to find really good cycling infrastructure even in the middle of the city and surprisingly little crowds.

Vienna Cycling is tops VIDEO

Vienna reminded us a lot of Prague with a pretty epic gothic cathedral at its heart and we were both a little disappointed we had decided to roll out amid town as we could have easily spent a non stress free day walking around this beautiful city (in retrospect I would have reversed our stays with Prague and Vienna (ie spending a day in Prague and 2 in Vienna but that is the benefit of hindsight!).

Vienna vs. Prague VIDEO

Vienna – a liveable city VIDEO

#BeausBowl what’s for lunch VIDEO

Afterwards we rolled along the Danube towards Bratislava and this was definitely the easiest ride we have done in a while.

Welcome to Slovenia I mean Slovakia VIDEO

Bratislava was a quick affair as dark was approaching and we needed to still clock another 25km to our destination for the night.

As we left the capital we started riding on roads again (ie not dedicated cycle paths) and the difference in quality compared to Austria was immediately evident. The roads were a lot more potholed and the drivers a bit more manic (not intentional close passes but fast non caring passes all the same 😠). We did feel that as long as your ride consistently and don’t alter your line abruptly (ie how to ride on roads 101) then you shouldn’t have any issues with vehicles.
Anyways we ended up making Pezinok around 6pm where we were greeted by Bohuš who was a friend of Michael who we had contacted through Warm Showers but could not host us and so organised a stay with Bohuš 🙏. Michael came over shortly after and we hung out with him, Bohuš and his wife enjoying some homemade mons strudel (poppy seed strudel 😍) before walking to the local oub for a feed.
At the pub we got to know both our hosts a lot better and settled in for a night sinking beers and eating good local pickled Slovakian style pub grub 😋. Michael is an extremely funny dude and reminded us a lot of our mate back home Andy Kukoc. Both him and Bohuš were local cycling advocates and really loved hearing our tales of travel and our planned adventures to come. They were super super generous and shouted us dinner which we are really grateful for and really made our night.

We cruised back to Bohuš’s place and after sampling some young white wine (tastes wines but closer to grape juice) he had made himself we retired shortly after.

Home made wine in Pezinok VIDEO

Beau’s Slovakian sleeping mate lol VIDEO

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Status quo from 11th Sep

Day 132 – 13 October 2018
Pezinok to Čičov Slovakia

Transport: 93.5km , 22.2km/hour

The camp out: today was really a day of clocking some kms towards Budapest (pronounced buda-Pesh to those not in the know 😉). A wonderful morning and breakfast with Bohuš and family with delicious smoked cheese.

Riding river system with good cycling infrastructure always make for a easy ride but the landscape does not vary that much so you find yourself thinking about lunch or the final parkup more than anything.

Cruising the Danube VIDEO

Anyways we decided to wild camp along the river as there are countless spots where we saw others doing this any countless other spots made for the taking. We made camp in this greeny patch just behind the river levy and had a goulash soup vege dinner with gnocchi mixed in for filling. It was pretty good (it as good as pumpkin soup but good nonetheless) and had a relaxed arvo night reading our books 🤓.

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Day 133 – 14 October 2018
Čičov Slovakia to Óbarak Hungary

Transport: 86.1km , 17.6km/hour

Raking countries: waking up we had a super lazy morning laying in the sun listening to ebooks, munching on cookies (well I was the only one munching on cookies that is 😆) and #shockhorror doing some stretching and core work.

Slovakian Stretch Session VIDEO

We eventually got rolling around 11am and made our way to the Slovak/Hungary border. Crossing into Hungary meant we had covered 4 different countries in the space of 1 week pretty epic! (Austria, Czech, Slovakia and Hungary 🇭🇺).

Made it to Hungary VIDEO

We had lunch just across the ditch in Hungary where we again languished in the pleasant afternoon sun. Lunch was a very tasty assortment of fresh breads purchased from the local Lidl (discount supermarket) at rock bottom prices! We have found that bread 🥖 in Central/Western European countries is soooooo cheap like 0.09 euro cents for a half baguette 😆. Anyways we still had another 50km to clock so we got rolling on in the arvo and made our way to Bernát’s place situated in a small town not far from the capital. Bernát had organised a get together with some friends who all met and work in the Austrian ski alps during winter. Needless to say we found it super easy to fit in with this group of people and had a good night hanging out with them and Bernát’s family. I have to mention Bernát made this pretty epic slow cooked chicken/potato wood fired platter which went down super well with some local sweet white wine 👌 – Hungary’s most famous drop apparently!

Luca his daughter was super helpful in providing advice for checking out Budapest as she currently studies there (note getting food advice from uni students is a sound planning strategy when hitting any major city 👍). I had to call it pretty early as I was toast (I guess being the 7th day of cycling had finally caught up on me).

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Day 134 – 15 October 2018
Óbarak to Budapest Hungary

Transport: 70.5km , 17.2km/hour

Budapest rocks: we woke up this morning and after sharing a coffee with Bernát we started the cruise towards Budapest. We were about 20km in when we found this ideal parkup and decided to have an early hot lunch – gnocchi with some funkyAF mushrooms and a zucchini (a real crowd pleaser 👍). We got going again but stopped again soon after due to us crossing paths with a massive decathlon sports store. We the recent weather shift our attention has been drifting towards getting some warmer riding gear so we stocked up on some waterproof over gloves (like a jacket for your hands), toe covers for cycling, a fleece for Emm and a small Bennie for Beau. All up this set us back about $80 Aussie but we feel all items will be highly utilised for the remainder of the trip so definitely no spend regrets.

We then cruised into Budapest.

Chain Bridge VIDEO

We made our way to the Mathias Church (a prominent gothic cathedral set on the hilly Buda side of the city. This area was really really nice and we found ourselves just chilling on a patch of grass just outside the cathedral for quite sometime.

Mathias Church Chat VIDEO

Beau’s History Lesson VIDEO

Eventually hunger got the better of us as it always does and we decided to hightail it to the city centre towards the stars wars themed highly renowned Bors Hastro Bar. This place is an institution and features different soups and baguettes daily. We ran 2 large baguettes (a pork and a beef variant) and both were super hot and super delicious 😋 – the total cost being $7 each 😳. I was still in a eating mode and decided to try a kebab (Turkish is pretty big here owing to the regions heritage of Turkish rule no doubt). The kebab cost me $4 Aussie and was super fresh and delicious. No joke the value for money here for food is next level. Also had to run a choc baclava as whenever there is an option for choc baclava you should always order it else suffer external regret and damnation 👿.

Anyways we got going and on the way we rode past the epic Hösök emlékköve memorial which is a bunch of statues which all look like Warhammero figurines. Pretty cool and prob the most intriguing statues I have seen in Europe so far.

Hösök emlékköve memorial pedalling VIDEO

We then finally made our way towards Robert and Andrea’s place of what we thought was their place. We had another case of a #mapsmestitchup and found our offline maps had taken us to an equivalent street 11km away from the actual address. Once we called Robert and figured out our error we were soon clipping away back towards the city and surprisingly got to their place within 40mins of discovering our mistake. Robert and Andrea are two very cool humans. They both sport Scandinavian bone structures (ie the make me and Emm look small) and Andrea interestingly is descended from Hungarian royalty and can trace common ancestors to the queen on England #meettheroyals.

They decided to take us up to the famous lookout Gellért Hill as Robert helps run a tuk tuk business and from his experience knows heading to this lookout is best down at night when all the city is lit up. The views were amazing as seen in some pics below.

We then cruised home and all called it a night (Robert and Andrea have work scheduled for tomoz and we have been hankering for a good rest after days and days of turning circles.

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Day 136 – 17 October 2018
Budapest to Soltszentimre Hungary

Transport: 95.4km , 21km/hour

Langos powered: we woke up and instead of having a normal breaky we decided on the way out to stop and grab a couple of Langos type pizza things again as we were so impressed with them from yesterday. We said our farewells to Robert and Andrea and then headed to the markets for some grub.

After or feed we rolled out of Budapest and started our journey towards Belgrade (Serbia) our next major port of call. The ride was a pot holed and sandy affair in sections as many of the roads in this section of Hungary are poorly maintained and in disrepair.

Rough Roads of Hungary VIDEO

However the weather was good and we still managed to clock 95km after only just over 4 hours ride time.
We decided to wild camp in some woods near the small town of Soltszentimre but when we cruised in we noticed a sole house of the edge of the woods so being respectful we went to ask permission to camp in the woods even though it wasn’t part of the property. The owner was more than happy for us to camp in the adjacent woods and before we had set up he came out again to invite us to camp under the porch of a building on his property so we wouldn’t have to erect the tent ⛺️. Camping under an eve tales a lot of the hassle out of camping and we were pretty thankful for the offer. We had a very small dinner still full from the Langos no doubt and went to bed pretty early enjoying the warmth our sleeping bags provided.

#TheCasualtyList…Items worth counting on this epic…
Pesto jar count (our new sweet hit replacement): 27
Hazelnut spread jar count: 14
Jam jar count: 11 (2 jars from berries we picked ourselves)
Honey jar count: 2
Speculos: 3
Tires Worn Away: 2
Brake pads cooked: 7
Gear cables: 1
Chains: 4
Handlebar tape: 2 rolls (1 roll equals 1 handlebar)
# fuel bottles: 3 litres of denatured alcohol, 1x 250g gas bottle
# Sporks broken: 1
# knives broken: 1
# knicks destroyed/used beyond use: 1
# shoes broken: 1 pair sandals
# novelty sunnies from Kurt: 1
# novelty straw hats from Kurt: 2 (lost somewhere in the Mediterranean ☹️)

Day 137 – 18 October 2018
Soltszentimre Hungary to Subotica Serbia

Transport: 97km , 22.1km/hour

Welcome to the Balkans: we woke and had some oats and shared a coffee with the farmer before jetting on down the road towards the border.

Woken Up in Hungary VIDEO

The ride was pretty uneventful and at the crossing we were gob smacked at how long the que was going into Serbia and vice versa.

Sandy ride start Hungary VIDEO

Hungarian Serbia Border Crazy with Trucks VIDEO

We were able to cut the line of trucks as there was a line for cars of which there were none (we later learned this was the main truck border crossing and hence most cars avoided this passage). At the border we got our stamp of entry signifying our crossing into our first non EU and non Schengen country. We rolled into the first town across the border Subotica and made our way straight to Namanja’s places. We had contacted Bojan who was a good friend of Namanja but couldn’t host us so instead organised a stay for us with Namanja 🙂.

Namanja was super chilllllll and we got on from the get go. He is a real lover of old school games and has quite the collection of gaming consoles throughout the ages (the age being the years following the 70’s). I was super tempted to sit down and duel out some super Mario cart with him but our hunger was getting the best of us so we decided to walk into town for a feed. We were well rewarded with the walk stumbling onto a Greek giro takeaway joint and also a the best fast food eatery not too far apart. I of course ran the giro (basically a kebab with chips mixed in it) whilst Emm did the smart thing and ran a curried chicken with veges dish (def the winner for taste that night). Both dishes were super cheap coming in at 630 dinar (about $9 AUD) for both.

We cruised back to Namanja’s place and shared a beer with our host before calling it at the respectable table time of 1030😴.

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Status quo from 17th October

Day 138 – 19 October 2018
Subotica to Cenej Serbia

Transport: 92.3km , 25.9km/hour

Burek’s back on the menu bois: after waking and having a small oat breaky with Namanja we cruised down the road to try the Burek of Namenja local haunt. We were blown away when after ordering 2 we were only up for the paltry sum of 310 dinar (about $4AUD). One burek was the normal cheese variant and the other was a lasagna inspired one 😋😋.

Being well and properly fuelled we cruised the mostly flat ride to Cenja. We arrived at a nice cottage like house with a tennis court at the back and met up with our host from Warm Showers Đorđe (pronounced George will a roll of the R at the end). Dorde is a IT University professor who we found out probably lectured Namanja (our host from last night) and really enjoys cycle touring.

We sat down and enjoyed some beers and drinks with him and really got a lot out of our brief conversation with him (a brief history of the Balkan countries since world war 1).

He had to head home (this house was a family home which was used more for storage nowadays and so left us to our own devices for the remainder of the night (our own devices being audio books, hot choc and food of course).

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Status quo from 17th October

Day 139 – 20 October 2018
Cenej to Beograd Serbia

Transport: 109.5km , 20.1km/hour

Morning Hut Tour VIDEO

Parkup city: we woke up and got going pretty quick as we wanted to grab breaky in the next major town Novi Sad as we were told there was the Burek institution which we had to hit! With our route locked in we cruised to the shop and were shocked but stocked to see a line out the door (stocked as we knew the burek must be the business!).

Burek Line Novi Sad VIDEO

We were not disappointed. The Burek was super fresh owing to the high turnover and crispy 😋. Overall a 4/5 on #beauschilliscale. No pic it was eaten too fast!

Being properly fuelled we then started the main part of the ride towards Beograd. We were on some pretty major roads but the drivers in particular the trucks were very respectful and gave plenty of room so it made for easy pedalling. About 20km out of Novi Sad we stumbled across a pig on the spit restuarant and simply couldn’t say no.

The pig was delicious and washing it down with a beer made for a very very satisfying lunch. We got going again and it was not long till we decided to parkup once again this time outside another pekara aka bakery our second for the day 😳. We ran another sir Burek (cheese) and a choc soft roll. Now at this point I have to remind the readers that we were pedalling over 100km…but honestly we were just pigging it today. Slovak food is so delicious and it prob is a good thing we are moving through the area as spending too much time here would seriously handycap our riding capabilities 😬.
After all these parkup you prob wouldn’t be surprised to here we never made it to Beograd… but we made it just before dark to Milena’s family home just on the city limits. Milena and her partner Vladimir greeted us and we were soon sitting down with both of them and the family for a home cooked dinner of mash, salad and fried chicken 🐓. Milena, Vladimir and Milan (Milena’s twin bro) invited us to head into town and meet up with a good friend visiting from the US. So we caught the bus down the hill and cruised to a bar opted for a beer whilst shock horror Emm ordered a iced baileys coffee 😱. It was a very cool chill out and we crawled into bed at the very respectable time of 1230.

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Day 140 – 21 Oct 2018
Beograd, Serbia

A beautiful city after all: we woke up and had a delicious breakfast of Pogača (scone like bread with feta cooked in 😋) with meat, cheese and drinking yogurt (yay for the Balkan countries and drinking yogurt). All the breakfast like the dinner the night before was prepared by Milena’s Mum again and we found out this is a very typical Serbian affair. She loves cooking and feeding the family and guests the kitchen is her domain.

Being well and truely properly fuelled we cruised the city with Milena and Vladimir.

The pair took us on a walking tour through the city taking in the main highlights including the new cathedral (not yet finished despite it being in construction for a few decades!), town hall and the old fortress.

Belgrade Orthodox Church VIDEO

During the day we also had some very good coffee, some healthy Burek type pastries and these really delicious modern day knedles (a knedle is a potato type dumpling ball with filling 😍).

Throughout the day we did a standard 411 and peppered our hosts with questions on culture, history and life. I was astounded to hear Vladimir talk of his childhood in communist Yugoslavia where you had to line up at the grocery store for hours on end to get whatever product was currently in stock using all the money the state had paid your family at the time. This was coupled with periods of super high inflation. He said during one of these periods the value of money depreciated so much that on one day the weekly income could buy 12 eggs at the start of the day and could only buy 6 by the day’s end 😳. It sounded like scenes from the Great Depression but this was only in the 1990’s and I was again reminded how lucky my own upbringing was in Australia.
Despite these humble upbringings or perhaps because of them both Vladimir and Milena were super generous and insisted on paying for our meals throughout the day. We really had a terrific time with the pair who are of a similar age to ourselves and would be stoked to see them later on down the track (perhaps on this trip or even if they attain their goal of being able to work in anywhere in the world 🌎 as they are IT specialists).

In the afternoon we cruised back to Milena’s house and had a fish dinner and for dessert had palacinke with Lino lada (brown and white choc spread) and Cooke crumbles mixed in. Now the dessert was definitely ‘out of control’ level good and I couldn’t stop eating the pancakes until the plate was cleared! 5/5 on #BeausChilliScale (the addition of cookie crumble is a revelation and perhaps not a good one for the waistline 😂).

We did some route planning after dinner but crashed out pretty early from the cumulative fatigue of the past week of riding.

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Status quo from 17th October

Day 141 22 Oct 2018

Beograd to Valjevo, Serbia

Transport: 92.4km , 18.9km/hour

Racking up the casualty list 😩: we woke up and had some left over palacinka and got ready to depart. We farewelled Milena’s family 😔 and made our way further south having decided to now ride towards Sarajevo the capital of Bosnia.

I had planned the ride using the mapy.cz application which innocuously sent us down road 22. Now road 22 is the main thoroughfare out of Beograd towards Southern Serbia and has zero shoulder to speak of. We were on it for a short while before we decided to bail out due to too many near passes 😡 and hook up with an adjacent route heading in the same direction that was planned using the komoot application. This route took us down farm roads but overall lead to only a small increase in total distance so we were able to relax. Unfortunately during the chaos of changing routes and pulling the phone in and out the silicon phone holder I had faithfully been using for the last few months was lost 😢. This is one of the most underrated but important bits of kit we carry and it will be sorely missed.

Navigation was made more difficult by the fact my phone screen had stopped responding to swipes and touches (apparently a problem with iPhone 6’s). This presents a big problem as we primarily rely on navigation by phone gps. We thus decided to contact the nearest Warm Showers host in the nearby town (via Emms phone) to ask for 2 nights accomodation so that I could attempt to get my phone fixed in that period. Milos from Valjevo was super quick to respond and deciding to skip lunch so we could make the town before dark we rolled to his place late in the afternoon being both cold and wet due to some unexpected showers 🚿.

Navigation Stitch Ups VIDEO

Milos had us showered and both him and his mum (note the Serbian hospitality of the Mum again 😍) prepared a super delicious dinner of schnitzel with mushroom sauce and mash potato 😋. The 🍄 sauce was off the richter and I seriously could have had bowls of the delicious substance.

We stayed up with Milos talking about his life in Serbia (interestingly he is a Protection Engineer for the local distribution company ie pretty much my exact job back in Aus) and loves cycle touring. We went to bed around 9 but I ended up staying up watching movie trailers which is a bit of a bad habit of mine (at the movies I often enjoy watching the trailers more than the movie itself).

#TheCasualtyList…Items worth counting on this epic…
Pesto jar count (our new sweet hit replacement): 27
Hazelnut spread jar count: 14
Jam jar count: 11 (2 jars from berries we picked ourselves)
Honey jar count: 2
Speculos: 3
Tires Worn Away: 2
Brake pads cooked: 7
Gear cables: 1
Chains: 4
Handlebar tape: 2 rolls (1 roll equals 1 handlebar)
# fuel bottles: 3 litres of denatured alcohol, 1x 250g gas bottle
# Sporks broken: 1
# knives broken: 1
# knicks destroyed/used beyond use: 1
# shoes broken: 1 pair sandals
# novelty sunnies from Kurt: 1
# novelty straw hats from Kurt: 2 (lost somewhere in the Mediterranean ☹️)
# silicon phone holder (noooo this was essential gonna be hard to navigate now)
# possibly iPhone as screen is on fritz
Day 142-143 23-24 Oct 2018

Valjevo Serbia

Maintenance and the seven levels of iPhone hell 😡:

Day 1: we woke up and to the smell of a breakfast feast consisting of home made meat and cheese burek 😘 as prepared by Milos’s mum. We had organised a 2 night stay with Milos as I was keen to try and fix my iPhone which required a hard reset (ie time!) and some bike maintenance was also overdue. I got going in the bike work slinging chains and flipping brake pads. This took a bit longer than normal without a work stand but we got there!

Bike Maintenance Time Lapse VIDEO

Afterwards we walked into town to meet up with Milos at his best mates (also named Milos) bar Latcha Drom (means safe journey in Gypsie).

Milos_b (bar owner) was a hero and would not accept a penny for the beers and coffee consumed during our stay. His joint is like your local Aussie pub in and the Nikśićko beer (from Macedonia) has a very creamy head and smooth body. Definitely recommend going for the two beer when you visit.

We cruised home with Milos round 530 as his mum had prepared dinner for all of us which consisted of chicken parmigiana with French fries and pickles with a special type of cows cheese as a side (home made by a village friend).

After dinner I played a game of chess against Milos dad and got my ass thoroughly handed to me 😢. I really need to learn my small game (which is how to battle in a pawn war scenario). It wasn’t a late night before as we all called it.

Day 2: we had not planned for a 3 day stay but due to some bad weather forecasted and not having fixed my phone yet Milos told us to stay another day to get on top of everything and also chase the sun ☀️ so to speak with respect to riding (being a tourer he knows his priorities 🚿, 😋, 😴, ☀️). So after another smorgasbord of breakfast this time consisting of French toast, home made salami and fried chicken I got stuck into the process of rebooting my iphone whilst Emm caught up on tv shows lol. Now iPhones are great phones 99% of the time. The 1% of the time they are not is whenever you change to a new phone or have to reload a phone from a backup or anytime you have to interact with said phone through iTunes really. Anyways after 3+ hours of downloading then re uploading a backup I thought I had fixed my non responsive touch screen issue to find that signing back into iCloud on the phone had failed. Now apple like many online security systems requires a 2 step authentication process to verify your you when signing on but unfortunately they only allow the 2nd step of verification to be done via a registered phone no. My registered phone was my old Australian phone which is now defunk and there is no other option for verifying me apart from resetting my account completely which can take up to 30 days!!! I found this all out with the apple call centre and even they had no power to expedite the process. This is pretty unbelievable and is the reason I will switch out to android at the next opportunity. Sayonara apple 🖕.

Anyways I wasn’t that pissed surprisingly as I figured this process had to be done regardless. Afterwards we went for a quick walk and by the time we got home Milos mum had again prepared a very Serbian dinner of bean and beef soup (thick and tasty almost like a thick ramen tonkatsu soup) and had also prepared a lamb roast for the main 😳. It was all so very hearty and delicious and we found ourselves contemplating how we could pack Milos mum away for the rest of our tour 😂.

After dinner I again was beaten in wars of attrition in the age old game of chess versing Milos’s dad. Emm was a trooper and prepared some Aussie pancakes for the family and we were stoked to see Milos mum having seconds. We felt it was such a small token of repayment for her hospitality and cooking for us these past few days.

At about 9pm Milos and I went down to Milos_b bar and watched the championship league game of the Serbian soccer team Red Star verse Liverpool. Red Star got slammed but even making the league was a massive deal for the country and it was a cool event to watch in company of some eager fans. Heading home late we called it a night at around midnight.

#TheCasualtyList…Items worth counting on this epic…

Pesto jar count (our new sweet hit replacement): 27

Hazelnut spread jar count: 14

Jam jar count: 11 (2 jars from berries we picked ourselves)

Honey jar count: 2

Speculos: 3

Tires Worn Away: 2

Brake pads cooked: 8

Gear cables: 1

Chains: 6

Handlebar tape: 2 rolls (1 roll equals 1 handlebar)

# fuel bottles: 3 litres of denatured alcohol, 1x 250g gas bottle

# Sporks broken: 1

# knives broken: 1

# knicks destroyed/used beyond use: 1

# shoes broken: 1 pair sandals

# novelty sunnies from Kurt: 1

# novelty straw hats from Kurt: 2 (lost somewhere in the Mediterranean ☹️)

# silicon phone holder (noooo this was essential gonna be hard to navigate now)

# possibly iPhone as screen is on fritz

Day 144 – 25 October 2018

Valjevo to Petkovici Serbia

Transport: 96.2km , 23.1km/hour

The long cut: we woke and had our last meal courtesy of the wuvdebar chef Milos mum. This morning it was scrambled bacon and eggs with French toast and homemade salami with drinking yogurt as a side 👌. Milos mum really made our stay soooo comfortable and we both felt she was a mum away from mum sort of figure for both of us ❤️.

We got going and met up with both Milos at the bar and had some petty banger piccolo coffees. We shook hands, hugged and finally departed sad but also moderately confident we would see this pair again. Maybe touring east next year…I’ll work this angle stay tuned.

We cruised the relatively flat rise all the way to Loznica and upon arriving shared a chicken pizza for the stately sun of 300 dinar (ie $4AUD 😁).

We rolled down the river to find a camp spot and upon knocking on a locals doorstep were soon in the house having dinner and a real bed to sleep in. Our experience with Serbian people has wayyyyyyyyyy exceeded our expectations. These are some of the most hospitable people we have come across and even though the riding has been pretty average experience in this country, overall it has been top notch due to its peeps! Chapeau Serbia 👏.

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Status quo from 24 Oct

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