Once finally getting through the border towards Croatia, I stopped in a small town about 20km after called Cavtat. Initially I was supposed to stay in Lapad, right next to Dubrovnik, but after the whole adventure at the border I just stopped in the first place I could find. And I was very happy I did. Continue reading The Dalmatian Coast
Unfortunately, Montenegro was my shortest stop of the trip as I basically simply drove along the coast stopping in a couple of places and only sleeping one night in the country. Continue reading Montenegro
A quick update to say I have made it to Romania after 11,500km and 7 weeks spent on the road. This is only half way as I’m still driving back towards Dubai, but as you can imagine I was super happy to get here. I will carry on with catching up with the blog articles and hopefully in the next few days I will get the blog up-to-date. Continue reading Theti
Although the coastline in Albania was beautiful and I really enjoyed my time there, I was looking forward to seeing some of the Albanian mountains I had heard so much about and that’s when I started leaving the sea behind and heading inland towards the Komani Lake. Continue reading Komani Lake
As I’ve mentioned a couple of times before, we ran a bit behind with the blog as there were things happening every single day, so instead of trying in vain to catch up with everything, I am skipping a couple of parts from Turkey and Greece for now (Ana is busy writing some of those posts) so I can post some of the more recent stuff.
After my brief time in mainland Greece and dropping Ana at the airport, I headed North towards Albania, a new country for me, a country I had heard so many good things about. Continue reading Southern Albania
Once we made the decision to go South (see previous post), we got to Van fairly late driving slowly and enjoying the views. The drive from Kars was beautiful passing Mount Ararat (an extinct volcano) and a huge rock field (probably lava) which looked very similar to the lava fields I’ve seen before in Iceland. Continue reading Lake Van
After enjoying our break in Batumi, the next step on our original route plan was supposed to be Kars and the Van in Turkey. However because of all the latest issues in the South-East of the country we spent quite a few hours in Batumi debating if we should risk going South or change our route to go along the Black Sea coast. We had read that between Kars and Van there were quite a few attacks on police and military police and also a few trucks had been thrown up in flames with Molotov cocktails. So as we crossed the border between Georgia and Turkey, we had made up our mind to go along the Black Sea coast. Continue reading Decisions, decisions
After some rough days of off roading tracks, bumps, more bumps and lots of curves in the mountain roads, we decided to stay in Batumi for two nights instead of our initial plan and just chill out. I still had plenty of Starwood hotel miles, so we chilled out in style at the Sheraton Hotel, which greeted us with an upgrade and a beautiful view over the Black Sea. Continue reading Batumi, Batumi
Following up on the previous post about our adventures in the Svaneti area of Georgia, I also uploaded a video with a section of the drive. We’ve been using the GoPro quite a bit and we’ve got lots of cool video footage, so hopefully at the end of the trip we’ll do a cool edit of the whole thing.
The video is from the last part of the drive towards the village of Ushguli and it’s sped up about 2 times faster.
As we moved on from the Kazbegi area, we knew we wanted more of the beautiful Georgian mountains so we did a bit of research trying to figure out which way is the best way to go into Svaneti, a mountains area also in the North of Georgia, but slightly more towards the West. Continue reading Svaneti and the best lunch ever