So finally today was the day to leave Greece after a long while. With some delay because of some issues with the blog software… The departure was easy… just needed to have some stuff done first. Then the direction was … Read More »
The last days resting at the camping of Alexandroupolis…beach, electronic, bike repairs, and more…. Last pork for a while….
Getting up with the sun is always nice…. and it will be a reason why I might have to get earlier to bed;-). Especially when the sun is heating the tent… Hello sun! The quiet cost west of Alexandroupoli with … Read More »
Sometimes you have to sleep beside the road…in that case it was a side road which could not be seen from the main road. Even at night, the by-passing cars were not able see the tent and its reflecting parts. … Read More »
Waking up at the beach was a nice experience especially because of the wind and the noise. On the other hand, the vacuum cleaning with a towel isn’t so effective. Unfortunately, the app for the blog is sometimes not working … Read More »
After passing the rainy days at a very friendly warmshower/couchsurfer, the journey continued… with headwind. But good training for the legs. Finally some doping for the mind and the body…. Water and church together… the most important for many of … Read More »
After having pack the tent, buying some food and taking a coffe italiano, i was ready for the ferry Where some of the blocks are delivered Feeling a bit home… but not daring to knock at the door 😉 Dark … Read More »
After a few days in the hotel, I started with some rain drops to cycle south of the Thasos Island. The goal: find the Giola pool and a place to put the tent. I wouldn’t go to the Giola by … Read More »
As the last riding day was a bit to hard (1600+ climbing metres), I had yesterday a day off and used the time to do some washing and collect some garbage as a contribution to the water I used. The … Read More »
…and turn back because nature is stronger!
After the tire damage I needed some spare. As the producer of the tire wanting to send me a replacement by parcel, I had another time to change a bit my plans…
Today’s special day started early with a loud bird’s noise at 6:30 in the morning….
After a longer break, the journey continued…. with all the training to do again while knowing that the condition will come back. Hopefully sooner than later… Some darker clouds from north Short break…After a longer climbing, the reward of the … Read More »
Is Mt Athos and the religious, nearly mistic half island a dream on earth? Of course, being Christian Atheist change the point of view. As well as it would by being orthodox Christian. For people having faith and willing to … Read More »
Day four started with my longest stay in a church ever: 2.5h (instead of the 4.5h marathon for the orthodox). After breakfast (with some of the rest of the day before- by the way: no meat on Athos!) I headed … Read More »
The third day had another goal: reaching the “capital” Karyes by foot. Around 21km I had a first thought to the two mountaineers from Romania: they wanted to climb up on the 2nd day. The weather would have been in … Read More »
While the religious guy where invited to wake up early in the morning to go to the mess, I was let in total doubt if I shall or if I am allowed to do so. I preferred to stay in … Read More »
First of al, here the “where to get more information” about that region: http://www.athosfriends.org/PilgrimsGuide/map/ Then you will need your entering paper for the half island. Like a Visum that allowsyou to stay there for 3 nights (for 30€) Boarding the … Read More »
Finally back on a bit more cycling… the condition starts to be a little bit to be back! The day started nicely…. with the same view as yesterday with a nice beach. The only negative point: I had thought to … Read More »
After a hiking weekend the goal was cycling the south of the second of the three half island of Chalkidiki. That island was looking much more promising as less flat. The weather started a bit cloudy and with a first … Read More »
Waiking up with the bird song and sun is really nice… But the tent was in the shadow of the tree and the moisture from the sea was still on the tent… it took some more time to get ready. … Read More »
After a cooool night even being in a house, I was invited for coffee, sweets and an Albanian Grappa for breakfast…. 🙂 I decided to cycled against the wind to the south of the island… as there should have been … Read More »
After heavy rain and strong wind, the night was quite short… even some tent peg were out of the soil. Mount Olympos again… And the goal of the day: Cave with the oldest skull found in Greece 300’00-600’000y ago And … Read More »
As my friendly Couchsurfing host needed to go to work, my day started early. I brought everything down and packed the bike. My first goal after a coffee was to go to the Athos office to get some information. I … Read More »