Tools for long motorcycle trip

Choosing the right tools when taking a long motorcycle trip is extremely important. Everyone should choose the right ones. According to some people, you do not need tools, only a credit card. If you are one of them you may not read further. For me, as a person who does not use a credit card, it is important to be able to fix some small problems along the way. Below you will find the full Read more…

Northern Black Sea Coast

After visiting Cape Emine, the journey continues further north. The first stop on the road is Beloslav. The city is located on the shores of Lake Varna and is home to the last Bulgarian submarine “Slava” (the name means “Glory:), now turned into a museum. The submarine was built in 1959 and launched in September of that year. At the end of 1985 it became part of the Bulgarian Navy, sailing until 2010. It was Read more…

Southern Black Sea coast

This time the trip starts from one of the (almost) most southern points of Bulgaria – Ahtopol and the not unknown lighthouse – one of the most photographed places during a storm. To my delight, this time the weather was sunny, still mid-summer. I head north and the first stop is the Thracian sanctuary Beglik Tash. The road to here goes along the coast. Steep rocks and some of the most beautiful beaches on our Read more…

Shipka, Buzludzha and Beklemeto

Located approximately in the geographical center of Bulgaria, the monuments located on the peaks of Stara Planina with the same names are an important part of Bulgarian history. After spending the night in a campsite on the shores of Zhrebchevo dam, I decided to driveto Shipka and Buzludzha. Although I have visited them many times, I always like to return to these places. Buzlodzha can be reached by an asphalt road from the southern side Read more…

Eastern Rhodopes part 2

The time has come for the second visit to the eastern Rhodopes.(Eastern Rhodopes part 1) The Rhodopes are one of the most beautiful mountains in Bulgaria. A mountain abounding in natural landmarks and cultural and historical sites. The first stop is a rope bridge. Actually this is the longest rope bridge in Bulgaria and is the only connection to village named Lisitsite. It is 260 m long and is built in the narrowest part of Read more…

Romania 2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation, at the time of the trip Romania was the only country neighboring Bulgaria that we could visit without a PCR test or quarantine after coming back home. So, even though we had already visited our northern neighbor, we decided to take a quick three-day tour. Day 1: Sofia – Cluj-Napoca Traditionally we get up early and by 05:00 we are already traveling. We quickly cross the Petrohan Pass and continue Read more…

Eastern Rhodopes part 1

The idea of a tour in this part of the Rhodopes has been in our mindes for a long time. We leave on Friday before noon in the direction of Plovdiv. Around Ihtiman we moved on the old road. After a short lunch in Asenovgrad we continue to Ardino, and near before Narechenski Bani we turned on the road through Lucky. Momchilovtsi, Banite follow and at 17:00 we are in Ardino. The road is mostly Read more…

Trun and river Erma’s gorge

The day is 11.05.2020. Until recently, entry and exit from regional cities in Bulgaria was blocked due to COVID-19 and took place through specially designated checkpoints. This severely hampered travel in the country. Although it is Monday, the day is a holiday for me and together with a friend, we quickly decide that it is time for a short trip around Sofia. We choose Trun and the gorge of the river Erma as a destination. Read more…

Croatia

The Croats are a Slavic people who settled on today’s Croatian lands in the 7th century. After the Second World War, Croatia became part of the new, socialist Yugoslavia. In 1991, one year after the first democratic elections, Croatia declared its independence. In the same year, war began with the military units of the remainder of Yugoslavia, which ended in 1995. Day 1 Plitvice lakes Part one – Bosnia and Herzegovina With the arrival of Read more…

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the six federal units forming the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The republic succeeded in gaining its independence during the wars in the SFRY in the 1990s. In the bloody civil war, about 100,000 people were killed and half the population moved to live elsewhere. Day 1 Sofia-Sarajevo Due to the limited time and the many places I wanted to visit, we were leaving early (5 am) heading Read more…