Monthly Archives: October 2011

The eve of the Balkans

I’m in Dubrovnik, and have found a campsite with a free internet cafe, where I decided to stay for a few days, convinced it’ll actually save me money in the long run, given how ruinously expensive internet cafes are and how much catching up I have to do. I’m rather dismayed about how long I’ve […]

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Is it for charity?

Well, not really. But my dear mother has other ideas, and has set up a Just Giving page, in order to donate 50p per day to the WWF as long as I’m on the road. So if you have charitable urges burning a hole in your pocket, I urge you to follow her example.

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Nutella, oh Nutella!

Whenever I’m on the continent, Nutella – along with its cheaper, less famous, but nonetheless basically identical spin-offs – forms a substantial part of my diet. I sometimes get through a whole jar in a day. You can buy Nutella just as easily in the UK, of course. But, for some reason, I never have. […]

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Keeping company

So far cycle touring has been a relatively solitary pursuit for me. This all changed a week ago, when I was joined for the Trieste-Dubrovnik leg by a friend from Ireland. I was slightly nervous that my hermit-like self would struggle to live in such close proximity with someone else for more than a few […]

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The first day of winter (Lake Bled)

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Winter at my heels

…or How A Journey Will Always Expand To Fill the Time Allotted To It. So I sped into Slovenia with very little in the way of plans. My only deadline was that I had to meet a friend in Trieste on the 9th, which was still over a week away, and Slovenia’s not a big […]

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The Routemaster

You might have noticed that there’s one page of this website that’s always bang up to date. This is because, almost every evening, I sit in my tent, laboriously sign in to gmail via my Kindle (yes, it does internet, but this is 1995-style internet, with each page taking five minutes to load) and send […]

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Catching up with myself

OK, OK, so I’m gettingĀ a bit behind with my reporting. I’ve been pretty spoilt so far, staying with friends every couple of days in Germany, all of whom were happy not only to give me the use of their spare bed, larder and washing machine, but also to leave me alone with a laptop for […]

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