August 01, 2009 GMT - Photo links

I have been a little remiss in posting photos for the last few entries, mostly because Facebook has been causing me no end of hassle. So here they are.

August 01, 2009 GMT - Closing the circle

After a wonderful time in Venice, I ride back to Paris

July 24, 2009 GMT - Slovenia

Into the last country I'm visiting fully, for lots of active travelling

July 16, 2009 GMT - Croatia part 2

Carrying on up the coast of Croatia, with a few forays inland to national parks. Lots of relaxing by the sea...

July 06, 2009 GMT - Bosnia-Hercegovina & into Croatia

My travels in Bosnia, and first days in Croatia

June 28, 2009 GMT - Photo links - Albania & Monetnegro
More photos of Albania here. Photos of Montenegro here....

June 27, 2009 GMT - Leaving Albania, and Montenegro

I leave Albania, and the rain catches up with me yet again in Montenegro.

June 18, 2009 GMT - Albania

I head into what I expect to be the hardest country of my trip, at least from a riding point of view!

June 14, 2009 GMT - Serbia and Macedonia

Last couple of days in Serbia, and my time in Macedonia

June 08, 2009 GMT - Into Serbia

I've finally left Romania, after having holed up to avoid more bad weather, and am now in Serbia with sunshine!

May 30, 2009 GMT - Photo links

Links to all the photos so far

May 30, 2009 GMT - Moldova & Romania

Crossing from Ukraine to Moldova, a brief stay and into Romania.

May 23, 2009 GMT - Ukraine

I've made it to Ukraine! The biggest country on my trip, my most northerly point, and one where I can't even read...

May 20, 2009 GMT - Slovakia

I've made it into my first completely unknown country, and met lots of people.

May 16, 2009 GMT - Austria

More rain, and big city excitement in Vienna.

May 14, 2009 GMT - Europe in the rain

I've made it as far as Austria, via France and Germany, with some great scenery and lots of rain!

May 08, 2009 GMT - Sean's house

A long-ago promise

May 08, 2009 GMT - On the move again

After two weeks at my parents', it's time to head off on the trip proper.

April 23, 2009 GMT -
Rather a lot has happened after the last post, which is part of why I haven't written anything in a while (the other part being that rural France doesn't have much wifi kicking around, and I've been a bit busy...

April 11, 2009 GMT - Photos
I'm afraid I can't figure out how to get photos small enough for the blog on the eee, so they're on facebook for the time being: That's all for tonight, I'm on slow stolen internet, waiting for things to...

April 08, 2009 GMT - And so it begins... Badly!
I wasn't going to add another entry this quickly, so don't get used to it. But I thought you might be amused to hear about my first 24 hours of actual independent motorbike travel. Plus my hotel is being renovated...

April 06, 2009 GMT - Here we go!
After a wonderful couple of days at my friends Chris and Natalie's wedding, I've ridden hundreds of miles of motorway to my parents' house near Paris. It's only a brief stop though, and today I carry on down to the...

April 02, 2009 GMT - Background
Starting in April 2009, I will be travelling round Europe on a 650 Transalp for around 4 months. The first month will be spent in France researching and writing for Rough Guides, then I head east towards Ukraine and the...


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