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Photo by Ellen Delis, Lagunas Ojos del Campo, Antofalla, Catamarca

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Ellen Delis,
Lagunas Ojos del Campo,
Antofalla, Catamarca



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Wauu, I like your report too. I was "visiting" most of the places "in person", but it's always nice to seen them again.

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Thanks Franc, glad you are enjoying it

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Day 30 Balkans Trip

Day 30 Balkans Trip

Not a lot to report today. All I have done is some washing and been out for a walk, had some food and relaxed all day.

Tomorrow I am hoping to be on the road for 0800hrs and go from here ( Kolasin) to Skopje in Macedonia to visit ccaa (a member of the HUBB) for a couple of nights. Then it will be time to do the long push back North

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Absolutely stunning pics Lonerider
Are these on phone only or camera as well ???
Seriously, you should enter 2442 in the next Horizons calendar competition
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!!!!! day 30 !!!! only seems like a couple of days since i started following you mate !!! goodluck with the treck north , the Dalmation Coast road is well worth it
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Absolutely stunning pics Lonerider
Are these on phone only or camera as well ???
Seriously, you should enter 2442 in the next Horizons calendar competition
Hi Bucket

The photos are all taken with my Iphone 5s. Glad you like them. I think its doing a great job.

I have look at doing the calendar but they are just too small for the size they want

Wayne


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!!!!! day 30 !!!! only seems like a couple of days since i started following you mate !!! goodluck with the treck north , the Dalmation Coast road is well worth it
Haha yeah that's what I thought i still have about 3 weeks left.

Change of plan. Serbia, Hungry, Slovakia, Cech Rebublic, Germany to visit a friend then ride to the ferry

Not had wifi so will do updates when I leave and start heading up north

Wayne

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Day 31 Balkans Trip

Day 31 Balkans Trip

Had a great ride today from Kolasin to Skopje in Macedonia
The roads were really good all day.

Day 31 Kolasin to Skopje

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When I sent off from Kolasin at 0800hrs it was really cold and thick with mist. You could only see about 50 meters in front of you. As I started to climb I came out of it. This didn’t last too long, as soon as I droped back down I was back into it. Cold, wet mist. I even had to put my heated grips on at one point. The mist lasted for about an hour and a half.


Looking down on the some of the mist I had ridden through


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Crossing the border from Montenegro to Kosovo was easy and I paid 10 euro for some insurance which was valid for 15 days, they did not do transit insurance. The road on the route I took was really good and afforded some good riding.


A sneaky shot of the Border post

Some shots inside Kosovo












Spotted this in one of the towns I went through...I didn't realise KFOR were still in Kosovo! It had Soldiers in it, not local, I thought the uniform looked German

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The crossing from Kosovo to Macedonia was not so good. I left Kosovo ok but when I came to the Macedonian border I got a stroppy guard after being told by another to park in a particular place to go buy insurance. So we exchanged words and then he walked off but he was not very happy. I got the insurance which was 50 Euros, I nearly fell through the floor, all the other countries I had been to had not totalled that price. But anyway it was paid and off I went. It was only about 20 in to Skopje from the border.

I went straight into the city centre and found a cafe with Wifi so I could message Petre (ccaa) to come and get me.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skopje











Then it was to his place for food and drink and a relax after doing just shy of 200 miles

Wayne

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Day 32 Balkans Trip

Day 32 Balkans Trip

First I would like to say a big thanks to Petre and his great family for hosting me for a few days and showing me some of the sights around Skopje.




Getting ready to go out

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Had a good ride around the outskirts of Skopje and inside the city.

Visited a view point up Mount Vodno which over looked the city and you got a great view of Skopje.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vodno








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Then we went and had a look a a 12th Century Church which was still on Mount Vodno but a bit further down. It has been renovated but on the inside there was some lovely murals on the wall.
Middle Vodno Monastery, Mala Bogorodica.














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From there we visited Lake Matka which has been artificially made in a canyon by building a dam across the River Treska. Also there is another church this time is was a 14th Century Church and again there were some good murals on the wall

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matka_Canyon

















Then it was into the city and a visit to the Old town Bazzare. Filled with lots of market stalls and cafe bars.

Wayne

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Day 33 Balkans Trip

Day 33 Balkans Trip

Stayed local to Skopje and visited a viewpoint at Kozjak and had a great view across several ridge lines and another man made lake made by the River Treska

https://macedonia-timeless.com/eng/t...s/kozjak-lake/

Day 33 Local to Skopje

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