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Photo by George Guille, It's going to be a long 300km... Bolivian Amazon

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


Photo by George Guille
It's going to be a long 300km...
Bolivian Amazon



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Great report fella
Get some 2" plastic duct tape, to run around the pannier lid in the event of rain.

Cheers Bucket, glad you're enjoying the read
Funny you should say that, thought of that and have a roll with me

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Day 21 Balkans Trip

Day 21 Balkans Trip

Last night I went to view the Bridge when it was dark, It looked quite good all lit up. I also stopped of at a restaurant and had a local dish of food. I had Japrak it was very tasty.





Today I went to Buna N43.25678 E17.90258
The Buna is a short river in Bosnia and Herzegovina; it is a left bank tributary of the Neretva. Its source (Vrelo Bune), a strong karstic spring, is near the village Blagaj, southeast of Mostar. Actually, it is best known by famous Buna Spring (Vrelo Bune), one of the strongest spring in Europe and extremely cold water. The Buna flows west for approximately 9 km, starts at Blagaj and meandering through villages Blagaj, Kosor, Malo Polje, Hodbina and joins the Neretva at Buna village. The Bunica river is main left bank tributary of the Buna.

BH Tourism - Blagaj - Buna














It was a nice place to visit and to sit and relax just listening to the water.

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I then had a steady ride back to Mostar and went into the town

Some photos from the way back to Mostar











Tomorrow I am making tracks into Montenegro and I hope I have plotted my route to take in the old road to Trebinje

Wayne

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Day 22 Balkans Trip

Day 22 Balkans Trip

I set off from Mostar with no real idea of where I would end up. All I did know is that I was making my was towards Kotor in Montenegro.

Day 22 Mostar to near Kotor

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I had a great day riding. I thought I had plotted the old road to Trebinje
but it turned into a really bad track which I was not willing to tackle on my own with a heavy bike so I turned round and went back to the main road. Initially the track was ok but then it turned into sloppy mud, that was the point I turned around. It was not worth the risk by myself.




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The roads were great for most of the time. Great long bends and some super scenery.
Early on the route I came across some more of the stones just on the outskirts of Stolac N43.09230 E17.92423. Some were fenced off and the others across the road were not.











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An old Fort in Stolac


Monument in Stolac






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I stopped at a 14th Century Church, which was nice. It was just at the side of the road on the outskirts of Trebinje. Once in Trebinje I stopped for a good long break after I had found a nice place in the town centre. A couple of coffees were in order.













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From there I went towards the border crossing. On the way there I went passed a fair sized lake. Bilecko Lake. I was a nice area to ride as the road was good.










Found this about 4.5 mile from the border in Bileca

I crossed the Bosnia/Montenegro Border at N42.86163 E18.47958. Leaving Bosnia was a breeze, they didn’t even want to stamp me out even though I asked. I was stamped in. Strange.


A sneaky shot of the Bosnia Border CP

Then it was about 300m in no mans land to the Montenegro Border control. There the guy asked for my passport, which he got, then he asked for my vehicle documents. So I pulled the bike over and got them out. I gave him my V5 (registration document). He was typing away on the computer. Then he asked for my green card which I didn’t have. He called for his mate who was in another booth. He spoke good English and he told me I would have to buy insurance. So I bought some insurance at the border control area, 20 Euro for 15 days.
So half an hour later I was back on the road. No stamp into the country?.

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Welcome to Montenegro

The road started of really bad and worn, it would have been better if it was a fully unpaved road rather than what it was. But after a few miles it went into a great road with lots of long sweeping bends and wonderfully scenery.
It was a really good ride towards Kotor.








My first view of the Bay of Kotor and the Adriatic









I ended up stopping in a Hotel in Perast and had to take out a small mortgage to pay for it 60 Euro, after coming from Bosnia I nearly fell through the floor, Ouch. I hope its not going to be this expensive all the time. But it may well be as it is back to using the Euro again.


Stuffed Squid

Hotel Conte N42.48630 E18.69801, It’s a nice room and see took pity on me I think and gave me a sea view room for the same price, it should have been 80 Euro.





I also got a voucher for a free drink in the restaurant next door





Cruise Ship leaving the Bay

A nice easy day tomorrow, about 5 mile to Kotor, find my Airbnb accommodation and relax, sort out my route for the next legs and possible pop to Dubrovnik

Wayne

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€60 for a room !!!!! the modern world is a bummer sometimes

Looking good though Wayne and the more i read the more i'mthinking of a revisit
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€60 for a room !!!!! the modern world is a bummer sometimes

Looking good though Wayne and the more i read the more i'mthinking of a revisit
Yeah it sure is
Get yourself back

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Day 23 Balkans Trip

Day 23 Balkans Trip

I have had a steady morning, only a 6/7 mile ride to Kotor. Once there I had a bit of a ride around. Sourced a new sim card for my phone and then sat and had a coffee.

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


The other side of the Bay from where I was




Nice coffee spot in Kotor


The entrance to the old town

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I then set off to meet my Airbnb host, I met him at around 1130hrs. We sat and drank coffee and some home brew, a bit like slivodić, before I settled into my apartment. A nice place, 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen and a balcony. Just sat relaxing now and deciding on whether to go to Dubrovnik or to Lovcen tomorrow? £35 for 3 nights.








The balcony view

Wayne

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Don't tempt me but i've go Dakar in my sights next year

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Day 24 Balkans Trip

Day 24 Balkans Trip

I went to Dubrovnik today. Well the sun was out, the weather was great, and the roads were good, so why not.

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