LJUBLJANA TO RATECE (Italian border) ON THE “NEW” BIKE PATH. MUSEUM DESK SHOW (photos)

I try to ride my bike weekly from Skofja Loka to Ljubljana (25km).  On one journey home I notice some new Red Bike Signs that directed you to “Kranj.”.  I wondered what route it took and why there was no signs to Skofja Loka?

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SKOFJA LOKA IS STRAIGHT AT THIS SIGN, HOW HARD IS IT TO ADD THAT TO THE SIGN?

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WHERE THE HELL IS VELENJE SLOVENIA? & WHAT IS THERE TO DO?

I volunteered to set up an Electric-Bike (E-Bike) testing area., during the European Mobility Week.  I love to bicycle, but for transportation the E-Bike can replace your car, in lots of situations.  We had 30 people test ride the E-Bike, all came back with  huge smiles. One of the other participants also had an E-bike for testing.  I talked with him and he said he was from Velenje (where?). He told me there are  60 km of separated bike paths in Velenje & you can get an E-Bike too!, I’m in. Continue reading

SLOVENIAN KAMNIK ALPS LOOP BIKE TOUR with Stanley

I like my Blog  to focus on bicycles and the positive contributions bikes can play in our lives.    I had already ridden & written about the Kamnik Alps loop bike ride. MAP.  I’ve been wanting to re-do the ride because of the nature and people this tour provides.  Stanley wanted to visit Slovenia, so this was the perfect ride to show off Slovenia (& a little of Austria too). Continue reading

CITADEL CITY OF SIGHISOARA, ROMANIA PART IV: Prince Charles loves Romania too

Brasov was really great and now were headed to Sighisoara, it’s only an 1 1/2 hour drive away.  But first we’re stopping at Viscri.  Prince Charles has bought a house here and you can even stay overnight if you want.  Charles bought his house in Viscri in 2006 and another in the village of Zalanpatak in 2010.  His goal is to help preserve the culture, history, buildings and promote Romania’s sustainable agriculture. Continue reading

DANUBE DELTA part II :Where’s the Pelicans?

 

We got up early for another long day of driving,  haven’t ridden the bikes, yet.  We are staying  4 nights in the Delta, hopefully a little bike riding too?  We’re earning our Romanian driving certificate, holy shit.   I feel like we’re on a Grand Prix race track.  I love all the road-side novelty shops.   I heard we would have to take a ferry, so here we go. Continue reading

ROMANIA: by car 3500km, by bike 100km. part I : THE MONASTERIES & MORE

Biking across the Mediterranean  I was constantly warned about the troubles of traveling in Albania.  At the end of my journey, I picked Albania as the best country to travel through.  The people, history and nature were all top notch.  I heard similar stories about Romania, the Romas, crime and corruption.  Of course all that did was spark my interest even more about visiting Romania.  I remember when Romania was accepted into the EU, the shouts from the UK were “they’re coming to steal all our metal.”  No need need to worry about that now with Brexit.
We watched  National Geographic’s 3 part series “WILD CARPATHIA”, about Romania  I wanted to know more, so I watched it twice.  At the end I told Natasa “I want to go tomorrow”, her response “Maybe?”  She wanted to go to Belgium, no Belgium for me.  I said I’ll go to Romania alone.  She went into her computer room and found a blog that raved about Romania, then she was on board (finally). Continue reading