Nothing has exposed me so consistently and vividly to the fragility and inevitable finitude of life as cycle touring.
When i rode my bicycle from Copenhagen to Istanbul in Autumn last year, people along my way kept asking me, “isn’t this a bad time of the year to be doing this?” They might have been right — so, this Autumn i decided i’ll try hitchhiking instead 😀
This is the second article, about Romania, in the series on how my expectations about each country i visited during my 2017 cycle tour were challenged by my actual experience in them.
The ‘bench outside’ is still a prevalent feature in Eastern European countryside. Where did it go in the “West”?
After 63 gruesome, bumpy gravel road kilometers, was that a mirage or indeed the beginning of a smooth, freshly paved road!?