Croatia: Making fire, picking vegetables & bike repair

Martin has joined me again after one week in Graz. We spent three nights together in the hut. It was either cloudy or stormy. We made fire constantly in order to cook our meals, either on my small wood stove or in the open. At night, we made olive oil candle to light up the…

A humid week with new friends

One week has passed since I stepped my foot on the bank of this beautiful river of Drava on the Croatian side. Are you curious where I am now? The answer is: I am still here! I slept under the stars for nights by the river. Every day, a few families or individuals with dogs…

Day 4: Fish spa by the river

Yesterday evening, my gear broke and it made a lot of noise as I kept on pedalling. Unfortunately I left my repair kit with Martin and couldn’t fix it (nor that I had the luxury of time to – all I thought about was to arrive in Croatia before dark). At 8pm, I managed to…

Is homesickness a sign of one’s inability?

People who have moved or travelled to another country or town for an extended period of time must have experienced homesickness at one or more points of his life. It often hits you when you’re over the initial high of being in a new environment, sampling exotic cuisine, being greeted in a different language, observing how…

Day 3: Crossing Slovenia to Croatian border

Austria to Romania, Day 3 Today I am cycling alone as Martin took a train back to Graz in order to repair his broken spokes. His front rack collapsed under the heavy weight of the panniers; and my kickstand as well. They’re obviously not happy with the burden we assigned to them.  I shall let…

Von Graz bis Rumänien auf dem Rad: Anfang 

Tag 1: Ein Platten Wir sind losgefahren um 19 Uhr von Graz, und haben den Radweg entlang der Mur gefolgt bis ein Dorf in der Nähe von Wildon, wo wir unseren Zelt aufgebaut haben. Es ist nicht so schön dass ich einen Platten habe am ersten Tag von unsere Reise nach Rumänien. Der Himmel ist…

Trip delayed/ Life in Graz 

If you wonder why I haven’t started my Romania trip with Martin, it’s because we’re busy sorting things out of his old apartment. So many things to clear out, pack and move; it’s in fact tougher than packing up my camp every day! We’re exhausted! As our initial plan to slowly cycle across Hungary for…

Movie: Rome to Zurich on a bicycle

  Countries: Italy & Switzerland Time frame: May & June 2017 Total distance: 1100km Pedalling days: 34 Nights camped: 28 Company: Alone & Valerio Language spoken: Italian I should be nominated as the slowest cycle tourer of the year!  Frankly, I always enjoy my camping spot so much that it feels just like home. Valerio…

A day in Kher’s life #2: Paddling in Zürich 

MOVIE BELOW 27 June 2017, Zürich, Switzerland  9am+ “We’re going to spend the evening on our boat in the river today. Do you want to join us?” asks Karin, my Warmshowers host in Zurich. “Of course!” I reply with a high tone, unable to hide my excitement.  It is my second day in Zurich. Valerio…

Opening speech

  So, after a long time on the road, I’ve decided to start a blog jotting down my journeys. One of the reasons is that my desire to share what I experience has grown bigger, and another one being that I’ve become more resourceful, as in I have now more free time, less humanly struggle…