July 24th to August 5th
Months of planning led up to this trip… & in the months of planning, there was a constant negotiation from my part. Sure, I’d been camping before, for like a day. That last real camping trip I took was when I was 12. If I was going to travel two weeks by bike again, I would need a hotel at least once every two or three nights.
I’m not saying my terms weren’t met… I’m saying that once we actually got out there, I couldn’t give a rats-arse about a hotel. In two weeks, we stayed at two establishments, the rest of the time it was just us against & the night sky through our uncovered tent.
…just us, & the mosquitos.
There was a lot going on in that trip. 12 hours straight driving one day. An encounter with multiplying gypsies. Loosing the back breaks. Plenty. Of course, I’m trying to recap on something that happened 6 months ago. You see now? You see why I’ve made the blog? My memory is going in my old age…. & I haven’t kept a journal since I was 15.
For a complete list of places we saw, here was our daily breakdown: Day 1: – Κόρινθος – Ριο – Μεσολόγγι – Αμφιλοχία – Βόνιτσα – Λευκάδα (Γιαλός) Day 2: – Πρέβεζα – Φιλιππιάδα – λίμνη ζηρος – Ιωάννινα – φαράγγι Βίκου (Βοϊδοματης) Day 3: – Πάπιγκο – φαράγγι Βίκου Day 4: – Κόνιτσα – Νεάπολη – Κοζάνη – Θεσσαλονίκη – Καβάλα – Κεραμωτής – Θασος Day 5: – Explore thassos Day 6: – Ξάνθη – Κομοτηνή – Αλεξανδρούπολη – Σαμοθράκη Day 7: – Explore Σαμοθράκη Day 8: – Αλεξανδρούπολη – Κομοτηνή – Ξάνθη – Πόρτο Λάγος – Κεραμωτής Day 9: – Θεσσαλονίκη – Βέροια – Γρεβενά – Μέτσοβο Day 10: – Ηγουμενίτσα – Παξοί – Ηγουμενίτσα – Φραγγι Βίκου Day 11: – Φραγγι Βίκου chill out day Day 12: – Πάπιγκο – homeward bound