As a heatwave swept across Europe last week, we found ourselves back out on our bikes for the first time in months. Our timing was terrible - just one week later and we wouldn't have had to compete with such high temperatures, but needs must. We had left our bikes in Trebinje (Bosnia & Herzegovina) … Continue reading Tips for cycling in hot temperatures
The day that we arrived in Slovenia, we found ourselves camping in a half-built house belonging to a Croatian couple called Elena and Antonio. With absolutely no knowledge of Croatian or Slovenian we were able to communicate via Italian, but it became evident that we would have a better time in the Balkans if we … Continue reading Speak Serbo-Croatian in a week – from a bike-traveller’s perspective!
If I had to characterise this last journey from France to Herzegovina with just one word, it would probably be LANGUAGE. (It could also be PEOPLE, but many of the people we have met have been so important because of being able to communicate with them through their own Language.) I have looooong been a … Continue reading Can you really learn a language in three months?
So we’ve spoken about why, we’ve spoken about the what ifs and we’ve spoken about what you need. So how exactly do you travel with a cat? What can you expect from the day to day? Create a routine Cats are creatures of habit. They like routine. If you want your cat to embrace life … Continue reading What changes when you travel with your cat?
You’ve thought about why you want to travel with your cat and you’ve decided you can cope with your worries. Now you need to work out what you and your cat need. You probably need less that you think. Something to carry her in There are many options of cat carriers out there and your … Continue reading What equipment do you need to travel with your cat?
As I said in my previous post, the decision to travel with your cat is yours and probably not his. (That said, some cats do just love the car or going for walks with their humans!) So how do you weigh up your worries about whether it’s the right thing to do? Only you will … Continue reading Common concerns about travelling with your cat
In case you missed it, in November we found a kitten with a broken leg by the side of the road, and Sjena has become a part of our travelling team! I'm certainly not an expert on travelling with an animal, but I wanted to share some of the insights and things we have learnt … Continue reading How to travel by bike with a cat
One of the reasons I like to volunteer as I travel is to expose myself to new ideas and ways of being. Workaway is a really great way to try things that you wouldn’t necessarily in your ‘normal’ life. So when we found a permaculture and woodworking Workaway placement in Croatia that follows a raw … Continue reading Two months as a Raw Vegan
18th/19th November 2020 For several weeks cats seemed to be following us everywhere we went. There were cats where we camped, there were cats when we were out during the day. A young kitten slept under the porch of our tent one rainy night and I spent a long time wondering what it would be … Continue reading Siena’s Story
Unless you have planned accommodation in advance - be it campsites, hotels or Couchsurfing/WarmShowers - you will inevitably be haunted by the lingering shadow of uncertainty about where you will sleep throughout your days on the bike. This no doubt sounds unpleasant and uncomfortable to most, but once you learn that you will always find … Continue reading A Guide to Garden Camping