Map of the trip Rumania 2016

Nearly 4.500km done… what a ride…

Romania – I. Touring a country rich in history, arts and scenic beauty

  The largest of the Balkan countries is rich in cultural heritage has a dramatic mountain scenery, the unique Danube Delta and a stunning coastline at the Black Sea. We had 23 days to explore Romania´s various areas and once more we started with the car-sleeper train to get from Hamburg to Vienna to save the time and the German highway for the first 1100km. We past Hungary within one day to have as much time as possible to discover Romania. It is a large country with intense contrasts: some cities are truly Western Europe; some villages can seem to have been brought back from the past into the NOW. And all over the country you will find horse carriages… and behind the next turn on the gravel maybe a Lamborghini or Ferrari…This time we will not give you such a detailed report as it would be too much to Read More …

Balkan Trip 2015, 3/3 – “Four-Some”, how NOT to keep good intentions and another motorcycle outage…

… Stunning Albania, Mostar´s relicts of war and the coast line of Croatia We chose a nice little winding route leading direction Plav, Eastern Montenegro. As a group of four now, together with Stefan and Tobias; we had to find out how it will go. We thought maybe it is just a pain for them or too boring as Kerstin was still in a “training mood”. We promised each other that we will all agree immediately to split again if anybody has not fun anymore. So far it was working really well and we were all in good spirits. From time to time Kerstin waved them through so they could speed up and have some fun. Half of the way to Plav there was a gravel turnoff directing to a 2.641m peak where we wanted to meet. Kerstin wasn’t sure yet if she would like to go a gravel dead Read More …

Balkan Trip 2015 2/3 – Gas! Gas! Gas! – Montenegro

Montenegro – Cerna Gora – A real gem for nature lovers and motorcyclists We were wondering what we would discover in Montenegro. Culturally, scenic and not at last the quality of the roads; Kerstin’s large playground/training facility was opened. At the beginning of the famous Kotor Bay we turned north and we wanted to reach the Durmitor National Park before the evening. Pretty soon the streets turned to twisty loops; higher and higher into the mountains. The first impression was really good and there was very little traffic. The scenery was beautiful, the temperatures pleasant and Kerstin tried to adapt to the speed of Sascha more and more. And more and more often Sascha called on the Interphone: “You have to go faster! You are going to tilt over in the curve!” Here it was again “Gas!Gas!Gas!” In Niksic we stopped ​​for shopping and late afternoon we were close to Read More …

On the road again?!?

More or less we are continuously on the road! We both have a job and travel is limited to the weekends and vacation periods for the moment. Every free minute we use to explore and in our mind we are anyhow always on the road – back in memories or planning to continue our dream one day. Next would be the Pan Americana and there are many more places we have not seen yet! And of course we have to go back to the places we have been and visit all the lovely people we became friends with!!! Kerstin meanwhile got her own motorbike, an Honda TransAlp, and that means many lessons to learn ;-) Our next “short trip” is coming closer: 23 days for Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia Herzegovina, and Montenegro – maybe Albania as well. At least a period to smell the freedom once again! With Regards to all Read More …