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Old 04-11-2009, 02:29 PM   #1
Andy G OP
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Location: eastern Munich outback, Bavaria, Germany
Oddometer: 551
Dolomites, Greece, Balkan: 8 countries in 15 days

Through the Dolomites (I) to Ancona (I), with the ferry to Igoumenitsa (Gr), some days on the Pelopones (Gr), home through the Balkan, Albania and the Kroatian Coast...

Munich (D) - Dolomites (I) - Ancona (I) - Ferry to Igoumenitsa (Gr) - Patras (Gr) - Xylokastro (Gr) - Patras (Gr) - Sarande (Al) - Durres (Al) - Shkoder (Al) - Stari Bar (SRB) - Petrovac (SRB) - Dubrovnik (HR) - Split (HR) - Maslenica (HR) - Karlobag (HR) - Senj (HR) - Rijeka (HR) - Postojna (SLO) - Ljubljana (SLO) - Loiblpass (A) - Villach (A) - Salzburg (A) - Munich (D)

2 weeks, 3.800 km, a 91' Transalp, a 03' F650GS, great landscape, roads, tracks, people...

So this is how it started:
We (that is my ex-GF Anita and me) originally planned to leave Munich together and take the direct way to Ancona in Italy, get the ferry to Greece, spend some days at a Buddhist retreat place near Xylocastro and then have a relaxed trip through the Balkan back home. But at T-48h Anita got the opportunity of a big job. She's a violin maker, self employed and she couldn't reject it. At T+24h, with no end of the job in sight, I decided to start alone. I said I'll go to the Dolomites (part of the Italian Alps), enjoy the twisties and passes and wait for her there. Soon it became clear that she would need two more days to finish the job, so I went on to Greece where we finally met again. Due to the delay and an addtional relaxing day in Greece the "relaxed trip through the Balkan" became some sort of rallye...

More to come...

Cheers, Andy
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