TandemTravelers : Croatia. Kind people, delicious beer and English TV)

07 august 2017 Travel time: with 25 July 2017 on 26 July 2017
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Chronology with details :

1. Who are they? Why do they need it? (travel plan)


2. Ukrainian visa-free for cyclists. What, like our experience (crossing the border Ukraine-Verngria)


3. Cult of farms in Hungary (road to Budapest, 2 days)


4.1st 100km per day, night ride attempt, safety moat (road to Budapest, 3d)


5. Provocation of the police and the first problems with the knee (road to Budapest, 4 days)


6. July 17th. Budapest. Day - excursion. Scale, extraordinary people (1st capital)


7. City of Velence with lake and sailing school. Lake Balaton, Friday evening (road Budapest - Velense - Lake Balaton)


8. Epic trip with combines. Hungarian-Croatian border and turbo oven! (Fr. Balaton - Letenui)


9. Croatia. Kind people, delicious beer and English-language TV) (Croatian border - Novi Marof - Teplicica)


10. Nuts and rearranging the trailer to another fixture! (Novi Marof)


11. Dangerous city of Zagreb. Delicious street. Fall (Novi Marof - Zagreb)

12. Slovenian gem. Vegetarian farm (Zagreb - Gorná Pohanca)


13. A sharp descent + tandem + trailer = sticky brakes and their complete failure (Mountain Pohanca - Ljubljana)


14. Beautiful night Ljubljana (Ljubljana)


15. Italy, Adriatic Sea, descent at 16%! Overnight on the beach without a tent (Ljubljana - Sezana - Trieste)


16. Beginning of the Adriatic. Italy - Slovenia. Heat 42" (Trieste - Slovenia)

17. Descent. Mountain serpentine without brakes. Worn sneaker. Hitchhiking with tandem (Slovenia - Croatia, Buzet)


18. Croatian capital of active tourism. Food hack (Croatian border - Buzet)

19. Re-spoke and wheel alignment. (Buzet - Rijeka)


So, we are in Croatia. What can I tell you? These are beautiful landscapes, an insane number of villages, smiling people and a lot of apples.

The Croatian language is more understandable for us, there are many similarities with Russian and most of the population knows English at a good level.

Asking for water in the house, we were generously treated to apples and peaches for the journey.

The country is saturated with mountains, therefore, turning along the road, you can watch the sun hide behind the peaks.

Near the small town of Novi Marof, we managed to fit in with the wonderful man Dario, who had a house in the village of Toplicitsa. From his house, a bewitching landscape opened up to the nearby mountains.

A few KM before his house, all the gadgets and power banks sat down.

We didn't remember the name of the village where he lived, we didn't have a printed map either. Once we got to the nearest gas station, we recharged our smartphone, took a picture of the map and turned it around.

More is more. We got lost 2 times, asked 4 people, and almost reached the floor with grief, but what was waiting for us? ! That's right - let's rise, his mother is 10%. After getting our mustang to Dario's house, we relaxed.

Seeing our "full of life and energy" faces, Dario quickly cooked up a dinner and suggested that in the evening we go to the football Irish PUB with friends (I got it - an Irish pub, in a small town in Croatia? ). After weighing all the pros and pros, we drove.

In a nutshell: football pub. Nothing but drinks. But very atmospheric, scarves everywhere, tickets from matches, football paraphernalia... Alas, I have not seen such people in Ukraine. It was interesting to visit here when their football team is playing.

The next day we went to a bicycle mechanic in Novi Marof to replace the spokes, because 5 has already burst, and the special key was lost in the early days. In parallel, they described the main problem of the trailer and asked for an opinion. He suggested changing the fasteners, but I will write about this separately with a photo.

While Dario, Max and I were talking about the trip and the bike, Katya passed out in Dario's car (this is normal).

For dinner, we tried to cook pilaf with sausages, but it didn’t work out very well))

We were able to find out how people relax far from the capital. Finally taste the delicious local beer, heal the wounds and hit the road again.

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