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Balkan 2021 track

The Balkan 2021 trip is well over.

It was a good ride, although I cut it short for a couple of reasons. First and foremost I actually missed the company of riding with friends. I had done this before, but somehow it was different this time.

Second, I was riding end of August, which is still high season as get further south. I did not bring camping gear – I have never done this before on a trip to the Balkans, so accommodation costs were a lot higher than expected. I had always travelled end May, early June.

And my butt hurt. Seriously. To the point where I just had to stop riding at 16.00 some days.

Also, I got mixed signals as to whether or not it my COVID-19 vaccination certificate was accepted by the non-EU countries. If not, would I have to wait for a PCR test? What if it turned out false positive? Quarantine for 2 weeks?

So I decided to cut off most of Balkan and wait next year. As I rode north again, I got more information from locals that they all, except Serbia, in fact did accept the EU certificate.

But I did get to see great stuff. It was a great ride. But I am a social being. I do want to ride with buddies. The evenings gets too long and boring, just sitting at a resturant or a hotel room having a beer with oneself.

So if you’re in Europe, and want to tag along on a future ride, let me know.

Starting Sunday 17th 2021 @ 18.30 CET, YouTube video will be published.

Check out the original (full) plan – saved for 2022 – here: Balkan 2021

Jesper Dybdahl View All

Riding motorcycles around Europe, filming, photographing, blogging and vlogging. My passion is riding and seeing new places, sharing the awesome sights and seeings with the world.

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