Off-Road in Croatia
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25 March till 2 April 2016 (1 week). Just Joh and I, escaping for a week. Turns out we drove 3.520 km in one week. Most of the off-road tracks in Croatia are easy to drive – or barred. Wild camping … Read More

5 Countries in One Day
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We woke up in Hungary. We drove through Slowakia, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany. Well, yes, Austria was due to a navigation error and only for about 3 minutes. But it adds +1 to the statistics!

Whatever this Means in Hungarian
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Sign at the bread stand in a local supermarket.

Breakfast in Sümeg.
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Cake. Not that good. But at a very stylish and classy place. Free time travel included.

Language Lesson on Lido Beach
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Learn Hungarian by walking around Lido beach near Balatongyörök.

Racoviča to Balatongyörök
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A very impressive route today: Talking to a minesweeper/ medic team and driving a long way as close to the border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina as possible.

Lunch in Velika Kladuša in Bosnia and Herzegovina – near Jihadists
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After we got rejected by the border police in Bosnia and Herzegovina (near Zrilić/ Croatia) for a second time, we tried a bigger post at Velika Kladuša and had a fatty lunch. Ooops: The area around Velika Kladusa, located directly … Read More

Mine Detector at Work
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Mine Detectors walk the area with detectors to check if all mines have been swept. We saw several minesweeper/medic teams and several mine detector teams (cars) – so there is a lot of activity going on in the bushes next … Read More

Cyrillic Names on a Croatian Cemetery
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Croatia is a mostly catholic country with latin alphabet. All of the buried died before the war (which ended in 1995) – so it looks to us as site untouched from before the war.

First Attempt to Cross the Border to Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Open Street Maps had a road crossing the border. The border control buildings where in perfect shape. But the bridge right after the buildings was barred. And the police man sent us back.

Our Contribution to Mindsweeping Operations
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They had spare signs in the ambulance which we could use for some posing.

Minesweeper at Work
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Suddenly, we meet minesweepers working next to our road. The girl was a medic. She was 5 when the war ended. The guy spoke decent German and explained about minesweeping, Bosnian neighborhood and his opinion about Germany accepting refugees (he … Read More

Dinner
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Bacon, Garlic, Tomato and Herbs on Toast.

One of Two Alternative Places to Spend the Night
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We waited until dark to finally settle near the tower, since wild camping is forbidden in Croatia.

It’s Common to Burn the Grass
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We had this habit in Germany before it was banned many years ago. Nobody seems afraid of fires out of control.

Waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatian: Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera) is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register.

Burned-Out House
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We are finally leaving the coast for “the waterfalls” in the backcountry. We find a lot of decayed houses, some of them with the traces of the Croatian War of Independence.

Who wants to Live Here?
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Must speak German to appreciate this one.

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