Topic: Greece

To the border

After spending 10 days in Thessaloniki we really enjoyed cycling again. Up and down, big and small roads, mountains and lakes, everything was beautiful. This part of Greece was full of cattle. Cows, sheep and goats we see them everywhere. The shepherds are waving at us when they see us and they stand proudly in front of their animals when we take a picture. For us there is a new game: “Search the cattle”. (more…)

A new wheel

Yes we have a new wheel! After tens days spending in Thessaloniki and dropping by every day at the post office we were disappointed again this morning. Wednesday the 31st of August we made a call to Cycle Trend about the broken rim in Stevens wheel and what we should do with it. Cycle trend took action immediately and at the end of the day we received an email that Santos would send a new wheel from the Netherlands. We told them to send it to the main post office because we thought it would be safer than our hotel. (more…)

A broken wheel

A lot can happen in one week. At the moment we are stuck in Thessaloniki waiting for a new wheel. My back wheel(Steven) broke which made cycling impossible. Time enough to write about all the things that happened last week. We could leave Athens relatively relaxed without taking too big roads. It was kind of hard finding the way we wanted to take, but we managed and we drove a beautiful and silent road outside the town. When we looked over our shoulders we could see Athens while we were riding our bicycles through mountains and forests. Everything was very green which was new for us because most of the nature in Greece is very dry. In the forests surrounding Athens we saw the Fire Brigade standing ready every 4 km. Probably they were afraid of fires in this area. (more…)

A dive into the deep

From the campsite in Varkiza we cycled back the same busy highway as we took the day before. The traffic is passing us at all sides and it’s an exciting trip. Especially when we had to changes lanes it was a bit tricky but we are a strong team. Marlous riding in front and making the speed and Steven in the back pointing into the direction we want to go. By stretching out his arm in the direction we want to go Steven makes sure that the cars behind us will take care of us. As soon as he knows we can go he shouts: “Lous one lane to the right!!!!” This is quit an exciting experience but it works and we arrive in Athens safely. (more…)

A Greek welcome

After a long and dark night with thunderstorms and big showers we have some new land in our vision at 5:30 in the morning. At one side of the boat we see Albania with high mountains and big dark clouds above it. At the other side we see some islands and according to us the biggest one must be Corfu. (more…)