My 2018 – A Google Photos Review

I’m a big fan of Google Photos. Even though I should probably be an Apple Photos person, given my Apple hardware usage, somehow Google Photos was first to the punch for me with cloud-based photo storage and it just stuck. I especially love how all my photos from my phone, computer, camera, and even sent…

Back in the Saddle

The Cracow trip described in the previous post wasn’t exactly a sightseeing trip from the get-go. The real purpose of the trip was, in fact, to check out a motorcycle I had found online and considered buying. The owner of the motorcycle had said that he will be available in the late afternoon, giving us a better…

Moto Sale

I sold my Transalp last week. Pictured here is my last photo of it, along with its new owner Jacek. I wasn’t gonna post anything about it, but my wife’s response to that photo was priceless. I messaged her the photo with a “SOLD” caption, and her reply was: “That guy doesn’t look like he knows…

Transalp Club Poland Fall Meetup

As I sit down to yet another Transalp related post on this blog I am beginning to wonder if this site has somehow transformed itself from random travel/photography blog to a motorcycle blog. Fact is that the reason for this blog from the beginning was to post on all things going on in my life,…

Maramures & Barsana Monastery

A day after our swim in the Black Sea we knew that the inevitable end to our trip was coming. We had after all reached our destination which was the sea itself, and now we slowly rode closer towards Poland with every kilometer. We had planned around 3 more days of riding around Romania when…

Transalping

I probably have a couple more Romania posts to write, but last weekend this happened. Yeah, my Trampie took a hit, and not a small one either. Turns out I should have let go of the throttle when I got to the top of the jump, not actually jump it landing awkwardly with no control…

Danube River Delta

The Danube river is Europe’s second longest river after the Volga. It originates in Schwarzwald (the Black Forest) area of Germany and passes through or touches the borders of 10 countries before flowing into the Black Sea in a spectacular delta on the Romanian east coast. With the heat getting more and more intense the…

Berca Mud Volcanoes

As gases erupt some 3,000 meters deep, clay and salty water are being pushed towards the surface creating small mud volcanoes. The mud is cold as it comes from Earth’s continental crust layers and as it dries out it creates the conical shape that can be seen on photos below. Due to high salt content…

Almost Dracula

The title of this post is very specific as we must be the only people in Romania that thought had seen Dracula, but didn’t. After a long day on mountain passes we spent the night at a campground in a small town called Carta. I mention this because Carta was our first intro course into…

Moto Romania

My vacation plan was fairly simple: not to have a plan at all. The idea was to pack up my Transalp and set out for a couple of weeks traveling wherever I wanted to, staying wherever the bike took me that day. It started out as a solo trip, but with only a couple of…

Got Alps?

Out with the old, in with the new. Sold my Supermoto Honda FMX on Thursday, bought this Honda Transalp XL 700 on Saturday. Quick decision, quick change. Time to plan out my vacation tour. Two weeks, thousands of kilometers, it’s shaping up to be a great summer! Here’s what my new ride looks like.