April 16, 2022
We are just slightly more than two weeks away from resuming our world travels. The bike will arrive into Antwerp, Belgium in less than a week then be transported to Germany where we’ll meet up with it. The last of our gear is packed and ready, and we’re buttoning up loose ends. We have a few more things on our to-do list here before heading out, including some last minute prep around the house so our house-sitter won’t have to worry about the little things; some travel insurance issues; and a few places we want to book in Slovenia and Croatia, where we’ll head in the first couple of weeks in Europe. And we’ve already secured two house-sits in Manchester, England and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Speaking of Croatia, we gained some great insights on Croatia and Greece travel this past week from an unexpected visitor. While riding through Mexico, Jake was looking for an interesting route from Grutas Tolontongo to Xilitla, and Googled it. One of the two hits was a post I had made on this blog from my 2015 trip, so down the rabbit hole he went, and eventually emailed us. A week or so later, and he rolled up in our driveway.
Jake had recently returned to the States from riding in the Baltic Region of Europe, picked up his BMW and headed south to Baja then over to mainland Mexico. Leaving Mexico, he stopped by for a couple of days, and we had a good conversation, swapping stories of where we’d been and where we’re headed. We’re hoping to catch up with him some time in the next year or two in Europe or Asia.
Safe travels, Jake, and we hope to see you again.