Henk's Life & Adventure Journal

The last push from Europe into Asia

The last push from Europe into Asia

I’m scared. For the first time in a long time I feel really scared. Just before dark I cycled into an abandoned village. An area with old half-collapsed buildings and in one of these buildings I laid down my sleeping…
Bulgaria and Greece in photos

Bulgaria and Greece in photos

Just a few words in this blog. I’ll take you with photos through my journey which continuous through Bulgaria and Greece to the border of Turkey. The photos are focused on my journey, nature and local life in the mountains…
The benefits of traveling without a plan

The benefits of traveling without a plan

“Where you from!?”, asked a Macedonian road worker who looked fascinated at my bike. “Hollanda”, I said proudly. Because in some way it seems to be beyond impressive that I come from this small, rich, efficient and flat little country.…
Lost in Albania

Lost in Albania

In the northern mountainous region of Albania, near Koman, I make a stop. I see a sign with jars of honey on it. I decided to buy one for on the road. I walk into the yard where I find…
Coastal progress in Croatia

Coastal progress in Croatia

After a long morning cycling it is about time for a short break. Today I try to cycle as many kilometers and the sweat pours down my forehead. I already cycled for some time along the Croatian coast up and…
Parlare Italiano?

Parlare Italiano?

It was my stupid need to get in Slovenia as soon as possible. The route through the Brenner Pass was not planned and I therefore had no maps of Italy on my navigation. A nice English speaking Italian boy had…
Into the Tyrolean mountains

Into the Tyrolean mountains

It was on a valentine’s day that I will always remember. I was exhausted watching yet another steep slope. I was tired, I had calculated that it would be another 60 kilometers. My cycling computer already counted 80 kilometers and I was not…