Bike-Ride To Australia 15th-November 2011 Mohacs, Hungary to Novi Sad, Serbia. 104 miles. Another cold start, but at least it’s dry, which is a lot better than rain!
Croatia came and went today, my seventh country. As I cycled up to the Croatian border, I was worried it was closed. There was a long line of lorries that weren’t moving! But thankfully, all other traffic was being let through, well, at least bikes! I never saw any other vehicles.
I got the first two stamps in my passport today, one as I crossed into Croatia, the other on my exit. Whilst I was waiting for my entry stamp into Croatia, I was being asked a lot of questions by a rather portly man. I wasn’t sure who he was as he wasn’t in a uniform, although he had a badge on his suit lapel. Maybe he was the secret police! I think he was asking me where I was going, so I told him, not sure what he thought, or whether it’s what he wanted to know! But he shook his head at certain countries.
Signs Of War
It was a pleasant ride through Croatia, nice and flat. As I cycled through Osijek, I noticed a couple of houses that looked as if they were riddled with bullet holes! But I decided it probably wasn’t bullets, and it was something else. Then about a kilometre out of Osijek, when I was away from any houses and surrounded by fields, I noticed some signs with skulls and crossbones on them! And after a closure look, I realised they were warning about mines! Perhaps they were bullet holes in the houses, after all, the Croatian war of the 90s! I’m glad I didn’t pop into the fields for a comfort break. That could have been painful! I had more border checks crossing into Serbia, but again, no problem and I’m now in country number eight.
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