Bike-Ride To Australia 15th-November 2011

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.

Warning sign
Watch out there are mines in those fields
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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