Have some bittersweet news to share with everyone. While I was able to fight through Cyprus, I have decided that I need to put my health first and stop walking. When I fell in Hungary some time ago, I did some damage to my hip. Despite the rest during the Christmas and New Year period, … Continue reading Heading Home
After battling the snow, ice, mud and injuries (caused by said challenges) through Hungary, I came to the realization that trying to traverse Serbia in the middle of Winter was a bit more than I could chew. My late start has caught up to me, which was not completely unexpected. I decided to stop at … Continue reading Onward to Cyprus!
I bought a new pair of shoes in Budapest, but decided not to use them because the weather had been so poor. The hills north of Budapest were quite slick and muddy, and the mud combined with the constant soaking and drying tends to be very hard on shoe fabrics. I didn’t want to ruin … Continue reading Budapest to Putnok
I will be taking a two-week break for the holiday period. I need to see my wife and allow my feet to calm down a bit. Feeling a little battered physically and mentally. I will be returning to Hungary on January 6 to hopefully pick up where I left off. I have two updates for … Continue reading Holiday Break
Following my first rest day in Hungary, I departed for what would be a difficult 8-day stretch into the capital of Budapest. All eight days would be relatively long, as I put my foot on the accelerator. The first day was quite dreary. It was gray and cold all day, and the long stretches of … Continue reading Nagyvazsony to Budapest
Coming off a rest day, I left the hills of Austria and crossed the border into Hungary, marking the completion of the fifth country. It rained all day, which made the entrance a bit dreary. The border was just a small concrete marker in the forest about 4km from the town of Koszeg. Koszeg was … Continue reading Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt to Nagyvazsony