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Czech Republic to Slovakia by Bicycle

Czech Republic to Slovakia by Bicycle

Leaving the Poets’ Corner today; riding headlong into a storm on the Slovakian border. It could be a wet one tonight.

I have proper rain gear for my computer but not for myself. I laugh at the seeming irony of my priority balance.

But I am excited. My face is curled up into a joyful smile, for I am embarking on another bicycle journey, and I know of few things more joyful than this.
Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
in Olomouc, Moravia, Czech Republic- June 26, 2008
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I don’t know where I am going and it feels good. I just pulled out the Czech Republic/ Slovakia map that I purchased at a book store in Olomouc for the first time, and the place names, the routes, and the terrain all seem strikingly unfamiliar. Perhaps this is one of the great joys of traveling.

But whereas unfamilar is good, the fact that the transport routes of this part of the world are complete jumbled masses of nonsense is not so good. Generally, I have found that when looking at a map, a Path will jump out and say, “This is the Way, travel it!”

But as I look over these knotted up roads and routes of the Czech Republic, I am not hearing any such call. These roads simple look like varacose veins protruding from the backsides of a fat woman’s thighs.

I suppose I just have to pick my own way and travel it to wherever it leads.

Going south.

Leaving the comfort, shelter, and warmness of Olomouc right now.

Riding into a storm.

Czech Republic to Slovakia by Bicycle

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 80 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3161 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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