Volunteering in Peshkopi in Albania.

Volunteering in Peshkopi in Albania.

I just did some days of volunteering in rural Albania the past week and that once again reminded me that countering abroad is one of the best ways to spend your free time.

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Cycling Albania

Cycling Albania.

I have been cycling through Albania 3 times over the past 11 years and here is some tips and advice about cycling in Albania as a tour cyclist.

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I often get asked by people if there is actually anything to see and do in the Algarve except for playing golf and going to the beach and I can assure you that there is a lot more to Algarve than that, so here are just a few other things about the Algarve, that has nothing to do with playing golf or tanning on the beach.

The castle in Silves.

The castle in Silves.

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Cuyo Island

Cuyo Island.

Have you ever been dreaming of being on a world class beach and being the only tourist there? Well, on Cuyo Island in the Philippines, I was the only tourist there when I visited and the beaches were world class.

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Cycling mexican pilgrim

Cycling mexican pilgrim

“If you are going by bicycle to Puerto Escondido today then you will meet many fellow cyclists” says the receptionist at my hotel. I’m a little surprised to hear that comment as I have so far only met a handful of cyclists when cycling from Mexico City to Oaxaca and the mountain road from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido is not a very used road from what I understand. But I soon learn that the annual pilgrimage to Juquila is on it’s way and these days most of the mexican pilgrims do that 2×200 kilometer trip by bicycle.

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