Ben Around the World Diary – 4th June 2018

Ben Around the World Diary – 4th June 2018

  • ODO 2179km
  • Location Serbia
  • Weather 22-33℃ Hot
  • Feelings Happy after a day of friendly encounters

After a couple of days in Croatia I realised that standing still is better than walking to keep mosquitoes off you. The problem with walking is you attract new followers and kick up others from the grass until you have have the whole districts mozzies on your tail.

Over the course of my day I’ve had friendly encounter after friendly encounter. From a couple in white van pointing me in the right direction to chatting to locals outside the ubiquitous NTI supermarket. Most think I’m German. My greeting of Bolk gets me a long way.

Crossing the river Drava that I’d been following throughout the lowlands into Serbia the scene changed but the friendliness continued.

Every 10th car would give me Beeps of hello. I passed through communities with colourful shops and business and winding grids of streets. Very different to the lone farms and endless one street villages across the border.


Hi, my names Ben and I’m traveling around the world with my bike, my paraglider and my laptop. Along the way I’m sharing the highs and lows of the life on the road. And my picks of the best places to bikepack, enjoy freeflight and work as a digital nomad. Each week I share a new video update, city guide or live streams with other adventurers I’ve met along the way.
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