Il m’est difficile de trouver une unité entre ce que j’ai pu (trop) rapidement voir des Balkans. Et pourtant le “it’s balkan” revient souvent dans les discussions pour signifier “c’est chaotique ou complexe” comme l’est l’histoire de cette région aux paysages superbes et escarpé qui porte finalement mieux nom aux origines turques “rocher glissant” (au sens propre comme figuré) que son surnom de “poudrière de l’Europe”.

Es ist schwierig eine Einheit zwischen den verschienden Landen in der Balkanhalbinsel. Wenn man mit Leute dort spricht, kommt “it’s balkan” fast immer in der Aussprache um zu erkären, wie alles kompliziert oder chaotisch aber auch normal ist. Tatsächlich ist die Geschichte von diesem Gebiet nicht einfach. Balkan, der auf türkisch “rutschiger Felz” meint, ist endlich ein zweckvoller Name, besser als “Pulverfass Europas”.

Mobile colorful hives 🙂

It is difficult to find an unity between what I could see (too) quickly in Balkans. However a sentence comes back regurlarly “it’s balkan” and makes a kind of synthesis about how all what happens is chaotic, complex but normal over there. For sure, the history of this region is not easy. Finally, in my opinion, Balkan, which comes from turkish language and means “slippy rocks”, is quite appropriate.

albanian kids laways ready to help!

In the mountains in nord albanian they will soon get the optical fiber for the net. Be careful, the small trench in the road could be dangerous for the cyclists

Always these albanian bunkers!


The bay of Kotor is really nice!

A street in Dubrovnik, Croatia

After more than 15000km, it was time to change 😉

Trogir, Croatia

View on the thousand iland in front Sibenik

I like this road sign for clubbing ;-P

It's not Roma but Pula in Croatia

Rovinj in Istria, Venice is not far away anymore!

Donation for OXFAM

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“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
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