On August 5th, 2008 Pera Baity and I set out to explore the Balkans. We were riding antique Russian motorcycles; mine is a 50's vintage M72 and Pera's on an 1960's Ural M61.
This is the third and final segment: we ride north to Albania and follow the Vjosë river to Përmet. From there we travel northeast, stopping to visit the Kamenicë Tumulus before a rough road in Korçë and Lake Ohrid at the border of Albania and Macedonia (FYROM).
In Macedonia we spend the night in Struga, then visit Kruševo, site of the 1903 Illinden Uprising. From there we continue east across Macedonia and Bulgaria visiting Prilep, Peshtera and Chirpan before crossing the Stara Planina mountains and joining a huge bike rally in Veliko Turnovo.
After a brief return home, I meet back up with Pera in Bucharest and we ride to the Communist Sidecar rally in Dambul Morii, Transylvania region.