Near Kiran’s place in Istanbul.
I’m born in Nantes, west part of France on the 13th of September 1987. I went to school and all those stuff and studied music in Rennes. (France, Brittany). I taught the guitar for a couple of years and had two main trips. In Australia for two months in July 2012. And Europe for two months in July 2013. One short trip in London in October 2012. Norway in February 2013, A trip in China in March 2014. I hosted people through couchsurfing from several different countries in Rennes.
I like books, Erik Satie and chocolate.
A breakfast with Andrea and his two Lithuanian guests. Then i walked two hours to find a good spot. A young woman stopped and brought me to a gas station but i asked her to bring me back to the previous point as it was a better place for hitch-hiking.
After one hour, one car stopped and i was in Ljubljana one hour later. We spoke many things. About countries, couchsurfing, stories between countries. They shared with me some bread and fish cream.
I met my host Marko Bencik. Marko organizes an international couchsurfing cooking event and we cooked for one evening. We had a lot a fun cooking and playing music. If you are in couchsurfing, please have a look at this very nice event.
With my friend Gregor in a cafe where you pay for time and not for what you have. I discovered the concept with Oleg in Moscow. You pay for time and then you can take coffee, cookies, using internet, reading and you have to clean your dishes as well.
Good bye to my friend Ivan in Rijeka. A one hour walk to go outside the city. Two drivers who gave me a lift. And again hours to walk.
Then Sandi stopped and invited me to his restaurant. He offered me a hand-made beer. One the best i’ve tried. Then an other one and then we ate amazing food. A healthy soup with bread, Puree, porc with tomatoe sauce, an other beer. I was full. The food was excellent.
Sandi showed me his recording studio he built with friends. Guitars, amplificators, gears, everything. Then he gave me an other lift to a gas station where i continued my route.
I walked again and a woman gave me a lift. We spoke about the importance for us, humans, to help each other. A nice meeting. She left me in Koper where i walked toward Trieste. I was ready to show my passport but i forgot that it was not necessary. So i just crossed the border like that. By walking.
I met my friend Andrea in Trieste.
Pasta, pesto, parmesan, fish.
Hrvoje brought me to a pay toll where i hitch-hiked with Raul, the truck driver. Very nice guy with whom we shared some stories and one coffee in a gas station. Raul left me 15 km before Rijeka near a pay toll where i hitch-hiked with two artists who invited me to a poetry-litetature evening in Rijeka on a boat. Poets recitated their artworks. Poets from Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Irak, and others countries. I was the french guest and sang Hey Jude from the Beatles and Les copains d’abord (friends before all in english, or something like that) from Brassens in front of 60-70 people in this Boat called Marina RI 28. I was hosted by my friend Ivan there for two nights.
Eldin my host in Doboj brought to a gas station where to hitch-hike. I was brought a few kilometers further and then walked to a gas station where i met Sejo Boy, a singer from Bosnia and Herzegovina. We sang together in the car some beatles songs. He was going to perform to a concert in Vienna.
In Zagreb i met my friend Hrvoje. He already hosted me there and coming back to his place in Zagreb was like coming back to home. A good feeling.
I met Bruno from an Ikea where Sejo left me. Bruno went with me to the biggest police station in Zagreb for some administration stuff he had to do. We talked and then Bruno invited me for a burek and beers. Nice time with Bruno.
I met Hrvoje for the evening. We shared drinks with his friends. Talks, remaking of the world, headache, sleeping, waking up, headache…
From a round-about. After a while one military man came to me. He didn’t came to speak with me. He waited something. When the car stopped to take him, he told me to come as well. I hitch-hiked with this military guy and an other one in uniform.
The police-looking guy talked to a truck driver and Amar the truck driver brought me to Doboj where i met my friend Eldin. His family welcomed me warmingly and i had a party with Eldin and his friends.
Tomorrow : Zagreb.