Well ? one more photo for Sarah ... It was 12 day bike tour - I and my doughtier Maya.
This day she decided that it will be much more interesting if we leave the road and go up the long hill off-road. After 2 hours of climbing, I was surprised to find out that road ends without any reason ... So, 2 more hours we dragged our bikes through the bushes until find a road ? it was a hot day with high relative humidity content in the air ? maybe it is obvious from the photo ? but she was happy ?
The worst day biking is still better than the best day of work!
"RAKIA" Austin ... It is a strong (40-50% alcohol) local type hard drink (often home prepared) produced by distillation (often double distillation) of fermented grapes or plums ... it is going very nice together with a salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onion (all that from garden, not from greenhouse), sunflower oil (a little vinegar) and white cheese. After bicycling 100 - 120 kilometers 2-3 cups of it helps for surviving ? something like a national custom (not bicycling, only drinking) ?