A short update before I get to Belgrade.
Had a short day to Novi Sad after four hard days from southern Hungary through Croatia and across the border into Serbia at Backa Palanka.
Whilst I have been cycling through cool cloudy weather for the last few days I have also been conscious of my luck as I hear the updates on the floods in Germany and Austria. Several of the towns I came through are underwater and much of the route is impassable. One week later and my trip would have been impossible. The hotel I stayed in at Passau is under water to the first floor.
Coming through the war zone on the Croatian / Serbian border on a dull day past minefields and graveyards was pretty somber. It only took me ten full cycling days from the German border to the war zone. It still seems incredible to me that the EU and NATO did not intervene.
Stopped overnight in the Serbian border town of Backa Palanka. Not the greatest place. NoviSad a pleasant relief after that and also after riding on narrow busy roads with heavy lorries for two days.
Day 46 79m/126 k
Day 47 55m/ 88k
Day 48. 30m/ 48k (half day)
Cumulative 2134 m/ 3414 k