Hello, and welcome to the next step in my post-military globe-trotting. Many of you followed my first blog (tonyrides.com) as I traveled the United States on my Motorcycle, riding over 18,000 miles and reaching 49 states and three countries.

In this next installment, my friend Jerod and I will be going abroad for an open-ended jaunt. We will start in the Middle-East at the end of February and see where the roads and the winds take us.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Another one

So, is anybody still reading this? 

I hope so, but otherwise I guess I will keep writing for posterity´s sake.  Posterity always reads my blogs, but can be a little stingy with the comments.

I ended up spending two extra nights in Ljubljana.  I like that city a lot.  It is pronounced Le (as in french "the") Blee Onna.  There is a cool little part called Matelkova that used to be a Yugoslavian military and prison compound.  It has since been taken over by the youth counter-culture, whatever that means, and is now kind of a lawless nightlife spot, filled with graffiti, skateboard ramps, and a wide variety of punks, skins, hippies, rockabilly folks, and metalheads.  The beers are cheap and they blatantly flaunt the smoking ban.  It´s probably the only spot in the city where my beard doesn´t attract awkward stares.  I like it. 

Now I am in Vienna, Austria, home to some of the world´s most famous composers, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Strauss, and my man Ludwig Van B..  Not sure what I am going to do here, but I think I will start with a cup of coffee in one of Vienna´s famous cafes.    


  1. Don't worry - we're all still reading your posts and vicariously travelling with you. I think it's great that you're finding such cool, off the beaten path places like Ljubljana, and not just going to the usual tourist cities. Have a cheap beer for me; well, they may not be so cheap in Vienna, but they're probably pretty good!

  2. That goes for me too. Just enjoying the ride. How long is the beard now? Your were looking like Grizzly Adams when you started. Have fun in Vienna, beautiful city.

  3. You have to order a melange in Vienna! One of our waiters was extremely snooty to us and corrected our French pronunciation...hope your French (and wait staff) is better than ours!

  4. Tony, It only took me two hours to figure out how to set up my account! HA! So It's been great following you guys man, I had my class read and map your guys adventures. They think you losing all your stuff along the way was hilarious! Have fun in Vienna, Good Coffee, Good beer, Don't miss St. Stephen's, the view from the top of the tower is unlike any other you will see there. Take care brother.