I know I’m far behind with writing about my day 14 of my eastern-European-trip. The reason is simple but it was not really funny. I got infected somewhere by the legionnaires’ disease and with fever up to 40 centigrades it was just not possible to do anything anymore.
Now, after more than one week I slowly start to come back to the normal. Fever & pain of muscles are gone but I still have to take care of my body because of this really strong pneumonia I got.
When I left Ljubljana after breakfast I did not really feel sick but I felt tired, even after a long and wonderful night in a warm bed.
I really choosed a nice hotel called Allegro in the old town of Ljubljana and I can warmly recommend it.
First it was my intention to do the trip back home in two days over south tirol, the stelvio and some passroads in Switzerland. But a voice in me told me to go home as fast as possible. One hand I knew that the weather is going to change to rain and thunderstorms but I probably felt already the upcoming sickness in my body.
I decided to take the highway through Italy to reach home the same day. But I almost had to stay at every gaz-station for a short break. Either because I had one of my numerous sleeping crises or because of a heavy thunderstorm with lightening and hail.
Somehow I arrived the Swiss border. I felt excited like I always do after travelling. I love it when I can leave for a new adventure but I also love to come back home to all those things that are familiar to me.
Once in front of the Gotthard I decided not to take the tunnel because I was scared that I could fall asleep in this 16.9 kilometer (10.5 miles) long and somehow boring tunnel. So I decided to take the passroad even I could see that I may get some rain.
Gotthard was done and the weather was not as bad as I thought.
The next two passes would be something else. The Furkapass and the Grimselpass.
I started to get heavy rain, fog and very cold temperature of 3 centigrade celsius (37.4 Fahrenheit). I do ride often having these temperatures but not after beeing used to temperatures between 35 – 42 centigrade celsius (95 – 107.6 Fahrenheit). I started to freeze and I made the mistake to wait too long until I took on more clothes.
I arrived at home. Frozen like an ice-block. I managed to take a warming bath, to post some pictures on Instagram, to write some messages on facebook and to friends that I made it.
The next day wasn’t too bad. I just was tired. But from wednesday on the nightmare of the Legionnaire deseas began – and now I am able to finish the blog of my day 14. At least I got a wonderful double rainbow these days! I’m sure it will bring luck! 😉
I will write a summary of my unforgettable and 6’704,8 km (4’166,17 miles) long journey through mainly eastern European countries what I have discovered by my Indian motorcycle, my Indian Roadmaster.