Only 1 week left! We just crossed in to Slovenia in the middle of our longest stretch between rest days. Six days of cycling from Bratislava to Ljubljana (Lou bee ah na). The first few days we rode along the border between Austria and Hungary. Fifteen years ago it would have been impossible to cross those borders so easily. Today you can hardly notice. Austria made a big impression on me. Very beautiful countryside. The riding was dreamy. Easy rolling hills through wine county and along a great network of bike paths that took you to all these quaint villages where local fruit and wine was sold everywhere. The apple strudel, washed down with an ice coffee, was the perfect mid ride snack. Today we entered Slovenia with the first significant climb since the lesser Tatra mountains. But the day ended with about 20 kms of decent and Ruth was waiting in camp with a home made Hungarian goulash and some black currant wine that a few rider bought on a city tour back in Bratislava. It's tough on tour, I'm not sure how I've managed to survive.