There is always something special about camping under trees. They give us a sense of protection as night falls around us in an unfamiliar space.
In Montenegro, chestnut trees, some of which were a few hundred years old, also gave me a much-needed sense of calm… at least for a few hours.
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Daily Nest: Albania
Now that summer heat has passed and the sun is no longer melting my brain, I can recall our Albanian nights in a better state of mind, and with the sweetness they deserve.
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Every day about 3 or 4 p.m., I blow a kiss into my half-closed hand and then, as if it’s a bowling bowl, I roll it forward with a question: Ok, Guardian Angels, we need a safe place to sleep tonight…what do you have on mind a few kilometers from now?
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Turkey… we’ve been here so long, it’s starting to feel like home.
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Georgia’s wide open spaces made it easier to camp. But the early fall weather brought different challenges as we tried to shelter ourselves from cold, foggy and rainy nights.
Again, like in many other countries, our best nights were the ones where we stayed with locals.
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Azerbaijan was good to us, for the most part.
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Sleeping in Iran proved to be less of a challenge than many other countries we walked.
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As much as we have been walking these last 15 months, the sleeping thing remains a daily challenge.
India, like the other countries we have walked, forced us to think creatively about where we safely placed our heads for the night.
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One of the most stressful moments of our walking day comes about 4 p.m.
That’s about the time we have to start planning where we will sleep and scouting out possible locations.
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July’s walk through Uzbekistan found us sleeping in strange spots, like most months of our trip.
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