Apr 30, 2013
Distance today = 51.65 km; Total distance = 20,223.24 km; Location = Paracin – 43 53.177′ N, 21 23.070′ E; Start time = 0810, Finish time = 1724
Yet another hot one, with the maximum in the shade reaching 36C (97F). That’s what two independent thermometers read – for two days in a row now.
There was a bit more running on the road today, as the towns were more sparse. I did pass through the very large town of Jagodina, which stretched on for several kilometres.
The day was essentially flat, except for one large and long hill in the middle.
The Serbs continue to be extremely friendly. Carmel mentioned this to a girl recently, who replied that she thought Serbs had a bad name amongst the rest of the world. Perhaps for this reason, they all seem keener than ever to dispel this perception. As far as we’re concerned, it’s working – Serbs are right up there with the friendliest people we’ve ever met.