Monthly Archives: September 2012

A day at the beach

Varna/Sozopol, Bulgaria, 34 degrees Celsius We cross the Donau at Silistra, expecting to be arriving in Bulgaria, our sixth country. But where is border control? After a few kilometers, we take a look at the map and a kind Romanian … Continue reading

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Romanian splendor

Brasov/Bucharest, Romania, 15-30 degrees Celsius After our short detour in northern Romania, we resumed traveling towards the south. First stop was Brasov, a nice city, although we believe it does not live up to the expectations set by the travel … Continue reading

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Off the grid, Maramures to Bukovina

Northern Romania, 6-24 degrees Celsius Romanian roads have different conditions ranging from perfect tarmac, to patchwork tarmac with ridges to gravel roads to gravel roads with potholes and rocks to horse tracks. Unfortunately the gps does not make this distinction … Continue reading

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The ugly, the bad and the good

Timisoara/Sucio de Jos, Romania, 20-30 degrees Celsius This the first border crossing where we have to pass through customs. A bored-looking policemen is asking for our IDs, but after seeing only my passport and comparing the picture with my helmet-covered … Continue reading

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“Why did you drag us to the poesta?”

Kiskunmajsa, Hungary, 30 degrees Celcius This will be a short post, mainly because I feel that there is not much to write about. After the hike in Slovakia we headed south to the Hungarian border. We spent a day chasing … Continue reading

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Afternoon stroll in national park Mala Fatra

Terchova, Slovakia, 18 degrees Celsius It’s a bit chilly today, especially when the clouds hide the sun. We had a beautiful ride through the hills in Northern Slovakia and have now arrived in Terchova. According to the lonely planet you … Continue reading

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Pyramide of Austerlitz

Austerlitz, Slovakia, 24 degrees Celsius For those of you living close to the beautiful town of Amersfoort (NL) you might have visited Austerlitz and seen the bizarre pyramide in the forest. This was a gift for Napoleon after winning the … Continue reading

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First days…

Telc, Czech Republic, 24 degrees Celcius Finally, due day was there. After some delays associated with vehicle registration numbers and chores that were more extensive than anticipated, we said goodbye to our closest relatives and rode off to … Germany. … Continue reading

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