Category Archives: Europe

Back home

So we are back home and deluged with the day to day stuff that does not seem so important anymore. It took a full 20 minutes to get the bonnet open on the car to connect the battery charger. The … Continue reading

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Gateway to the East

We started the morning with a traditional Bulgarian breakfast of bread, cheese, ham (which looked remarkably like spam!) olives and honey. Bit of a weird combination if you ask me. It was pouring with rain and so with the lack … Continue reading

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Serbia to Bulgaria

.The next day we continued on the E80 from Nis to Sophia, and what a road it was! It twisted around the mountains and in through tunnels built into the rock. It was also rich farming land as most of … Continue reading

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Decısıon made….Serbıa ıt ıs!

Another restless nıghts sleep…not only due to the greyıng somewhat dodgy duvet covers. The alarm on Neıl’s bike had been set off late in the evening. After running downstairs we discovered some very suspicious looking dudes coming out of where … Continue reading

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Szeged and the worst hotel ever….

We left Budapest having not fully decided which route to take to Bulgaria, through Romania or Serbia so headed to the border town of Szeged to decide.  We couldn’t find an open campsite and so went to the first hotel … Continue reading

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Budapest in a day…

We awoke after quite a broken nights sleep with the plan of seeing some of Budapest.  At certain points of the night there seemed to be an abundance of sirens going off.  Having spent the night thinking that we were … Continue reading

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Neil’s Birthday

250 miles to Budapest and we covered them all in one day… Happy Birthday Neil!  The going was tough as very strong crosswinds blew over the motorway.  At times the bike  seemed to be going forward at 70 degrees to the … Continue reading

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Into Austria

I discovered that my bike seemed to have a small fuel leak from the fuel lift pump. Maybe it was recent or maybe it had been there for a long time. I then decided to add it to the list … Continue reading

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The rest of Austria…..

We woke up the next day to the sun shining on the hills below us and set off in the direction of Wien (Vienna).  We stocked up on supplies of food at the local SPAR (yes that’s SPAR!) and received … Continue reading

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Hamm from every angle

Spent a day trying to get some unsecured wifi or a internet cafe in Hamm and failed miserably. Therefore spent 103 eur on a hotel instead of being able to find Brauhaus Wilhof which would have been free. Later found … Continue reading

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