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Always look for the silver lining!

Always look for the silver lining!

Today in Romania we are going to ride north and east to the Bicaz gorge between Gheorgheni and Bicaz and then north thru Borca to Vatra Dornei. This will get us north and east towards Moldova….. The road surface today was mostly pretty bad. Along the route there...
Moldova II

Moldova II

We used the travel agent (see Useful Links…On the Road) that had been so helpful the day before, to book a wine tour.  All the major wineries such as Cricova, Milestii Mici, Cojusna etc and the famous Orheiul Vechi cave Monastery that are listed in LP’s...
Moldova I

Moldova I

On the World Happiness Database the UK ranks 28th with an average score of 7.2 (2000 to 2009).Moldova ranks 114th with a score of 4.9 – the lowest of any of the Nations we would be travelling through, and with only Macedonia and Albania ranking worse in Europe....
Moldovan Border Crossing

Moldovan Border Crossing

Romania Border crossing used: Targu Frumos (between Pascani and Iasi)Border process / hassles: Our first mildly problematic border. Total time, about 2.5 hours: Exiting Romania: No queue – but a more thorough check exiting than arriving?  Usual doors opened and...
Detour

Detour

Location: 48 40′ 29″ N 26 34′ 18″ E (Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine) Distance to Sydney:  15,482km Originally we planned to travel through Turkey, cross the Black Sea into Russia at Sochi, and head north-east from there towards Kazakhstan.  However uncertainty around...