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Bulgaria – The Good and The Not So Good

Bulgaria – The Good and The Not So Good

The Good To be honest, Bulgaria had a lot to live up to, having spent a fantastic three weeks in Romania. We had no idea what to expect when we crossed the Danube… (Now if you can’t be arsed to read the whole story, feel free to skip to the end for the photo...
Accommodation

Accommodation

Depending on your budget, you can usually choose from variety of hotels, hostels, b&b, camps… Finding a hotel is usually easy, just use any form of online booking, or your trusty Lonely Planet guide. But there are also some websites, that can help you find a...

Camping Romania

Again, the majority of this list of campsites was found at http://www.magbaztravels.com/ We were also given this pamphlet when we were there which we both found really useful: http://www.docstoc.com.lax.llnw-trials.com/docs/101343358/folder-campings-2011-English This,...
Chapter 4

Chapter 4

Romania was in my travel plans for quite a while but I had never been there until a couple of weeks ago, when Rochelle and I rolled Voukefalas to the Hungary-Romania border. As we crossed the border and we were officially stamped in Romania, we had a pleasant...
Chapter 3

Chapter 3

We have left you waiting for a while but the places and the experiences are more than exciting and things happen much faster so please excuse our delay. Entering the Czech Republic was pretty straight forward and Český Krumlov, our first destination, was overwhelming....
A Romanian Affair

A Romanian Affair

Often the unexpected happens … Romania’s reputation from the eyes of the standard German really is a negative one: car theft, rabied wild dogs, gypsies, street prostitution, children gangs et cetera … All this certainly happens in Romania – just as in...
One More Night!

One More Night!

Adventure! One more night and we’ll be on the road again. First, we’re using the “Autobahn“ to cover the distance to the meeting point with our Swiss friends on a small campsite in the South-Eastern corner of Germany, bordering Poland and the Czech Republic as fast as...
Africa Calling

Africa Calling

Having arrived in Europe is both a triumph and a shock to the system. For the past two years we’ve explored the Earth’s faraway wild places with wonder and amazement. Every time we moved we were moving into the unknown, and with it came a sense of adventure and...
Rock ‘n roll nights

Rock ‘n roll nights

Multi-coloured  Valparaiso. Jupapina, nr Mallasa, Bolivia [by Paula] We spent a day trying to decide where to go for the last portion of my brother’s visit. We could still make it to Peru for some trekking? Maybe pop over to Argentina? After Derek left, Jeremy I were...
Dushambe, un cuibusor tadjik

Dushambe, un cuibusor tadjik

Cica nu exista rau fara bine. Pentru calatori, a fi cu ochii in patru e musai: atentie si la pericole, dar si la oportunitati efemere (vocea unei femei care rasuna in fundul alei poate vesti o petrecere, un claxon de bicicleta poate semnala baiatul cu paine calda… si...
Crossing into Uzbekistan

Crossing into Uzbekistan

This was the border crossing we had been dreading, for a number of reasons. Medications: First on our list of worries was the strict Uzbek rules regarding the carriage of medicines. There are a number of horror stories on travellers websites and blogs from people who...
South West Kazakhstan – II

South West Kazakhstan – II

We left Atyrau carrying 6 litres of used engine oil, wondering quite how to dispose of it an environmentally responsible manner?  We pulled into a small roadside garage to explain our predicament and see if we could use whatever disposal facilities they may possess in...

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