Monthly Archives: August 2013

Slovakia, Bratislava, 25-29 August 2013

It took an hour to get out of Budapest due to roadworks being on a bike I managed to bypass some of it, short ride on the freeway after that to Bratislava, the border was a non-event, slow down and … Continue reading

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Hungary, Budapest, 23-24 August 2013

I spent the next couple of days wandering the city following the self guided walking tours, public transport is frequent and goes everywhere.

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Hungary, Budapest, 21-22 August 2013

Budapest population 3.3 million, this is a big tourist destination and tourism is well organised. This website has lots of information and pdf’s of self guided walking tours which I downloaded onto my phone and in conjunction with Nokia maps … Continue reading

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Hungary, Bucharest to Deva to Budapest, 19-20 August 2013

I left Bucharest early at 0730 and it still took 30 min to get onto the freeway which lasted about 100 km. After that a 2 lane road through hills and mountains with many towns and villages and a lot … Continue reading

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Romania, Bucharest, 14-18 August 2013

The ride from Sofia to Bucharest had some mountains at first then farmland. The Danube is the border between Bulgaria and Romania and I crossed over at Ruse, cars pay a E2 Bridge toll but bikes are free, the river … Continue reading

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Bulgaria, Sofia, 9-13 August 2013

Sofia, population 1.3 million, altitude 560m, currency is the Leva, everything in this place is in Cyrillic which is Greek to me hahaha. Even Two and a Half Men is dubbed in Bulgarian, how can you dub Charlie and Alan … Continue reading

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Bulgaria, Athens to Katerini to Sofia, 8-9 August 2013

Athens to Katerini mainly a freeway along the coast with a few hills and tunnels thrown in,¬†9 toll stops E14, a real nuisance having to stop take gloves off dig the money out of my pocket put the change back, … Continue reading

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Greece, Athens, 6-7 August 2013

I visited Kerameikos (Ceramic) or Potters Quarter which included a cemetary with some impressive headstones, saw the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier, different. ¬†Wandered around the National Archaeological Museum considered one of the premier … Continue reading

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Greece, Athens, 4-5 August 2013

The Acropolis museum new and well done with lots of stuff from BC no photos allowed, Hadrians Library in ruins, Monastiraki square restaurants and the Flea market, lots of things to see and do here. I went on a day … Continue reading

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Greece, Athens, 2-3 August 2013

Athens has been around for 3,400 years, the birthplace of Democracy and also Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Greater Athens has a population of 4 million. It was the host city of the first modern Olympics in 1896. Museums and ancient … Continue reading

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