Author Archives: Chris Desmond

Germany – Schollbrunn, 15 September 2018

Another border crossing from Austria to Germany which I approached with dread and I rode straight through no one there but I was not getting off so easy. A few kilometres into Germany there was a queue of traffic about … Continue reading

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Austria – Vienna, 11 – 14 September 2018

Vienna – home to Mozart and Freud, population 2.6 million, a million statues and thousands of museums. Opera, Burggarten, Maria-Theresien-Platz, Museums Quartier, Hofburg, Kohlmarkt, Graben and Kartner Streets. Naschmarkt, Secession Museum, Rathaus, Wiener Minoritenkirche and I replaced the air filter on my bike, it was … Continue reading

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Austria – Vienna, 09 – 10 September 2018

Budapest, Hungary to Austria, Vienna, just around the corner, only a 3 hour ride. Fine and cool with blue skies and being in the Schengen area now no border crossing to worry about  today or so I thought hahaha, think … Continue reading

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Hungary – Budapest, 08 September 2018

Kragujevac, Serbia to Budapest, Hungary another transit stop in a motel close to the highway on the outskirts of the city. While you pay your tolls on the road in Serbia, you have to buy a vignette for Hungary. This … Continue reading

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Serbia – Kragujevac, 07 September 2018

Lyubimets, Bulgaria to Kragujevac, Serbia in reverse this time, almost the same route as when I was coming the other way but they appear to have finished the road works in the intervening months. Managed to go around Sofia on … Continue reading

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Bulgaria – Lyubimets 05 – 06 September 2018

Sile, Turkey to Lyubimets, Bulgaria. First I went across the new Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge , it is the second tallest bridge in the world after the Millau Viaduct in France. This bridge crosses over the Bophorus strait at the north end … Continue reading

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Turkey – Sile, 03 – 04 September 2018

I rode from Amasra to Sile about half through the mountains and half on the freeway, good road, with lots of traffic around the cities. This is the most densely populated area in the country. Sile is a seaside resort … Continue reading

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