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Archive for May 25th, 2012

Romania At Last

Posted by TravellingStrom on May 25, 2012

Mayan Prophecy Countdown

Well, we survived the night with no problems from the truckies and grabbed some breakfast before hitting the road again, it was mighty cold, but dry at this time, but who knows for how long that would last. Check out the truckstop/whorehouse/motel/pornoville place

Well, it was not far up the road when the rain started so we stopped and donned the wet gear, his gear works well apparently, mine is crap and in the real hard rain I get wet, not too bad in light stuff, but it eventually leeches in. But, there are no bike shops that we have seen, so no chance of doing much about it yet. It was about 5 hours later that we reached the Serbian border and one fuel stop. The OSV brand servos are great, they are extremely clean, have good tucker, have WiFi and friendly staff, it is a nice place to have a rest and a hot drink and food before going back out into the weather 🙂 So, farewell Serbia, hello Bulgaria again 🙂

Yep, we have picked a corner border crossing on the direct route to the town of Bran, and it means we cut through about 50km of Bulgaria, with their very observant police speed checkers, if the town says 50kmh, you better do it or get booked! It was still only a short time later that we were at the ferry which will take us across the river into Romania itself. It had dried up a little bit but was still cold, but we had to wait for the ferry to leave and we also found that we had lost an hour due to time zones again.

Once we crossed over, it was another simple procedure to get stamped into yet another country, and here we made a joint decision to find a hotel. Although I don’t usually stay in border towns, it looked like rain again ahead and it was getting late and I did not want to get caught out again like last night, once bitten twice shy. The truckies on the ferry had said it would take about 2 hours to cover the next 100km to the next towns, so bugger it, there was Hotel Panorama right there and it was not long before we were tasting the Romanian beer in a hotel that has beds for about 150 and a dining room decked out like a wedding reception 🙂 We met some pommy and scots push bike riders, who were riding down the Danube, they have been doing each leg for a number of years and they were also heading to Bran, it would take them a week 🙂 Now, this country has 4 beers, three lager style and one dark. I tried all three lagers and liked th Urses beer best, I forgot to take photos of the others, naughty me, but was too busy drinking them 😉

As you all no doubt know I have been lax in my blogging, well after a few beers and a feed and chatting with Anthony, it is low on my agenda, I still try to organise my photos each day and upload them when I have internet, but to sit down and actually write is a struggle. I will catch up one day, you will just have to ursus with me

Cheers From Romania

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