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We have been to Romania in July (not to Ukraine though) and we didn't have any problems in geting unleaded fuel. Coming from Asia, Romania was a lot more developed than we expected. The campgrounds we stayed at were quite basic but okay. At many campgrounds they even rent little bungalows which isn't bad if the weather doesn't make you wanna put up your tent.
Hanka & Erik
Originally posted by Gernot: Has anyone been to Ukraine and Romania lately. What about availability of unleaded fuel. Are there any problems with the authorities? (police, customs etc) What about camp sites?
Thanks for your help
[This message has been edited by worldon2wheels.de (edited 16 October 2005).]
travelled through (northern) Romania and Ukraina this summer.
Unleaded fuel was available everywhere.
No problems in Romania whatsoever.
Few problems in Ukraina:
At first, I would only get permission to stay five days in Ukraina. I guess that this was only a misunderstanding since I left Ukraina at the russian border, so that the border officer probably thought I would head directly for Russia.
Further, few police officers tried to get bribes. Funniest story they made up was that aluminium panniers would not be legal in Ukraina. Fees of course rise drastically if they catch you speeding, so stick to the speed limits in cities. 10 Euros was the most I paid (I was speeding).
travelt trough romania and ukraine a year ago, romania is verry pretty espacialy carpatian moutains, nice people, ukraine is intresting very ex-soviet but trafic cops are everywere with extremly dodcy speed traps, our record was 3 fines in 2 hours, every time it takes at least 15 minuts negotiotion the fine from 20 euros to 5 euro, so stick to speed limits and be prepared to spend lots of time with la polica.
I was in Romania last year. It's fantastic country for bike traveling. Don't miss Transfagarasan highway and north regions. In Ukraine 2002. only problem with police stopping but I never paid a penalty.
Drove through Ukraine on my way to Russia last may and would agree with everything above, especially about police. Speed limit about 45mph on open rd is crazy. Needed to visit the dentist after rattling on those roads for a few hours too, worse than African corrugations as no speed helps smooth it out! Didn't need a visa then either, Ukraines apparantly being very nice due to Eurovision ( I knew there had to be a reason for it somewhere!)
landy 101 ambie
morris minor traveller!
I have just been to the ukraine and stayed there for around 3 weeks ,I came in from poland in the north and went across to kiev via koresten fuel no problem, cheapest accom was $2 US and 50c for a in a pub mind you, great people had not one hassle with the cops ,i actually took one up the main street of koresten at 100 kph with out helmets ,I then went back to poland in the south via liviv ,did around 3000km there , they tried to get some bucks out of me on entry at the ukraine customs but i was having none of that ,even tried to go to chernobyl ,via the back roads but got shooed off by big hairy guards telling us our balls would fall off if we got any closer definately worth a visit and the girls well thats another story
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