April 25, 2006 GMT

So, here we all are sat around a computer in Bare Mare in Romania, and to be honest this is the first chance we have had to enter a post.

After setting off on Wednesday (19th) (John and I) a few days late we have been pushing on through the countries to catch up with Al who left a day earlier to try and spend a bit more time in Europe.

France we spent the first night in a turnip field, see our accomodation here.

Thats John all tucked up nice and cosy, and the straw in the foreground was my
bed for the night. Toastie!!!!!!!!!

Day 2 we had a run in with the Belgium police, damn disabled parking!!!! But to cut a long story shot, john got escorted to get some cash, cause he had none. I was kind of hoping they would keep him for the night heh

Apart from that the day wa motorways through Belgium into Germany and spent another night in a wood.

On day three (Friday) we finallycaught up with Allen in Nurnberg, where luckily a festival was going on so we though we wouls sample the local brew and meet some folks. Heres my mate Bern!!!!!!!!


But a good night was had and we spent the night on a campsite. Luxury compared the tha past few nights.

Day 4 (Saturday) we decided to reroute and head for Austria instead of Czech. A good idea as it turned out, the weather was beautiful and we stumbled across a lovely little town for lunch.
But we were there for 45 minutes and back on the road. But this time instead of motorways we decided to go back roads, and they are beautiful. Small little hamlets with perfect roads and perfect weather. In fact the bikes outnumbered the cars 2 - 1.

John found he was missing a bolt (in the bike - not his head) so we stopped off at a nice garage and got him fixed.


Hungary was a bit of a Blur, went through it without hardly stopping, a shame because Budapest looked quite nice, though we have a few days to make up on.

So now we are in Romania. The poverty here is terrible. Beggers everywhere, cars and vans that look like they should be in the scrappy and the roads are more potholes than tarmac. In fact we are having to swerve in and out to try and save the bikes somewhat.

Our first night here last night, and we thought we would try a nice little filed. But it was a little wet to be honest.

We finally found a nice spot in the middle of nowhere, but the mossies were a little nasty so we had to prepare for the night. Damn bugs, who invented them anyway.

So were off now to get some lunch and head off into the Romanian hills for another mossie ridden night no doubt in the woods!!!!!!!!!

Keep loggin in and we'll try and put a post up as soon as possible.

Tara - Romanian for goodbye. NOT

Posted by Colin Patrick at April 25, 2006 12:51 PM GMT

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