One of the things I really want to provide here is a breakdown of how much this trip cost us, and where the money went. So often people seem reluctant to state this, and yet it is one of the...
June 09, 2010 GMT - Link to photos
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May 29, 2010 GMT - 29th May - Netherlands
So much to write today! We had lot of rain again yesterday morning when we left Luxembourg. We got to the KTM dealer in Brussells at about 11 and it turned out to be just offices. However, the staff were...
May 27, 2010 GMT - 27th May - Luxembourg
Another rainy day today. Had a lovely ride through the hills in France up to a place called Nancy. It rained on and off for most of the day and we only really stopped for food. We checked into a...
May 26, 2010 GMT - 26th May - Switzerland
Had a late start yesterday - 9.30am by the time we left the campsite. I had a bad nights sleep due to dogs barking, people talking and a thunderstorm. Luckily, Rich can sleep through pretty much anything so he is...
May 25, 2010 GMT - 25th May - Innsbruck
Left Debbie & Spencer at 0800 this morning. Rich bullied me into an early start but I was glad of it by 9.30am as we had made a good start into today's journey. Great roads again today. The highight for...
May 24, 2010 GMT - 24th May - Austria
We have had two wonderful days with Debbie and Spence. We had a lazy day yesterday and I finally got to chill out and read my book. We walked into the local village where we had lunch at a cafe...
May 22, 2010 GMT - 22nd May - Austria
Fantastic riding today. Beautiful weather and we took the scenic roads to Hermagor. As we were quite close we could take our time today. Stopped for a leisurely lunch and arrived with Debbie and Spencer at about 4pm. Great to...
May 22, 2010 GMT - 22nd May - Austria
By the time we had got the tent packed up on Friday morning it was about 9am when we left so I got my way in the end! Headed for Lake Balaton. Nice easy ride and great weather again today....
May 20, 2010 GMT - 20th May - Hungary
Great sleep again last night. On our way by 8am. Sun was shining this morning which felt absolutely wonderful after all the rain. Pretty easy journey into Hungary. Really enjoyed riding in Slovakia. The people are very friendly. To be...
May 19, 2010 GMT - 19th May - Slovakia
Had a lovely lie in this morning. Lovely breakfast of fruit, salad, eggs and pancakes with Nutella -yum! Managed to get everything dried on the radiators last night thankfully. Had a really good sleep. More stuff on the news while...
May 18, 2010 GMT - 18th May - Poland
Had a lovely day in Prague yesterday. Got myself a warm jumper! Also spent about 2 hours wandering round the edge of Prague finding a bike shop to get chain lube. Then had to find a shop that did non...
May 17, 2010 GMT - 17th May - Czech Republic
Had fantastic first nights sleep in the tent. The thermarest mats were well worth the money and my new sleeping bag was very cosy. First time I have had such a good sleep camping. Went to sleep at about 10pm...
May 15, 2010 GMT - 15th May 2010 - Germany
The overnight ferry trip (Stena - Harwich, UK to Den Haag, Holland) was fantastic. We had a 5 berth cabin with 3 singles and one double bed and a nice hot shower. It was very cosy. Got to Holland at...
May 01, 2010 GMT - Introduction
This blog is being put together for a few reasons: to show our family and friends where we went on an amazing trip, for other travellers to use as a resource, and for us to look back over to avoid...
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