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Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Igor Djokovic,
camping above San Juan river,
Arizona USA



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Hi Wayne,
Happy to see that you are doing well and enjoying the adventure. It was very nice meeting you at Petre's house. We had fairly good discussion what actually an adventure rider is and what code of conduct is expected from one. You certainly are one.
Keep calm, keep on riding and hopefully we will meet again.
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Great write up Wayne.

I must ad the weather is great this year, dry and sunny

ride on
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Hi Wayne,
Happy to see that you are doing well and enjoying the adventure. It was very nice meeting you at Petre's house. We had fairly good discussion what actually an adventure rider is and what code of conduct is expected from one. You certainly are one.
Keep calm, keep on riding and hopefully we will meet again.
Zlatko
Hi Zlatko.

Great to hear from you. Yeah I had a very nice evening, drink, food and talking bikes/adventure. What more did we need!
You ride safe and yes hopefully. The invitation stands
All the best
Wayne
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Great write up Wayne.

I must ad the weather is great this year, dry and sunny

ride on
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Thanks Dooby

Yes it has been super. Although I might catch it over the weekend as there is a front coming in

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Day 39 Balkans Trip

Day 39 Balkans Trip

The route today was from Belgrade in Serbia to Szeged in Hungary.

Day 39 Belgrade to Szeged

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It was a good trek today with most of the route being long straight roads and flat farm land. But it was still a good day in the saddle.






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First off from Belgrade was the town of Novi Sad and the Petrovaradin Fortress. The Fortress was ok but not a good as the one in Belgrade. Although it was very bike. You could ride about inside it. But that made me lazy haha and I didn’t get off the bike except to take a couple of photos.

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From there I drove into the town and parked up and had a coffee. It had a nice town square with some nice old buildings to view.










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Once I left Novi Sad I was on my way to a Manor House on the outskirts of Becej. It was quite an impressive place to see, a very grand old house. I couldn’t make my mind up if it was still lived in. There is a restaurant there if you fancy food and drink but I wanted to push on and get over the border into Hungary, as I was expecting it to be teeming with refugees.

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Thankfully there wasn’t any refugees.
I crossed at a quiet crossing on a back road just through a small town called Djala at N46.15826 E20.11626. It was a breeze crossing both the points. I spent 10 minutes talking to the Hungarian border guard about my travels.


The Border Crossing

From there is was a very short trip in to the centre of Szeged.
I sat in the town square and had a brew before looking for somewhere to sleep for the night.

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Hotel was found...Art Hotel Szeged, N46.24962 E20.14810, underground garage for Arrunya. Not cheap though.




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I struck lucky picking this place, the town is very nice and they have a bit of a winter market going on. I went out for some food but saw the Gluwëin first so I had to have one with a double shot of rum in it. Then after some food I had to have 2 more. So all in all a good evening was had after a good few miles in the saddle.




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Gluwëin and double rum






My favourite place




Tomorrow off to Lake Balaton

Wayne

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Day 40 Balkans Trip

Day 40 Balkans Trip

Didn’t achieve anything today. Very cold and very wet. All I saw for nearly a 100 miles was rain on my visor. Cancelled the trip to the Lake due to the weather as I didn’t much see the point of visiting something like that in the cold rain. So I came straight to the outskirts of Budapest and looked for a room in a hotel.

Book into my Airbnb tomorrow.

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Day 41 Balkans Trip

Day 41 Balkans Trip

Had a short trip in to Airbnb place today.

I found the place I was going to be staying at and then parked up and had some Glühwein, not too many as I still had to ride to the apartment. But it warmed me up. Just before it was time to go check in it started to rain hard again, but I was only out in it for an hour or so.

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Nice place once to get through the door but I am on the 3rd floor and the block of apartment is very old and it reminds me of something out of a good old fashion cold war spy film.









Got most of my gear dry now so thats a bonus. Got the next few days in here and tomorrow I will go for a good look around Budapest.

Wayne

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Day 42 Balkans Trip

Had a great day out in Budapest today. It is a really nice city with lots of sights to see. I walked miles rather than take tour buses or taxi’s as the weather has improved dramatically. Got another day here tomorrow and then the following day i am moving on. But I don’t know where yet, except it will be further north.













I went up to the top of Castle Hill and had a look around there








A great view of the city from the top










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The Matthias Church and surrounding area is nice to see. There were still tourist groups walking around with their guides. In most of the areas I have been to but it was not that busy

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Out again later to visit the winter market

Wayne

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