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Vidin Nothing. That's how much there is to do in Vidin. According to some, it's the poorest town in the EU. Across the Danube is Romania. That's it. Luckily we had only planned on doing two things in Vidin: eating a butt-load of shopska and sleeping until the morning where we could get out of town as fast as possible! No joke, this place is boring …
... call and reserve rooms at Hotel Restaurant Tata Si Fii for us. But they did not pick up the phone. I sent them an email. But lacking a confirmed reservation by bedtime, we had an excuse to take another R&R day in Calafat.
July 8th, Calafat Rest Day
Breakfast at Panoramic was a dud. For 10 Lei ($3) each, you pick from a menu of four choices which includes a tea and a coffee with plates ...
... had several significant climbs which were only made harder because of the heat.
Lunch on the Island
By lunch time we had peeled off 60 km and we had dropped from a bluff down to Ostrove Mare on a large artificial island in the Donau.
We stopped under a shade tree in a field of weeds, wildflowers and blooming sunflowers behind us. Junko and Hiro rarely choose to sit with us and lately prefer to eat ...
... to camp, but the safety chat people have been giving me has sketched me out somewhat. Prob get back into that game when I get to Bulgaria. Calafat has a bridge across Danube to Bulgaria which has only just opened this year. Saw it gleaming as I rode into town. Briefly toyed with the idea of changing plans and heading into Bulg tmrw morn, but think I will stay in Romania till Ruse after today's excellent day. Hence, a 100 mile ride to Corabia awaits me tmrw.
... Serbia, Bulgaria and we still hope to see Romania in a few days. Aside from Austria and Germany (who both use the Euros) the other 5 countries have their own currency--and prefer not to accept US dollars or Euros. In Prague the decision was easier--we just went to an ATM and took out korunas and spent them in the week that we were in the country. It was easy for Germany and Austria as we took out Euros and spent them between the two countries. But then, ...
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It's a good hotel for Eastern Europe. Dining room smelt of smoke and bathroom smelt but I can't base my review off that because in Eastern Europe I don't think a normal smelling bathroom or dining room exist.
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