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... Romanian couples are also camping there. They stroll over for a chat, very friendly, like everyone we have met so far in this country. No sign of thieving gypsy itinerants or wild brown bears so far, despite various warnings from Western Europeans along the way.
so we get our heads down,wondering whether we will be summoned at 6am for a compulsory calisthenics session.
Tomorrow the Transalpina.
I thought this little journey deserved it's own little blog entry for what was experienced on this journey from Budapest>Zagreb and finally arriving in our final destination, Split!
***Another foreign keyboard making it hard to type!!***
We departed the shack hostel at around 1:30pm making it in good time for a 3pm train and for what was meant to be a 5hour train journey Zagreb!
20mins of sitting on the ...
... across the wine growing valleys.
We figured it probably wasn't responsible to spend ALL day at the wineries, so in the morning we spent a bit more time in town. We climbed the very very narrow winding steps of the 40 metre Minaret (not for the claustrophobic!!). At the top is only an incredibly narrow platform balcony embraced by a low iron bannister. The panorama was magnificent, but I hadn't quite realised the extend of my fear of heights! Weird that I can paraglide off a hill ...
Highlight of the day for me was at the Hungary/Romania border, got asked for the bike docs by a Romanian border guard, I gave him an A4 receipt from the hotel in Brno (Written in English) he had a good look and than passed it back with a cheery "Thanks"
Headed South into Hungary, on the back roads, the rain has stopped, the roads are good and with very little traffic I've had a fun day. Bimbled along at around 60 mph just taking in the sites. Temperature in the high 20's so all good. Managed to get 390 miles out of a tank so I must be taking is slow!!