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Day 37 - Sturovo (across from Esztergom) - Broken - 46.1 - 4.36 - 10.0
Today was a day which made me question (again) why I am doing what I'm doing, and whether or not I am able or even want to make it to Istanbul. Cowering in a tiny patch of shade, midday sun, eating lunch of dry rolls and melted nutella, flies and mozzies killing me, I seriously questioned whether I should call it quits when I get to Budapest. The trouble now ...
... crossed it is safe drinking water. Obviously less developed than other countries on trip, some small shops have that bare, wooden shelf look wih a few sad products and plenty of space. Old cars. One of those days that turns a bit epic when campsite i hope for isnt there. End up cycling 30 more miles to get one. A sense of resignation drives me on, through the sweat and hills, along dirt tracks and topless farmers who stare sullenly as ...
It rained most of the way to Hungary. We managed to navigate our way through Vienna and on to the right motorway The Austrian motorway started to deteriorate as we got nearer the border. We got our vignette for the Hungarian motorway - 14Euros for 10 days. We had already planned not to go directly to Budapest but to follow the river along the 'Danube bends' - a big loop in the river where there are hills on both sides and for most of the way the far bank ...
May 26, 2013
Komárom to Esztergom 57 km, 1163 km total
El Greco Kávéház, Galéria és Vendégház
(El Greco Cafe Art Gallery & Guesthouse / http://www.elgrecocafe.hu)
Double ensuite 12820 HUF ($57) per night
Triple ensuite apartment 18630 ($83) HUF per night
What About the Largest Fortress in Eastern Europe?
... and missed out.
Off-Roading (Few Paved or Dedicated Bike Lanes Today)
Several stretches rough of dirt tracks where we had to dodge muddy puddles. Junko had a close call and almost landed in one of them.
Several hillsides were sporting giant wind-turbines. The wind was mostly coming from our side.
We stopped for lunch in Acs (about 12 km from Komárom). in the garden of ...