Hotel Meridian Orsova
Travel Blogs from Orsova
... Many a dog would have been atomısed. I want my own dog, balls to the rest of em.
Dıd 95 mıles before the days end, couldn`t bear the thought of campıng so ıt was another room for the nıght. prork steak and beer was a swell supper. Back to campıng tomorrow. I hope I suffer no more weak perıods mentally... I don`t lıke my stubborn sıde beıng ...
On this beautiful, lazy, sunny day it is hard to imagine the difficulties ships faced trying to navigate this area in the past. Until as recently as 1973 ships had to be coaxed through the Sip Channel by locomotive.
Before that, in 1890. the Austro-Hungarian emperor Franz Joseph, along with Romanian king Carol 1 and Serbian king Alexander Obrenovich decided they should blast rocks near Orsova, Romania, to deepen and widen the passage. ...
... and beautiful statues salvaged from the past. We are treated to organ music as we enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in this simple church.
We retrace our steps to visit a dramatic World War I memorial in another of the three villages prior to returning to our ship. ...
324 km in 5 days
A nice place to take a rest day after 324 km in 5 days. And considering the climbs, for us, this was an amazing feat. But riding on pavement instead of covering long distances on dirt and grass tracks makes a big difference too.
July 4th, Rest Day (A holiday somewhere, but not here)
Bike Repairs Necessary
My rear wheel had developed a wobble. The spokes which ...
... light traffic road along the by now serene Donau. We could see the wind turbines high above us.
After few km we could see the Palace Golubac on the opposite shore, the Serbian side. We could also clearly see the alternate route on that side. It definitively had more traffic, tunnels and more ups and downs. We did right to choose the Romanian side.
Our ride was ...