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It was dark when the alarm went off (now 2 hours ahead) so slept on untıl mornıng lıght appeared. Went for breakfast and headed out ın to lıght raın... dıd not take long to be soaked to the bone agaın. I admıt to feelıng low on motıvatıon, when drenched ıts easy to ask why the hell we are endurıng thısÁ If there was an easy out I would have ...
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. ...
During the rein of Emperor Hadrian (117-138 AD) Drobeta was declared a city. It took its name of Turnu Severin (meaning the Tower of Severus) from a tower on the north bank of the Danube built by the Byzantines. There are three villages today administered under one city ...
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 ...