Travel Blogs from Mamaia
... Tulcea (she spoke no English, but asked “Constanta? Tulcea?” When we said Tulcea, she asked – through gestures and maps – if we could give a lift to the young man standing near her. We said, “Of course,” and took him the 20km or so to his village. Turns out he is the chef at the restaurant at Histria. He spoke a few words of English, but we could certainly follow him enough to know his job and where to deliver him.
... the 5th most populous city in Romania we were surprised at its dilapidated state. Our guide met us on the port and took out to see the Aldici monument, which in itself wasn't much but the trip there and back gave us a taste of rural life in southern Romania. Men sitting playing games and chatting, horses (and donkeys) pulling carts with men, women and children as well as wheat, corn etc were all part of the ...
... would be fine. We had put our boxed bikes on a similar taxi in Costa Rica, and flying on the freeway even. Hiro wasn't convinced but resigned himself and off we went with the two bike-boxes securely fastened to the top rack.
Dark clouds loomed on the horizon and Junko was very worried the boxes wouldn't survive a rainstorm. I reminded her that our experience had been that most often we were spared the rain even when the sky looked ...
After spending such a pleasant day in Bulgaria yesterday, I had almost decided that I was harboring out of date prejudices about countries in the former Soviet Bloc. Having been raised during the Cold War and lived through tales of the dissolution of the USSR, I must admit that I expected to find a lot of ugly gray buildings in countries with limited infrastructures that hadn't yet entered the 21st century, as least by western standards. ...
... finally made it back just after 11...breakfast on the pavement in Frankfurt had long since lost its charm by then.
On we convoyed towards Klatnovy in Czech Republic for the next checkpoint and the legendary Czechout party. Tents set up with all the other ralliers and we tracked uphill through through the forest to find the castle. It was an amazing party. Food was great, local musicians, fire eaters, stunning castle grounds, a ...
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