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Finally!!! After a delayed flight and a long 22 hour trip, we have arrived in Bucharest, Romania. First impressions of this place, is old but kind of nice in It's own unique way with lots of abandoned buildings and the air smells a little smokey. The people have been mostly nice however the men in particular look at you very strangely... Then again you can tell a mile away we are not from here. I still can't believe how cheap everything ...
Thoughts on Romania.
It's a place of great contrasts,
extreme poverty sits right alongside obscene new wealth.
Stray dogs are everywhere in great
numbers, some chase motorcycles too, but you'll see old folk with a
cow on a lead???
Out in villages in the countryside
everyone seems to want to live alongside the road with many of them
using the location to sell their ...
It was a mixed bag that met us this
morning when we awoke and we were still undecided on our plan for the
day. The weather forecast seemed to be against us which didn't help
us much at all.
Jochen had some gps stuff to sort out,
so after a late breakfast it was almost 10am by the time we hit the
road. We decided that since we had come this far we might as well
try to ride the ...
So far Slatina is the only place I despise so far.
The roads are really nice into Slatina but everything else seems very outdated. The Amish should be ashamed of how much technology they use compared to rural Western Romanıa. Most of the people were working the fields with scythes. Speaking of the first person I saw carrying a scythe was only wearing flip flops and small green shorts which were hanging a bit too low. ...
Waking up in Belgrade, we both felt like we had grit in our teeth from the very air. Seeing the city in the daylight, it seemed just as dirty as the evening before but not protected by the cover of night. We left the car parked at the hostel and walked in the direction of the Kalmegdan fortress that we'd read about but still had no real idea what it was. Everyone we passed had yummy looking pastries, so we added a bakery to our list of attractions to see and picked up a ...