What's better then a ATM? A Milkomat of course!

Trip Start Feb 02, 2010
Trip End Feb 02, 2011

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Alright, a very, very short entry from Hungary, just so we have Hungary on our list! Felix was feeling good last night so he rode and rode late into the night. Somewhere along the way, still in Slovakia, just outside a little village  we came across a milk automat. The same thing Stefano took us to in Italy. We were so excited! Felix slammed on the breaks and we did a little skid on the gravel, before backing up to the milk machine. First we filled up one bottle and it was so fresh and tasty we drunk the whole litre on the spot. Then trying to get a lovely glass bottle out of the bottle vending machine we discovered we could use it as a change machine. So we started putting in all our five, ten, twenty and fifty cent pieces, selecting the bottle that was stuck and then when it cancelled we got back one euro pieces. Perfect! We had so much fun pressing buttons and filling up bottles of milk - so much fun that we ended up buying four litres! 

 Further down the road I fell asleep for close to an hour Felix tells me - I’m sure it was only a few minutes. Apparently I was sitting there with my head back, my visor half open and my mouth open as well as we rode right through the middle of a busy town. All the young ‘uns were out on the town in their best clothes and shortest dresses and in case it wasn’t surprising enough to see an old Ural cruising though at midnight, in the sidecar was someone looking seriously knocked-out or dead. 

 We entered Hungary around one AM, Felix woke me to cross the border because I find it so fascinating the way you can just drive into another country and nobody knows or cares. I wanted to sleep in a camping ground, for some odd reason I was worried about camping in the forest, I don’t know why after we have been doing it for so long all over the place. Luckily the camp-ground was closed so my silly whim couldn’t be acted upon. The place we found we practically a camp-ground anyway. A little clearing in the trees, it looked like a place people regularly use judging by the rubbish and short flattened grass. The mosquitoes here were unbelievable, there were so many making their sound so loud even from outside the tent it sounded like they were inside.

 We are very excited at the thought of making it to Sankt Marein bei Graz this afternoon - we were up earlier then usual and on the road pretty quick this morning. Apart from a few short stops in Norway and one in Finland we have been on the move and camping out for close to two months now. I’m well ready to live in a house for a while and sleep in a good bed for a few nights but I’m also a bit sad this chapter of the year is ending, and when Nina is running so well too, I don’t love her but our friendship has been reconciled. She has been going so, so well, since the almost disastrous day in Norway when we were catching all the ferries up the coast road and the ferry mechanic helped us Nina hasn’t had a single problem, finally she just goes. 

 I am really looking forward to what this next chapter will bring. Felix and I have both signed up to WWOOF Austria which I am really looking forward to taking part in. Also we have a few short trips to Budapest and Prague planned, wether we take Nina or not is still unsure. So even though this little part is over - the Norway dream was fulfilled despite some monstrous battles and we went through the Baltic States, something I was really anxious about but am so glad we did. I think I enjoyed it more then Lofoten, I had so many exceptions for Norway and nothing for the Baltic States so there was nothing that wasn’t as I had dreamt it would be.  And so thats it, if all goes to plan over the next few hours we should be in Sankt Marein in a few hours.
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Stine, Norway on

I read about you all the time, and I'm so glad you're fine, appearantly! What a fairytail! Good luck to you, Nina included, on your way to Prague! Love from Stine&Geir

Mari on

;DDD did you have any insects in your mouth, when you woke up after town-"sightseeing"? ;D
It´s lovely to read about your journey, and I'm glad there hasn't been any bigger problems!

Pietro e Miriam on

Hi!!!!! nooooooooooooo! it's incredible, we were near you in these days(22-23-24-25)!
We worked in Croatia, in Varazdin in a great festival, near the border of Hungary(only 37 km)...
the best wishes from Italy
pietro miriam arianna and ......(we're wait for a new baby!!!!!!!!)

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