Jun 01 2008

Eastern Europe

Crossed into Bulgaria riding through some lovely country and spent our first night on the shores of the Black Sea and eating good old stodgy English Grub at a British expats place close by. Only down side was that he turned out to be a Notts Forest fan but they pop up in the most odd places.
Rode the next day to Bucarest a city in a great deal of need and a lick of paint. On our ride through Romania we were again met with great hospitality and had to get Tara attended to along the way. Once the guys at the motorcycle garage found out where we had come from they wouldn’t accept any payment for their work and just wanted to help us on our way. A big thanks to Adrian and his mates at the garage.
We’ve been putting rubber to the road and have kept up the miles per day with a short stay in Budapest before again riding here to Prague……can you believe it’s the first rain we’ve had since leaving Kathmandu and that was over 11,000 kms away !!!
Sampling some fine ales here in Prague as you do…just sheltering from the rain of course.
Hope to be heading for Amsterdam over the next few days to link up with the ferry to UK.
Just want to say a very big thankyou to everyone who has posted stuff on our web page. It really does give us a lift reading and knowing people are thinking of us along the way, so thanks again it’s been good.
Ok will catch you soon and hopefully we’ll get some pics downloaded for you’s
Steve & Dawn

9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Eastern Europe”

  1. jillian and matton 02 Jun 2008 at 1:46 am

    congratulations! we are extremely impressed with your adventures..you are really doing it in style.

    Sending you lots of bonafide best wishes and wishing you safe travels…


    jillian and matt (mt nebo)

  2. Nancyon 02 Jun 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Absolutely amazing – you have done sooooo well, and I’d say you are ahead of time too! May good luck and good omans see you safely on the last leg of your ‘incredible journey’ – remember that film?! Hope you two will appear from the horizon in much better nick than those animals, though I’d compare you more with a couple of homing pigeons – calm and unruffled!! Looking forward to hearing all about your amazing conquest – WELL DONE!
    Tara….’Are we there yet?’
    Steve and Dawn…..(The words that every child, or motorbike, likes to hear..’Yes, we’re nearly there!’
    Can motorbikes smile – I bet Tara is!! Much love, Nancy xx

  3. foresthill crewon 03 Jun 2008 at 4:26 am

    warm beer???? you sickos.

  4. Brad Irelandon 03 Jun 2008 at 11:48 am

    Hi Uncle Steve and Auntie Dawn.

    We have just received a letter in the post addressed to you. It appears that you’ve been caught speeding in Iran. There is a photo attached but your faces are covered up, although the pillion rider has hairy legs, but I reckon you can claim non-identification. It states that you must return for the court case by the 6th June. Do you think you could get back there in time?.


  5. ireneon 04 Jun 2008 at 3:36 am

    Steve and Dawn
    i had a perso ringing from katmandu trying to speak to me but a very bad lineunable to understand what he is telling me ,he is ringing from a phone box ,any idea
    got your latest e-mail you are doing very well .
    take care

  6. Elizabethon 04 Jun 2008 at 8:35 am

    First Rain you’ve had!?!?!?!? Wait till you get that ferry across to Hull. If you haven’t brought any waterproofs with you, you’d better get some quick before you get here. My garden is slug heaven.

    Can’t wait to see you next week

  7. clarkyon 04 Jun 2008 at 1:33 pm

    albion tommorow night?

  8. Lauraon 04 Jun 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Hi there Luvvies
    Glad the hairy scarey part is over. There is one very relieved Mom back here in Aus.
    Just go easy on the Laaagggerrr in Old Amsterdam -wouldn’t want Tara getting wobbly after all she has been through!
    Take care.
    Laura Mike and Aunty Doris

  9. Amiton 05 Jun 2008 at 5:52 am

    I have been following the website from the start of your journey. I got a call from your Dad just now saying that you have arrived in the UK. Well done and congratulations.

    Hope to meet you soon.


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