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Europe by Wash! on 2006-07-27 15:54:30
As from Tuesday me and Kid will be spending one month touring (mostly) Easter Europe by train. Should we find a cyber cafe in any of the places we go to, we'll make it our business to add an entry here, so watch this space!
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|Re: Europe by Wash! on 2006-07-27 15:57:01 | Reply to this|
|I should check my spelling before hitting "create", but it's late and i'm not feeling too grand, so for the record i meant Eastern and not Easter. Gonna go NERD now and then get some sleep. More soon...|
|Re: Europe by Kid on 2006-07-28 10:40:56 | Reply to this|
You lied to me! I was planning on spending the month collecting chocolate eggs and hunting bunnies.
What am I going to do now?
Nah, seriously, it might give a bit of a kick to the board which is a little slow of late, even if its just the two of us bickering about things together.
|Re: Europe by Kish and Wad on 2006-08-07 00:52:26 | Reply to this|
So, here we are. In Europe. Starting segment two of our journey.
We've covered a lot of ground so far; Marseille, Toulon, Monaco, Genoa, Naples, Pompei(i) and now we're here, in Caserta (look it up).
Good things so far?
Today's plan is to make our way to Greece, so we can arrive in Athens tomorrow, and then do all the things they can offer before we move off up North again. Whereas Wash is really looking forward to Greece, Marco is looking forward to getting to places where the weather might be a little more forgiving, and allow the new face he is growing to fully form.
We've learnt a lot about one another on the way; largely involving a shared propensity to sleep whensoever it is possible, and a distinct lack of knowledge of unter-quality automobiles. A new deck of Top Trumps is on the shopping list for the future; ideally, they'd be Greek, so we don't understand a bean of the words we're reading, and can just make up the categories as we go along.
Italy, you've been good; Greece, keep your distance. Our feet smell and we're not afraid to use them... to travel tiny distances in the most stupid possible ways. Sometimes twice.
Farewell for now, and if that box doesn't accept the text string, someone's gonna get hurt.
|Seeing as you all care so much...damn you all. by Kash and Wid on 2006-08-11 14:09:21 | Reply to this|
Well, we've made it to Sofia - and its glorious drinking scene (no-one's going to argue with 50p a pint, much less when we don't speak the language, we have no currency, we're surrounded by the... sorry, I thought I was Paul Simon briefly...). We certainly don't speak the language. We spend as long trying to work out the names of streets as to work out what the jiggins we're doing here, and as long trying to fool the people in McDonald's (could there be any more of them? One per street) than anything else.
Still, we made it, we're healthy and we're ready for tomorrow's journey to Plovdiv. I know there's not thousands of factoids about our trip circulating... we might be waiting to tell you all about it when we get back, but we might also be waiting for questions, or something that shrieks out to be told.
For example, Athens. Absolutely awe-inspiring. Even if you've seen the photos, or the video, or whatever other media you kids use nowadays, you can't grasp the enormity of the Acropolis and all that goes with it. Those guys are amazing feats of endurance first (that marble?!?), then engineering (the pillars? The size?) then sheer genius (look at them!). Well worth being there, well worth seeing them and whatever photos we've taken can't do it proper justice.
The same is true of Meteora, but that's barely explainable using the naked word. You simple need to see it. The monasteries (Wash is probably more religious than I - certainly, I have a 0% trump rating on that category) are tremendous to see, but small, and a little samey... but the way they're all perched, almost hovering, just on rock faces. Wow. Absolutely unblievable.
That's this update done... until I find new superlatives, we'll be away. Plovdiv tomorrow, and we love you all. Especially the people who reply. K&W.
|Re: Europe by Kid on 2006-08-17 13:21:51 | Reply to this|
I am, looking as mean as possible in Bucharest, near a Kid Loco advert; we found that most appropriate.
|Re: Europe by Wash! on 2006-08-21 02:33:31 | Reply to this|
Budapest was awesome, really reeally awesome. I so wanted to say for the huge fireworks display at night, but decided i should be on my way, as i'd have to wait for the train the following day to head north to Poland.
Lok what would have happened if i'd have stayed: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5269642.stm
|Re: Europe by Kid on 2006-08-22 01:05:08 | Reply to this|
Yikes - I'm glad you got out of that, man.
Did you finally get to Krakow, then?