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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?
The Exotic Gardens in Monaco were nice, perhaps the only venue to spy Monagasque goats, which are important... Bigo in Genoa was a giant illuminous sea-spider (We really can't explain him. Maybe, somewhere, in the deep mists of time, things will become clear. Somehow, I doubt it).... Pompei(i) (depends how picky you are) was hot and containing of a lot of very old buildings, but all the petrified people had fled to museums, probably to stay in the shade. Having survived the volcano, you'd think they'd be used to the heat, but, hey, you can't please all the people all the time

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: Seeing as you all care so much...damn you all. by tommie on 2006-08-11 19:32:41  |  Reply to this
  ...just to let you know someone is reading.

Re: Europe by Kid on 2006-08-17 13:21:51  |  Reply to this
1: http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kid1yi0.jpg
I am, looking as mean as possible in Bucharest, near a Kid Loco advert; we found that most appropriate.
Re: Re: Europe by d.- on 2006-08-17 15:04:26  |  Reply to this
  most appropriaye indeed....
Re: Re: Re: Europe by d.- on 2006-08-17 15:05:08  |  Reply to this
  ahem... appropriaTe
Re: Re: Europe by tommie on 2006-08-17 19:25:41  |  Reply to this
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?
Re: Re: Europe by tommie on 2006-08-23 04:46:00  |  Reply to this
  You guys split up? What gives?
Re: Re: Re: Europe by Kid on 2006-08-24 02:31:39  |  Reply to this
  I felt like I needed a break; I was getting tired, and stressed and annoyed more and more each evening (though the days were awesome) so I made a decision as we went into Romania to fly home the day we planned to leave.

I feel bad for leaving Wash out there on his own, but I wouldn't have done it if I didn't think he'd be alright (or, for that matter, if he'd decided to join me). So, yeah, I'm back at home, and he's somewhere in Eastern/Central Europe now.

Wash, I finally got my mum to accept that she's picking you up for the airport, and we've restocked the fruit sweets. Baby, The game is on, baby.

Re: Re: Re: Europe by Wash! on 2006-08-30 02:26:40  |  Reply to this
  Yeah, as you can imagine, alone in the depths of Eastern Europe, I was mighty chuffed. Anyway, needs must, i guess. Im now spending the final few days of my trip visiting a couple of good friends in Italy before flying back as planned from Milan on Friday. More to tell, but im going to put it in a different topic. Ciao!