Life By In Road Cafes – Hungary

October 28, 2009

Waiting For The Ferry Across the Danube


Who Let The Dogs Out

October 27, 2009

Literally. Read the rest of this entry »


The Return of the Hostel

October 24, 2009

I have jumped to some mighty negative conclusions on my earlier hostel entry. In the ones I had stayed in up until now they did not have the special quality of a place where people can connect and instead everybody had resorted to plugging into the virtual world. Read the rest of this entry »


Mystical Occurences In Prague

October 24, 2009

When I was in Dresden I met 2 guys from the USA and Scotland and we chatted for a while about our travels and experiences. I then cycled for 3 days where as if by a miracle I bumped into them with my bike on the main thoroughfare through Prague by the the beautiful Charles Bridge. This was at the exact point when I was desperate to find somewhere to stay. As we wandered though the streets together towards their hostel we all remarked the usual banter when these seemingly bizzare things happen.

“wow” “how did that happen?” “What are the odds of that?” “It must of meant to happen?” “Its fate” Read the rest of this entry »


What Happens Next?

October 23, 2009

In new places I enjoy trying to work out the local traditions and formalities. This one in Vienna completely confused me. Read the rest of this entry »


Oh Vienna

October 21, 2009

Entering Vienna after a 99 mile marathon cycle I was feeling a little delirious. It was about 9.30pm and combined with my delirium the interesting lighting of significant buildings, party goers in the streets  I found Vienna enchanting and a potentially exciting place. Read the rest of this entry »


Dash For the Border

October 20, 2009

What will I remember of the Czech Republic?

I cycled through the romantic sounding North and South Bohemia. It really does have some beautiful spots once you get away from the some of the heavy industry in the north. Although not blessed with the greatest weather the best times were those spent alone riding through the rustic villages and country side.  The highlights being riding through settling snow high on the forested hills and watching wild dear bouncing  through farmland. Despite some really beauty to look at I have really struggled with the people. I accepted that in the capital Prague they may be more stand offish with large numbers of tourists and stag parties but unfortunately I really have struggled to connect. Read the rest of this entry »