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Budapest to Vienna

A sleep in in Budapest meant we left the hotel about 11am and drove to Vienna via the motorway. We still arrived in time to spend the afternoon exploring the streets by foot. What a fascinating city. The buildings are

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Timisoara, Romania to Budapest, Hungary

A late afternoon walk around Timisoara revealed lovely old buildings situated around public squares. We found our way to the main street where there was a magnificent orthodox church. Dinner overlooking this church and the main square gave a lovely

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Craiova to Timisoara

Ian led today and it was decided to start at 8.30. Even the extra half hour was appreciated by these weary travellers! We drove to the edge of the Danube at a town called Orsava. A pretty town where we

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Plovdid, Bulgaria to Craiova, Romania

Today we exited Bulgaria and crossed over into Romania. An interesting crossing as the border was the river. There were many many trucks waiting to exit Bulgaria and after we exited we made a queue for the ferry. The ferry

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Wine and more architecture

Wine and More Wine – OleBilbao OLD and NEW Monday dawned sunny and warm and we headed down to the Guggenheim Museum, even though it is closed we wanted to relish the slick titanium skin, contrasted against the smooth pale limestone blocks. Everything glistened in the bright morning sun, reflections of the curved surfaces bounced off the water surrounding the metal walls and the metallic sculptures in the forecourts around the Guggenheim. Did you know that every surface in the building is curved and there are no straight lines thus emphasising the organic flowing lines of this magnificent Frank Gehry masterpiece Tomorrow we’ll visit this amazing museum along with our Silk Road companions Pat and David who we are travelling with around Spain and Portugal in our trusty MGs. Hop on and off buses have always been a favourite and quick way of acquainting ourselves with a city. We cruised around the narrow streets enjoying the views from the top deck. We were diverted by police a few times into the back streets because of a rally of thousands of people marching along the main thoroughfare of the city. Red, white and Green flags and banners waving, fire crackers exploding, releasing clouds of smoke. How We hopped off a The Mercado de la Ribera one of the largest fresh food markets in Europe and we arrived just in time for some Pintxos which we enjoyed with a beer and Sangria. So many delicious sweet and savoury munchies to choose from – what a treat!

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