Special thanks to, Bathwick tyres, Sea France (discounted ferry due to Charity P&O can kiss my ass from now on!) and the hundreds of people who have helped us with directions and advice along the way!
26.08.2009 - 28.08.2009 23 °C
Well I hope if you have been reading my blog while Dale and I have been away that you have enjoyed being kept updated with our trials and tribulations. We have successfully made it around pretty much the whole of Europe in my mums old banger of a car and we are I am pleased to say still in one piece as is the car! We have had so many great times and memories we will cherish forever! We are now in the progress of planning our next BIG adventure we were thinking a East Coast USA road trip but that would be childs play compared to this so read on at the end to see what we have planned :D
I've listed some highlights or key memories from each of the places we went to below!
Amsterdam: This place brings shopping around right up to a whole new level!
Germany: Lots of wasps in the restaurant!
Copenhagen: Carlsberg…probably the worst brewery tour in the world!
Stockholm: The Swedish girls aren’t quite as hot as they look on the TV (according to Dale ☹)
Party boat: “They don’t know fucking Cascada!”
Helsinki: its not a real Sauna if its not over 100degC and your taking the brace position.
Estonia (Parnu): Where were the mud baths?
Lithuania: Can nothing really be this big?
Latvia: where McDonalds is out to kill you from sodium OD!
Poland (Auschwitz): Christian retreats rock! And Nazi’s I hope you all are burning good in HELL!
Czech Republic: A fly by!
Slovakia: Probably the best McDonalds in the world!
Hungary (Budapest): The new Stag and Hen location of choice! AWESOME Spa at Hotel Gellert.
UKRAINE: Possibly hell on earth…If I ever go here again it will be too soon!
Moldova: The shocker of the trip…poorest place in Europe swanky capital and really nice people. Good roads too!
Romania: Community dogs.
Bulgaria: Toliet and shower in same cubical pretty gross but 12p shots means after a few you won’t notice anyway.
Turkey: Navigating Istanbul was really easy??? WTF?
Greece: Where are all the gaz stations?!?!?
Macedonia: Various products of inbreeding…also fat girl begging for food.
Albania: Freespirited drivers on traitorous alpine roads.
Montenegro: “They don’t know fucking Cascada!” possibly the worst DJ’s in the world? ‘You’re Poison!...Poison running through my veins”
Serbia: Interesting border control?
Bosnia: Killer tuna!
Croatia: Horse burgers and slow service?
Slovinea: Expensive duty free cigarettes
Italy: FUCKING expensive tolls!
San Marino: the McDonalds with probably the best view in the world
France: I want a yacht and I want that one!
Monaco: I want a Ferrari and I want that one!
Switzerland: No more tolls hurrah!
Liechtenstein: Where no one knows their mother tongue.
Austria: In and out!
Luxembourg: Champagne and chicken…we’ve done it (following our quick drop into Belgium tonight)
Belgium: Probably the place Liza found out she is probably no longer allergic to peanuts!
Dead community dogs:21
Dead pet dogs:1
Dead pet cats: 7
Horse and cart:95
Aston Martins Raced:1
Number of passers by amused by our antics in traffic jam: hundreds
Number of times we could get Dales mum to say “Oh My God” in one conversation: 7
Total number of nights spent in car:7
Countries Mcdonalds visited: 20
Best McFlurry: Smarties with Caramel!
Best bigMAC: Slovakia
Number of Cyclists nearly killed: 7
Nazi memorabilia stolen: 2
Regrets of the trip:
Going to the Ukraine/not speaking Russian
Not stealing the cute puppy from Romania to give it a better life in England
Not asking the begging Romanian boy how much he earnt in a day and giving it to him and telling him to take the day off and have a bath!
Not giving all our money to the begging boy in Macedonia ☹
Not going back for a second look at the inbred girl in Macedonia.
Not counting the number of times Dales mum said “oh My God” in one conversation sooner.
Not thinking of playing the McDonalds game before we got to Bosnia.
Not stealing someones yacht/car/house/something else of stupid value
Not having PS3 in car with Nazi Zombie game for playing
If we could have done things differently?
Avoid the Ukraine (we had 34 countries anyway with our sneaky Czech Rep detour!)
Get a satnav which covered all of Europe
Learn Russian prior to leaving
Get a lonely planet for western Europe
Not trust people who say they use Euros in Bulgaria
Change Estonian money before leaving the country
Where we will be going back and would recommend you go to!
EVERYONE should visit Auschwitz so we as a human race never forget the terrible things that happened there!
Budapest - I am planning on going there again VERY soon!
Chisnau in Moldova! This place rocks and your a millionaire with £10 (well not really but your money goes a long way)
Bulgaria - take your own porta loo!
Constantana in Romania (this is a up and coming bulgaria in our opinion!)
Macedonia - lake was beautiful
Budva AWESOME atmosphere if not the worst DJ's on the planet
Italy (great pizza!)
Where we would advise you not to go...
So this concludes the write up for the trip. At the moment we are in Brugge Belgium and enjoying cigars sunshine and beer. We are hoping to reach our £2000 target for money for Bath RUH NICU. Please do make a donation on our just giving site.
Now where are we planning next...well I hear the Caribbean is nice...where exactly you might ask? Well how about all of it!