1998 Bulgaria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary , Slovakia to Czech Republic2/9/98
||What I have been doing... meeting the locals in nowhere
towns in Turkey, chilling out in a place where you stay in Treehouses,
see my photos when
I was with Trekker Extraordinaire ....Mike Meaney
.Having my hotel prices bargained down for me by the
police, being given all the ticket money back at a museum..because the
ticket collector said I was not a rich man ,going back to Kangal for a
fish massage, getting my overcharged taxi fare back and more, going around
Turkey's oldest ruins. left.
The UK was so boring so I went back to Bulgaria and then onto to Turkey
visiting some of the places I missed last time I didn't find any lucky
work in Turkey so I decided to head to Cesky Krumlov.
In Sofia I found I needed a visa to cross Yugoslavia, so I went via
Saw Budapest........People Palace. Apparently the
worlds second largest building.
To me it doesn't look all that impressive
I saw a little bit of the Transylvanian Alps and got slightly ripped off
by their novel form of capitalism.
Some Romanian farmers I met
crossing the River Danube the border between Hungary
and Slovak Republic
Cesky Krumlov..canoeing, mountain climbing, reading
|I stayed at Hostel Skippy (right) for a week then onto Tabor then back
to stay at Uvonika Hostel for another week
canoeing the rapids with Jamie 3 rd time !
|whilst sampling the amazing banned special Snaps drink
..Absynth (try it..it supposed to be halluconagenic cos of the wormwood
compound) .Jamie (firstname.lastname@example.org
) (from Freemantle WA) walked into the bar with the piece of paper where
I had recommended Cesky to him when I had met him at Kadirs Hostel,Olympos
, Turkey ..small world !!
.maybe I will go to work at Popovice restoring the castle ..what will I
do for winter ?
Me canoeing on the Vltava river (I didn't choose the
pink lifejacket !)
at one rapid
I've been getting my hands dirty shoveling 2m of dirt out of a collapsed
room ..well I went to the castle at Popovice (benesov tel 0301 96384)
after mistakenly going to another Popovice first...it took 30 Km of
hitching and a 10 Km late night walk to get to the right one
I was a little disappointed ..it was arun down ancient house rather
than a striking castle..they are not very well organised..there were only
2 foreigners and 2 Czechs there...(a lot of people left when the hot weather
ended)...there are no showers and only pit toilets... bit too quiet and
boring for me..
I learnt how to milk a goat
Then I went to stay with the very interesting Iranian/American
at his friend's Jacob's cottage at Mala Lecice..again it was a bit quiet
for me 2 cats, 3 chickens one goat..and a log fire
so now I am in the big exciting city of Prague again waiting
for new ideas !! maybe I will go to Brazil it's too cold here
last postcard UK97
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