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Today, we spent the whole morning at the police station in Budapest… And it wasn’t Edgar’s fault. When we arrived in Budapeste, capital of Hungary, Thursday afternoon, day #48, we met my friend Gabor. He lives there but he worked at the hungarian department of China Radio International, in Beijing, for more than one year. [...]
On our way to Timisoara, western Romania, we stopped by the Danube River, on the border with Serbia, to prepare a delicious barbecue, put stickers on the car and swim naked…
Wednesday morning, day #47, we visited Craiova, in the south of Romania, and went to a supermarket to buy very important goods like a grill, coal, beer, meat, scissors, glue, sugar, cables, letucce and so on…
Tuesday morning, day #46, we visited Sofia, capital of Bulgaria. It was really hot and before leaving the city, we stopped in a bar to try the local beer. Of course, one has to drive, so, there is always one of us that cannot drink. Afterwards, we left to Craiova, in Romania. We calculated our [...]
On day #45, we left Albania, crossed Macedonia and arrived in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria. In Albania, we found this beautiful river and the Ulze reservoir, where we jumped in the water to refresh. In Macedonia, we stopped in Skopie, capital of the country, to visit the fortress, the old city and the main square [...]
After traveling more than 10.000 km by bus, taxi, donkey chart, tractor, ballon, boat, scooter or bike we finally have a car again. Our Brazilian friends Bruno and Lucas met us in Dubrovnik with a van they rented in Germany so we can travel together to London. Because we are three days late, we are [...]
On our original schedule, we were not supposed to go to Croatia, Montenegro or Bosnia, but the guys that were supposed to meet us in Albania with a rented car would be four days late, so we decided to meet them in Croatia. Sunday (day #44), while they didn’t arrive, we spent the last day [...]
After spending two days in Budva, Montenegro, we took a bus to Dubrovnik, in Croatia. These two countries were not on our schedule and now we are two days behind.
This is Polytimi, that hosted us, with her boyfriend, Manolis, in Greece. She promised to send us a picture of her running with the torch of 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, and there it is.
Montenegro wasn’t on our schedule, but we decided to come here to check the beaches and ended up here on Budva Beach.
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We went to walk around and visit Tehran, capital of Iran, on the 24th day of our trip. After playing football with some kids at a park, we decided to visit a monument suggested by the girl from our hotel. When we arrived there, we found out it was an obelisk to end religious diversity. [...]
Today, on the 40th day of our expedition, we left Sarande, in Albania, and came to Golem beach, in Kavaja, north of the country. Before, we jumped on the water and took our torch to swim.
Monday, the 38th day of the trip, we took a five-hours bus from Athens to Pirgo, and another local bus to arrive in Olympia. It wasn’t on our way, but we had to visit it because it’s the birth place of the Olympics and the Olympic Spirit. It was really nice visiting the ruins of [...]