I'm a 26-year-old journalist from Essex, England on a three-month trip around Eastern Europe with my best mate Si. It's our first time travelling due to our insistence on spending our pay packets on booze and football instead of saving for a trip which has been planned for some four years.
Whilst buzzing between some 19 countries (purely by train and bus, no planes allowed) we are attempting to visit as many football grounds and matches as possible. As supporters of English League One (3rd Division) outfit Southend, we're hoping we might see someone of a lower standard, but we don't hold out much hope.
The trip begins August 14th, 2008 with a 9am ferry from Harwich in Essex to the Hook of Holland. From Holland we will travel through Germany into Poland, and from there work our way through Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia and finally the Czech Republic in early November from where we will return to England and go back to work 😞
Next Destination: Bratislava, Slovakia