We have just stopped at a little town just short of the Romanian border. Although today we have only covered a short distance it has been an epic. If you classed Hungarian roads in climbing terms they would be at least V Dif. They are littered with pot holes or very high ridges where the traffic has caused ruts in the melting tarmac. Cycle paths are about as smooth as the tracks on Woodbury Common and the drivers drive like crazy. You really have to have nerves of steel when riding on the main highways. Anyway we had a good time in Budapest. We found a half decent hotel and had the Hungarian version of 'Fish and Chips' - actually it was the best meal we have had in here. We are both doing fine but Joy has had problems coping with the heat. Cycling out of Budapest was a nightmare. The temp reached 40 degrees and we had to cover 65 miles to the next camp site. We had to stop in every village to top up our water bottles - 20 minutes later the water was so hot you could make a cup of tea from it. We are
We are Steve and Joy Scott a 'young at heart' couple who have decided to put our careers on hold and spend the next 12 months travelling round the world.
We are currently living in Exmouth, Devon, UK, but in June 2008 will set off from Wrexham, N Wales (Steve's birthplace) to cycle to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Joy's birthplace).
Our plan at the moment is fairly flexible - not wanting to be tied to tight schedules or allow future conflicts to detract us from achieving our goal. In outline, we will cycle across Europe to Turkey, stopping at places that we find interesting. Around October/N... full info