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Re: European Tour by car
« Reply #15 on: 30 October 2018, 21:39:01 »

I backpacked round Europe over ten years ago when it was more fashionable to go to Australia, NZ etc. Had an epic time.

Highlights were Belgrade, Sarajevo, Budapest, Zagreb, Krakow, Istanbul and Varna in Bulgaria. Only two cities Id never go back to. Bucharest and Sofia.

Loved Copenhagen and Oslo. Not so keen on Gothenburg.

I recently went back to Krakow and though its still a great place and a base for Auschwitz it was littered with Brit louts. When I first went I was the first fatty theyd ever seen 😂😂😂
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« Reply #16 on: 31 October 2018, 16:28:08 »

Loved Copenhagen and Oslo.
I went there in the mid 80s.  Didn't like Oslo at all - probably not helped by the weather, cold and wet (yet where we stayed for the week, inland a couple of hundred miles, was stunning and really warm). Copenhagen, never saw much more than the bit around the port, so not fair to make judgement.
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« Reply #17 on: 31 October 2018, 16:36:52 »

Loved Copenhagen and Oslo.
I went there in the mid 80s.  Didn't like Oslo at all - probably not helped by the weather, cold and wet (yet where we stayed for the week, inland a couple of hundred miles, was stunning and really warm). Copenhagen, never saw much more than the bit around the port, so not fair to make judgement.

Had a similar trip to Ostende once. Walked off the boat with a few mates, saw this nice looking bar by the seafront. A dozen or so Trappiste beers later I somehow managed to focus on my watch and realised our boat was about to leave. :-[
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Re: European Tour by car
« Reply #18 on: 31 October 2018, 16:42:48 »

Ports are the best bits... Pouring, whoring and snoring all in walking distance  :D
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« Reply #19 on: 31 October 2018, 16:48:32 »

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I was worn out from Norway....
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« Reply #20 on: 31 October 2018, 17:25:18 »

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I was worn out from Norway....


I worked in Oslo for a few days at the power boat F1 many moons ago and had to walk through the red light district to my hotel from Aker Brygge (the trendy docklands area) where I was working.  ::)

The girls were very persistent, especially towards the end of the week when they knew me.  ::)  I didn't succumb though...  :P

Looking back I think silly bugger as a couple of them were stunnas!  :y  :D  ;D
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Re: European Tour by car
« Reply #21 on: 31 October 2018, 18:32:43 »

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I was worn out from Norway....


I worked in Oslo for a few days at the power boat F1 many moons ago and had to walk through the red light district to my hotel from Aker Brygge (the trendy docklands area) where I was working.  ::)

The girls were very persistent, especially towards the end of the week when they knew me.  ::)  I didn't succumb though...  :P

Looking back I think silly bugger as a couple of them were stunnas!  :y  :D  ;D

Now you prefer a cup of tea and a toasted crumpet.....
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« Reply #22 on: 31 October 2018, 19:34:37 »

The first time I went Amsterdam there was one that looked like a young Rachel Stevens. I didnt. But wish I had 😂😂😂
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« Reply #23 on: 31 October 2018, 21:48:51 »

Ports are the best bits... Pouring, whoring and snoring all in walking distance  :D
Ah, well, 2 out of 3 'ain't bad, as Meatloaf once said. I was certainly not in a fit state to even attempt the third. :o
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« Reply #24 on: 31 October 2018, 22:38:13 »

Ports are the best bits... Pouring, whoring and snoring all in walking distance  :D
Ah, well, 2 out of 3 'ain't bad, as Meatloaf once said. I was certainly not in a fit state to even attempt the third. :o
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Re: European Tour by car
« Reply #25 on: 01 November 2018, 21:38:37 »

My parents are almost as old as you (in their 80's)

To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary about 5 years ago, they packed up their Focus estate and Headed East from North Wales on (judging by the photos they took) a tour of European Churches.  They headed for Poland, and then through germany to austria and down to southern italy, and across to france, round spain, and portugal, and then got a ferry to Ireland, before getting the boat back to Holyhead.

4 Months. They took a tent, and also a laptop and booked hotels and b&b's at least 3 nights every week.

I think there were about 3 photos of them and 2 of beaches. (Weird)

 
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Re: European Tour by car
« Reply #26 on: 02 November 2018, 00:03:38 »

Haha

Almost as old and they are in their80s. My dad is 91.

Anyway it is good to know others have done similar. I can see the attraction of churches and cathedrals. They are always magnificent and the oldest buildings and built before steel, machines and computers. I say good on them , i bet they had a fantastic time.
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Re: European Tour by car
« Reply #27 on: 02 November 2018, 00:15:12 »

Haha

Almost as old and they are in their80s. My dad is 91.

Anyway it is good to know others have done similar. I can see the attraction of churches and cathedrals. They are always magnificent and the oldest buildings and built before steel, machines and computers. I say good on them , i bet they had a fantastic time.

Not necessarily old.  When I spent a few weeks in Romania in the summer of 2004, I saw a few large churches and cathedrals under construction.

Apparently mostly they were replicas of originals destroyed by the communists.  :)
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Re: European Tour by car
« Reply #28 on: 02 November 2018, 23:11:47 »

I've always wanted to do a road trip round the Baltics.   8)

Basically, ferry to Calais and turn left, keep going to Poland and then into Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.  If brave enough, nip into Russia, through St Petersburg and nip out again into Finland (if not brave enough ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki), round to Sweden, down to Denmark, on to Germany, turn right and home!  :y




thats basically what we did in august, exept we stayed out of Russia, (100 and a few weeks wait for a visa, per person,)
we all said we would like to have spent more time in the baltics, and will go back,
Finland and Sweden ... er not so much,  lots of long straight roads with trees, 5000 miles 3 weeks and 11 countries,

couple of years back we did the wild west coast of eireland, definately a must do.
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Re: European Tour by car
« Reply #29 on: 03 November 2018, 00:45:49 »

That is really interesting.

Looking at Norway, Sweden and Finland and then a ferry across to avoid the Russia visa bit would be a lot of driving if it is just boring stuff.

What did you do for accommodation? Just hotels en route?
What did you like about the Baltics that you would like to go back for? I have never been. Only seen travel progs like Portillo.
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