Monthly Archives: September 2011

A great first impression in Romania

Well, I haven’t been in Romania long, but, wow!  I’m quite happy that the largest part of the Carpathians are in Romania.  So far so good.  It’s a land of enchantment, a fantasy world à la Tolkien.  Sometimes I feel … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Carpathians

Nice mountains, friendly people, almost no traffic, the lowest prices I’ve seen in Europe.  Ukraine, manna for cycle tourists? Children stood by the side of the road, smiling, waving, and greeting “ahoi” when we rode by.  Long climbs over a … Continue reading

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Bardejov and a quiet corner of Poland

Slovakia, Poland, Slovakia, Poland, Slovakia, Poland.  Our first foray into Poland was two days on the north side of the High Tatras where we encountered hordes of traffic and bumpy, narrow roads.  Our second foray into Poland was a wonderful … Continue reading

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