The Border of Czech Rpublic

Trip Start Apr 29, 2006
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Trip End Nov 15, 2007


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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

11/07/06
The drive out of Austria through neat cultivated farm lands with beautiful homes and the best autobahns so far was a good trip. The mountains and valleys where inspirational and Julie Andrews herself would have been happy to sing "The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music" right where we were.

We did have a chuckle at some of the funny place names in Austria like 'Windpassing' 'Au' and 'Zdiky'. Though we've got a few funny ones in Oz too like Woy Woy, Grong Grong, Wagga Wagga and even Woop Woop!

When we arrived at the border into Czech Republic, the border control officer barely looked up from her desk, smiled briefly and waved us through. That was the easiest yet. The border patrol coming into Austria had us opening up the back of the camper to check for people smuggling.

A55 was the highway we came into the Czech Republic on, and we were surprised at the number of working girls offering their services. We counted 10 within the first 2 or 3 kilometers.

We got as far into Czech Republic as Ceske Budejovice when we started to look for camp sites. Luckily we were fairly quick to find one and drove off the road onto a muddy track leading to a grassed paddock. But first we had to negotiate the muddy track. Lou managed to get himself bottomed out, as his vehicle has little ground clearance, and could go no further. He attached his brand spanking new 'Snatch and Strap' to the tow hook of our front end and his tow bar, so the trusty Nissan could drag him backwards through the bog. No problems on the second try.
Campers leveled, dinner eaten, mozzies sprayed and we all fell fast asleep after another busy day.
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