Gyor or Soho, hard to tell.

Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
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Trip End Aug 21, 2011


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Old blokes back garden.

Flag of Hungary  , Győr-Moson-Sopron,
Saturday, October 9, 2010

After breakfast we splashed out on a Lonely Planet of Eastern Europe.  It should help us get it right in the less predictable towns ahead.  It was a funny day of riding, miles and miles of exactly the same along the vast Danube.  The sun was out and probably the most exciting encounter was a surveyor at lunch pressing lots of switches on a piece of complicated looking measuring device.  My sharp conversation with him concluded with me saying "oh, you survey the river" which could not be more stating the obvious given the mass expanse of water right next to us.  After 45 miles we found the border into Hungary and with no help from a fellow cyclist ( I say that because he was on a bike, certainly not because he was anything like us) we found an awesome camping spot in an old blokes back garden.  The cyclist decided that I could speak Slovak and just shouted instruction after instruction at me. We are lucky enough to be very well built in the legs now and he couldn't keep up when I decided enough was enough.  The old guy opened the gates (still doing up his trousers ?!?  He proudly led us round the side of his house and presented a wonderful cobbled together set of showers and kitchens around his back garden.  When dressing up to go into town, Pols thought she would sit back on an outside chair which had been rained on.  Her wet bum meant a change of outfit and an uncool pairing of running trainers and tracky bottoms.  The town of Gyor was beautiful.  We crossed a fairy light lit bridge and it continued to impress.  The Soho Pub provided the perfect stop off, it really did feel like being in one of London's finest back street old mans pubs, smell and all.  Except that a pint cost 70p and a very large glass of wine a pound! When we got back to campsite there were some workers arriving 'home' after a hard days graft.  In Hungary this is common, for workers to travel and stay in cheap rooms with families.  As we were settling down for the night (9pm!), two backpackers arrived on foot.  It made us feel very pleased that we have done it right, the bikes are great and allow for so much more freedom than walking from bus stop to train station.  Hurray for cycling (will I still be saying that tomorrow?)
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Sun seems to be shining on you both as it should. Mikey you are looking very trim and fit (in both senses!). Hve order rough guide to Inda from Amazon so looking forward to some route planning for the rest of the Gicks.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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