Eastern European Road Trip 2018

Welcome to our road trip! The adventure is finally upon us and this is the page where you can take part. View the cities, towns and villages we pass through, catch our snaps and comments, plot our location on the map and interact with us en route by using our trip hash tag in your own tweets #EasternEuropeByRoad

Kieran: Cheers! To the successful conclusion of a wonderful adventure

22 Jul 2018 22:53
Weather check: Clouds 21.1C
22 Jul 2018 22:49
Kieran: Final mileage check as we arrive home - 5,583 miles - all adventures end, but memories live on
22 Jul 2018 22:44
Stopped at: London, United Kingdom
22 Jul 2018 21:35
Passed through: Southfleet, United Kingdom
22 Jul 2018 21:00
Passed through: Escalles, France
22 Jul 2018 20:00
Kieran: Back in the UK. We’ll be reminding ourselves to drive on the left repeatedly!
22 Jul 2018 19:59
Kieran: Finally on the train, our epic journey is nearing its end
22 Jul 2018 19:24
Break at: Coquelles, France
22 Jul 2018 19:15
Passed through: Calais, France
22 Jul 2018 18:40
Break at: Coquelles, France
22 Jul 2018 17:50
Kieran: Arrived in Calais, backlog of cars for the tunnel, looks like a long wait

22 Jul 2018 17:18
Break at: Calais, France
22 Jul 2018 16:50
Passed through: Loon-Plage, France
22 Jul 2018 16:15
Passed through: Oudenburg, Belgium
22 Jul 2018 15:40
Shweta: The tranquil surrounds of the Begijnhof in Bruges

22 Jul 2018 15:35
Weather check: Clouds 24.2C
22 Jul 2018 14:21
Kieran: Familiar characters depicted in the walls in Namur

22 Jul 2018 11:59
Stopped at: Brugge, Belgium
22 Jul 2018 11:40
Passed through: Gent, Belgium
22 Jul 2018 11:05
Passed through: Grimbergen, Belgium
22 Jul 2018 10:30
Passed through: Éghezée, Belgium
22 Jul 2018 09:55
Kieran: All the decent breakfast places here seem to be closed on a Sunday
22 Jul 2018 06:23
Kieran: Crash pad here in Namur for the night, no air con, duvet too thick!
21 Jul 2018 23:07
Weather check: Clear 17.7C
21 Jul 2018 23:00
Kieran: Lunch stop turned into dinner with Richard; yet more thanks to Shweta’s connections!

21 Jul 2018 22:52
Kieran: Obligatory visit to the cathedral while in Koln

21 Jul 2018 22:51
Stopped at: Namur, Belgium
21 Jul 2018 21:40
Weather check: Clear 19.7C
21 Jul 2018 21:39
Passed through: Verlaine, Belgium
21 Jul 2018 21:05
Passed through: Aachen, Germany
21 Jul 2018 20:30
Passed through: Frechen, Germany
21 Jul 2018 19:55
Kieran: Now stopped for lunch in Koln
21 Jul 2018 13:49
Kieran: Rothenburg was a beautiful place the stop the night

21 Jul 2018 13:48
Weather check: Clear 28.3C
21 Jul 2018 13:41
Stopped at: Köln, Germany
21 Jul 2018 13:10
Passed through: Dierdorf, Germany
21 Jul 2018 12:35
Passed through: Görgeshausen, Germany
21 Jul 2018 12:00
Passed through: Flörsheim am Main, Germany
21 Jul 2018 11:25
Passed through: Rohrbrunner Forst, Germany
21 Jul 2018 10:45
Passed through: Randersacker, Germany
21 Jul 2018 10:10
Passed through: Neusitz, Germany
21 Jul 2018 09:35
Weather check: Rain 18.5C
21 Jul 2018 07:09
Weather check: Rain 23.5C
20 Jul 2018 21:14
Kieran: Evening meal in these traditional surroundings

20 Jul 2018 20:24
Stopped at: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
20 Jul 2018 17:35
Passed through: Feuchtwangen, Germany
20 Jul 2018 17:00
Passed through: Schwabach, Germany
20 Jul 2018 16:30
Passed through: Berg bei Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany
20 Jul 2018 15:55
Shweta: 110 mph is our VW’s new speed record on the autobahn
20 Jul 2018 15:49
Passed through: Parsberg, Germany
20 Jul 2018 15:20
Weather check: Clouds 29.4C
20 Jul 2018 14:53
Passed through: Beratzhausen, Germany
20 Jul 2018 14:45
Passed through: Barbing, Germany
20 Jul 2018 14:10
Passed through: Landau an der Isar, Germany
20 Jul 2018 13:35
Shweta: Tschüss Salzburg!

20 Jul 2018 13:30
Passed through: Wurmannsquick, Germany
20 Jul 2018 13:00
Passed through: Ach, Austria
20 Jul 2018 12:25
Shweta: A joyful heart, upon devouring a bowl of porridge

20 Jul 2018 09:53
Kieran: The sun is up and we’re off into town to find a decent breakfast
20 Jul 2018 06:00
Weather check: Clear 18.0C
19 Jul 2018 22:01
Shweta: You know you are within home stretch, when you face surly service, bad food and early closures
19 Jul 2018 20:27
Stopped at: Salzburg, Austria
19 Jul 2018 18:40
Kieran: There are a lot of tunnels in Austria...

19 Jul 2018 18:32
Kieran: Before leaving Slovenia we had to get some photos of these wooden farm buildings

19 Jul 2018 18:12
Passed through: Pfarrwerfen, Austria
19 Jul 2018 18:10
Passed through: Spittal an der Drau, Austria
19 Jul 2018 16:45
Passed through: Hrušica, Slovenia
19 Jul 2018 16:05
Passed through: Nomenj, Slovenia
19 Jul 2018 15:30
Passed through: Lepence, Slovenia
19 Jul 2018 14:55
Weather check: Clouds 29.8C
19 Jul 2018 14:54
Passed through: Stara Fužina, Slovenia
19 Jul 2018 14:20
Break at: Ribčev Laz, Slovenia
19 Jul 2018 13:25
Kieran: Invitation accepted!

19 Jul 2018 13:10
Shweta: Inviting waters of lake Bohinj

19 Jul 2018 13:04
Break at: Stara Fužina, Slovenia
19 Jul 2018 12:30
Passed through: Ribčev Laz, Slovenia
19 Jul 2018 11:55
Passed through: Kamnje, Slovenia
19 Jul 2018 11:20
Passed through: Lesce, Slovenia
19 Jul 2018 10:45
Passed through: Gozd Martuljek, Slovenia
19 Jul 2018 10:10
Weather check: Clouds 20.5C
18 Jul 2018 20:14
Stopped at: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
18 Jul 2018 19:40
Kieran: A day of hiking and exploring requires proper refreshment

18 Jul 2018 18:50
Break at: Trenta, Slovenia
18 Jul 2018 18:20
Shweta: “And the mountains bowed down..like a ballet of the heart”

18 Jul 2018 18:19
Passed through: Kal-Koritnica, Slovenia
18 Jul 2018 17:45
Passed through: Bovec, Slovenia
18 Jul 2018 17:10
Passed through: Trnovo ob Soči, Slovenia
18 Jul 2018 16:40
Passed through: Zatolmin, Slovenia
18 Jul 2018 16:05
Shweta: My intrepid explorer in his quest for natural air conditioning

18 Jul 2018 15:42
Break at: Zadlaz-Čadrg, Slovenia
18 Jul 2018 15:15
Weather check: Clouds 28.7C
18 Jul 2018 14:40
Break at: Zatolmin, Slovenia
18 Jul 2018 14:20
Passed through: Volče, Slovenia
18 Jul 2018 13:50
Passed through: Bovec, Slovenia
18 Jul 2018 13:15
Break at: Plužna, Slovenia
18 Jul 2018 12:25
Passed through: Soča, Slovenia
18 Jul 2018 11:50
Kieran: So proud of Shweta for completing this wire climb to the source of river Soce

18 Jul 2018 09:57
Stopped at: Trenta, Slovenia
18 Jul 2018 08:25
Kieran: The morning reveals the full glory of our mountainous locale

18 Jul 2018 08:08
Kieran: The view from the mountain lodge we’re staying in

17 Jul 2018 20:07
Weather check: Clouds 19.5C
17 Jul 2018 19:35
Kieran: Mileage check; 4,496 miles since we left London - an incredible journey so far!
17 Jul 2018 19:27
Kieran: Off the beaten track as we head deeper into the National Park

17 Jul 2018 18:45
Stopped at: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
17 Jul 2018 18:30
Passed through: Mojstrana, Slovenia
17 Jul 2018 17:55
Passed through: Krnica, Slovenia
17 Jul 2018 17:20
Break at: Spodnje Gorje, Slovenia
17 Jul 2018 16:35
Passed through: Zasip, Slovenia
17 Jul 2018 16:00
Passed through: Podhom, Slovenia
17 Jul 2018 15:25
Kieran: Walking the Vintgar gorge

17 Jul 2018 15:22
Weather check: Clouds 25.6C
17 Jul 2018 14:56
Passed through: Spodnje Gorje, Slovenia
17 Jul 2018 14:55
Break at: Bled, Slovenia
17 Jul 2018 13:30
Kieran: Obligatory stop at beautiful Lake Bled on our way to the Triglav mountains

17 Jul 2018 13:23
Passed through: Lesce, Slovenia
17 Jul 2018 12:55
Break at: Radovljica, Slovenia
17 Jul 2018 12:00
Passed through: Voglje, Slovenia
17 Jul 2018 11:25
Kieran: The sun is shining here in Ljubljana but “local” weather is easy to obtain if desired

17 Jul 2018 09:31
Kieran: Very enjoyable dinner at Jaka & Anita’s apartment last night; thanks to Shweta’s connections again!
17 Jul 2018 06:15
Weather check: Clouds 16.4C
16 Jul 2018 21:54
Kieran: The point at which the river Reka plunges down into the cave network

16 Jul 2018 21:50
Stopped at: Ljubljana, Slovenia
16 Jul 2018 18:10
Passed through: Lesno Brdo, Slovenia
16 Jul 2018 17:40
Shweta: The labyrinthine passages, subterranean chambers of the Skocjan caves are truly spectacular!
16 Jul 2018 17:15
Passed through: Divača, Slovenia
16 Jul 2018 17:00
Stopped at: Matavun, Slovenia
16 Jul 2018 14:45
Weather check: Clouds 27.5C
16 Jul 2018 14:42
Break at: Ribnica, Slovenia
16 Jul 2018 13:50
Passed through: Veli Brgud, Croatia
16 Jul 2018 13:15
Passed through: Dramalj, Croatia
16 Jul 2018 12:40
Passed through: Sibinj Krmpotski, Croatia
16 Jul 2018 12:05
Break at: Senj, Croatia
16 Jul 2018 11:25
Passed through: Sveti Juraj, Croatia
16 Jul 2018 10:50
Passed through: Stinica, Croatia
16 Jul 2018 10:15
Shweta: No confection symbolises holidays quite like gingerbread in its many forms

16 Jul 2018 10:09
Passed through: Mundanije, Croatia
16 Jul 2018 09:40
Break at: Palit, Croatia
16 Jul 2018 08:40
Passed through: Supetarska Draga, Croatia
16 Jul 2018 08:05
Kieran: Morning swim in the sea

16 Jul 2018 07:33
Break at: Lopar, Croatia
16 Jul 2018 07:25
Weather check: Clouds 24.5C
16 Jul 2018 06:59
Passed through: Palit, Croatia
16 Jul 2018 06:50
Passed through: Banjol, Croatia
16 Jul 2018 06:15
Weather check: Clear 21.4C
15 Jul 2018 22:14
Stopped at: Palit, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 22:00
Passed through: Banjol, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 21:25
Shweta: Just heard celebratory car horn; can only conclude hapless tourist has finallly found correct address in Palit
15 Jul 2018 21:06
Kieran: So it seems that for around 4 square miles, every house on this island is on a street named Palit
15 Jul 2018 20:52
Kieran: Settled in for the night on the island of Rab - accessible by car ferry

15 Jul 2018 20:28
Break at: Palit, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 20:25
Kieran: The spectacular sun drenched coast road today

15 Jul 2018 20:21
Kieran: Hiking in Parclenica today

15 Jul 2018 20:12
Passed through: Banjol, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 19:50
Break at: Rab, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 19:10
Passed through: Mundanije, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 18:35
Passed through: Palit, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 18:00
Passed through: Barbat na Rabu, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 17:25
Break at: Prizna, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 16:25
Passed through: Sušanj Cesarički, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 15:50
Passed through: Tribanj, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 15:15
Break at: Starigrad, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 14:10
Weather check: Clouds 31.0C
15 Jul 2018 13:37
Passed through: Seline, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 13:35
Passed through: Posedarje, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 13:00
Passed through: Dubrava kod Šibenika, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 12:25
Passed through: Seget Donji, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 11:50
Shweta: Farewell picturesque town of Tragyrion (Greeks) Tragurium (Romans) Trogir (Croats)

15 Jul 2018 11:43
Kieran: A walk through the cobbled streets before we head up the coast road

15 Jul 2018 11:14
Break at: Trogir, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 10:15
Shweta: At 28 °C, my sentiments exactly

15 Jul 2018 09:41
Passed through: Seget Donji, Croatia
15 Jul 2018 09:40
Kieran: The walls of the launderette are beautifully painted

15 Jul 2018 09:11
Kieran: Good morning Trogir

15 Jul 2018 06:12
Kieran: Have arrived on the Croatian coast, apartment in Trogir. Quite a large tourist contingent here...
14 Jul 2018 20:58
Weather check: Clear 22.3C
14 Jul 2018 20:34
Stopped at: Trogir, Croatia
14 Jul 2018 19:50
Passed through: Dugopolje, Croatia
14 Jul 2018 19:15
Passed through: Zavojane, Croatia
14 Jul 2018 18:40
Shweta: Replica of the 16th C. Stari Most , destroyed by Croatian forces in 90s

14 Jul 2018 18:31
Passed through: Međugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
14 Jul 2018 18:05
Passed through: Čule, Bosnia and Herzegovina
14 Jul 2018 17:30
Break at: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
14 Jul 2018 16:40
Passed through: Donji Jasenjani, Bosnia and Herzegovina
14 Jul 2018 16:05
Weather check: Clouds 31.1C
14 Jul 2018 14:58
Passed through: Bradina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
14 Jul 2018 14:45
Passed through: Lukavica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
14 Jul 2018 14:05
Passed through: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
14 Jul 2018 13:30
Passed through: Lukavica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
14 Jul 2018 12:55
Shweta: One country, two entities

14 Jul 2018 12:52
Kieran: Forget the daily shower, time for the daily hammam!

14 Jul 2018 08:29
Weather check: Clear 16.0C
13 Jul 2018 22:02
Kieran: Toasting our arrival in Sarajevo with home made sharbat

13 Jul 2018 17:29
Kieran: Stunning drive through high wooded canyons to reveal the city of Sarajevo nestled in the valley below
13 Jul 2018 17:13
Stopped at: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
13 Jul 2018 16:50
Passed through: Ravna Romanija, Bosnia and Herzegovina
13 Jul 2018 16:15
Weather check: Clouds 21.0C
13 Jul 2018 14:51
Shweta: Belonging to everyone and being equal to everyone, Bridges are more sacred than shrines-Ivo Andric

13 Jul 2018 14:18
Break at: Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina
13 Jul 2018 13:40
Passed through: Batkovica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
13 Jul 2018 12:55
Kieran: Some locals taking advantage of the border queue by picking roadside fruit!

13 Jul 2018 12:26
Kieran: Long queue at the Bosnian border

13 Jul 2018 12:24
Kieran: Quick visit to a wooden town before heading for the border

13 Jul 2018 12:10
Shweta: Serbia; so varying a milieu with its dramatic mountains,forests, valleys

13 Jul 2018 10:57
Stopped at: Mokra Gora, Serbia
13 Jul 2018 09:50
Kieran: Out on the foot board between the carriages

13 Jul 2018 09:32
Passed through: Šargan-Vitasi, Serbia
13 Jul 2018 09:15
Kieran: Couple of lone wagons wait on opposite side of Mokra Gora station as our train pulls out

13 Jul 2018 08:25
Kieran: Queuing for tickets to the Mokra Gora railway - more mountain steam dreams for us today!
13 Jul 2018 06:20
Kieran: Safely at Mokra Gora after a drive through a huge thunderstorm within sheeting rain
12 Jul 2018 21:10
Stopped at: Mokra Gora, Serbia
12 Jul 2018 20:25
Weather check: Mist 18.0C
12 Jul 2018 20:18
Passed through: Kremna, Serbia
12 Jul 2018 19:50
Passed through: Rogačica, Serbia
12 Jul 2018 19:00
Passed through: Vujinovača, Serbia
12 Jul 2018 18:25
Passed through: Valjevo, Serbia
12 Jul 2018 17:40
Passed through: Ub, Serbia
12 Jul 2018 17:05
Passed through: Obrenovac, Serbia
12 Jul 2018 16:30
Passed through: Ostružnica, Serbia
12 Jul 2018 15:55
Weather check: Clouds 25.5C
12 Jul 2018 14:58
Kieran: Taking some time to explore Belgrade today; first stop is the National Museum!
12 Jul 2018 06:56
Weather check: Clouds 20.0C
12 Jul 2018 06:44
Weather check: Clear 22.0C
11 Jul 2018 22:44
Kieran: Blithely ignoring the England loss by decamping to a local restaurant for some good honest food
11 Jul 2018 21:07
Kieran: Watching the match in Belgrade, delighted we’ve scored already!

11 Jul 2018 18:13
Kieran: Perfect day, perfect evening; sunset over the Danube

11 Jul 2018 17:57
Kieran: A walk through the Belgrade fortress walls

11 Jul 2018 17:57
Kieran: Welcome to Belgrade

11 Jul 2018 14:23
Weather check: Clear 28.5C
11 Jul 2018 14:15
Stopped at: Beograd, Serbia
11 Jul 2018 14:05
Passed through: Begaljica, Serbia
11 Jul 2018 13:30
Passed through: Markovac, Serbia
11 Jul 2018 12:55
Shweta: Fabulous scenery and fantastic motorways; Belgrade here we come

11 Jul 2018 12:35
Shweta: Cooling off with an ice cream

11 Jul 2018 12:33
Kieran: Time check; tracker still in UTC, we’re now +1 timezone wise so +2 factoring in DST
11 Jul 2018 12:27
Passed through: Војска, Serbia
11 Jul 2018 12:20
Passed through: Končarevo, Serbia
11 Jul 2018 11:45
Passed through: Aleksinački Bujmir, Serbia
11 Jul 2018 11:10
Passed through: Dolac, Serbia
11 Jul 2018 10:35
Kieran: Repairs complete, car in good order, we’re now back on the road
11 Jul 2018 10:20
Shweta: As with any road trip, the car can sometimes demand a li’l tlc

11 Jul 2018 10:06
Break at: Crvena Reka, Serbia
11 Jul 2018 09:45
Passed through: Sopot, Serbia
11 Jul 2018 09:10
Kieran: “Milk” fail averted; porridge oats, yoghurt, plums & drizzled with honey

11 Jul 2018 07:35
Shweta: How many of you would think this is milk?! Kieran did.Grrr.....

11 Jul 2018 07:18
Kieran: Will shortly hit the road North to Belgrade, hoping to find some nice countryside to explore en-route
11 Jul 2018 06:22
Weather check: Clouds 16.0C
11 Jul 2018 05:09
Weather check: Clear 19.0C
10 Jul 2018 22:02
Kieran: Pirot is our city stop for the night, now time for a local beer

10 Jul 2018 20:05
Kieran: At the end of the valley, the Poganovo monastery; a place for the weary traveller to rest & pray

10 Jul 2018 19:57
Kieran: The call of a distant eagle the only sound to be heard in the beauty of the Serbian countryside

10 Jul 2018 19:47
Stopped at: Pirot, Serbia
10 Jul 2018 18:50
Passed through: Sukovo, Serbia
10 Jul 2018 18:15
Passed through: Trnski Odorovci, Serbia
10 Jul 2018 17:35
Passed through: Strelac, Serbia
10 Jul 2018 17:00
Passed through: Babušnica, Serbia
10 Jul 2018 16:25
Passed through: Guberevac, Serbia
10 Jul 2018 15:30
Weather check: Clouds 22.0C
10 Jul 2018 15:11
Passed through: Vrbovo, Serbia
10 Jul 2018 14:55
Passed through: Miratovac, Serbia
10 Jul 2018 14:20
Shweta: Serbia,are you ready to indulge our senses?

10 Jul 2018 14:10
Shweta: Queuing to exit Macedonia, next stop Serbia

10 Jul 2018 13:44
Passed through: Dolno Kojnare, Macedonia (FYROM)
10 Jul 2018 13:25
Passed through: Ilinden, Macedonia (FYROM)
10 Jul 2018 12:50
Passed through: Glumovo, Macedonia (FYROM)
10 Jul 2018 12:00
Kieran: Just been kayaking up the Matka Canyon - total silence apart from the cicadas

10 Jul 2018 11:49
Break at: Dolna Matka, Macedonia (FYROM)
10 Jul 2018 10:00
Passed through: Скопје, Macedonia (FYROM)
10 Jul 2018 09:30
Weather check: Clouds 20.0C
10 Jul 2018 07:41
Kieran: Back to Adela’s flat for drinks & baklava with Haktan & Dennis - a wonderful evening

09 Jul 2018 23:34
Weather check: Clear 15.0C
09 Jul 2018 23:05
Weather check: Clear 15.0C
09 Jul 2018 22:45
Kieran: Have met up with Shweta’s friend Adela here in Skopje; so lovely to have a local connection!
09 Jul 2018 19:44
Kieran: Great afternoon wandering round Skopje - really loved the statues they have here

09 Jul 2018 19:42
Kieran: Just grabbed a coffee, delighted to hear UB40’s greatest hits on the cafe hifi!
09 Jul 2018 15:12
Weather check: Drizzle 19.0C
09 Jul 2018 14:29
Kieran: Safely arrived at our hotel in Skopje! Red roofs from the window & a light rain in the sky

09 Jul 2018 13:11
Stopped at: Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM)
09 Jul 2018 12:35
Passed through: Dolno Kojnare, Macedonia (FYROM)
09 Jul 2018 12:00
Passed through: Psacha, Macedonia (FYROM)
09 Jul 2018 11:20
Passed through: Babin Dol, Macedonia (FYROM)
09 Jul 2018 10:40
Passed through: Gyueshevo, Bulgaria
09 Jul 2018 10:05
Shweta: Land of Alexander the Great, here we come

09 Jul 2018 10:02
Passed through: Kyustendil, Bulgaria
09 Jul 2018 09:30
Kieran: Just stopped for fuel and noticed we’ve clocked just over 3000 miles since London!
09 Jul 2018 09:18
Passed through: Novi Chiflik, Bulgaria
09 Jul 2018 08:55
Passed through: Kraynitsi, Bulgaria
09 Jul 2018 08:20
Kieran: So it’s goodbye to Rila today as we hit the road once more for further adventure!
09 Jul 2018 04:54
Kieran: A perfect end to a perfect day - a visit to the stunning Rila monastery

08 Jul 2018 18:37
Stopped at: Sapareva banya, Bulgaria
08 Jul 2018 17:00
Weather check: Clouds 19.0C
08 Jul 2018 16:46
Passed through: Dupnitsa, Bulgaria
08 Jul 2018 16:25
Passed through: Rila, Bulgaria
08 Jul 2018 15:50
Break at: Rilski manastir, Bulgaria
08 Jul 2018 14:45
Weather check: Rain 19.0C
08 Jul 2018 14:35
Passed through: Smochevo, Bulgaria
08 Jul 2018 14:10
Passed through: Kraynitsi, Bulgaria
08 Jul 2018 13:35
Shweta: The Rila Lakes did not hide behind the veil of mist and revealed themselves in all their glory

08 Jul 2018 12:33
Stopped at: Sapareva banya, Bulgaria
08 Jul 2018 11:25
Kieran: The misty climb begins!

08 Jul 2018 07:28
Passed through: Topolnitsa, Bulgaria
08 Jul 2018 07:15
Weather check: Clouds 18.0C
08 Jul 2018 06:27
Kieran: Found yesterday in Plovdiv; one for Chris Venning!

08 Jul 2018 06:01
Kieran: Up at first light & hoping that the weather holds for our hike up to the Seven Rila lakes!
08 Jul 2018 03:58
Kieran: Hairy drive on potholed country lanes in fading light, but we’ve made it to the foot of the Rila mountain
07 Jul 2018 19:58
Weather check: Clouds 19.0C
07 Jul 2018 19:55
Stopped at: Sapareva banya, Bulgaria
07 Jul 2018 19:35
Passed through: Klisura, Bulgaria
07 Jul 2018 19:00
Passed through: Novo selo, Bulgaria
07 Jul 2018 18:25
Passed through: Ihtiman, Bulgaria
07 Jul 2018 17:50
Passed through: Tsalapitsa, Bulgaria
07 Jul 2018 17:15
Kieran: We were passing so thought we'd check out Plovdiv; seems like a great place for culture vultures like us!

07 Jul 2018 16:35
Break at: Plovdiv, Bulgaria
07 Jul 2018 16:00
Passed through: Ivan Vazovo, Bulgaria
07 Jul 2018 15:25
Kieran: A break in the rain offers an opportunity to grab a shot of the mist covered mountains

07 Jul 2018 15:03
Weather check: Rain 20.0C
07 Jul 2018 14:55
Passed through: Kalofer, Bulgaria
07 Jul 2018 14:50
Shweta: Driving through the Rose Valley with BBC Radio 5 chuntering in the background
07 Jul 2018 14:44
Passed through: Koprinka, Bulgaria
07 Jul 2018 14:15
Break at: Kazanlak, Bulgaria
07 Jul 2018 13:05
Passed through: Maglizh, Bulgaria
07 Jul 2018 12:30
Passed through: Pchelinovo, Bulgaria
07 Jul 2018 11:55
Passed through: Prisovo, Bulgaria
07 Jul 2018 11:20
Kieran: Lunch is served!

07 Jul 2018 09:41
Weather check: Clouds 23.0C
07 Jul 2018 06:53
Kieran: Good morning Bulgaria! What adventures have you in store for us today?

07 Jul 2018 05:24
Weather check: Clear 18.0C
06 Jul 2018 21:39
Kieran: After a long day on the road, a couple of glasses of the local wine in Veliko Tarnovo

06 Jul 2018 20:30
Stopped at: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
06 Jul 2018 17:25
Passed through: Kesarevo, Bulgaria
06 Jul 2018 16:55
Passed through: Belomortsi, Bulgaria
06 Jul 2018 16:20
Passed through: Makariopolsko, Bulgaria
06 Jul 2018 15:50
Passed through: Enevo, Bulgaria
06 Jul 2018 15:15
Kieran: A deserted truck stop here in Bulgaria but that’s alright - we have our own tea & biscuits!

06 Jul 2018 15:05
Weather check: Clouds 26.0C
06 Jul 2018 14:51
Passed through: Devnya, Bulgaria
06 Jul 2018 14:40
Passed through: Varna, Bulgaria
06 Jul 2018 14:05
Shweta: First canine Bulgarian we met, who incidentally wanted to travel with us

06 Jul 2018 14:00
Passed through: General Toshevo, Bulgaria
06 Jul 2018 13:30
Shweta: Another border crossing done, time to buy a vignette

06 Jul 2018 13:00
Passed through: Yovkovo, Bulgaria
06 Jul 2018 12:55
Kieran: Fun fact of the day; it’s technically illegal to drive a dirty car in Romania

06 Jul 2018 12:27
Passed through: Negru Vodă, Romania
06 Jul 2018 12:20
Passed through: Techirghiol, Romania
06 Jul 2018 11:45
Break at: Constanța, Romania
06 Jul 2018 10:05
Passed through: Lumina, Romania
06 Jul 2018 09:30
Passed through: Codru, Romania
06 Jul 2018 08:45
Passed through: Agighiol, Romania
06 Jul 2018 08:10
Weather check: Clear 18.0C
06 Jul 2018 05:02
Stopped at: Murighiol, Romania
05 Jul 2018 17:15
Weather check: Clouds 22.0C
05 Jul 2018 17:11
Weather check: Rain 20.0C
05 Jul 2018 13:24
Passed through: Dunavăţu de Jos, Romania
05 Jul 2018 12:45
Passed through: Caraorman, Romania
05 Jul 2018 12:05
Shweta: Where the sweet waters of the Danube merge with the salt waters of the Black Sea

05 Jul 2018 11:34
Shweta: When does a journey like this finally end?

05 Jul 2018 10:29
Break at: Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania
05 Jul 2018 09:55
Passed through: Dunavăţu de Jos, Romania
05 Jul 2018 09:20
Passed through: Caraorman, Romania
05 Jul 2018 08:20
Weather check: Clouds 23.0C
05 Jul 2018 06:02
Kieran: And so out onto the water we go

05 Jul 2018 06:01
Weather check: Clouds 21.0C
04 Jul 2018 21:51
Shweta: You've served many masters, as a shield or a spear. Am I really about to trudge your mythical territory?

04 Jul 2018 19:03
Kieran: We’ve arrived at the Danube Delta! Elated to have travelled this far and be surrounded by such natural beauty
04 Jul 2018 19:00
Stopped at: Murighiol, Romania
04 Jul 2018 19:00
Passed through: Victoria, Romania
04 Jul 2018 17:05
Passed through: Tulcea, Romania
04 Jul 2018 16:30
Kieran: Nearly at the location of our next adventure, but first, let’s not miss this view

04 Jul 2018 16:09
Passed through: Nicolae Bălcescu, Romania
04 Jul 2018 15:55
Passed through: Saraiu, Romania
04 Jul 2018 15:10
Weather check: Clouds 26.0C
04 Jul 2018 14:56
Passed through: Hârșova, Romania
04 Jul 2018 14:35
Passed through: Luciu, Romania
04 Jul 2018 13:40
Passed through: Valea Cânepii, Romania
04 Jul 2018 13:05
Break at: Brăila, Romania
04 Jul 2018 11:50
Passed through: Călienii Noi, Romania
04 Jul 2018 11:05
Passed through: Garoafa, Romania
04 Jul 2018 10:30
Passed through: Domnești-Târg, Romania
04 Jul 2018 09:55
Break at: Adjud, Romania
04 Jul 2018 09:10
Passed through: Nicolae Bălcescu, Romania
04 Jul 2018 08:35
Kieran: Excellent pit stop accommodation last night; best bit was a washing machine - we now have clean clothes!
04 Jul 2018 05:31
Kieran: Incredible day yesterday, so many wonderful experiences. Hitting the road again shortly for more adventure!
04 Jul 2018 05:30
Weather check: Clear 17.0C
03 Jul 2018 19:52
Stopped at: Bacău, Romania
03 Jul 2018 19:50
Passed through: Onișcani, Romania
03 Jul 2018 19:15
Passed through: Mogoșești-Siret, Romania
03 Jul 2018 18:35
Passed through: Vadu Moldovei, Romania
03 Jul 2018 18:00
Passed through: Păltinoasa, Romania
03 Jul 2018 17:25
Shweta: On the road again, following a brief lesson in Dacian pottery

03 Jul 2018 17:10
Passed through: Clit, Romania
03 Jul 2018 16:50
Kieran: Dashboard trip wraps around to zero after only 2000 miles! Am now keeping a manual note
03 Jul 2018 16:34
Break at: Marginea, Romania
03 Jul 2018 16:05
Shweta: A nun taps a mallet against a wooden semantron, calling faithful to prayer in Bucovina, Romania

03 Jul 2018 15:54
Break at: Sucevița, Romania
03 Jul 2018 15:05
Weather check: Clear 22.2C
03 Jul 2018 14:57
Passed through: Ciumârna, Romania
03 Jul 2018 14:30
Passed through: Vatra Moldoviței, Romania
03 Jul 2018 13:55
Passed through: Sadova, Romania
03 Jul 2018 13:20
Passed through: Iacobeni, Romania
03 Jul 2018 12:40
Passed through: Poiana Stampei, Romania
03 Jul 2018 12:05
Kieran: Lovely spot for lunch

03 Jul 2018 11:45
Passed through: Piatra Fântânele, Romania
03 Jul 2018 11:30
Passed through: Bistrița, Romania
03 Jul 2018 10:45
Kieran: Interested in the “road trip hifi”? Check the panel on the right of the website for recent tracks
03 Jul 2018 10:35
Passed through: Salva, Romania
03 Jul 2018 10:10
Passed through: Dealu Ștefăniței, Romania
03 Jul 2018 09:25
Passed through: Moisei, Romania
03 Jul 2018 08:15
Weather check: Clouds 12.1C
03 Jul 2018 07:09
Kieran: A small note on timings; all trip tracker updates in UTC. We’re currently +2 here with another hour for DST so +3
03 Jul 2018 05:27
Kieran: Getting ready to hit the road again here in Romania, many more scenes like this ahead I’m sure

03 Jul 2018 05:23
Weather check: Clear 10.4C
02 Jul 2018 19:19
Kieran: Morning steam train caught thanks to our wonderful host. Romania has surpassed all expectation

02 Jul 2018 18:22
Stopped at: Vișeu de Sus, Romania
02 Jul 2018 16:45
Passed through: Bocicoel, Romania
02 Jul 2018 16:10
Passed through: Strâmtura, Romania
02 Jul 2018 15:35
Weather check: Clouds 21.0C
02 Jul 2018 14:56
Break at: Bârsana, Romania
02 Jul 2018 14:20
Passed through: Rozavlea, Romania
02 Jul 2018 13:45
Passed through: Vișeu de Jos, Romania
02 Jul 2018 13:10
Weather check: Clouds 7.8C
02 Jul 2018 06:52
Weather check: Rain 7.9C
01 Jul 2018 19:24
Stopped at: Vișeu de Sus, Romania
01 Jul 2018 19:00
Break at: Bârsana, Romania
01 Jul 2018 17:45
Passed through: Budești, Romania
01 Jul 2018 17:15
Shweta: Exploring the wooden churches of Maramureş

01 Jul 2018 16:53
Passed through: Șurdești, Romania
01 Jul 2018 16:35
Break at: Plopiș, Romania
01 Jul 2018 15:40
Weather check: Clouds 18.1C
01 Jul 2018 14:58
Break at: Șurdești, Romania
01 Jul 2018 14:50
Passed through: Baia Mare, Romania
01 Jul 2018 14:15
Passed through: Apa, Romania
01 Jul 2018 13:40
Passed through: Vetiș, Romania
01 Jul 2018 13:05
Passed through: Pișcolt, Romania
01 Jul 2018 12:25
Shweta: Border check done, hello România

01 Jul 2018 12:07
Passed through: Vámospércs, Hungary
01 Jul 2018 11:45
Break at: Debrecen, Hungary
01 Jul 2018 10:45
Passed through: Nagyhegyes, Hungary
01 Jul 2018 10:10
Weather check: Clear 15.0C
01 Jul 2018 06:45
Kieran: Anecdote; Aussie woman on horse cart spots kitten & insists it’s small badger, despite never having seen one
01 Jul 2018 05:58
Kieran: Finished the day with dinner back in Eger hence the multiple movements on the tracker!
01 Jul 2018 05:54
Kieran: Action packed day yesterday; bird watching, bird sanctuary visit & horse cart ride through farm land
01 Jul 2018 05:53
Weather check: Clear 15.0C
30 Jun 2018 22:36
Stopped at: Hortobágy, Hungary
30 Jun 2018 21:25
Passed through: Poroszló, Hungary
30 Jun 2018 20:50
Passed through: Andornaktálya, Hungary
30 Jun 2018 20:15
Stopped at: Eger, Hungary
30 Jun 2018 17:35
Passed through: Demjén, Hungary
30 Jun 2018 17:00
Passed through: Poroszló, Hungary
30 Jun 2018 16:25
Passed through: Egyek, Hungary
30 Jun 2018 15:50
Weather check: Clear 20.0C
30 Jun 2018 14:03
Stopped at: Hortobágy, Hungary
30 Jun 2018 13:10
Break at: Tiszacsege, Hungary
30 Jun 2018 12:25
Shweta: Truly impressed with the work done by Madarpark to rehabilitate the birds

30 Jun 2018 11:26
Shweta: Spectacular wetlands and we had them entirely to ourselves and the birds

30 Jun 2018 09:33
Stopped at: Hortobágy, Hungary
30 Jun 2018 08:15
Kieran: Early bird gets the worm!

30 Jun 2018 07:19
Weather check: Clouds 21.0C
30 Jun 2018 06:54
Stopped at: Tiszacsege, Hungary
30 Jun 2018 05:55
Passed through: Egyek, Hungary
30 Jun 2018 05:20
Kieran: Up with the sun this morning to hear the dawn chorus and see some of the birds of Hortobagy
30 Jun 2018 04:19
Shweta: After a glorious evening drive, time to eat dal rice 😉

29 Jun 2018 20:03
Kieran: Hortobagy national park is incredible; nesting storks on the telegraph poles & a breathtaking sunset
29 Jun 2018 19:51
Stopped at: Hortobágy, Hungary
29 Jun 2018 18:55
Weather check: Clear 24.0C
29 Jun 2018 18:53
Passed through: Egyek, Hungary
29 Jun 2018 18:20
Shweta: After dodging myriad drain covers, the town of Eger provided a wonderful respite

29 Jun 2018 18:02
Passed through: Poroszló, Hungary
29 Jun 2018 17:45
Passed through: Andornaktálya, Hungary
29 Jun 2018 17:10
Kieran: After scrabbling for change for the parking meter I realise it is free after 5pm... oops
29 Jun 2018 15:49
Kieran: Stopped in Eger for a coffee break and to purchase some of the local wine

29 Jun 2018 15:44
Break at: Eger, Hungary
29 Jun 2018 15:20
Weather check: Clear 25.4C
29 Jun 2018 14:58
Shweta: Stuck behind a lorry full of caged geese, utterly depressing...
29 Jun 2018 14:47
Passed through: Kerecsend, Hungary
29 Jun 2018 14:45
Passed through: Recsk, Hungary
29 Jun 2018 14:10
Passed through: Mátraszele, Hungary
29 Jun 2018 13:35
Kieran: Another almost deserted border post as we cross into Hungary!

29 Jun 2018 13:00
Kieran: Sunflowers on the road the Hungarian border

29 Jun 2018 12:59
Break at: Salgótarján, Hungary
29 Jun 2018 12:40
Passed through: Lučenec, Slovakia
29 Jun 2018 12:05
Passed through: Vígľaš, Slovakia
29 Jun 2018 11:30
Passed through: Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
29 Jun 2018 10:55
Passed through: Kynceľová, Slovakia
29 Jun 2018 10:20
Shweta: Last minute dash to buy some honey from a local Apiculture school

29 Jun 2018 09:54
Kieran: Gorgeous sunny morning here in Banska Bystrica, life on the road at its best!

29 Jun 2018 06:42
Weather check: Clouds 20.0C
28 Jun 2018 21:01
Shweta: And gorgeous hamlets too! Splendid Slovakia

28 Jun 2018 20:12
Kieran: The Tatra mountains were breathtaking, splendid winding country roads to boot

28 Jun 2018 19:40
Stopped at: Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
28 Jun 2018 17:10
Passed through: Mýto pod Ďumbierom, Slovakia
28 Jun 2018 16:35
Passed through: Východná, Slovakia
28 Jun 2018 16:00
Passed through: Štôla, Slovakia
28 Jun 2018 15:25
Weather check: Rain 17.0C
28 Jun 2018 14:59
Shweta: Just crossed into Slovakia, looking forward to exploring the High Tatras

28 Jun 2018 12:52
Stopped at: Vysoké Tatry, Slovakia
28 Jun 2018 12:45
Passed through: Bukowina Tatrzańska, Poland
28 Jun 2018 12:10
Passed through: Klikuszowa, Poland
28 Jun 2018 11:35
Passed through: Lubień, Poland
28 Jun 2018 11:00
Passed through: Gaj, Poland
28 Jun 2018 10:20
Kieran: Up with the lark! Souvenir purchases in town followed by a drive to the Tatra Mountains
28 Jun 2018 06:11
Weather check: Rain 19.0C
27 Jun 2018 21:33
Kieran: Arrived in Krakow, about to enjoy a traditional Polish meal

27 Jun 2018 18:54
Stopped at: Kraków, Poland
27 Jun 2018 17:40
Passed through: Jaworzno, Poland
27 Jun 2018 17:05
Passed through: Gliwice, Poland
27 Jun 2018 16:30
Passed through: Prószków, Poland
27 Jun 2018 15:50
Weather check: Clouds 23.0C
27 Jun 2018 14:59
Shweta: Then the storm came. Such a thunderstorm I’ve never seen in England, it just roared!

27 Jun 2018 14:13
Passed through: Świebodzice, Poland
27 Jun 2018 14:05
Kieran: Stunning castle, breathtaking views

27 Jun 2018 13:53
Break at: Wałbrzych, Poland
27 Jun 2018 12:15
Kieran: Oh and the answer to the water riddle... both were fizzy!
27 Jun 2018 11:50
Kieran: Wroclaw was a lovely place! Now off to see a castle

27 Jun 2018 11:50
Passed through: Świebodzice, Poland
27 Jun 2018 11:40
Kieran: Quick breakfast before a sunny walk around town. Trip tracker is also fixed!
27 Jun 2018 07:24
Shweta: Which one do you think is less fizzy?

27 Jun 2018 07:07
Weather check: Fog 12.0C
26 Jun 2018 20:52
Kieran: Huge rain storm on the way into town but re now at the hotel and the weather has dried up. Off now to explore Wroclaw!
26 Jun 2018 16:48
Kieran: So the pot holes stopped after 60km or so and we had smooth roads all the way to Wroclaw
26 Jun 2018 16:47
Stopped at: Wrocław, Poland
26 Jun 2018 16:40
Kieran: Just crossed into Poland and it’s P for Potholes right now! 60kph max speed on an A road!
26 Jun 2018 13:23
Passed through: Wiesengrund, Germany
26 Jun 2018 13:03
Weather check: Clouds 21.0C
26 Jun 2018 13:02
Passed through: Vetschau/Spreewald, Germany
26 Jun 2018 12:40
Kieran: A quick break for lunch in Germany before Shweta takes the wheel over the border to Poland!
26 Jun 2018 12:09
Passed through: Schwerin, Germany
26 Jun 2018 12:05
Break at: Mittenwalde, Germany
26 Jun 2018 11:10
Passed through: Ludwigsfelde, Germany
26 Jun 2018 10:35
Passed through: Ziesar, Germany
26 Jun 2018 09:55
Passed through: Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Hohe Börde, Germany
26 Jun 2018 09:20
Passed through: Lehre, Germany
26 Jun 2018 08:45
Shweta: Toot-toot-tootle-too goes the horn, and away we are again, 150 miles on the road to Poland..

26 Jun 2018 08:38
Weather check: Clouds 15.0C
25 Jun 2018 21:41
Shweta: Food for Soul, after driving on the wrong side of the road..

25 Jun 2018 19:58
Kieran: Exhausted after a day on the road, but Braunschweig is so beautiful

25 Jun 2018 19:15
Stopped at: Braunschweig, Germany
25 Jun 2018 17:40
Passed through: Lehrte, Germany
25 Jun 2018 17:05
Passed through: Barsinghausen, Germany
25 Jun 2018 16:35
Passed through: Porta Westfalica, Germany
25 Jun 2018 16:00
Passed through: Herford, Germany
25 Jun 2018 15:25
Weather check: Clouds 19.8C
25 Jun 2018 14:59
Passed through: Oelde, Germany
25 Jun 2018 14:50
Passed through: Lünen, Germany
25 Jun 2018 14:15
Passed through: Bottrop, Germany
25 Jun 2018 13:45
Passed through: Duisburg, Germany
25 Jun 2018 13:10
Passed through: Wachtendonk, Germany
25 Jun 2018 12:35
Passed through: Geldrop, Netherlands
25 Jun 2018 12:00
Passed through: Vosselaar, Belgium
25 Jun 2018 11:25
Shweta: Pit stop for a brew and the background couldn’t be more appropriate!

25 Jun 2018 11:13
Break at: Lille, Belgium
25 Jun 2018 10:25
Passed through: Antwerpen, Belgium
25 Jun 2018 09:50
Passed through: Gent, Belgium
25 Jun 2018 09:15
Passed through: Ghyvelde, France
25 Jun 2018 08:40
Passed through: Bourbourg, France
25 Jun 2018 08:05
Passed through: Coquelles, France
25 Jun 2018 07:30
Kieran: Caught the train and now en route to France

25 Jun 2018 06:51
Weather check: Clear 17.0C
25 Jun 2018 06:49
Break at: Folkestone, United Kingdom
25 Jun 2018 06:25
Passed through: Charing, United Kingdom
25 Jun 2018 05:50
Shweta: Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real- Jules Verne. This book whetted my appetite for travel and adventure @kieranoshea has made it real!

25 Jun 2018 05:23
Passed through: Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
25 Jun 2018 05:15
Kieran: On the road to Folkestone to catch the tunnel train
25 Jun 2018 04:24
Weather check: Clouds 20.0C
24 Jun 2018 20:14
Stopped at: London, United Kingdom
24 Jun 2018 16:40
Weather check: Clear 19.9C
24 Jun 2018 10:55