Very special thanks (mulțumiri) to Mario and staff at the Giant Romania store in Bucharest for getting my bike boxed and driving it and me to the airport bus transfer station … for free!!! When I arrived the day before at opening time he was very friendly and helpful. I asked if they could box … Continue reading 20230523 Mulțumiri Mario and Giant Romania for boxing bike and transport!!!
20230522 Getting bike boxed and more tourist in Bucharest, Romania
In the morning I biked the short 600m to the Giant Romania bike store, where I hoped to get a box to put my bike in for the flight home. I arrived before the store opened. When the store manager (Mario) arrived on his bicycle he was immediately very friendly and helpful. He asked about … Continue reading 20230522 Getting bike boxed and more tourist in Bucharest, Romania
20230521 Tourist in Bucharest, Romania
From the train station I rode carefully through the busy wide multi-lane streets of Bucharest to my small cheap $43C a night "Hostel Tripoli" near the old city core. After checking in to the hotel I researched and made a list of top Bucharest attractions in the old city and set out walking to see … Continue reading 20230521 Tourist in Bucharest, Romania
20230521 Struggle getting from Constanta to Bucharest, Romania
This Sunday morning got an email from the bus company that I bought a ticket from, saying their bus can't take a bicycle. They refunded my ticket. So after an good hotel rooftop breakfast, I rode to the central bus and train station. The multiple bus ticketing offices were closed for Sunday. Mostly mini busses … Continue reading 20230521 Struggle getting from Constanta to Bucharest, Romania
20230520 Tourist in Constanta, Bulgaria.
Yesterday I planned my train trip to Bucharest for Sunday and for Tuesday booked a plane ticket from Bucharest to Toronto. I had earlier asked (by email) the train company about taking my bicycle on the train from Constanta to Bucharest. They had answered that they had trains with special cars for passengers with bicycles. … Continue reading 20230520 Tourist in Constanta, Bulgaria.
20230519 Tulcea to Constanta on the Black Sea, Romania
I rode 148 km today to finish my almost 2,000 km trip from Budapest, through Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, to Constanta on the Black Sea. What a wonderful last day for my trip. Wind at my back. Sun on my face. Mostly quiet paved country roads through farmland and small villages with beautiful … Continue reading 20230519 Tulcea to Constanta on the Black Sea, Romania
20230518 Danube Delta boat tour from Tulcea, Romania
Today Ole, Mathis and I enjoyed our private four hour Danube Delta boat tour. Our Go Danube Delta tours advertised as relaxed slow boat tours for nature lovers. Initially I was a little jealous of the fast speed boats zipping past us to one interest spot and then zipping to the next. However I soon … Continue reading 20230518 Danube Delta boat tour from Tulcea, Romania
20230517 Măcin to Tulcea (and the Danube Delta), Romania
I rode 113 today for a total of 1835 km. Climbing 897 m. So I can finish my ride tomorrow, I'm taking the following Eurovelo 6 alternative route which shortens the distance from Tulcea to Constanta, on the Black Sea, from 200 to only 144 kms … https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42937032 Today's ride was not enjoyable as most … Continue reading 20230517 Măcin to Tulcea (and the Danube Delta), Romania
20230516 Seimeni to Măcin, Romania
I rode 133 km today for a total of 1722 km. Climbed 1225 m. On my route I'm at 1718 km with 317 km left to finishing at Constanta, at 2030 km, on the Black Sea: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42554061 I had a delicious breakfast at Hotel Restaurant Domneasca. It was a pleasure to put on clean kit … Continue reading 20230516 Seimeni to Măcin, Romania
20230515 Silistra, Bulgaria, to Seimeni, Romania
I rode 106 km today for a total of 1589 km. Climbs totalling 1155 m. On my route I'm at 1582 km with 453 km left to finishing at Constanta on the Black Sea: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42554061 Today's route was enjoyable, winding up and down through small towns and countryside with several views of the Danube. On … Continue reading 20230515 Silistra, Bulgaria, to Seimeni, Romania