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[caption id="attachment_2882" align="alignleft" width="300"] Closed on Mondays[/caption] It’s Monday morning and we are standing in front of one of the fortresses in Komarom only to realize, that’s it’s Monday and all tourist sites are closed on Mondays!  So we make a command decision to take a train to Bratislava and spend some time there
[caption id="attachment_2861" align="alignleft" width="300"] Breakfast on the Donau[/caption] Before touring the ruin, we grab some food & coffee from the local store and have breakfast next to the Donau (Danube).  After checking out the former castle, we head back down the mountain and pick up EuroVelo 6 and make our way to Esztergom.  In
[caption id="attachment_2842" align="alignleft" width="300"] Andrassy 60 - aka Terror House[/caption] We started the day by visiting Andrassy 60, the former building of the Hungarian secret police and the last place you wanted to go under the former communist left government.  The building is now a museum and it walks you through the dark years of Hungary’s past, starting in 1940s all the way up to the fall of communism. Although this would be our second visit,
We spent the morning sightseeing Szeged before jumping on a train for Budapest. The plan is to get our tour somewhat back on track by skipping parts of the Hungarian Great Plains
After a semi-refreshing evening we’re on the road and again; today the terrain is flat and all we see are miles and miles of corn and/or sunflower fields and the occasional oil derrick. Somewhere along the ride, Petra says, “I’ve never seen such large fields!” Just wait until we cross Nebraska or Iowa!
Ahhhh… a short & easy ride today after pounding out 60+ milers on some of the most unforgiving terrain we’ve ever toured on.  A very different scene today as we headed towards Timisoara, again flat farmland with the occasional village. Oh, I almost forgot about our small detour over some railroad tracks followed by a short trek through an
The day starts out with some terrible news from home. [caption id="attachment_2734" align="alignright" width="300"] Oscar (1994-2011)[/caption] Our Oscar, the 17-year-old Dachshund we adopted from Ron’s Mom after she passed away last year died on Monday.  We can only pray that he is now with his original family (Ron’s Mom & Stepdad) and eating all the doggy snacks he can eat. Rest In Peace Little Buddy!
Our legs feel like spaghetti, our butts hurt, and we are tired...but we get up early again to keep on going on another adventurous ride. Today we are going to cycle to Hateg, Romania.
So we start the day out early, like 07:00 o'clock early. After a quick bite to eat we head out of town on the long road to Sebes. A few miles into our ride we come past another fortified church, unfortunately sermon is held at this time so we have to pass by and just enjoy the outside view.
With the medieval fest going on this weekend, we decided to take a down day and sight-see Sibiu. We are beginning to understand that Romanians eat later in the day than us Americans. No breakfast until 09:00?