EXPEDITIA BIKE EUROPA 2014 - EPISODUL 19 - CROATIA AND HUNGARY
I spend the night in my sleeping bag behind a chemist`s shop. In the middle of the night I receive a visit from two policemen which let me continue my sleep when they see I am just a poor harmless cycling traveler. The next day I have to climb some rolling hills full of vineyards on my way to Slatina.
Not far from the border with Hungary I am invited to a wedding because the father of the happy groom is fond of cycling. So here I am enjoyng a lot of tasty food and drinks and talking to some guys. The music is exquisite, so I will dance till the end of love, soon! May long and happy live the lucky couple!
Before the party I was lucky to talk a bit with a cyclist from Slatina who had a magnificent bike.
It`s very dark and late when I get to Donji Miholjiac which is very close to Hungary. Here I go to discoteque till 3AM and then I pitch my tent in a forest right nearby. A odd owl terrifies me just before going to sleep.
It was so spooky but I sleep flawlessly and in the morning I get to see the perfect place where tired and drunk I could put up my tent last night.
Soon I get to Hungary and my first stop is in Siklos where I want to go to the thermal spa, but the ticket being rather expensive I decide to enjoy an icecream and I take a dip in a small pool in the middle of the town. This is quite an old and beautiful town.
This is the pool where I dared to jump into for a few seconds to cool off.
The center is full of old buildings.
Nagyharsany is the next picturesque village which draws my attention.
Then I stop in Villany which is quite a touristic and rustic village.
Here it's time for me to enjoy a good pizza.
At a pub I strike up friendship with some cool hungarian guys who help me fix my flat tyre then we drink some beers and have a nice and hearty chat.
As I become a friend of the owner of this pub I will accept to enjoy myself all the day and I am allowed to pitch my tent in the garden of the pub. I also receive a lot of drinks and good food for free. It`s time to feel good!
We spend a lovely evening that I will never forget. Then I sleep very well and in quite a safe place.
The next day after I cycle a few km. I am surprised to meet some hungarian friends of the previous night who travelled by car to meet me to drink together one more beer and they also give me a long traditional spicy salami. This is the place where I met them.
At Mohacs I stop to enjoy a great guyas soup.
Here I come across my beloved Danube again, after such a long time.
Then I cross Danube by ferryboat. At Nagybaracska I can see huge swamp.
At Csatalja I stop to enjoy a langos.
At Bacsborsod I make a new halt and I take a picture of the old church situated in a lovely park.
In incheierea acestui episod vreau sa multumesc din suflet tuturor prietenilor sustinatori care m-au ajutat financiar sau material pt. realizarea expeditiei BIKE EUROPA 2014. Aici este lista prietenilor sustinatori care m-au ajutat. Multumesc din suflet lui: Tiberiu si Carmen Muntean - Munchen, Horia Cardos - Timisoara, Razvan Anton - Ottawa, Flavius Nicola - Arad, Marius Cruceru - Oradea, Zoltan si Adina Marton - Bucuresti, George Marcu - Bucuresti, Camelia Balutescu - Timisoara, Bogdan Cristea - Londra, Attila Szodrai - Oradea, Timotei Rad - Cluj Napoca, Mariea Crasmaru - Laslea, Emanuel Dobre - Ineu, Radu Lasc - Ineu, Morar Victor - Ineu, Havasi Sergiu Celin - Ineu. Multumesc de asemenea domnilor din conducerea Consiliului Judetean Arad si domnilor consilieri judeteni care au aprobat proiectul meu cicloturistic si doamnelor de la Centrul Cultural Judetean Arad. Multumesc mult si lui Rogoz Stefan, administratorul clubului RACING BIKE PRO ARAD si lui Torok Laci, fara ajutorul carora nu puteam accesa banii de la CJA! Dumnezeu sa va binecuvanteze pe voi si familile voastre si sa va dea doar bine! Nu in ultimul rand multumesc si colegilor Florin si Giani, cu care am pedalat destul de mult pe batranul continent! Traiasca cicloturismul si prietenia! Cu respect, Claudiu