Rescuing a Romanian dog we named Chooky: Part 1

We are really behind with posts of our trip.  There is a very good reason for this. This reason is a she, and she is a dog we named Chooky. Keith usually writes our posts with my input but this post was important to me as I wanted to tell Chooky's story; with the aim … Continue reading Rescuing a Romanian dog we named Chooky: Part 1

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Rolling Round: Part 5 – Slovakia, the great rugged outdoors

The former Czechoslovakia peacefully dissolved into Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993. Despite this fact many brits still refer to the old sovereign state of Czechoslovakia. You would imagine that having once been connected the two countries would be similar and in many ways you’d be right. However, if you travel between the two countries … Continue reading Rolling Round: Part 5 – Slovakia, the great rugged outdoors

Rolling Round: Part 4 – Our love and break up letter to Romania

We are really behind with our posts, and need to catchup from the past few weeks about countries in-between Czech and Romania.  Rescuing a dog we named Chooky: Part 1 will explain why!  Now onto our experiences in Romania while they are fresh! We are sitting outside a bar in central Romania. The roads have no … Continue reading Rolling Round: Part 4 – Our love and break up letter to Romania

Rolling Round: Part 3 – Falling in love with Czech

We always like border crossings like the one into Czech. There are no hassle or queues, although that’s not why we like it. What we like is the sudden change in the architecture, the people and the road signs. You know you’re in a different country straight away and it gives you that real travelling … Continue reading Rolling Round: Part 3 – Falling in love with Czech

Rolling Round: Part 2 – The failed bike tour, the heat wave and eventually making it to Czech

Us Brits are strange creatures. We are obsessed by the weather because it gives us something to moan about. We moan when it rains, which it does a lot. We go bonkers when it snows. The funniest British reaction however is to the heat. The reason Brits are so funny in the heat is because … Continue reading Rolling Round: Part 2 – The failed bike tour, the heat wave and eventually making it to Czech

Rolling Round: Part 1 – Empty french streets, Belgium breweries and German fairy tales

We’re both looking at each other thinking the same thing, then Jess says it: ‘This place doesn’t look real’. She’s right. The chocolate box buildings and weaving cobbled streets look like something out of a fairy-tail. The effect is finished off perfectly by the castle dominating the skyline. We are in Braubach, a small medieval … Continue reading Rolling Round: Part 1 – Empty french streets, Belgium breweries and German fairy tales