Browsing Archive: September, 2010

The Balkans: Brains on Toast and Belgrade Blues

Posted by Max on Thursday, September 30, 2010,
Having crossed the 2000km mark yesterday we're now in Belgrade for another pit-stop, but wish we'd gone round it now. The cycle into the city had the most hair raising traffic yet, and now we're here, first impressions are of a crowded dirty place with a very unfriendly atmosphere. So much so that we chose Mc Donalds and cinema over sightseeing, except of course for the Nikola Tesla museum which I had to visit. We got a very patriotic guided tour in which an old lady with a pacemaker almost g...

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Auf Wiedersen Western Europe

Posted by Max on Thursday, September 16, 2010,
FIRSTLY THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DONATED TO OUR CHARITY - UNICEF SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. WE'RE REALLY REALLY GRATEFUL, AND VERY PLEASED WITH THE RESPONSE SO FAR. (there have been a few problems with the funraising page though, so please let us know if you've had trouble, or don't see you're donation listed)
 
Leon Trotsky: "Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top on two wheels with a chain."
 
So, the Danube has grown from a meandering stream into a majestic r...

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Germay: Spiritual home of the sausage

Posted by Max on Tuesday, September 7, 2010,

5 days in and all is well. We're in Ulm at the moment, chilling out after the first push over the black forest and on to the Danube. As my fellow science geeks out there will know, Ulm is the birth place of Einstein so I'm considering the journey so far as a kind of pilgrimage. I may even go to his actual birthplace tomorrow where I expect to find a gaggle of bespectacled nerds paying their respects. For all of you antí-sciencers out there, Ulm is also the home of the world's tallest...

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