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Day 4!

6 May

This is a shiny day, we had a good sleep in our cottage after enjoying the pools. The plan of the day it’s to cycle from Szentes to Gyula, the last city before reaching the Romanian border. We still have to cover an 100K so we better to start early. The first part of the day is really windy but we feel having good legs so we covered more than 40K before midday.

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After lunch we take a look on the map hesitating between two roads (one is longer but suitable for cars and bicycles for sure and the other one looks more like rough road). So we choosed the rough one with no regrets because it is a super nice track between the fields where we can even reach the 25 Kph speed 🙂

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Suddenly the path comes to an end and we have to choose right or leftside with high grass .

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We go left and fortunately it is just 200m before it goes back to a nice way. We are sorry to surprise deers taking a nap under the trees but then we can enjoy looking at them running in the fields! 🙂 . This was for me probably my best memories being on this path with the wind in my back I can really feel the freedom! We are now back on a village road where it’s seems to be a religious ceremony in a garden with brassband. There we are getting some wine and cakes to get ready for the last 30K.

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Yes we made it and now it is palinka time!!! There is a distillery just next the border sign welcoming us 🙂

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After this nice moment it is time now to get to a lovely house with very friendly people who will host us for two nights in Gyula (couch surfers community). Just arrived and we already get the nicest food since a while. Having a night walk and let’s sleep.Image

Now that I finished writing this post, let’s have a swim with our super friendly host Agi in the famous and historical thermal station of Gyula! 🙂

Day 3 !

4 May

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Hi guys, This is an amazing day coming even if it doesn’t look like, we woke up and I didn’t pay attention to my carrier string getting to my back wheel and it is stuck in the chain. Fortunately I could fix it without major issues. By the time we were making some tests on the bicycles it was midday. After a quick look at the map we are now ready, but it seems the map wants to play with us and we realized it being in front of what was supposed to be a bridge!

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We found ourselves with no other option then following the river for 10K to get the real one. but the hungarian countryside reveals his true charms despite the strong wind in our faces :).Image

Were do we go now??

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After a good Burger, it is time to get back on track and the same story comes all over again. We mean to cross a bridge where it suppose to be on the map. We are forced to ask the locals and  follow the river for another 15K. Being short on water we stop in a farm but apparently they just have beers and they a are bit too friendly trying to make us stay for the night. They probably don’t see too many people from abroad 🙂 ;

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We declined the offer cause we want to cycle further before the sunset, which was a brilliant idea for what’s coming now 🙂 .

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Yves wants to stop to get some sugar (apple) and that guy on a bicycle comes from nowhere. He has a pretty nice bike and might be around 60. He looks really curious about where we go and he barely speaks English. I give him a sticker which he directly puts on his bike.

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I didn’t see the olympic sign just below.

He goes to Szentes, our target of the day so we follow him on a nice cycling path for the last 20K. He’s pretty fit for his 69 years old. On the way he explains us that he cycled to every Olympic games for the past 20 years and that he is now training for the next one in London.

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This guy is a legend and his name is Laszlo Cseuz. Everybody we cross on the way waves to him. He even goes with us to a camping place where i’m writing from. At the reception we ask for the price and the girl tells us there is no need for us to pay. It is not negociable, Laszlo rocks! By the time we get confortable in our cottage he gets back to the camp with two brand new books about him and his amazing journeys.

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So thank you so much Mister Laszlo Cseuz. We can now enjoy a super place with thermal swiming pools and sleep well in beds, it was an honor to cycle those 20K in your company 🙂 🙂 🙂

Slow start from Budapest

4 May

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Only 3 days since the beginnig of this adventure and already so much to tell 🙂 We started late from Budapest so couldn’t covered more than 35 km the first day. Our first mission: finding the way how to get out of this huge city. Once done we kept cycling until reaching the fields. we stopped in a farm to spend the night and found ourselves surrounded by at least 10 dogs barkling when we came to ask for a place to set the tent. Quickly someone showed up to welcome us. Didn’t look friendly at first but after a few minutes they got curious and they offered us some beers and showed us their horses and the place to take a shower. The night was not so nice because of the hen :s . on the picture below Vivien and Peter.Image

The second day was pretty tough because we wanted to fit with our plan, I mean getting to a place with river who’s called Tiszakécske. It started on a terrible sandy way where we couldn’t find the exit because of so many directions but we managed to find the way out and got back on the road.

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Now we are already deep in the countryside 🙂 we cycle trough some nice villages and are proud the reach   the 100km on the counter.

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Let’s have lunch on a lake side and have a small nap 🙂 .Image

we woke up so early to get to the target of the day and it is becoming real, just a few kilometers left and we’ll be on the Tisza river!

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We made it, we are tired but happy to set a fire after a good swim.Image

We just had the time to eat our dinner when it started raining heavily with thunder and beautiful lightnings. Listening some good reggae in the tent it is time now to get some sleep 🙂 .

The journey starts today!

2 May

Hi fellows, Yves and I had a super nice last evening in Budapest with huge dinner and had fun at the “La Fanfare en Pétard” concert (thank’s to them for entertaining that well). So we spent our last night in a real bed and have to deal now with wilderness. Let’s see how it goes…

This was really good by the way 🙂