I have a semi-adventurous soul and mostly enjoy traveling, but at some point along the way I started to hate airports. I love the experience of flying and is ever so slightly envious of Tim’s chosen career path, but I loathe airports and refuse to eat nuts.
Yes. The ultimate road-trip! (*) Nearly 4800 kilometers I reckon and approximately the same distance back.
The route carefully avoids Serbia as I am too cheap to fork out 65 Euros for my wife’s visa application. Serbia: I do not mind paying 65 euros for a visa, but I’ve grown weary of paying various fees for turning in applications that could just as easily be denied as approved. I am not a gambler by nature.
But I digress. Our route will take us through Denmark, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. As soon as we cross the border into Georgia we will have reached our final destination. At that point I will spend two weeks on the beach reading several silly books and maybe take a dip in the water.
I have updated my GPS with the latest map and used the accompanying software to draw up the route using my PC. In addition I have fetched an updated list of E85-capable gas stations from etanol.nu.
We will leave in two weeks’ time. I have driven to Beograd once, so I am good until Hungary. I know about the road taxes in Austria and Hungary. Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey on the other hand is new territory and all input is welcome. Feel free to chime in using the comments section!
(*) I may have referred to a recent road-trip as the “ultimate” road-trip, but I did not realize at the time that the place we were going was still below the arctic circle so it turned into more of a penultimate road-trip. Lots of fun was still had though, despite the geographical anomaly.