Friday, June 03, 2005

Days 20-22: Three Countries in One Day

Well this was an interesting day as we left Austria, spent about 3 hours in Slovakia and finished in Hungary!! We had a nice visit in the city of Bratislava (below first, and town square second) - we missed Elton John by one day.
Sandy was keen to see a horse and cart and this happened in a place called Arcs. Also outside of Arcs we experienced the worst surface to date - lots of ruts and bogs for about 2km and overhanging branches - this is in picture 4.
The type of traffic has changed in Hungary and the sign below speaks for itself!! We see a lot of skodas, ladas and trabbants now . . .
The next few pictures are of Esztergom which is the Golden Bend of the Duna, in the past a strategically important place. The first picture is us above the Duna at the Basilica, which is pictured outside and in.
The last shot is Carl relaxing in the thermal baths at Visegrad - this was a lovely interlude.