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Bogging in Slovenia

Comments please! ...we need this

sunny 27 °C

Well a few more days and 3 more countries knocked off.

Recent activites include soaking in warm, pungent public baths in Budapest for a few hours, coffee and cake (and a shiteload of Uno) in classy coffeeshops in Vienna and enjoying the paradise that is Bled in Slovenia, including tobogganing down a winter ski run in summer (see photos below).

Take it easy, go the French tomorrow (especially Franck Ribery, he is so French)

Dogs are allowed to wander around in pubs in Austria (what do you reckon Tommo?)
Up there with the best places so far, Bled
Our tryouts for the Slovenian diving team ended disastrously as you can see (note church on island in background, awesome)

Posted by MOB 09:05 Archived in Slovenia Tagged backpacking Comments (6)

Eastern Europe


overcast 21 °C

So many things have happened since we last updated this blog, but all I can remember from the time is a diving Italian prick, an unfortunate Lucas Neill and a little Spanish referee who could.

We're out. The ride was great though. Even if it it did end in about the most shattering circumstance possible. One that Frank Farina could be proud of.

After thinking a little harder I can now think of some of the other things that have happened in the last two weeks. Some highlights of the trip since we last checked in......

1) Innsbruck, Austria. This place is magic. A city sitting in the middle of a huge valley and nestled by the river Inn. We went white water rafting here and managed to flip the raft on the very first bit of white water we found. We had been in the raft for about a minute. Awesome.

Form an orderly queue ladies

2) Liechtenstein. Actually, that wasn't a highlight at all. We just went there. Why not?

Shot from the Peugeot Partner catalogue, going out to Nick La Porta

3) Stuttgart. A definite highlight. We thought the celebrations were good in Kaiserslautern after the Japan win, but it was nothing compared to the way we celebrated after a draw! I hugged so many people in yellow shirts and have so many photos with random best mates for the night.

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Thank you Harry
Litre beers make quality photography a little difficult

4) Czech Republic. Although overrun with tourists, Prague was a beautiful city, as was it's small village version, Cesky Kromlov. We spent five days in the country, drinking the best lager in the world, eating stodge and taking picture perfect photos.

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Quality roads in Czech Republic as you can see, took 9 hours to drive 250km, Pilot Kerr was not impressed

5) Krakow. Not really a highlight either actually. We didn't see this city as well as we would have liked since we spent a day at Auschwitz. Needless to say, a happy enjoyable day it wasn't.


6) Budapest. Our current location. This city is beautiful with heaps to see and do, and we haven't even been to the Roman baths yet. I plan to spend the entire day there today.

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Hengel's philosophy in life: Take the bull by the horns (Hengel wasn't actually posing for this either)
A detour is a choice between two tasks, each with their own pros and cons
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Culture points meter broke after we maxed it out in Paris... sorry can't estimate the tally anymore

Sorry about the gap between the last few blogs. We are now promising each other for the third time this trip that it will never happen again.

Take care,

Liam and Michael

Posted by MOB 12:37 Archived in Hungary Tagged backpacking Comments (6)

Vi är Svenska fans alla uppa

Timmy Cahill, Timmy Timmy Cahill

semi-overcast 26 °C

Hope everyone is enjoying the World Cup as much as we are... wow how good was our comeback against Japan! We were in Kaiserslautern for it and the celebrations lasted 10 hours, Aussies absolutely everywhere... although we never want to hear Down Under, Thunderstruck, Khe Sanh or even Shaddapaya Face again...

In Berlin currently playing poker with Sven, recovering from the mad celebrations following watching Freddies late winner. As you all know Sven is clearly the most patriotic guy on planet earth and he has 500,000 Svenska companions here in Berlin, they were pumped. A selection of (non novelty, sorry) photos

Hoegaardens didn't disappoint in Brussels
AUSSIE BUS.JPGThe bus carrying our heros to make us very happy, eventually...
Sven and brother Elias on match day, getting pumped
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What is a goal without a flare or two
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No Timmy Cahill winner, but pretty good nonetheless
5 euros and you're instantly part of the Aussie Swedish fan club
11 Swedes and Aussies sleeping in Sven's 6m x 6m apartment, crazy week

Enjoy the tournament everyone.

Keep in touch,


Posted by MOB 07:58 Archived in Germany Tagged backpacking Comments (3)

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