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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 05-06-2017, 13:28 Thread Starter
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Czech o to Slovakia

I have internet now, but no power to recharge the laptop, the battery is almost empty after writing my report and the spare battery is also empty so until either I can recharge and find internet again or get home, fraid you'll have to Waite to hear about our escapades, see the pictures and videos.
We have been backwards and forwards between the 2 countries, but are now in Czechia as they call it.
Come to the Czech Republic sometime and you will also see how beautiful it is.
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Look forward to seeing it Jan. Enjoy!
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We are home

I will try my very best (as Freddie Frinton says) not to bore you, but there is so much to tell, so many photo´s and video.
I will make one step at a time.
From Czech-o-to Slavakia
Monday 29th.
Leaving Dobra Voda we travelled on the 409, Thomas had called this `the
romantic road´ the scenery was superb with massive fields of rape in
flower against the green trees and clear blue sky was fantastic, so fantastic no photo´s were taken too busy looking.
Then we got to the vinyards, this we always find rather boring so drove
through as quickly as we could. After 348 km we saw an Autokemping sign,
desperate for a rest we stopped, but didn´t drive in, stayed in a
parking area just inside the gate which cost 200 krona, about 8€ . Next
morning we drove 100 mtrs next door where there was a HUGE parking area,
used for the swimming pool, start point for cyclist and walkers, it also
had an Imbis where we were able to get water when needed. For 3 nights
we returned to this place after a bit a sight seeing . The birds and
crickets were all very noisy . It has been very warm, temp. up to
31°C so we parked in the shade which kept us cool.
Driving leasons were given in this parking area, probably the first
they had been behind the wheel, even a spot for them to try a hill start.
GPS N48.86165° E17.38849°
On Wednesday we decided to drive toward Slovakia, on the map the road we
took crosses the border, it was very quiet, the tree´s hadn´t been cut
back and suddenly, going down hill we were going slower, no response
from the excellerator, took it out of gear, still slowing up, pumped the
excellerator, no response, nothing in sight, no houses or other cars,
then just as suddenly as it happened we were off again, phew, my heart
started beating again.
It became clear after a few more minutes this road was used only for
forest work, now the problem of turning round, a crash barrier on the
right and high bank on the left, no choice but to plod on to find a
suitable turning place which we found about 1 km further on. Change of
plan, find a supermarket, stock up and go back to our parking spot and
leave on a different route tomorrow.
The third photo is of the narrow road, only a bit wide than the van.
To be contiued tomorrow

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Looks lovely Jan. Did you find out what caused the van to slow down though?


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Looks lovely Jan. Did you find out what caused the van to slow down though?
No idea, it was a down hill slope so thought out of gear it should just drift, but it got slower and slower, no responce when I pumped the excellerator
In the middle of nowhere it was rather unnerving. Hasn´t happened anymore.

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Handbrake?


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Handbrake?
Well akshirley Hans thought I was using the break instead of the gas peddle.

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Our horse and carriage ride in Dobra Voda, the view we were taken to see.

A snap shot as we were travelling.
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Another offer

Thursday June 1st
Different route, there was a windmill museum along the way, we stopped
and looked around, very interesting, nobody could speak English, but
they had a cassette tape in English which gave the tour information, it
was an old tape because the commentator called it Czechoslovakia. It
cost 25 krona each to look around, less than 1€.
Another offer.
Travelling on into Slovakia we met a herd of goats being moved into a
new field, a little further saw the goat farmer and his helper so
stopped to ask if they knew of a place nearby were we could stop for the
night, the young farmer spoke excellent English and even better German.
He didn´t know of anything nearby only his garden and we could use his
bathroom and kitchen. Had access been easy for us and him (he would have
to remove part of a fence) we would have accepted his offer, but for me
to get the van in was also very difficult, cars and traylors would also have to
be moved, he thought it would be no trouble for him, but we declined.
Looking further we still found nothing suitable for us as we were
only 35 km on the fast route back to the car park so we went back.

The mill and the young farmer who made the offer.

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