Podbanské, Tatra National Park Cycle ride

Podbanské, Tatra National Park Cycle ride

Well Hello everybods, Smiley here doing a blog. I know I know, doesn’t happen very often but with the prolific Ms Moneypenny banging them out I would be foolish to compete. However, when we have a jolly nice day out and take Darth our new drone along for the ride it made perfect sense for me to pen a few words and slap the video in for good measure.

So ‘Let’s go for a bike ride’ she said. I said OK, thinking 8 miles tops, I can manage that with my delicate botty on that razor sharp saddle. Up we went, up and even more up,  10 kilometres of up. ‘Thank heavens I’ve got electric’ I thought as my heart started to try and jump out of my chest and my thighs turned to jelly.

Anyway, to cut a long story short and 20 kilometres later we arrived back at Scoobie for a well earned beer and a reflection on what a fantastic place we found here in Slovakia. Hope you enjoy the Video.

P.S. The co-ordinates are at the end of the video if you fancy a visit

 

Fixing ‘Dave’

Fixing ‘Dave the Drone’

Well, after 6 weeks in hospital, all the bits arrived from the lovely man at Amazon to get Dave ready for the operating table. It was decided that due to the importance of the situation we had to employ only the best surgeon to undertake to operation. We scoured all the medical journals around the world and the best guy for the job was a german fella who happened to be on holiday in the area and he was happy to oblige. Here’s what happened.

The Real Dracula’s Castle?

They say that Bran castle is most associated with Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula,  but rumour has it that it’s this set of ruins, Poenari Citadel,  has more history. At the foot of the Transfagarasan Pass, Poenari is a climb to get to but the views are spectacular.

The Motoroamer’s Brief Guide to Bucharest, Romania

What a jolly fine day out we had. 26 years after the fall of communism signs of recovery are everywhere and the capital city Bucharest is a prime example. We stayed in a secure parking area ( 50 Lei, £10 pp) right in the centre and did the bus tour (25 Lei, £5 pp)  and the people’s palace tour (35Lei, £7.5).  A friendlier place you couldn’t wish to visit. Click here to watch the video.