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Kicked out...

Guess what? Romania does not like Australians.... bastards....

The night in Bad Gastein was nice. They gave me a free upgrade to a private room and it included breakfast. All for just 16.45 Euro. I had a nice Austrian meal for dinner too. 

Met up with Elaina again, no problems, in Salzburg and then carried on to Budapest. Budapest is nice enough everything is very old and the city itself is not very large. The place we stayed in was nice and the bloke running it was very helpful.

On the night of the 2nd we jumped on our night train to Brasov, Romania... (bad idea) Hit the border patrol heading out of Hungary... No problems got a nice new stamp in my passport and then the train headed on the Romanian side of the border... This is where the Romanian border police tell me Australians need a visa for Romania and that I have to get off the train and go back to Budapest. Yay. 11pm at night and the next train back to Hungary is not for 3 hours (and it was late by more than an hour). So the border guys confiscated my passport and Elaina's for good measure. There we are sitting at the station for more than 4 hours waiting for the train back to Hungary hoping that the police people will come and get us... Fun Night. I did get a nice souvenir though a bodged up passport stamp and a piece of paper stating why I was kicked out of Romania.

Back in Budapest 7am and off to the Romanian Embassy. The visa would have taken more then 24hours to get and cost 40 Euro. This would have cost us 2 days of our time in Romania... so... I gave Romania the finger and headed south east.

Serbia... I am in Serbia... I never thought I would ever come here but... well... I am... Staying two night in Belgrade the capital of Serbia and Montenegro. The city is massive, huge high rises and massive amounts of commerce. Not what I was expecting.

Tomorrow night we are off to Bulgaria and to the Black Sea. Should be nice once we are over the almost 20 hours on a train.

one comment:

Romania… Maybe the “Count” heard you were coming. Either that or the border police were waiting for you to start offering them some Euros to stamp your passport ??? You have to leave something to do another time anyway. Sounds like you are having a great time. Enjoy!
Mike - 08 08 06 - 21:34

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