Monday, May 12, 2008

3-12 May – Czech Republic to Hungary

We are exploring the wonders of central/eastern Europe. Breathtaking landscapes, trees in full blossom, ancient castles, lovely old cities and villages, snow-capped mountains. We have reached the northeastern region of Hungary after driving through the Czech Republic and Slovakia. These countries have a fantastic tourist potential. But we are surprised that so few people speak any word of English.

Spring time in the Czech Republic

Old town square in Telc, Czech Republic

Old town of Brno, Czech Republic
Camping dinner outside Brno, Czech Republic

Swinging Tinna, Trencin, Slovakia

Bojnice castle, Slovakia

Herding his sheep, eastern Slovakia

Cicmany village, Slovakia

Spis castle, Slovakia

Lipizzaner horses, Szilvasvarad, Hungary

Friday, May 2, 2008

22 April - 2 May – Sweden to Czech Republic

Short update from the Ringdahl family. We spent some wonderful days exploring Berlin in Germany before heading to Poland and then to Czech Republic. In Berlin we stayed in a backpackers hostel, but after that we have slept in our rooftop tent. It is fantastic!
In Poland we had a namegiving ceremony for the car – it is now called Alhambra (Arabic for “The Red House”). We have been lucky with the weather so far, and camping is lovely. We are truly enjoying to be on the road again! At the moment we are in Kutná Hora, a beautiful old town in the Czech Republic.