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Forum: EMEA 07-03-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,396
Posted By slashtommy
Insurance bought at the border is third party...

Insurance bought at the border is third party only. It's worth as much to you as the paper it is printed on.

Extending your own insurance (and getting a green card) for the destination countries...
Forum: EMEA 01-21-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,396
Posted By slashtommy
In Kosovo*, we stayed in City Hostel, Prizren....

In Kosovo*, we stayed in City Hostel, Prizren. They had no parking, the guy at the desk arranged parking in the locked compound of a car wash located 50 metres away.

In Bosnia we used the...
Forum: EMEA 01-21-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,396
Posted By slashtommy
If you live in the EU and have insurance from an...

If you live in the EU and have insurance from an EU based company, you are covered for *ALL* European Union countries. This is for 3rd party cover but all insurance companies should extend this to...
Forum: Europe 07-17-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By slashtommy
As far as I'm aware, in UK and Ireland (probably...

As far as I'm aware, in UK and Ireland (probably other EU states as well) individuals are able to take out Business mobile phone contracts. These typically provide much better data roaming packages....
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-11-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By slashtommy
Nice trip. The West of Ireland is great riding...

Nice trip. The West of Ireland is great riding country - and so much better when there's good weather.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-06-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By slashtommy
Wicklow - Ireland

An afternoon's ride-out to the Wicklow hills. Great riding, right on our doorstep from Dublin.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5447/8940129233_992d8d3c99_b.jpg

Over Sally Gap
...
Forum: Europe 05-30-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By slashtommy
did you also visit Kosovo? I am curious if there...

did you also visit Kosovo? I am curious if there are still issues entering Serbia using a passport containing Kosovan stamps.
Forum: Europe 05-29-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By slashtommy
Be sure to have your Bike Registration (logbook)...

Be sure to have your Bike Registration (logbook) with you. The border guards at Bosnia and countries further south, demanded to see them.

If you need to buy insurance at the border, have some Euro...
Forum: Europe 05-29-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By slashtommy
Just on the outskirts of the city centre, try the...

Just on the outskirts of the city centre, try the Maldron Hotel in Smithfield usually just over the €100 mark - a few friends have stayed there. Underground parking available.

It's a 10 minute...
Forum: Europe 03-29-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By slashtommy
We should be down in them wicklow hills as soon...

We should be down in them wicklow hills as soon as the temperature reaches double digits.

Know of any good tracks in the area? We have been looking for some, but every non-tarmac road is closed...
Forum: Europe 03-28-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By slashtommy
Sure, there's two of us here in Dublin city...

Sure, there's two of us here in Dublin city centre ☺
…and still waiting for spring for a few rideouts.
Forum: EMEA 03-24-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,945
Posted By slashtommy
Hostelling International have a list of hostels...

Hostelling International have a list of hostels per country:
http://www.hihostels.com/dba/country-NO.en.htm

Also hostelworld.com have an App for the Android, which we're planning to thoroughly...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,875
Posted By slashtommy
Some great pics, Ohrid is a superb place to stop...

Some great pics, Ohrid is a superb place to stop off - spent a couple of days there last summer on our ride.

I would have liked to have visited Albania, but instead we went through Kosovo - which...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By slashtommy
There's more in the Connemara (County Galway),...

There's more in the Connemara (County Galway), they're all over the place wandering about.
We have done a couple of blog posts with short videos from our travels:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By slashtommy
Nice pics. Those parts of Kerry are some of my...

Nice pics. Those parts of Kerry are some of my favourite biking roads in the country!

We're planning a trip down to the Iveragh Peninsula sometime this summer, when the weather warms up a bit....
Forum: EMEA 03-04-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,396
Posted By slashtommy
I should add that we were able to obtain a green...

I should add that we were able to obtain a green card for "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia". I had previously requested and been denied a green card for just "Macedonia".

Country names...
Forum: EMEA 12-13-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,396
Posted By slashtommy
Bulgaria is covered as standard with any EU motor...

Bulgaria is covered as standard with any EU motor insurance policy.

They may request your vehicle registration. Although this was not needed when I traveled between Bulgaria and Romania this...
Forum: EMEA 12-13-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,396
Posted By slashtommy
We were in the Balkans in August/September 2012...

We were in the Balkans in August/September 2012 on Irish registered bikes, insured with Liberty (formerly Quinn). Green card cost €50 and covered Croatia, Albania and Macedonia.

We crossed into...
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