riding a thumper, Europe is bigger than i thought - home till 2022

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by NSFW, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. NSFW

    NSFW Death Valley Noobs Rally 2022 Super Supporter

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    2021.10.16 Belgrade walking tour....continuation

    it reminds of San Francisco trams that were revived and already in service
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    one of the entrances to the Belgrade Fortress
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    nearby is the confluence of rivers Sava and Danube
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    Sava river
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    across are floating restaurants
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    floating hotel
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    this boat is like 100 yards long
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    met these German couples from Berlin on their way to...
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    intermission......:D
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    2021.10.16 continuation......


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    lunch
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    2021.10.18 Belgrade continuation......

    my vax card is good enough to fly out of Belgrade to Frankfurt, but flying into the states requires a negative covid test result. there are only 2 places in the city to get the test, one of them is at Nikola Tesla International Airport
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    30 euros for antigen test, the other one is about 90. so i got a great deal....haha
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    i waited for the result (120 mins max) but never saw it in my email, but with the help of Nikola, he was able to get it for me...:clap


    btw, does anyone still remembers Vlade? he continues to be our hero.
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    @Perun picked me up at the airport and I got treated (again) to a nice lunch by the lake, afterward he dropped me off at Belgrade Fortress where i want to explore more.

    nice vantage point
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    i remember being there a few days ago
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    the Danube River
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    the lower town
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    back to the fortress
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    more coming.............:y0!
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  5. NSFW

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    that's what i thought....it's also huge
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    ^ 135 metres, that one is. Viking Lofn.

    I see the American Queen is 127 metres.
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    interesting tram history
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    transplanted from Switzerland
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    really cool to see these trams from the past. nostalgic and being in service, they help the traffic situation
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    DunkingBird Been here awhile Supporter

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    back to the fortress....

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    exiting through the main gate
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    military museum in the open ground
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    M3 Stuart Tank
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    Panzer
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    Yugoslavian made tank
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    that's a giant casted turret
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    heard a lot about the Soviet T-34 and now it's right in front of me
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    i was interested to go inside the museum but the building was closed
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    anyway there are so many to see
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    we should donate our moto factory seats here so the future generations will learn that we too suffered....:rofl
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    Monument of Gratitude to France
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    the fortress was a nice place to spend an afternoon and a good spot to watch the sunset above the Sava River. it wasn't that far from my hotel and the city center.

    as i passed through the mall, saw this one.......RIP Belmondo
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    really enjoyed walking in the center of Belgrade as well as able having a comfortable hotel room that's very close to a lot of places to go and see.
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    going to miss the view from my window...i'm too cheap to pay the extra 15 euros/night to see another part of the city
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    last night in the city
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    had the chance to watch Russian tv
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    current odo reading
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    at the start of the trip
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    i'm sad to leave Ms.Merkel again, but it's good she has Katy M. to keep her company and Perun to babysit the girls.
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    tomorrow, i will to fly Frankfurt to catch my flight back to Los Angeles.
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    MrKiwi Increasingly Grumpy Super Supporter

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    And just like that it is over for another trip.

    You went to some interesting places, lots of old history too. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.
  13. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    What he said. ^
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    Safe travels, going to miss your ride report though…
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    Mofrid Been here awhile Supporter

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    Excellent
    Thank you
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Excellent Joel!

    travel home safe.
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  17. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    Godspeed
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    Thanks for taking us along, have a good flight home!
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    Christoslazy Been here awhile

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    Well done Joel. Nice to meet you at the beginning of your journey. Wish you to be safe and healthy to continue from where stopped, next year. Looking forward to reading for this.
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  20. Ian.H

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    Have a good journey home Joel. It was a pleasure riding with you and I hope we meet up again in the not too distant future.
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