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Danube Bend, Hungary 2007 - Travelogue

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Wednesday 15th August

Wednesday morning saw us outside the Co-op, Silver End, to await the arrival of the coach that was to take us to Hungary. After loading all the luggage, and checking everyone was onboard, we were off to Dover to catch the ferry.

Despite slow traffic on the M25 (no surprises there!) we managed to catch an earlier ferry so were soon heading across the channel to Calais. Once in France, we headed to the coach depot in Antwerp, Belgium where we were to pick up Harry, our coach driver for the week. Once there the coach also had a quick 'pit stop' to change its batteries.

Our route now took us across the very bottom of the Netherlands before entering Germany where we stopped for our evening meal. Once back on the road we drove onwards in a torrential thunderstorm through the evening and into the night.

Thursday 16th August

As the day dawned on what was looking to be a glorious day, we headed into Austria where we stopped for breakfast. Once back on the coach our next stop was to be the Hungarian border. When we got out of the air-conditioned coach at the border the heat hit us as it must have been well into the thirties. It was then non-stop to Dömös, non-stop being a loose term as we suffered a long delay caused by an accident, before finally arriving at 4.00pm, an epic 28 hour journey!!

Having explored our house for the week, it was a former school house, and unpacked our cases, we took a short walk down to the bank of the Danube where we could cool off with a dip in the river. After the evening meal the Scouts attempted some bridge building with rather mixed results!