*Note: Hans said he would do the blog from Prague to Vienna to Budapest. While we wait with baited breath for the blogs I will carry you into the country of Romania. From The golden hills of Transylvania to the post apocalyptic world of Bucharest and onto the party on the Black Sea.
Klenova castle is scary. Built in 1291 it predates the Bodiam Castle by about 100 years but differs in one significant way. While Bodiam was built to protect against French invaders Klenova looks like it was built to protect from Witches, Werewolves, Succubi, and anything else that is haunting the dark gloomy forest just outside the castle walls.
Rally Day 1 – 2
I’ve woken at a truck stop in Germany. Hans is asleep next to me in the passenger seat, Roberta in the back. There is enough condensation on the windows to fill a couple German beer steins. You’d like to know how we got here I imagine but it is 530 in the morning so it is going to take me a second myself…
Reporting from a curry shop somewhere in West Yorkshire. Probably, Sheffield, Wellerton, or Halifax. It is getting towards sunset. You might think we are worried. “Have they booked a room for the dark English night?”, you must be thinking with worry.
London Town Navigation
Getting off the underground carrying just under a ton in baggage I looked around for the third member of our team. Normally looking for a smug man in a v-neck t-shirt is enough. Unfortunately, there were about 6 such men and wearing tight shorts to boot. “Oh London, as a cultural beacon of humanity you could do better.”
Forgive me. I wasn’t correct when I said everything in Iceland is expensive. In fact, for about $1.50 you can buy all the shark meat you could ever eat and then some.
This shark meat, comes from a Greenland shark that is buried for 9 months until it is rancid, smells like stale urine in sweaty socks, and can be bought at the local flea market on Saturdays.
Did I mention the shark is fermented so that the neurotoxin in it has degraded fully? Continue reading
Alright, we have reached our goal and then some. Nonetheless, we are continuing our fundraiser to help our charities even further.
Here is your chance to win a souvenir from our trip by playing “You’ve got to be kidding Iceland”
Here is how it works:
Iceland Ghost Horror (or how to lose $200 due to poor decision making)
Much like reality tv we got voted off the island. The rancid waves of stink set forth a parliament meeting in which it was decided that we needed to leave a day early. I grudgingly agreed although I looked back towards, wistful for my own chance to pet the puffin.
Note:This is part three of a three part story. Make sure to read them from the beginning of part one!
So the stench.
The word is still out on what causes it, but the prevailing theory is rotten fish and bird droppings. This smell isn’t constant so one cannot get used to it. Instead it blows in just as you start trying to breath in through your nose.