after a short Sightseeing trip to istanbul, team Barney decided to leave istanbul late at night after daniel had one too many rakis. Today, team there and back again woke up on the black sea coast just east of Istanbul and is currently (21.35pm) heading further east. plans to follow the coastal road were quickly abandoned and from there toll roads were taken further east.
soon, we were stopped by a toll booth operator who attempted to get us to pay a 790 lira fine. (this was obviously a bribe) difficult and taking no nonsense, we were soon on our way with a brand new tally on our dash: Bribes not paid.
currently, Barney the Corsa is hurtling through the turkish night towards his final Destination for the night; a soon to be disclosed Location.
Crossing into Bulgaria down to the black sea. The team want to wake up to the waves lapping gently at their toes and fancy a swim in lieu of an actual shower
After several centuries of traffic surrounding Bucharest, Barney is glad to be leaving the boiling jams behind
After setting off from Budapest around noon, we met up with team Viking racers around midnight, after being chased for miles down rutted paths by packs of dogs, getting stuck in deep mud and annoying plenty of local Romanians with our exhaust-hole-noise-exacerbating high revs.
After a peaceful night, interrupted only by the curious land owners at 5AM, we set off towards the transfagarasan pass. Will we make it all the way across given that Phil is taking the downhill stretch? Find out soon!
Team there and back again is currently stuck on a camp site, unable to leave for food, cooking tomorrow's breakfast, scorching the Earth and taking names.