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Day 14

Travelling through Hungary, Slovenia and into Austria Travel through Hungary, Slovenia and into Austria

sunny 27 °C

The sun was bright again this morning.

We had to get going as our parking spot required a parking slip on Monday and the machine that issues the parking slip would not accept any of our credit cards and we were short on Hungarian Forint coins. Art had enough coins to pay for 8 am to 9 am so we were packed up and out of our apartment before 9 am.

We drove south-west from Budapest. We ran into many of the same construction problems that we experienced on Friday. We cruised along for about three-quarters of an hour at 10 kmh. This set us back on our planned arrival time at the end of the day.

We had our picnic lunch at a rest stop along the way.

Eventually, we reached the border with Slovenia and purchased our vignette so we could drive on their highways. Slovenia was part of Yugoslavia before the 1990's when that country dissolved amid much political unrest. We had not been to Slovenia before. It is a largely rural country with beautiful small villages and farms.

Later in the afternoon we arrived in Austria. We needed to stop at that border and purchase a vignette for Austria. This part of Austria has many tunnels on the main highway that we were traveling. The longest tunnel we experienced was 8,230 metres or 8.23 kilometres. We noticed that the temperature rose as we traveled through this tunnel. We would have expected that, as we were away from the relentless sunlight, the temperature would have dropped. We attributed this heat rise to all the vehicles traveling through the tunnel.

We are now spending the night in a small rural Austrian village in the Austrian Alps. The only picture taken today shows a nearby mountain as viewed from our deck. The landlady has a chicken run with some chickens and a rabbit hutch with two bunnies that are fun to watch.

Mountain near Lengdorf, Austria

Mountain near Lengdorf, Austria

Tomorrow we will travel on.

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