Budapest to Putnok


I bought a new pair of shoes in Budapest, but decided not to use them because the weather had been so poor. The hills north of Budapest were quite slick and muddy, and the mud combined with the constant soaking and drying tends to be very hard on shoe fabrics. I didn’t want to ruin … Continue reading Budapest to Putnok

Nagyvazsony to Budapest


Following my first rest day in Hungary, I departed for what would be a difficult 8-day stretch into the capital of Budapest. All eight days would be relatively long, as I put my foot on the accelerator. The first day was quite dreary. It was gray and cold all day, and the long stretches of … Continue reading Nagyvazsony to Budapest

Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt to Nagyvazsony


Coming off a rest day, I left the hills of Austria and crossed the border into Hungary, marking the completion of the fifth country. It rained all day, which made the entrance a bit dreary. The border was just a small concrete marker in the forest about 4km from the town of Koszeg.  Koszeg was … Continue reading Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt to Nagyvazsony

Ebensee to Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt


It was a bit strange to part ways with Sabine in Ebensee. Even though we had only been walking together for a short time, I felt alone as I set off into the rain. The weather was really showing signs of an early winter, as it was snowing on the mountaintops and the temperatures were … Continue reading Ebensee to Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt

Marquartstein to Ebensee


Arriving in Marquartstein was a major milestone for me, as I was meeting my wife and seeing family there. Sabine was going to be walking with me for a while, and I was looking forward to the company. We ended up taking a few extra days off because everyone was ill. I was the only … Continue reading Marquartstein to Ebensee

Fussen to Marquartstein


I’m admittedly, woefully behind on my blog posts. I finished this segment in Marquartstein, where I was meeting my wife and her family. While spending time with my wife, I didn’t feel like writing and fell behind. Have made lots of progress since the last update, so I’ll start with this section and then update … Continue reading Fussen to Marquartstein