Eurotrip 2008 is on the road and rocking in Hamburg, Ive been here for a day already and I really like the place, its just a cool german city. I hit the road south from stockholm down to Malmö where I had a couple of cool hitchikers along the way, I like to give people a lift in general but I think I was even more impressed they were trying to get a ride in Sweden, its not the first place Id try to thumb a lift. After getting myself very confused with ferry times I decided to drive my way south, so I stayed with Nils in Cophenhagen for a night and then turned south to Hamburg.
Seen here the mighty eurotank mark II. I got a little worried about oil, it was down to nothing, then it dropped to half, then even lower, then I added a bit more, now this morning, after sitting for day, it shows full… im confoosed. Ill keep checking it at regular intervals
I am really glad I am prepared for this trip, Ive got a GPS and a bike, which is friggin sweet because I can find my way exactly to the hostel and then just jump out and peddle into the center. The even better thing is GPS works on your bike too, just detach it from the car and off you go, never to be lost again. Now I dont fear big cities and their small, confusing streets. I am also running on Estonian diplomatic number plates too, meaning, regular estonian number plates because they cant fine me here, theres no hook up between such far off countries so I can speed, park anywhere I want and as long as they dont catch me in the act, im sweet. Im virtually the Estonian ambassador right now!
Autobahn baby, the volvos speedo says 170 but I believe the GPS in such matters
With all the global worries about petrol prices I too have been looking into what this beast uses.. I never used to worry and its not as much fun to think "shiiiit, I cant go to berlin because thats an extra 500km". doing some rough maths I have worked out the volvo can do 8.9 km per hundred on the highway. Ive also been tracking petrol prices in each country and it seems to exactly match what this website has to say about prices around europe. Sweden is cheaper than germany??? shiiit, if I didnt have my own receipts I wouldnt believe it myself. It does seem however I should top up in Germany before I hit the Nederlands tomorrow… the most expensive petrol in europe!
Hamburg gets a thumbs up from me, now back to the Warsteiners…