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10-24-2012 07:54 AM
Ltblue Real VAMPiRES!! RUNNNN







































Just kidding, love the pics..
08-29-2012 02:14 AM
Matty87 These pictures are amazing, would love to travel over there
07-20-2012 09:16 AM
Kilcrease The scenery there is breathtaking. I am very jealous of you indeed.
07-02-2012 06:56 PM
VASYLfromUKRAINE wowwwwwwwwwwwww
03-07-2012 06:35 AM
dabolt55 Amazing sites, thanks for sharing with us. jealous, to be living in that beauty, wow..
03-06-2012 02:10 PM
N39-W120 UH..... WOW!....really speachless with that beauty
03-06-2012 01:59 PM
wedu22 I just came across this forum and it is AWESOME!
- One of the things I miss about being in the military was traveling/seeing beautiful places.
- Irishcoffee, please post some more pics soon
02-19-2012 05:56 AM
Paulie Great pictures and stories! Anything from Slovakia?
02-19-2012 12:37 AM
Irishcoffee
SLOVENIAN Alps and 7 Waterfalls Wonders

Another country which shares the Adriatic with Croatia and Italy but has also high altitudes Alps (The Julian Alps) is Slovenia.
This was our first expedition into the Slovenian Triglav National Park in the heart of the Julian Alps, close to the Italian Border.
We called this expedition "The 7 Waterfall Wonders Jeep Tour".
Let's start from the underworld with one of the famous caves in the world which has in his belly one of the deepest canyons (Skocjan Cave)


....a real Jurasik world....

...and back to the surface......

...and sometimes need to stop to takes some pics of the surroundings..

....man it was hot outside....33C and humidity at its limits.......therefore we've wheeled fast towards the Julian Alps

.....and soon we've reached point by point our hidden waterfalls (some of them reach 50m high)...enjoy...

...we quickly forget the high temperature......





...Almost unreal colour combinations up in the Slovenian Alps....

...for sure we will return to this part of the Balkan Peninsula to scout other hidden wonders with our Jeep!
Cheers
:standing wave:
John
02-19-2012 12:35 AM
Irishcoffee
Croatia Step By Step 2

....again a cooling spot along the trails....

...almost everywhere the streets are so narrow I was lucky not to have the buschwackers on .....

....if you are on-road or off-road the Adriatic is a magnet....and pops-out almost at every corner of our tours.......

....down there between the rocks....a hidden beach.....

....some sea expeditions......a must .....

....this is a very very short introduction into Croatia....my second homeland.......


This summer in August we hope to join on trials our friends from Jeep Club Croatia in order to post more some "flexing" Jeeps also here!

Cheers
John
02-19-2012 12:35 AM
Irishcoffee
Croatia Step By Step

Croatia is one of the jewels of Adriatic Sea.
Conquered and dominated by the Venetians hundreds of years, Croatia owns some of the fantastic combinations of rock cities ans dark blue-green sea.
One example: Dubrovnik the fortress on the sea in the south close to the border with Montenegro (next on our Tours this summer):



....or even older then Venetians times but comming from same direction.... Roman emperors were attracted by the beauty of the Adriatic coast as well...a good example ... UNESCO heritage city of Split

But here is a Jeep forum or?
...Motovun ..... Conquered...

....cooling in some limestone canyons...along the trails

...or some fresh air in the woods along mighty waterfalls.....

...Plitvice emerald lakes and waterfalls, a waterland part of UNESCO natural wonders...





....we've scouted Croatia in the last 5 summers starting from the south and wheeling towards north..region by region...
...view from a middle of a vineyard hill.....
02-05-2012 06:13 AM
Irishcoffee
100% Bulgaria (3)

...back on trails.....






...like cats on those wooden ladders trails...

...let's chill a little...



....enjoying some bird eye views....




This was a short glimpse of
100% Bulgaria whit a small part of its remote wonders!!!
Cheers
John
02-05-2012 06:12 AM
Irishcoffee
100% Bulgaria (2)

..on the surface we stopped by some Roses FIELDS..yes Fields...Bulgarians are the major Rose Essence exporters which is valuable then gold and is used in cosmetic industry or also in food industry.....

... then passed by some castle and fortresses originating since the Ottoman Kingdom period ...at the Danube

....or some typical architecture....ground floor and roof from stone, upper floors wood..and of course very very narrow streets.......


...one of the best traditional hotels in Veliko Tarnovo......

...and some rocky & picturesque giants....chained by a fortress tight on top....






....these rocks and especially limestones where inhabited by monks during the period when Christianity was not allowed by the Romans..(Lohm Rover Valley, Ruse)..



...
02-05-2012 06:11 AM
Irishcoffee
100% Bulgaria

Not just remote Romania was part of our first 100.000 km wheeled with our Yellow Detonator in the last 3 years, but also Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary and lately Turkey. Usually we look for remote wonders better known by the locals then by tourists!
....So Lets Start With Bulgaria.
We wheeled in Bulgaria from North (Danube) to South (Border with Greece) and from East (Border with Serbia) to West (Black Sea) and reached plenty of remote, hidden but fantastic places both beneath or on the surface or sometimes just between these worlds.

Well let's start with the Underworld.....caving...one of hundreds of caves to be discovered....

.... ice stalagmites....stalactites and frozen wall cascades.....

....a vertical cave...rare limestone phenomenon......

...and let light come from the ceiling slightly down.....to the floor of an abandoned Russian military weapon deposit hidden in a huge huge huge cave....

....the entry is really impressive BUT also the inside of the cave is also incredible....this is one of many Bulgarian so called WOW points...(Devetaki cave)

...so let's move slightly to the surface....and have a look under "God's Bridge" ... natural limestone bridge (a former cave) ...which is majestic stretching over a prehistoric valley....

...or have a look under the "Wonderfull Bridges" in Rodope Mountains (South) close to the border with Greece...

....or look into "God's Eyes"...another fantastic, majestic and scary limestone phenomenon .....


....and God's smiled towards its subjects through those rock eyes.....

....a glimps of light in another corner between the underworld and our world....

...enough with so much God's stuff and cross the "Devil's Bridge"...a marvellous hidden construction with no cement in it which stays there since hundreds of years.....

....
02-05-2012 06:09 AM
Irishcoffee Until the following pics with Bugaria you can enjoy in HD format the video bellow (English Language):
Wild Carpathia, un superb documentar despre Transilvania! - Video - Trilulilu

This is a documentary film about Wild Carpathia. (C) Images and sound courtesy of Travel Chanel UK (2011):
http://www.travelchannel.co.uk

This is what others say about Dracula Land!
Enjoy!
John
02-05-2012 04:04 AM
XJ Knight top gear uk hmm..


thanks for sharing the vids of that interesting road
02-05-2012 03:33 AM
Irishcoffee
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irishcoffee View Post
The later alpine road called Transfagarasan ( tip for googling) reaches >2000m altitude and on the same road you can look on youtube for Top Gear last years videos but using Ferrari, Lamborgini and Aston Martin instead jk's.

Enjoy extreme adventure & driving!
Cheers
John
Here is another closer look from that road at very high speed!
Greatest driving road in the world - Top Gear - BBC - YouTube


Cheers
John
02-05-2012 01:28 AM
Irishcoffee
Quote:
Originally Posted by XJ Knight
Irish if you know this guy can you find out if he was trying for "Fire Rated" LOL

also I have no idea how high 2000m is but sure looks like your up there.. I'll let google tell me I guess on how high that is
That guy and his rig were highly flamable for sure! That's why he tried that roll cage "out there!" for safety reasons especially but also cause Jk reminds him about "that thing others wouldn't understand"!

The later alpine road called Transfagarasan ( tip for googling) reaches >2000m altitude and on the same road you can look on youtube for Top Gear last years videos but using Ferrari, Lamborgini and Aston Martin instead jk's.
Another video hint regarding Transfagarasan here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCgft...e_gdata_player


Enjoy extreme adventure & driving!
Cheers
John
02-04-2012 01:19 AM
XJ Knight Irish if you know this guy can you find out if he was trying for "Fire Rated" LOL






also I have no idea how high 2000m is but sure looks like your up there.. I'll let google tell me I guess on how high that is
01-29-2012 10:51 PM
Irishcoffee ...time to hit the road...

Thanks for your thoughts!
Cheers
John
01-29-2012 10:50 PM
Irishcoffee ....some pics at 2000m altitude and..solitude...

....Fagaras Mountains.... Part of Carpathians Chain...













01-29-2012 03:26 PM
dabolt55 Wow!!! Beautiful scenery everywhere, even real life sheep herders, never seen that before. Keep posting from your awesome country....
01-29-2012 03:14 PM
Irishcoffee Hope you enjoyed your weekend!
Bellow some pics from our last days
snow expedition up in Yeti Land:





Cheers
John
01-28-2012 12:46 AM
Irishcoffee ..some scenary along the route....

..One.... Blind shot over the roof top...

... Mountain wood houses....



...what a day.....




.... Looking behind....

....or on road...



...his first winter....

...moving foward....


Wish you all a wheeling jk weekend!!!!!
Cheers
;-)
John
01-28-2012 12:45 AM
Irishcoffee Thanks for your thoughts!
Bellow some fresh pics from a slipery jk exit up on the mountains, somwhere 180 km far from Bucharest:

Gates into the mountains

...some ice.....

.... Cat on ice..... slow, nice & easy..


...outh of the woods...


...mud, snow & ice .... sun, blue sky ......

...it sound for me to open my freedom top....for the first time this year....


...we had some spectators and jk fans..

....
01-27-2012 09:16 AM
Mr. Sinister Nice to see you guys aren't messing about with the mods!!
01-26-2012 01:36 AM
Death rider Like the pics. We jeepers are everywhere!!!!!!
01-26-2012 01:30 AM
JeepGirlTX87 Wow, I've seen a lot of pics on this forum, yours might be the best though - unbelievable back drops/scenery - looks like pulled from a magazine or a Jeep commercial.
01-26-2012 01:02 AM
Irishcoffee Some JKs in action arround Romania:


...some playgrounds ....truly wast

..some dirt here and there....


..the night is comming close but no way to return home ....

...and muddier....

....back home...



...lights on please....


....last image of that playground....


Cheers!
John
01-26-2012 12:33 AM
Irishcoffee Salam Alecu
Abdul,


look I drowe in Egipt (Sinai Peninsula) almost 1000km and overlooked to your country' shores starting from Sharm El Sheick up to Taba Bay including Saladin's Island (pic bellow)!!!

The combination of rocks sand and crystal blue/green coral sea is unbelievable beautiful!! In some parts the Sinai Mountains are approaching the coast leaving just a thin layer of sand/dunes to be washed by Red Sea waters.
So at least myself saw your country' shores from across de the Red Sea, few km away.
Sinai Peninsula is absolutely amazing and driving a Jeep on dunes is something I'll never forget!
We wheeled a lot in in Sinai Peninsula along the shores and inland on sand, St Katerine monastery and some oasis of beduins in the middle of nowhere! We were without a guide just myself & my girlfriend, before the spring revolution in Egipt, having detailed maps of the Sinai Peninsula and some guides. Absolutely unforgetable, great people and even that sand and rocks were fantastic.
Awsome Resorts on the Red Sea Coast and Fantastic Scuba Areas (Blue Hole near Sahab, etc.) with all sorts of corals and marine fauna.
Maybe I will find those pics from Sinai Peninsula to show them here and some pics arround Tiran Island as well!

By the way I have in mind to return to Egipt in March 2012 and if everything is fine maybe we manage to have a trip to Petra in Jordan!

So again close to your shores! :-))

World is closer then we believe!

Cheers/Ma As-Salaamah

John
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