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Irishcoffee 01-18-2012 10:50 PM

Hello From Dracula Land
 
Hello
My name is Ionut (little john) and it seems I've forgot to stop by & present myself.
I post some pics with my rig which were taken arround Romania, if you wish aka Dracula Land:
.... Yellowing to you
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/DSC_0081.jpg
...let's start the short journey...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/DSC_0123.jpg
.... with my stock yellow melon...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_6434.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_5432.jpg
... strange encounters...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_5407.jpg
.... The yellow spot....among the sea of green..
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_2852.jpg
More pics to come arround the region,
Cheers
John
founder of the newly
www.clubjeepromania.ro

Irishcoffee 01-19-2012 08:13 AM

As promised i'm back with some images from my jeep (100% Romania a true 4x4 unspoilled heaven)
hope you'll enjoy the virtual tour!
:wavey:
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_5925.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_5418.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_3225.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_3186.jpg
....some horse power.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_3063.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_2998.jpg
...wooden chassis....back in time
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_2911.jpg
..some road does end also for a JK ...........
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_1827.jpg
...but not always..........
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/35d6a350.jpg
...some of the roads are pointing the sky....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_6486.jpg
..or a walk bellow the clouds.........
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_6530.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_8973.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_1114.jpg

Cheers
from my Yellow Melon!
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_2786.jpg

IRCKevin 01-23-2012 11:01 AM

What an awesome place to own a Jeep.

apexkw 01-24-2012 07:08 AM

Very nice pictures and I like how much your jeep contrast against everything

Mr. Sinister 01-24-2012 07:19 AM

Welcome!! Beautiful pictures!!
Romania, huh? That's pretty cool. I don't think we have any other members from Romania. We need some Jeepin' pics at Dracula's Castle!!

Goose587 01-24-2012 07:23 AM

Welcome! Great pictures.

JDsDream 01-24-2012 07:47 AM

Beautiful place to own a Jeep. Thank you for sharing.

Irishcoffee 01-25-2012 04:02 AM

Thanks Guys!:thumb:
More 2 Come for sure also from the area arround Romania (Balkan Peninsula) our favourite playground.:dance:
:-))
John

XJ Knight 01-25-2012 04:09 AM

WoW! What a awesome place to own the best 4x4 built today in the world..

WELCOME TO WF and thanks for sharing the pics :wavey:

Abdul-Hakeem 01-25-2012 05:29 AM

These are truly great photos. Replace the green with rocks and sand, and subtract 90% of the water, and you have The Hijaz or Asir region of Saudi Arabia! I never saw Romania before, thank you.

Irishcoffee 01-26-2012 12:33 AM

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)!!!
http://www.gattours.com/admin/attrac...ss_in_Taba.jpg
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
:wavey:
John

Irishcoffee 01-26-2012 01:02 AM

Some JKs in action arround Romania:
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...r/DSC09713.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...r/DSC09723.jpg
...some playgrounds ....truly wast
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...r/DSC09739.jpg
..some dirt here and there....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...r/DSC09744.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...r/DSC09752.jpg
..the night is comming close but no way to return home ....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...r/DSC09767.jpg
...and muddier....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...r/DSC09776.jpg
....back home...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...r/DSC09770.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...r/DSC09771.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...r/DSC09778.jpg
...lights on please....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...r/DSC09785.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...r/DSC09777.jpg
....last image of that playground....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...r/DSC09730.jpg
:popcorn:
Cheers!
John

JeepGirlTX87 01-26-2012 01:30 AM

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. :thumb:

Death rider 01-26-2012 01:36 AM

Like the pics. We jeepers are everywhere!!!!!!

Mr. Sinister 01-27-2012 09:16 AM

Nice to see you guys aren't messing about with the mods!!

Irishcoffee 01-28-2012 12:45 AM

Thanks for your thoughts!
Bellow some fresh pics from a slipery jk exit up on the mountains, somwhere 180 km far from Bucharest:
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina29.jpg
Gates into the mountains
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina28.jpg
...some ice.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...na/Padina3.jpg
.... Cat on ice..... slow, nice & easy..
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...na/Padina1.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...na/Padina2.jpg
...outh of the woods...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...na/Padina4.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...na/Padina5.jpg
...mud, snow & ice .... sun, blue sky ......
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...na/Padina6.jpg
...it sound for me to open my freedom top....for the first time this year....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...na/Padina7.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...na/Padina8.jpg
...we had some spectators and jk fans..
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...na/Padina9.jpg
....

Irishcoffee 01-28-2012 12:46 AM

..some scenary along the route....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina10.jpg
..One.... Blind shot over the roof top...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina11.jpg
... Mountain wood houses....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina12.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina13.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina14.jpg
...what a day.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina15.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina16.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina17.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina19.jpg
.... Looking behind....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina21.jpg
....or on road...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina23.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina24.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina25.jpg
...his first winter....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina26.jpg
...moving foward....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/Padina27.jpg

Wish you all a wheeling jk weekend!!!!!
Cheers
;-)
John

Irishcoffee 01-29-2012 03:14 PM

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!
Bellow some pics from our last days
snow expedition up in Yeti Land:
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_1122.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_1124.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_1123.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_1125.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_1108.jpg
Cheers
John

dabolt55 01-29-2012 03:26 PM

Wow!!! Beautiful scenery everywhere, even real life sheep herders, never seen that before. Keep posting from your awesome country....:thumb:

Irishcoffee 01-29-2012 10:50 PM

....some pics at 2000m altitude and..solitude...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...agarasan17.jpg
....Fagaras Mountains.... Part of Carpathians Chain...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...agarasan16.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...agarasan15.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...agarasan13.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...agarasan12.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...agarasan10.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...fagarasan9.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...fagarasan8.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...fagarasan7.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...fagarasan6.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...fagarasan5.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...fagarasan4.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...fagarasan3.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...fagarasan2.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...fagarasan1.jpg

Irishcoffee 01-29-2012 10:51 PM

...time to hit the road...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...agarasan18.jpg
Thanks for your thoughts!
Cheers
John

XJ Knight 02-04-2012 01:19 AM

Irish if you know this guy can you find out if he was trying for "Fire Rated" LOL

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/.../poza3_XXL.jpg




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

Irishcoffee 02-05-2012 01:28 AM

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

Irishcoffee 02-05-2012 03:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Irishcoffee (Post 1996076)
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

:punk:
Cheers
John

XJ Knight 02-05-2012 04:04 AM

top gear uk hmm..


thanks for sharing the vids of that interesting road

Irishcoffee 02-05-2012 06:09 AM

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

Irishcoffee 02-05-2012 06:11 AM

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....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_0056.jpg
.... ice stalagmites....stalactites and frozen wall cascades.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_3774.jpg
....a vertical cave...rare limestone phenomenon......
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_3996.jpg
...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....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_3505.jpg
....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)
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_3479.jpg
...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....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_0407.jpg
...or have a look under the "Wonderfull Bridges" in Rodope Mountains (South) close to the border with Greece...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_3198.jpg
....or look into "God's Eyes"...another fantastic, majestic and scary limestone phenomenon .....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_0225.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_0229.jpg
....and God's smiled towards its subjects through those rock eyes.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_0232.jpg
....a glimps of light in another corner between the underworld and our world....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_0179.jpg
...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.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_3246.jpg
....

Irishcoffee 02-05-2012 06:12 AM

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.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_6127.jpg
... then passed by some castle and fortresses originating since the Ottoman Kingdom period ...at the Danube
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_9597.jpg
....or some typical architecture....ground floor and roof from stone, upper floors wood..and of course very very narrow streets.......
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_6379.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_6061.jpg
...one of the best traditional hotels in Veliko Tarnovo......
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_6050.jpg
...and some rocky & picturesque giants....chained by a fortress tight on top....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_9949.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_9916.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_9915.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_9831.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_9896.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_9822.jpg
....these rocks and especially limestones where inhabited by monks during the period when Christianity was not allowed by the Romans..(Lohm Rover Valley, Ruse)..
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_6303.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_3914.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_3902.jpg
...

Irishcoffee 02-05-2012 06:13 AM

100% Bulgaria (3)
 
...back on trails.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_3435.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_4081.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_6231.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_6246.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_6196.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_6272.jpg
...like cats on those wooden ladders trails...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_6292.jpg
...let's chill a little...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_4013.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_3658.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_3621.jpg
....enjoying some bird eye views....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_0128.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_0132.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...IMG_0109-1.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_0107.jpg
This was a short glimpse of
100% Bulgaria whit a small part of its remote wonders!!!
Cheers
John

Irishcoffee 02-19-2012 12:35 AM

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):
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_1434.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_1534.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_1531.jpg
....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
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_1309.jpg
But here is a Jeep forum or?
...Motovun ..... Conquered...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_4567.jpg
....cooling in some limestone canyons...along the trails
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_0601.jpg
...or some fresh air in the woods along mighty waterfalls.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_1660.jpg
...Plitvice emerald lakes and waterfalls, a waterland part of UNESCO natural wonders...
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_4864.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_4661.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_4591.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_4731.jpg
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_4685.jpg
....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.....
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...a/IMG_0629.jpg


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