Just back from a trip round eastern Europe. We started in Madrid then went to France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Check Republic, Slovakia, Germany than back to Madrid through France. 8100 km in 6 weeks. Wonderful trip, friendly people everywhere. No problems except a back tire that blew itself to bits on a motorway. The food was very good everywhere, most people could speak English which is just as well in Hungary as their language has no latin source so that the words are completely mysterious. The hot baths are bliss - we went twice - about four hours each time! We got as far east as the Carpathian mountains. We will definitely go back.