Renting a car in Belgrade with @luttonm, @heavy and heavy’s GF (and now wife), travelling through the endless flat fields of Banat to get into Timisoara, Romania. Being looked at like aliens by the border guards when faced with 3 Croatian and one American passport from a Serbian car on the Serbia-Romania border, trying to buy the vignette for the road at the border and at 10 different gas stations along the way, with everyone saying that they don’t have it and that the next station will. Ending up in the town in the end without getting the vignette (or being stopped by the police). Going to the only local micro brewery - Clinica de Bere, only to find out they don’t have beer on tap or singles to buy (only crates), but they gave us samples to try and we bought some merchandise.
We had a really fun day really around the town before returning, trying to buy the vignette on the way back and failing, only for the border guard, who asked us where our vignette was telling us he couldn’t believe our story that we couldn’t buy it anywhere, but letting us go through as it was our first time in Romania. Then we managed to get lost for a short while in the middle of nowhere, Serbia on some back roads we accidentally got on to because why would roads among endless fields have any proper signs and lights, of course.
Will probably remember some other stories.