Spain to Turkey Overland

Bulgaria

Bulgaria
Bulgaria Bukgaris - Our journey from Romania took us down from the mountains into Bucharest and then a change of trains and on to the Danube plain which stretched on forever. There are no fences in Romania, apparently a left over from communist times when fences meant ownership so banned, and it takes a while to work out what is different about the landscape...and it just that there are no fences...
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Romania

Romania
Romania Romania - We caught the night train from Budapest to the small town of Sighisora in Romania.  Sighisora is a town that surrounds an old citadel most famous for being the birthplace of Vlad Dracula. We shared our sleeper with two Romanians, a young girl that had married an Hungarian and was going home for the weekend and a young guy who was studying in Budapest. While both very poor they ...
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Budapest Hungary

Budapest Hungary | Statue Park
Budapest Budapest - I immediately liked Budapest, it just has a good feel to it. We stayed in a small apartment off a square in the Pest area. Our apartment while well located had a bit of a drains problem and stunk so it wasn't the most pleasant environment but this stuff happens when you're on the road so cest la vie. Budapest is a great old city and the are slowly restoring all the old buildin...
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France

France Perpignan  France - Salvador Dali once declared that the train station at Perpignan was the centre of the universe. As i stood in front of Gare de Pepignan I did have to wonder just what he was taking on the day he made this declaration as it seemed like a very normal French train station to me. Perpignan was just a pit stop for us to collect our hire car before heading off. We stayed in ...
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Spain

Spain - Barcelona Spain Spain - We arrived in Barcelona after a long flight via London buggered, but in true backpacker style and wanting to set out as we intended to continue we resisted catching a taxi to our hostel and caught the bus. Catching a busy bus with a full backpack is an interesting experience, it is too easy to turn around and send a little Nanna with her weekly shopping flying, how...
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