Istanbul Day II!

May 31st, 2009 David Berger 4 min read

I woke up a little later than usual, rousing myself around 10am instead of 8. It felt good and I wasn’t worried. I had 3 nights here and on Monday morning I would head down to Izmir to see Ephesus. I then plan to take the long trek back to Bulgaria and the lands where the dollar is stronger. I haven’t done so well financially…

Istanbul

May 31st, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

Istanbul is a wonderful city. Compact but sprawling the european side of the city is chock full of humanity and stuff. every corner every window every store is stuffed full of trinkets, bronze, silver, pewter, tin, steel, plastic, glass, anything you can think of theres a store with thousands of it. I arrived at the train station and gave a call to Senol a brother…

Edırne!

May 31st, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

Well, for starters please excuse my grammer and typıng errors. Ill have to come back through when Ive got a word edıtıng program and fıx them but as ıt stands ım a lıttle SOL haha. So Im typıng ın the browser on a foreıgn keyboard. No excuse I know! Ahh well. Edirne is a beautiful city, small and compact while having a strong turkish character….

Kalabaka to Turkey the one nıght shuffle

May 29th, 2009 David Berger 5 min read

Leavıng Kalabaka behınd I took the 2:00 bus to Trıkala and from there argued my way onto a supposedly full bus headed to Thessolonıkı. Thessolonıkı was an ınterestıng cıty but was not quıte to my taste. I enjoyed the lıttle tıme I spent there but hıghtaıled ıt out after only 2 nıghts. I dıdnt fınd the people overly frıendly nor dıd I fınd the cıty…

Kalabaka

May 25th, 2009 David Berger 4 min read

The bus drops me in Kalabaka around 11pm. Once again I’m hitting a city that’s been closed since five. I chuckle and wander down the middle of the dusty street. to my left jutting from the earth stand the great natural monuments upon which the monasterys of Meteora lie. I wander up a small side street following signs to the hotel astoria. it seemed like…

Metsovo and Kalabaka!

May 25th, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

Metsovo: A natural beauty in the northern mountains of Greece. Gorgeous, with spring showers and wood and stone houses lining narrow cobblestone streets. Fog rising from the valley into the city and best of all, A bear statue! I get off the bus to the square containing that bear statue and from there begin walking the streets. Both packs on and struggling against the slick…

Ioannina

May 25th, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

I caught a 10:00 night bus headed to Athens from the bus station down at the base of Gjirokastra. After figuring out how to pay in euro (I wanted to get rid of my Leke but the bus driver would have none of it), I managed to grab a ticket and stuff myself on board. Wedged into the seat I got comfortable and began the…

Gjirokastra

May 22nd, 2009 David Berger 1 min read

I can only let my video’s describe this one. the castle at the top of the city is a Unesco world heritage site and is really stunning. beautiful and tranquil it is beyond my ability to describe right now.

Short updates

May 22nd, 2009 David Berger 1 min read

I apologize for how short these updates have been. I have yet to find a location to repair my computer and more so I have not found a spot I can sit and write. I’ve been trying to type quickly while attempting (failing) to upload fotos and videos. I’m nearly 1000 photo’s behind and have almost an hour of video that I have been unable…

Budva Montenegro to Albania!

May 22nd, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

Our Bus took us to Ulcinej, I’d met a swede and a young canadian on the bus to Ulcinej who were also on their way to Tirane but had decided to stop along the way in Schoder. Schoder is a town just south of the Crna Gora/Albania border. its a decent sized city but the real attraction is an ancient fortress built up above the…