Catching Up. Plovdiv Bulgaria

Jun 13th, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

I believe the last time I left you, I was heading away from Cappadokia and into the wide world of Bulgaria. Having finished my Turkish Bath in Nevsehir, I headed north the next day after my tour on the night bus to Istanbul. Staying an hour and 15 minutes the next morning wandering around the Otogar (Turkish for Bus station) I caught a connection to…

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…

Crna Gora – Ostrag Monastery

May 22nd, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

We woke at 6:15 and prepared for our trip to Podgorica, Ostrag Monastery and the Montenegrin countryside. we hopped in Saki’s van and started on our journey. winding up the mountains from the sea side town of Budva we took the main roads through Montenegro to the capital city of Podgorica, from there passing through small towns and climbing through mountains and valleys we finally…

Dubrovnik to Montenegro!

May 22nd, 2009 David Berger 3 min read

Dubrovnik to Budva Montenegro: I caught the bus from Dubrovnik to the border town of Hercei Novi in Montenegro. The man who had ran the private accomadation I was staying in had recommended to try that instead of taking the Croatian direct bus. I boarded my bus after a bus ride to out of the old city and down to the bus and ferry terminals…

Dubrovnik!

May 17th, 2009 David Berger 2 min read

Dubrovnik: Dubrovnik is a city which is literally from the 8th centruy. With Giant reinforced battlements and reinforced crenallations and fortifications the old city of Dubrovnik is spectacular to say the least. At every turn and every view inside the city there is a feeling of living in a medieval fortress. The great stone walls surround a city chock full of churches, shops, and most…

Split!

May 17th, 2009 David Berger 5 min read

Split: Split is a city with strong reminiscence of R.A. Salvatore’s books. Ancient old city, formed around a port with roman ruins, beautiful bell tower and gorgeous worn marble streets. Split is a city where you can stay for a week, like Dubrovnik its the atmosphere and the sights that really enthrall you. From the park on one edge of the city to the night…

Plitvice!

May 17th, 2009 David Berger 1 min read

Plitviće Jazeera: Plitvice national park is an example of the unbelivable beauty found in Croatia. Croatia has defied my every expectation. I’ve discovered parks, beautiful coasts, friendly people full of smiles and friendly advice, and a culture dedicated to their traditions and life. Plitvice itself is a national park built around a series of lakes which overflow from each other and create a dazzeling series…