How is life in Odessa, Ukraine?

If you arrive in Odessa coming from Moldova, you simply can’t imagine what lies at the seafront.   Moldova is considered the poorest country in Europe but Ukraine seems to be even more. Its country side at least..  The few villages we drove through were simply...

The country that doesn’t exist on map

Have you ever heard about Transnistria? Pridnestrovia maybe? I admit I’d never heard about till we entered Moldova. And since we visited the country we can assure you it really exists even if you will not find it on the map or in the list of UN countries. Its official...

A capital city which seemingly is a huge mall

If you travel in rural Moldova, you will soon understand that there is nothing interesting to keep you there. Till you arrive in Chisinau... This is not just the capital of a poor (in fact, the poorest) country in Europe. It's the powerhouse of the struggling...

The Dracula’s castle

If you ever go to Romania you will certainly visit its No1 tourist attraction, the Dracula Castle in Bran. But is it worthy the trip? Let me write some facts: Bran exists on the tourists' map because of Dracula's character. But the guy is only a fiction character...

A time machine to the Middle Ages

We didn’t know Sighisoara, as a town, as a name or whatever.  A fellow greek overlander, Yannis Yannopoulos, who is on his ultimate Overland Diaries trip mentioned the place during a chat we had while we were in Romania. We googled the town and we decided it was a...

We could live in Sibiu

I admit I had a completely different perception of Romanian cities. I imagined them grey communist relics with loads of traffic jams and huge concrete blocks.  I should have known better. Craiova - the first town we stayed in Romania - changed my mind at least...

Transfagarasan!

It’s hard to spell and to remember the name:TRANS - FA- GAR - ASAN! It literally means it crosses the Fagaras mountains. These are part of the Karpathian range.  They say it’s the most beautiful road in the world. We really wanted to see if this is true. Now we know....

Taking a break in Sofia

If you live in northern Greece - let's say in Thessaloniki - you can arrive in Sofia in just 3 hours from the straight motorway and the straightforward Bulgarian customs. It's only 300 kms distance. It took us two weeks to arrive here and more than 1100 kms. This is...

Our first week in Bulgaria

Hello from beautiful Plovdiv - the ancient Phillippopolis - of Bulgaria. This is our first week in the country but it seems as if we left Greece a month ago. One thing is certain: travel distorts your biological clock.  Last Monday we left our home country and entered...

09.09.19

The time has come, right? Our departure date is fixed. Let's see if we can really make it! 9 September 2019 we intend to leave Thessaloniki and drive towards Turkey. It's a symbolic date for us because it marks the 9th anniversary of our return from our previous The...
How is life in Odessa, Ukraine?

How is life in Odessa, Ukraine?

If you arrive in Odessa coming from Moldova, you simply can’t imagine what lies at the seafront.   Moldova is considered the poorest country in Europe but Ukraine seems to be even more. Its country side at least..  The few villages we drove through were simply...

read more
The country that doesn’t exist on map

The country that doesn’t exist on map

Have you ever heard about Transnistria? Pridnestrovia maybe? I admit I’d never heard about till we entered Moldova. And since we visited the country we can assure you it really exists even if you will not find it on the map or in the list of UN countries. Its official...

read more
A capital city which seemingly is a huge mall

A capital city which seemingly is a huge mall

If you travel in rural Moldova, you will soon understand that there is nothing interesting to keep you there. Till you arrive in Chisinau... This is not just the capital of a poor (in fact, the poorest) country in Europe. It's the powerhouse of the struggling...

read more
The Dracula’s castle

The Dracula’s castle

If you ever go to Romania you will certainly visit its No1 tourist attraction, the Dracula Castle in Bran. But is it worthy the trip? Let me write some facts: Bran exists on the tourists' map because of Dracula's character. But the guy is only a fiction character...

read more
A time machine to the Middle Ages

A time machine to the Middle Ages

We didn’t know Sighisoara, as a town, as a name or whatever.  A fellow greek overlander, Yannis Yannopoulos, who is on his ultimate Overland Diaries trip mentioned the place during a chat we had while we were in Romania. We googled the town and we decided it was a...

read more
We could live in Sibiu

We could live in Sibiu

I admit I had a completely different perception of Romanian cities. I imagined them grey communist relics with loads of traffic jams and huge concrete blocks.  I should have known better. Craiova - the first town we stayed in Romania - changed my mind at least...

read more
Transfagarasan!

Transfagarasan!

It’s hard to spell and to remember the name:TRANS - FA- GAR - ASAN! It literally means it crosses the Fagaras mountains. These are part of the Karpathian range.  They say it’s the most beautiful road in the world. We really wanted to see if this is true. Now we know....

read more
Taking a break in Sofia

Taking a break in Sofia

If you live in northern Greece - let's say in Thessaloniki - you can arrive in Sofia in just 3 hours from the straight motorway and the straightforward Bulgarian customs. It's only 300 kms distance. It took us two weeks to arrive here and more than 1100 kms. This is...

read more
Our first week in Bulgaria

Our first week in Bulgaria

Hello from beautiful Plovdiv - the ancient Phillippopolis - of Bulgaria. This is our first week in the country but it seems as if we left Greece a month ago. One thing is certain: travel distorts your biological clock.  Last Monday we left our home country and entered...

read more
09.09.19

09.09.19

The time has come, right? Our departure date is fixed. Let's see if we can really make it! 9 September 2019 we intend to leave Thessaloniki and drive towards Turkey. It's a symbolic date for us because it marks the 9th anniversary of our return from our previous The...

read more

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