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Eastern Europe

Travel map and Photo Blog - Turkey (türkiye), Bulgaria (българия), Romania (România), Hungary (Magyarország), Czech Republic (Česká republika), Macedonia (македонија), Albania (shqiperia)

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Traveling to Eastern Europe... arriving in Istanbul (Turkey) via Seoul (South Korea), then traveling to/through; Istanbul (Turkey), Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria), Bucharest, Brasvo, Sighisoara, Sibiu (Romania), Budapest, Esztergom, Eger (Hungary), Prague (Czech Republic), Tirana (Albania), Skopje (Macedonia), Sofia, Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Istanbul (Turkey) and back home via Seoul (South Korea).

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Galata Bridge
Strolling across the famous 'Galata Bridge', Istanbul, Turkey.

Patriarchal Cathedral
The medieval 'Patriarchal Cathedral', in the 'Fortress of Tsarevets', in the 'Village of Kings', Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.

Bucharest Evening
Late evening, in downtown Bucharest, Romania.

Brasov Square
The lively square, in tourist friendly Brasov, Transylvania, Romania.

Dracula's Castle
The alleged castle of infamous 'Vlad the Impaler' aka 'Count Dracula', Bran, Transylvania, Romania.

Citadel Clock Tower
Clock tower, in the medieval Transylvanian town, Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania.

Upper section of the famous and spectacular winding, Transfăgărășan, Transylvania, Romania.

Bâlea Lake
Two nuns walking around snow-covered 'Bâlea Lake', at the top of the spectacular Transfăgărășan, Bâlea Lake, Transylvania, Romania.

Saxon Cemetery
Medieval 13th century Saxon cemetery, attached to the oldest UNESCO listed fortified church, in the region, Viscri, Transylvania, Romania.

Saxon Streets
Traditional Transylvanian Saxon houses, on the streets of UNESCO listed Biertan, Transylvania, Romania.

A Road Less Travelled
Transporting a load of timber, by traditional horse and cart, on the back-roads between Viscri and Dacia, Transylvania, Romania.

Life in the Shadows
A marginalised gypsy family, in the small isolated Saxon village, Malancrav, Transylvania, Romania.

Sibiu Solstice
Locals share their atmospheric old town, with a winter make-over, ready for the production of a movie, Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania.

The Danube
Cruising down the Danube, past the impressive Hungarian Parliament building, in beautiful Budapest, Hungary.

Esztergom Streets
This small historical border town, is particularly significant for Catholics, with it's huge Bazilika, Esztergom, Hungary.

"Valley of Maidens"
In the famed wine growing region and spa town, you'll find the 'Valley of Maidens', where you can sample and buy a variety of local wines, Eger, Hungary.

Spooky Clock Tower
A spooky, gothic clock tower, from my hotel balcony, Prague, Czech Republic.

Pražský Hrad
The massive bohemian 'Pražský Hrad Castle', on a gloomy night, Prague, Czech Republic.

Taking the Piss
Controversial sculptor David Černý's 'Proudy', two men pissing into a pool the shape of the Czech Republic, outside the Kafka Museum, Prague, Czech Republic.

Above the Clouds
Flying over Albania's 'Mountainous Zone', on the approach to Tirana's 'Mother Teresa' International Airport, Albania.

Rruga Murat Toptani
The enchanting 'Rruga Murat Toptani', lit up during the evening, in downtown Tirana, Albania.

Kruja Views
Nestled into the hills an hour north of Tirana, is the spectacular village of Kruja, where you'll find a historical castle, interesting bazaar and awesome views, Kruja, Albania.

St Nedelya Church
St Nedelya's is a medieval Orthodox church, dating back to the 10th century, and a landmark in the city centre Sofia, Bulgaria.

Nebet Tepe Views
Evening view over the Thracian 'Ruins of Eumolpias', from 'Nebet Tepe' (aka Prayer Hill), Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Blue Mosque
The famous 15th century, 'Sultan Ahmed Mosque' (aka Blue Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey.

Other Eastern European photos from my travels;

Bulgarian (българия) photos - (PhotoStream)
Romanian (România) photos - (PhotoStream)
Hungarian (Magyarország) photos - (PhotoStream)
Czech Republic (Česká republika) photos - (PhotoStream)
Albanian (shqiperia) photos - (PhotoStream)
Turkish (türkiye) photos - (PhotoStream)

◄ Bali 2010 ---------------- Table of Contents ---------------- Madura 2012 ►

Posted by joffre 03:43 Archived in Turkey Tagged turkey romania south_korea hungary photography albania bulgaria czech_republic macedonia blog türkiye shqiperia joffre 대한민국 magyarország česká_republika македонија българия

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