Travel Map and Photographs
16.10.2011 - 04.12.2011 7 °C
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Travelled to Eastern Europe... arriving from Seoul (South Korea), then travelled 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).
Strolling across the famous Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey.
The medieval Patriarchal Cathedral in the fortress of Tsarevets in the "Village of Kings", Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.
Late evening in downtown Bucharest, Romania.
The lively square in tourist friendly Brasov, Transylvania, Romania.
The alleged castle of infamous 'Vlad the Impaler' aka 'Count Dracula', Bran, Transylvania, Romania.
Citadel Clock Tower
In the medieval Transylvanian town, Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania.
Medieval 13th century Saxon cemetery attached to the oldest UNESCO listed fortified church in the region, Viscri, Transylvania, Romania.
Traditional Transylvanian Saxon houses in the streets of UNESCO listed Biertan, Transylvania, Romania.
Locals share their atmospheric old town with a winter make-over ready for the production of a movie, Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania.
Cruising down the Danube past the impressive Hungarian Parliament building in beautiful Budapest, Hungary.
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.
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.
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 Church 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.
The famous 15th century Sultan Ahmed Mosque (aka Blue Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey.