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Travelling to Eastern Europe... arriving in Istanbul (Turkey) via Seoul (South Korea), then travelling 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
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Strolling across the famous Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey.





Patriarchal Cathedral
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The medieval Patriarchal Cathedral, in the fortress of Tsarevets, in the "Village of Kings", Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.





Bucharest Evening
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Late evening in downtown Bucharest, Romania.





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





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





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





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





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





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





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





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





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





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





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





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





"Valley of Maidens"
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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
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A spooky gothic clock tower, from my hotel balcony, Prague, Czech Republic.





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





Taking the Piss
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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
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Flying over Albania's "Mountainous Zone", on the approach to Tirana's 'Mother Teresa' International Airport, Albania.







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







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





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



Other Eastern European photos from my travels;

Bulgarian photos
Romanian photos
Hungarian photos
Czech Republic photos
Albanian photos





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