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Eastern Europe

In the Eastern Europe section you will find all blogposts and video logs of The Trip 2017 regarding countries in Eastern Europe.  

bulgaria-road-trip
After my amazing time in Romania (Blogpost: 25,000 Km Europe Road Trip Part 11: Romania) it was time for country number 12 : Bulgaria! I had a short visit planned to Bucharest and after my time in the capital I wanted to cross the border at Giurgiu-Rousse Friendship Bridge. I witnessed my first case of corruption with a custom officer, I...
balea lac
Road Trip Romania to Balea Lac, Transfagarasan, Brasov & Bran Dracula Castle My adventure in Ukraine had come to an end. After spending two wonderful weeks in Lviv, Vinnytsia, Odessa and Kiev it was time for me and Lazy Louie to hit the road and drive towards the beautiful country of Romania. This country was on my radar for quiet some...
road trip in ukraine
When I announced my route for Europe’s longest road trip, people were shocked with one particular destination: “Why would you want to do a road trip in Ukraine? Your car will be stolen within a day, everybody is corrupt and it is currently a warzone over there!” It was an expected reaction and I understood that my family and friends were...
Korczowa-Krakovets border
The moment was finally there. After traveling through almost ten European Union countries (Norway not being included) it was time for a real test. Crossing the border from Poland into the Ukraine (Korczowa-Krakovets border) has a notorious reputation for being the worst and longest border cross from Europe. Waiting up to 24 hours and sleeping in the car were...
How to Get to Auschwitz From Krakow
In the summer of 2017, as part of my European road trip (blogpost: 25.000 km Europe road trip part 9 : Warsaw and Krakow in Poland) I planned to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps and the museum nearby Krakow, Poland. I wrote this free guide on "How to Get to Auschwitz From Krakow by Car or Bus". Established by the Nazis...
I said my goodbyes to the Baltic states (blogpost: 25.000 km Europe road trip part 8 : Riga (Latvia) and Vilnius (Lithuania)) and after Vilnius the next stop was Warsaw (Poland). The distance was about 460 Km., but the roads were absolutely terrible! Gone are the fancy routes of the Baltic States which consisted of smooth tarmac and a gasstation every...
My time in Estonia had come to an end and after spending two days in Pärnu we crossed the border into Latvia to drive towards Riga. For this trip I was joined by two new road trip buddies; Haiko from The Netherlands and Eric from Ivory Coast. It was a fun trip as it was cool to have some...
After a quiet time in Finland my hopes were set for the famous Baltic States. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were all on my bucket list and I could not wait to visit all their capitals: Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. The ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn was easily booked with DirectFerries.com and for just € 55 ,- (passenger + car) I...