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

Eyes of God (Prohodna) Cave
Every so often you will find a special location,building or landscape on Pinterest/Instagram that has been completely untouched by the mass tourism. No, I am not talking about the Colosseum in Rome or the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but The Eyes of God (Prohodna) Cave in Karlukovo Bulgaria. This beautiful cave structure has been under the radar in Europe for many...
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...
ukraine train tickets
Ukraine Train Tickets - How to Buy Online During my stay in the Ukraine (blogpost: 25,000 Km. Europe Road Trip Part 10: Visiting Ukraine) I visited the cities of Kiev and Odessa by train. Although, road tripping in Ukraine is an amazing experience, some of the roads are in such a bad condition that a relaxing train ride for a...
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...
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...
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...
Transalpina road
Transalpina Road - The big brother of the Transfagarasan When you think of famous roads in Eastern Europe you instantly think of the Transfagarasan Highway in Romania. But did you know that this famous serpentine mountain road actually has a big brother? And with big brother, I mean the BIG brother. Welcome to the Transalpina Road. The oldest and highest...