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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.  

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...