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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.

 

road trip in ukraine
My 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...
How to Get to Auschwitz From Krakow
A Guide on How to Get to Auschwitz From Krakow by Car or Bus 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...
road trip bulgaria
Road trip in Bulgaria 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwjA9VpI7X0 I witnessed my first case of corruption with a customs...
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 Romania - 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 Romania Road. The oldest and...
25.000 km Europe road trip part 7 : Tallinn and Pärnu in Estonia 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...
Road Trip Poland - Things to do in Warsaw and the Dragon of Krakow 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...
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...