Category: "Caucasus"

11. Woncka’d in Bulgaria, the waiting game and the anti-British tour of Gallipoli......

August 26th, 2010
I'd been looking forward to revisiting Bulgaria as the food there was good, fresh, cheap and in large quantities so as soon as he train crossed the border into Bulgaria, over an amazingly long bridge over the Danube, I jumped off the train and into the… more »

12. How not to get Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Visa’s in Istanbul.......

September 3rd, 2010
Getting visa for both Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan was my first experience of dealing with Central Asian bureaucracy. I knew getting visa’s would be difficult but the guide books all said that these would be the easiest to get out of the seven or so I want… more »

13. No place like Goreme.... but I really do want to leave...

September 6th, 2010
Arriving in Goreme as the sun rises in the morning is quite spectacular. The faint orange glow of the sun reflects off that pastel coloured sandstone monoliths which litter the town making the rocks look like giant storks of wheat bursting out of the… more »

14. From a Genocidal Maniac to the Holy Spear of Christ...

September 11th, 2010
Travelling to the border of Turkey and Georgia took ages. The landscape was stunning an pretty much untouched but there was a reason for this. It soon became apparent after all of the police and military checks that we were in the Kurdish regions of… more »

15. A hundred up but with remarkably bad timing!

September 14th, 2010
After queuing for well over three hours to buy a train ticket I eventually got one to Baku in Azerbaijan.  The system for buying tickets here is amazing, basically the lady has to check your passport then call someone at central office to see if there… more »