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January 2020

Day 468 to 479

2020-01-25T13:05:25+00:00January 16th, 2020|Middle East, Turkey|

Hope 2020 has got off to a cracking start for you all. I certainly had a White New Year with snow everywhere - but this was more than made up for the incredible warmth and generosity of the rural Turks.

December 2019

Day 440 to 454

2019-12-31T10:41:42+00:00December 24th, 2019|Middle East, Turkey|

Ho... Ho... Hope this finds you in the festive spirit! Did you know Santa comes from Turkey? Total mileage walked is now 5722 miles (9208 kms). Here's the last few diary entries of 2019...

Day 425 to 439

2019-12-26T11:46:38+00:00December 11th, 2019|Middle East, Turkey|

Sadly, due to insurmountable long term visa issues, my Russia dream is kaput, so I'm now taking a Middle Easterly route and the good news - I am still in splendid, snow blasted Turkey, a place that has really won my heart.

November 2019

Day 409 to 424

2019-12-04T12:59:53+00:00November 21st, 2019|Bulgaria, Europe, Turkey|

Istanbul! Overjoyed to have made it! Overlooking the mighty Bosphorus as I write - it was dark when I walked into the city on Tuesday but I plan to take a plunge later to celebrate. Water likely to be a bit parky and polluted but it has to be done!

Day 393 to 408

2019-11-13T07:35:50+00:00November 6th, 2019|Bulgaria, Europe|

Hello from the Bulgarian boonies! Wow, what a fortnight or so. I've slalomed across Sofia and plodded through Plovdiv, bivvied in barns and horse paddocks, pitched my tent in fields, farms and campsites and stayed in a few hostels/hotels and best of all, with several lovely, trusting local families.

October 2019

Day 377 to 392

2019-10-31T14:41:34+00:00October 20th, 2019|Bulgaria, Europe, Serbia|

Ok, here goes again, a last splash from Serbia, starting with a sleep in a haystack, which I mentioned briefly last time, but sparked so much haystack nostalgia (mostly big, plastic wrapped bales now) that I've included the full post...

Day 364 to 376

2019-10-31T14:38:41+00:00October 6th, 2019|Europe, Serbia|

Some soundbites from spellbinding Serbia - including busted axles, bivvies in barns and bars, heavenly (and hostile) hostels, orchards galore and some indomitable souls. Oh, and Del Boy and Rodney...

September 2019