After hours of driving through Eastern Anatolia towards the Armenian border, the landscape was still the same: wide plains occupied with agriculture. There was hay everywhere: either being cut, collected by tractors or lying around. People were busy with harvesting and the tractors were driving back and forth in the fields. It looked like Pol Pot’s dream — turning everybody into a peasant.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 20: Ani, the Acient Capital of Armenia”
By the time darkness fell, we still hadn’t managed to find a suitable place for our camp, but there had hardly been any such place on the whole way from Cappadocia to the north of Turkey. The landscape still looked the same – slopes with little trees, houses in small groups – mostly new 5 to 10-storey buildings. The sameness of the landscape probably added some fuel to my sickness caused by the long drive toward the Georgian border.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 19: Driving trough Turkey”
That day we engaged in racing Arabian racehorses through Valleys of Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia!
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 18: Cappadocia”
That day we kept exploring a fairy-tale Cappadocia: its most famous and still-to-be-discovered places and even found a natural Jacuzzi!
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 17: Cappadocia”
That day we discovered a perfect place to camp in a valley of fairy chimneys! But it was a long way to get there. We left Istanbul at 8 am and at around 6 pm and 750 km behind us we reached the Ilhara valley in Cappadocia.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 16: From Istanbul to Cappadocia”
We explore Ohrid – the most prominent sight of Macedonia, leave the beaten track and by chance discover the most beautiful place in the country.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 12: Ohrid, Macedonia”
Should I mentione that we found the perfect location overlooking Lake Skadar for our base camp the previous night? In Montenegro, finding a desolate and incredibly scenic location might have been the easiest from all the countries we’ve been to on our way from Germany to Georgia.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 11: Lake Skadar and Albania”
…and some amazing beaches, towns and villages in between. We keep exploring Montenegro and meet the locals. Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 10: Bay of Kotor, Lake Skadar”
With the tank full of cheap Bosnian diesel and food supplies that should last us a week we crossed the Croatian border as early as 7 am. The border crossing at Neum was not busy, there were maybe 10 cars in front of us and the cars moved quickly. For comparison: 10 cars at the Ukrainian-Polish border would mean an hour of waiting at least.
Continue reading “Berlin to Georgia – Day 9: Dubrovnik, Bay of Kotor”