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Berlin to Georgia – Day 19: Driving trough Turkey

Berlin to Georgia – Day 19: Driving trough Turkey

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.

Berlin to Georgia – Day 11: Lake Skadar and Albania

Berlin to Georgia – Day 11: Lake Skadar and Albania

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.

Berlin to Georgia – Day 9: Dubrovnik, Bay of Kotor

Berlin to Georgia – Day 9: Dubrovnik, Bay of Kotor

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.

Berlin to Georgia – Day 4: Lonely beach in Croatia

Berlin to Georgia – Day 4: Lonely beach in Croatia

The warm Adriatic Sea and the exquisite coastline of Opatija – a former Austrian aristocrat resort – certainly repay visitors for any inconvenience involved in getting or staying there. In our case finding a parking spot turned out to be such an inconvenience – we drove backwards and forwards the whole morning, looking for a free place to park – we did finally find something at a supermarket – luckily the gate was broken and we could park for as long as we wanted to! Without our Gnu, we strolled around the streets of Opatija. I liked what I saw very much.

Berlin to Georgia – Day 3: Italian Alps, Slovenia, Croatia

Berlin to Georgia – Day 3: Italian Alps, Slovenia, Croatia

Gnu, our lovely Defender here, has a story of its own if I may say so. When we got him from the British RAF he was rather tattered and you could see outside in places where you really shouldn't be able to - which is to say that rust and other, possibly more sinister causes, had left their mark.