Traveling on Rails - 30 Days, 30 Countries


Destination #15 – Skopje. Woosh… I’m already in Belgrade (time flies when you travel overnight). Yesterday evening I arrived in Skopje, after a tremendous pleasant journey through Macedonia.


Destination #14 – Athens. I think this has been the most “inexperienced” moment in my life. When I left Sofia there was already something weird going on,


Destination #13 – Sofia. Currently in Sofia – which I don’t like. In my opinion it’s ugly and outdated. Positive is that most people seem to speak English, and that the landscape surrounding Sofia is absolutely stunning.


Just an update. This was one of the most bizarre nights I have ever experienced… hence the long story, but first I want to tell you about a small intermediate stop I’ve made at Istanbul.


Destination #12 – Ankara. After some struggle with languages and currencies… (I ended up with free travel on the metro systems in Istanbul… and traveling on someone else’s public transport card on the bus in Istanbul… but details later) I finally arrived in Ankara

Train meal

Woohooo!! Me and some other travelers from the Netherlands are on our way to Istanbul! For now the trains are perfectly on time – and that made us share our stuff together to make a special evening dinner:


Destination #11 – Bucharest. Oeff.. writing the next interesting chapter in a McDonalds at Bucharest Gara de Nord. After surviving 2 extensive passport checks I was allowed to travel into Romania,


Bestemming #10 – Budapest. Budapest was great! A lot of architecture everywhere (as with the previous destinations), but in Budapest it’s just a little big “bigger”.


Destination #9 – Aaaaand on my way to Budapest, just left Bratislava and unfortunately leaving the sunny weather behind me. First of all: I’ve slept wonderful in Bratislava,


Destination #8 – Wien: After experiencing Warsaw and Prague, Wien disappoints me a little bit. Its “tourist attractions” are rather far away located from each other – and there isn’t that much to see in Wien in my opinion.