Bulgaria’s Little Thorn

I’m not sure why more people don’t travel around Bulgaria’s northwest corner, extending like a little thorn between Serbia and Romania. I’m currently researching Lonely Planet’s Eastern Europe chapter for Bulgaria and started off my trip — getting over jetlag and flat-out enjoying myself — with a little road trip across this mountainous extreme of Bulgaria few see. Belogradchik is a medieval fortress … Read on

This Man Is Very Drunk

  FINALLY, A DRUNK GUY… WITH GRAPES Rewards in Russia depend not on plans or actual destinations like an art museum or pretty pretty mountain. But the random occurences where you don’t know what’s happening, where you’re going, why you’re doing it, or if you should. The Trans-Siberian runs some 9500 kilometres from Moscow to Vladivostok, crossing seven times zones along the way. … Read on