Checking Out Downtown Bucharest Not too much to report today, unfortunately. Had breakfast and took the train to downtown Bucharest. I love the train. The trip was about two and a half hours and the first portion followed a little river through the mountains.
Hungover Politics With A Romanian Cab Driver Ugh. I drank too much last night. The good thing about jet lag is I’m awake at 3 a.m. to take Tylenol and minimize the damage. Woke up to a nice sunburn and food all over the floor on my side of the bed. What can you do? […]
Crossing the Turkey-Bulgaria Border O . M. G. That’s all I have to say about today. So glad to be at my final destination in Sozopol, Bulgaria. Woke up at 5:30 to the first prayer call of the day. I had no idea prayers started that early, but it’s pretty dang early. What discipline and […]
Getting to Istanbul Before we get to sightseeing in Istanbul… I don’t typically do this for my journal posts, but for this one, I think it’s important. I’m beginning by giving some context around what sort of political events were happening in this region at the time of our visit. Because it does actually come […]
Meet Steph Parker, Author of Budget Travel Blog “Big World Small Pockets” Originally from Jersey in the Channel Islands, Steph started traveling at the tender age of 18, and hasn’t really looked back since. From living in Latin America for two years, Australia for four, and having visited over 50 countries so far, Steph wanted […]