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  • #7 Turkey part two

    I’m surprised to learn that the festival near the Marmara Sea is called Otostop Festivali, an amusing hint at my favorite mode of transport. Myself and some friends I met in Istanbul are working at a food and drink stall. Our best seller is the famous çay, the Turkish national drink that locals sip tirelessly…

  • #6 Istanbul: where east meets west

    I’m leaving the EU for good this time. I first get a lift by a Bulgarian guy who happens to speak German. During my journey through the Balkans, I’ve been surprised to find out that speaking German comes in handy in this part of Europe. Many of my drivers didn’t speak a word of English…

  • #5 Last stop in Europe: Bulgaria

    After a week in Belgrade, it’s time to head towards Sofia, capital of Bulgaria. The hardest thing about hitchhiking is always getting out of large cities. Once you’re on the highway, most cars cover long distances and it’s fairly easy to get a ride for a few hundred kilometres. Leaving Belgrade is no exception to…