Ankara: Turkish City Life

On Sunday, I took the train from Istanbul to the Turkish capital, to Ankara. Not a dream destination for tourists, the city is a good stop to cut bus and train journeys short to experience Turkish city life. Besides, I had other reasons to visit the second largest city in Turkey.
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Thessaloniki: A Layered City

After my interesting experiences in Albania, I let two relaxed days in Thessaloniki, Greece follow. The city hides a few secrets, which had to be discovered. The city had a moving past, since its important location made it the target of many peoples for invasions. Many remainders from the past are still there, but many things have forever disappeared.
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Traveling the Albanian Way

The fourth weekend since I left Stuttgart was dominated by getting forward. The goal was to reach Thessalonik in Nothern Greece from Shkoder in Nothern Albania within 36 hours. The roadmap indicates a distance of roughly 550 kilometers, according to my information to be done by two bus connections.
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The World Turned Upside Down

In Mostar I had received a hint that I should visit the city of Budva in Montenegro. The city is easily reachable from Dubrovnik, since it lays on the major bus route into Montenegro. The information about buses into Montenegro, as found on the Internet, indicated, that the bus may not drive all the way to Budva since the driver might not feel like it…
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Under Siege

After my long bus ride from Bihac to Sarajevo, I finally got to visit the city of Sarajevo last night and today. On a tour with my host for the two nights, who survived the Bosnian war in Sarajevo, I visited the tunnel museum and learned a lot about the circumstances in the city then and now.
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