Soviet Trains

It’s a slightly different experience, travelling by train in and around the former USSR, as compared with travelling in the UK. For a start, the trains tend to be a bit longer. Not much longer in the case of the train I went from Bucharest to Chisinau on, but for …

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Happytown

In actual fact, Bucharest isn’t so bad at all. Though I’m not sure I’d necessarily be happy spending too long there. Again I spent most of the day walking around it, although this time with purpose and/or need. I went on two walking tours, ran to the railway station, and …

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Bucharest by foot

It’s amazing how different the sun makes things. The predicted rain never arrived, and it’s been probably low 20s C. Maybe I was a bit harsh on Bucharest yesterday. That said, it’s still quite a grey city. I think it reminds me a bit of Glasgow, or the backstreets of …

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Soggy start…

I’m travelling with a backpack that fits into hand-luggage. Even on Ryanair (which might be an achievement in itself). One of the many things I chose not to pack was a coat. My reckoning behind this was that most of the places I’m going to will be dry, either because …

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