Travel Blogs from Edirne
WTF? I mean, really, WTF?
I have been up since 7.30am drinking chai and looking outside on a virtual monsoon and the water is running down the streets. *****.
This past half an hour I have been checking various weather websites, some telling me that it's sunny and warm and others telling me this is going to last for two days.
I think we're going to head off anyway at about 9 or half past. Sure we can't stay here.
... and had me in great form as we
made our way to Pleven for a petrol stop.
As we crossed a mountain range on route
35 between Pleven and Karlovo we saw a huge arch on top of a mountain
and wondered how close we could get to it. As we crested the
mountain we saw a little road up to the arch and rode up for a look.
It is huge and very reminiscent of Soviet memorials. It commemorates
1878 when according ...
... not feel as tired. The cart in front of them had a baby donkey in it sleeping - from the heat I hope and not because he was sick.
Just as I reached the outskirts of Edirne there was a pack of stray dogs at a roundabout. There were about 12 of them and unlike in Romanian there were no little dogs - just big ass scary dogs. Most of them chased after me despite traffic on the road. I had to speed up considerably and went over some bumpy ...
... And the road, despite being the main road east from Europe into Turkey, was still narrow and pot-holed, with donkey carts hauling to and fro. We stopped and brewed up some coffee when things became so difficult, and enjoyed a few good thunder cracks right around us.
Shortly after the coffee break, the storm stopped just like a snap of the fingers, and we were in very warm, though windy, sunshine again as we approached the border.
For those who are ...
... small city of just over 100,000 (Cape Coral sized), and is untouristed, yet pretty. Its drawcard is being real and very Turkish. It is also famous for a local oil-wrestling festival held every June (worth looking into.)
From hear, we are heading into Greece to stop in ...
Other places to stay in Edirne
Maarif Street No 13 Kaleici, Edirne | Hotelfrom $66
D100 Karayolu Edirne Merkez, Edirne | Hotelfrom $63
Talatpasa AsfaltI No 104, Edirne | Hotelfrom $59
Maarif Cad No 2 , Edirne | Hotelfrom $86
Selimiye Camii Arkasi Hamam Sok. 3, Edirne | Hotelfrom $110
Talat Pasa Asfalti No 42 , Edirne | Hotelfrom $52
Maarif Cad. Bankalar Sok. No 6 , Edirne | Hotelfrom $53