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... is difficult. The Greek government shut down all international trains back in 2012 and buses aren’t always reliable.
I looked at flying into Ljubljana, Slovenia, it was too expensive, another option was flying into Budapest and then bussing it over. But not one to enjoy wasting money, I didn’t want to do this either. I’ve already been to Budapest and I’m going back, I didn’t want to use it as an over night base.
... it just makes it feel very over worked. It actually feels like the city planners have seen bits of other famous cities and decided right, we want a bit of that here and we want our bridge to look like this one. Outside of this centre it could be mistaken for somewhere in South East Asia. Very down trodden, basic and similar to what we had been seeing all throughout the Balkans. A very different side of Europe indeed.
The other thing we've noticed as we've ...
... warned us countless times but we were fortunate that he didn't seem to hold it against us so he gathered up all our passports, stamped them and returned them. Next step was the border into Bulgaria. This one was relatively easy although Craig got a smack and told to take off his hat and sunglasses so the policeman could see whether or not he matched his passport.
It was then just over an hours drive into Sofia - some varied countryside - a lot ...
... a good Ossie joke. There was an Ossie visiting Sofia standing in the middle of the busy street taking pictures of a monument. A driver yelled at him "Have you come here to die?" The Ossie yelled back "No mate, I got here yesterday"
... of us flashing an official looking badge but we had no idea what he wanted, turns out he was an intimidating ticket inspector, we went through some small towns that were like the Bronx then small windy roads with cows refusing to move. It was a nice stroll from the bus stop up to the lake, the water is so blue and the surrounding mountains are so big. There is no signage at all but we managed to find the man who would do boat tours on the lake and into the cave. ...