Day 279 – Zhovka, Ukraine

Day 279 – Zhovka, Ukraine

Mountains, sunflowers, churches and “one-way” roads Today we traveled to Zhovka, a small town with less than 15 thousand inhabitants, just north of Lviv. Surrounded by a mountain range this city reminds us of Brasov, although much smaller in size (and...
Day 266 – Ukraine, 700 km from Brasov to Lviv

Day 266 – Ukraine, 700 km from Brasov to Lviv

I confess that we were a bit worried about the border control between Romania and Ukraine. There are hundreds of epic tales of the border control in Ukraine, some of them quite recent. It so happens that our fears were unfounded, at least for this border crossing: we...
Day 229 – Seven Rila Lakes – Bulgaria

Day 229 – Seven Rila Lakes – Bulgaria

Bulgaria – Rila Park and the 7 lakes The Rila is a mountain range in the Southwest of Bulgaria where you’ll find some of the highest mountains in the Balkans. The highest peak is Musala at 2925 meters (the 6th highest mountain in Europe). You’ll find the 7 lakes...
Day 225 – Sofia, Bulgaria

Day 225 – Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia – First Day After 4 months we’ve arrived at the last country of the Balkans: Bulgaria. We stayed on the outskirts of Sofia and the first impressions are pretty good. Upon arriving in Bulgaria we had to purchase a Vignette so that we could circulate...