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Lighting out for the territory nce more in the Middle East. The more I travel the more I want to travel and the longer that I am out of England the happier I am. At present in Iraq and having a wonderful time. really fallen in love with the country and the people. Very glad I came and

Trip: Derbyshire - Delhi by train

There are [70] stories from my trip: Derbyshire - Delhi by train

Tues 30 Sept - Istanbul

TURKEY | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | Views [251]

AaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaGH!!!! Not nice to swear - so just comment that I have arrived in a Muslim country and it is Bayram for 3 days, their equivalent of Christmas or Easter. Apart from the restaurants which are heaving with locals celebrating the end ... Read more >

Tags: bayram, consulates

Mon 29 Sept - Istanbul

TURKEY | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | Views [360]

At last! 10 am, after some of the most boring landscape on the planet, we arrived at Istanbul Sirkeci station. Andrea and I found internet cafe and booked Big Apple hostel as was cheap and had beds, most places couldn't do Tuesday. I insisted on a cab ... Read more >

Tags: shoeshine scam

Sun 28 + Mon 29 Sept - Bucharest to Istanbul

ROMANIA | Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | Views [945]

Train journey supposed to take 20 hours but we had to have a new engine attached so actually 22 hours. It flew by as with the nicest bunch of peops you could meet. Andy and Andrea, both English, Lievu the Romanian and Katy; the two German boys going overland ... Read more >

Tags: backpackers, train

Sat 27 Sept - Sighisoara

ROMANIA | Saturday, 27 Sep 2008 | Views [1124]

Night train 11.25 pm Budapest to Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes or, as I like to call him, Draccie. Got in 9.14 am. Changed money at the Banca Carpatica (love to open account there just to see the chequebook), coffee and cheese omelette in ... Read more >

Tags: beggars, dracula, taxi ripoff

Thurs 25 + Fri 26 Sept - Budapest

HUNGARY | Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | Views [438]

Wed 24 Sept - Munich to Budapest

HUNGARY | Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | Views [528]

23.45 train on tuesday and the nice conductor let me have a couchette with no reservation just 25 euro supplement. Three other good people in a 6 berth and I slept horizontally. Did I mention I hate the rucksack? Szusza in my compartment was kind enough ... Read more >

Tags: budapest, jewish history

Tues 23 Sept - Caen to Munich via Paris and Strasbourg

GERMANY | Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | Views [531]

Used my railpass for the first time Caen to Paris. I kinda blank on the whole romantic Paris thing so shot off to Strasbourg. Pass may not be worth it as had to pay normal fare as no reservation. perfidious French? Truth is: I was waiting for visas and ... Read more >

Tags: camels, no reservation again

Mon 22 Sept : Chesterfield to Caen

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | Views [501]

I left Chesterfield 12.40 for London to collect my last visa, the Russian, from James at 5pm. Slight detour to Poland Street to have filling replaced from last night. What timing these teeth have. Then to buy Interrail Global pass for 10 in 22 days European ... Read more >

Tags: bed, ferry

Why am I in Budapest?

HUNGARY | Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | Views [394]

It is September 24th in downtown Budapest - I left home in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England on Monday 22nd, destination Varanasi in India.  Only a couple of months ago I was happily employed in a little Tesco in Chesterfield. Went to work, came home, ... Read more >

Tags: why leave home?

Gallery: Derbyshire to Hungary

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 21 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

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