A quick update to say I have made it to Romania after 11,500km and 7 weeks spent on the road. This is only half way as I’m still driving back towards Dubai, but as you can imagine I was super happy to get here. I will carry on with catching up with the blog articles and hopefully in the next few days I will get the blog up-to-date. Continue reading Theti
As I’ve mentioned a couple of times before, we ran a bit behind with the blog as there were things happening every single day, so instead of trying in vain to catch up with everything, I am skipping a couple of parts from Turkey and Greece for now (Ana is busy writing some of those posts) so I can post some of the more recent stuff.
After my brief time in mainland Greece and dropping Ana at the airport, I headed North towards Albania, a new country for me, a country I had heard so many good things about. Continue reading Southern Albania
After enjoying our break in Batumi, the next step on our original route plan was supposed to be Kars and the Van in Turkey. However because of all the latest issues in the South-East of the country we spent quite a few hours in Batumi debating if we should risk going South or change our route to go along the Black Sea coast. We had read that between Kars and Van there were quite a few attacks on police and military police and also a few trucks had been thrown up in flames with Molotov cocktails. So as we crossed the border between Georgia and Turkey, we had made up our mind to go along the Black Sea coast. Continue reading Decisions, decisions
Following up on the previous post about our adventures in the Svaneti area of Georgia, I also uploaded a video with a section of the drive. We’ve been using the GoPro quite a bit and we’ve got lots of cool video footage, so hopefully at the end of the trip we’ll do a cool edit of the whole thing.
The video is from the last part of the drive towards the village of Ushguli and it’s sped up about 2 times faster.
As we moved on from the Kazbegi area, we knew we wanted more of the beautiful Georgian mountains so we did a bit of research trying to figure out which way is the best way to go into Svaneti, a mountains area also in the North of Georgia, but slightly more towards the West. Continue reading Svaneti and the best lunch ever
Reaching Georgia was super easy. The border was such a smooth experience and in less that one hour we were out of Armenia and into Georgia. Yay! Continue reading Discovering Georgia – from Tbilisi to Kazbegi
For our last night in Armenia we headed towards the Debed Canyon in the northern part of the country. Besides being an interesting area, this is also the main road linking Armenia and Georgia so it tends to get quite busy at times. Continue reading Debed Canyon
Sometimes there is so much happening on the same day that I actually feel that a whole week has passed… Luckily it hasn’t and there is still so much ahead of us. Continue reading The lost monastery and a picnic invitation
As we headed North in Armenia towards Yerevan, we had planned to stop for one night on the shores of Lake Sevan. Initially we wanted to drive up on the Eastern side of the lake and then round the top coming down into the main town of Sevan. Continue reading Sevan Lake
As we left Masouleh, we weren’t sure of the road we should take towards Tabriz. The GPS app we’ve been using for the phone (maps.me) always wants us to go through the shortest distance, which usually means dirt tracks in the middle of nowhere high up in the mountains. Continue reading From Tabriz in Iran to Kapan in Armenia