Tag: Rural

Euro Road Trip – Tuscany

Day 71 Vitorchiano OK, not technically in Tuscany, but rather in Lazio, which is the Rome region. Still, we were driving north into Tuscany, so it gets filled…

Euro Road Trip – West Sardinia

Macomer Risa first visited Sardinia nearly 10-years ago. She had a Sardinian friend, and was invited to visit and stay with his parents, Aldo and Anna-Maria. When she…

Begalu

Spain – Northern Catalunya

Today we transitioned from the sunshine and warmth of Costa Brava, into the areas in northern Catalunya bordering the mountainous Pyrenees. Our first stop of the day was…

Suzdal – Golden Ring City

We were now only hours away from Moscow, but rather than rush to enter the metropolis, we made one last visit to rural Russia. It wasn’t the most…

Novosibirsk to Kazan on Trans Siberia Express

The Novosibirsk station is cavernous. Truly enormous in all dimensions. But, we’d arrived with plenty of time to be able to find our train/carriage/cabin. Immediately we noticed that…

Irkutsk to Novosibirsk on Trans Siberia Express

This leg was an entirely manageable 30hrs. Funny how your perspective shifts, normally the thought of being on a train for more than 24hrs would be an ordeal….

Lake Baikal

Port Baikal – Circum-Baikal Terminus

Our night here was mostly out of necessity, as we caught the amazing Circum-Baikal Railway, which arrives in Port Baikal after the last ferry out of town has…

Slyudyanka

Slyudyanka – Gateway to Circum-Baikal

Even the Russians we spoke to about spending the night in Slyudyanka were confused about why we’d want to get off in a tiny town a few hours…

The Brilliant White Terraces of Pamukkale

It was quite a drive we had ahead of us today, driving nearly 250km inland to see the world heritage site of Pamukkale, and then driving back to…