Category Bulgaria

Train Tours In Eastern Europe #2

Istanbul to Thessaloniki to Meteora (Kalambaka) to Skopje to Niš to Sofia This was my first European train tour since my third and final inter-rail trip in 1992. 2006 was the year and the tour was not what we had to intended to do at all. Our plan had been to take the Toros Express […]

Train Tours in Eastern Europe #3

Zagreb to Split to Sarajevo to Belgrade to Sofia to Veliko Tărnovo 2012 saw Hamish & I take in the capitals of three of The former Yugoslav countries, finally get a proper look at Sofia and visit perhaps Bulgaria’s nicest small city. First up the capital of Croatia. We resisted the temptation to visit Zagreb […]

MEMORABLE TRAIN JOURNEYS #7 – ON A TRAIN FROM NIS TO SOFIA

Our train had started in Belgrade and was destined for Istanbul. Despite starting in the same country (Serbia) it arrived over an hour late for the 163 KM leg from Niš to Sofia. We waited impatiently with hordes of luggage laden Serbs, as snow fell heavily around us. The train had been due to arrive in […]