London to Istanbul

There's something about looking at a map and hatching a plan, the inevitable pre-departure kit explosion, excitement at all the possibilities, and then hoicking on a rucksack and going. Jess and I recently traveled overland from London to Istanbul, somewhere we've wanted to visit for a while now. It's a pretty important point on a map, right in the middle of East and West. We did however taking a somewhat roundabout route, visiting a few of Europe's wild places on the way, you can read about the journey below...

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Camping in Crimea

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Arriving in Simferopol train station, we hunted around for the best map we could find, caught a ride on reputedly the world’s longest trolly-bus route and then got off in the middle of nowhere.

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London to Istanbul (in less than three minutes)

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A whirlwind tour of Eastern Europe.

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Friday Photo: Kosovo

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Perhaps rightly so, we were a little apprehensive of passing through Kosovo on our journey from London to Istanbul. In fact, given recent unrest in the Northern area around Mitrovica we had decided to avoid the country all together.

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London to Istanbul: Punkt in Review

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A map of our overland journey from London to Istanbul.

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10 Things you didn’t know about Europe

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Ever heard of Transnistria? I hadn’t either.

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Friday Photo: Piatra Craului

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If you thought that big charismatic wildlife was the preserve of far off countries and hard to reach wild places, then I urge you to take another look at Romania.

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Europe’s Wild Places

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After spending the preceding months counting things in the Amazon and trawling through hours of footage in Oman, I confess to wanting some sort of holiday.

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Follow the Journey

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Well we’re off via a ferry from Harwich in search of beautiful and wild Eastern Europe, and there’s been an exciting last minute development on the trip.

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