Bulgaria is the next part of our trip. It’s a long day sitting on the various trains but easy and a great way to see a bit of the countryside.
The first day we arose to inches of snow covering the neighbouring roofs and it continued to snow most of the day. Thankfully Bucharest, Romania’s capital, is packed with ‘hipster’ coffee spots
From the southern coast we headed back inland again then out onto the Eastern coast and up towards Taormina . We thought we’d save the best till last but perhaps we’d been spoilt with what Sicily had already offered.
Our next destination is Argrigento, down on the southern coast. But we’ve found some interesting places along the way so it turned out to be a good days driving. One of them not exactly as we’d planned.
We met David and Judy at Milan airport, then whizzed off down to Sicily for our island getaway. We’ve been looking forward to this trip for quite sometime as the vivid descriptions we’ve been reading about this Pearl of Southern Italy are truly captivating.
Its now close to the end of September and we’ve enjoyed the most wonderful summer here in the UK. So searching for some sunshine to warm the bones has certainly not been a priority but we do live only a stones throw from these fascinating countries so feel incredibly silly not to take advantage of it.
After what seems like a lifetime we are back on the road again, so to speak. The wings were clipped as we sat tight here in the UK waiting for a result of our visa application. And while this was happening we continued to get some great contracts. So it wasn’t all bad as the diary was definitely full.
After almost two weeks of wonderful discoveries in Turkey we were now heading to Istanbul.
The citiy's skyline had always held a magical and romantic image.