To Tokaj by Sarajevo

To Tokaj by Sarajevo

We’re going to Tokaj next week (to get some wine). As usual, we want to visit something interesting along the way. Our plans are: Vienna, Maribor, Zagreb, Banja Luka, Mostar, Sarajevo, Budapest, Tokaj. On the way we want to see 11 spomeniks. And all this in 10 days. Expect beautiful photos and interesting stories!

Early history of postcards

Early history of postcards

“Cards with messages had been sporadically created and posted by individuals since the beginning of postal services. The earliest known picture postcard was a hand-painted design on card, posted in Fulham in London by the writer Theodore Hook to himself in 1840, and bearing a penny black stamp.[1][2] He probably created and posted the card to himself as a practical joke …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #17 – towards Poland.

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #17 – towards Poland.

It was our last day in Russia. What we have left is to refill our stock of delicacies. And then we drove towards the border crossing with Latvia. Here are some photos of the most important points of the return journey. Already in Lithuania, what we love the most – food! It’s getting closer and …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #17 – return across the Russian-Latvian border

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #17 – return across the Russian-Latvian border

We expected that the return crossing of the Russian-Latvian border would be unproblematic. At the beginning we mistaken the queues – somehow we didn’t think that since entering Russia by car meant importing the vehicle, the same trip will be an export and we happily set ourselves at the gate “nothing to customs”. So remember: …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #16 – salt/sand spreader hostages

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #16 – salt/sand spreader hostages

The 16th day of the journey was promising calmly. A 4.5 hour drive, it means 305 km to travel, maybe some lunch on the way, then we had to make it to the village of Pushkin to visit Tsarskoye Selo. We hoped that maybe we would even drive to St. Petersburg for a moment. The …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day 14 and 15 – Polar circle and donuts

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day 14 and 15 – Polar circle and donuts

The plan was simple: go south, find the Arctic Circle, go to sleep. As usual, plans are plans, and reality is much more interesting. We realized that by overlapping very little road, we can get to the recommended viewpoint, with a view of the White Sea. Then we returned to the originally planned route and …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #13 – touch the Barents Sea

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #13 – touch the Barents Sea

Our plan was very simple: check out of the apartment, leave Murmansk and finally see the Barents Sea close up. At the beginning, we discovered that packing the car, after almost complete unpacking, does not take 10 minutes. So the plan of the day went away from the very beginning. As we checked earlier, getting …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #12 – around Murmansk

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #12 – around Murmansk

Daily distance: 395 km (driving in the area)Distance from home: 3322 km We would not be ourselves if we were able to sit still. Knowing that there are many interesting places to visit in the area, we planned: The Port of Murmansk, with the nuclear icebreaker Lenin further exploration of the Kolski Peninsula, this time …

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