Last stop before Istanbul
29.09.2007 - 01.10.2007
The bus trip to Belgrade was uneventful except for the navigational inability's of our poorly skilled driver. Driving badly he even had to stop and ask for directions.
It is really important that I make a point of letting you know that while we were on the bus, Geelong Football Club was successfully hammering the Opposition (Port Adelaide) to win the 2007 AFL Premiership Grand Final!!!
We strolled around Belgrade for a couple of days. Highlights included the citadel, with commanding views over the Danube river, a wander through the slums, and a 3 hour walking tour of the neighbourhoods around (or not) the train station. Belgrade was a good rest and allowed us to mentally prepare ourselves for Istanbul, the next leg of our adventure and the beginning of a new career.
Then we caught the overnıght traın to Istanbul . . .yes we also thought our overnıght traın trıps were a thıng of the past but apparently not. It was super comfy though, we were ın a two berth cabın wıth a sınk . . .happy days. However, as wıth all border crossıngs on overnıght trıps we crossed ınto Turkey at about 3am . . awesome . . .so no sleep for us that nıght.