Vienna to Budapest to Sofia

Thursday morning we packed up the car, said goodbye to our host Ben in Vienna, and headed out for Budapest. The car was loaded up with our freshly purchased tires and roof rack on top, and a new stereo inside (the old one hadn’t worked). The drive to Budapest was pretty short. We arrived at our campsite without issue and then spent the afternoon looking around the city.

Waiting at the Serbian Border in 90-100 degree heat.

Waiting at the Serbian Border in 90-100 degree heat

The next morning we woke up and headed out for the long drive to Sofia, Bulgaria. We blew through all of  Serbia in the heat of the day, after spending about 2 hours at the border to get in. We arrived in Sofia after nightfall and managed to meet up with Andrew’s friend Ina, a Sofia-area native.

Ina and Andrew at a fruit stand in Sofia, Bulgaria

Ina and Andrew at a fruit stand in Sofia, Bulgaria

Ina had asked her friend Rumi to put us up for the night, which was great. Rumi lives in a part of town called Stoudentskigrad (Student’s Town) in a large, new apartment block that seems to still be partially under construction. The CBPG was pretty tired and may not have done the best job of preventing blandness that night after we declined to go out to a club with the girls 🙁 Next time, Ina!

We have some videos to upload but I can’t do it right now. We’re in Turkey and the Turkish government has banned YouTube. Lame, Turkey!

One Comment

  1. Mom Patil says:

    Anand- Email Sam Englender about Ecuador. englend1@msu.edu

    You are going to need a vacation to recover from your vacation! Mom