Thursday, 1 January 2009
Ready To Go - Goodbye Austria
Before I leave tomorrow I'm now going through my backpack. I've never been on such a long, continuous road trip before. Usually I have a home base where I can leave some stuff behind. The challenge now is to get rid of some things to reduce the total weight. Especially in the beginning the backpack will be full because of the cold climate. Even in Istanbul the temperatures are below zero now.
Tomorrow the journey starts at 18:30 at the central train station in Graz. The next stops are Zagreb, Belgrade, Bulgaria and finally Istanbul. We'll arrive probably on Sunday at the central station and will stay there for a night. Then we have to find transportation to Syria. Depending on what we get the destination could be Aleppo or Damascus - enshallah!
I try to maintain this blog as often as possible. I just don't know how easy it will be to find an internet cafe in the middle of Africa. But that is also a reason for the travel - to find out how it is and share the experience!