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Flashpacking or Not

It’s not like I’ve never been camping.¬† As a kid my folks would load all of us in a refurbished school bus with a huge tent in the luggage compartment underneath and we’d be off usually for the entire month … Continue reading

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“Romania, come as a tourist, leave as a friend”

Another day, another long train journey and another opportunity to meet and greet the locals confronted me. I was at the train station waiting to go from Belgrade to Brasov. The aging stocky Serbian woman attacked the dilapidated ascent to … Continue reading

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Rough Ride from Romania

I was facing a 10 hour train trip from Bucharest to Sofia in a filthy stench filled, eye burning car with toilet facilities that rats would avoid.¬†Once across the border, four Bulgarian women commandeered my compartment. The matriarch looked to … Continue reading

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