Plovdiv - Old Town Signs
JULY 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Bulgaria is the Lev (I will refer to them as B$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = B$1.74. We have just spent 1 week in Sunny Beach on the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria. We had a small ‘taste’ of Bulgarian history when we visited Nesebar which is located on the southern tip of Sunny Beach. We are, now, in Plovdiv … the 6th oldest continually inhabited city in the World … THE PLOVDIV CITY CARD: You can visit the official website. I purchased a 3 Day Card. Online, the price […]

Plovdiv – Bulgaria – City Card



Sunny Beach - Walk - 5
JULY 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Bulgaria is the Lev (I will refer to them as B$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = B$1.74. We have just spent 2 months in Turkey. It is, now, time for us to move on to Bulgaria … GETTING THERE: I came direct from Istanbul on a long distance bus. I used the Istanbul Metro to get to the Otogar (main Bus Station). I bought a ticket on the Metro Busline (a different company) to Burgas, Bulgaria for 150 Turkish New Lira (about US$26). The bus left Istanbul at 9am. The bus […]

Sunny Beach – Bulgaria – Information (Butlitz on the Black Sea)



Nesebar - Walk - 22
JULY 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Bulgaria is the Lev (I will refer to them as B$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = B$1.74. We have just spent 6 weeks in Turkey. It is, now, time for us to move on to Bulgaria … GETTING THERE: I came direct from Istanbul on a long distance bus. I used the Istanbul Metro to get to the Otogar (main Bus Station). I bought a ticket on the Metro Bus to Burgas, Bulgaria for 150 Turkish New Lira (about US$26). The bus left Istanbul at 9am. The bus was comfortable. […]

Nesebar – Bulgaria – Information



Gallipoli - Arrival
JUNE 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Turkey is the New Turkish Lira (I will refer to them as T$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = T$5.82. We are making our way slowly up the Mediterranean (Turquoise) Coast from Antalya to Istanbul. Our last stop was Canakkale: Finally, we go east to Istanbul (via Lapseki and Bandirma) … LAPSEKI: GETTING THERE: I believe that the local bus from Canakkale to Lapseki leaves from the Minibus Terminal located at the junction of Ataturk Cd and the riverside. I have seen it driving along the D200. Ooops! At 10:40am I […]

Canakkale to Istanbul – Turkey – (an unnecessary) Journey



Canakkale - Walk - 5
JUNE 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Turkey is the New Turkish Lira (I will refer to them as T$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = T$5.78. We are making our way slowly up the Mediterranean (Turquoise) Coast from Antalya to Istanbul. Our last stop was Ayvalik: Next, we go north to Canakkale … GETTING THERE: We need to get to the nearest public bus stop on Ataturk Boulevard in Ayvalik town. Mine was about 150 metres from my hotel. I was there at 10:40am. The bus to the Otogar (Bus Station) costs T$2.50 and takes 20 minutes. […]

Canakkale – Turkey – Information



Ayvalik - Town - Waterfront Boats
JUNE 2019: OVERVIEW: PLEASE NOTE: The currency in Turkey is the New Turkish Lira (I will refer to them as T$s). At the time of writing, US$1 = T$5.87). I was making my way slowly up the Mediterranean (Turquoise) Coast from Antalya to Istanbul. My last stop was Kusadasi: It was, now, time to move north to Ayvalik (via Izmir) … GETTING THERE: Kusadasi to Izmir: I walked out of my Kusadasi waterfront hotel to the nearest Bus Stop. I was there at 11:15am. I caught the No 5 bus to the Otogar (T$2.50). A taxi costs EURO3. I was […]

Ayvalik – Turkey – Information