The Family Without Borders

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Around the Black Sea (2010)

Around the Black Sea

In the year 2010 we made with an old Renault Espace a 20,000 km long road trip –Around the Black Sea. In six months we crossed elven countries:PolandUkraineRomania,BulgariaMoldovaRussia,GeorgiaAzerbaijan. The Caspian Sea was our most eastern point of the trip. On the way back we drove through: ArmeniaNagorny KarabakhTurkey and finally Serbia, where our car gave up.

We met the Gipsy King in Moldova, became good friends with a poor family in the autonomous republic Transnistria, fell in love with Crimean landscape, hated corrupted Russian police, had a good rest in Chechen villages in Georgia, melt in 42 Celsius degrees in Azerbaijan, got wet in Nagorno-Karabakh, were asking questions about Turkey in Armenia and about Armenia in Turkey. And all this with a small, not even one year old daughter Hanna.

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Trip: Around the Black Sea, The Family Without Borders

Our last trip: Around the Black Sea

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Was an amazing time. 9 countries, 6 months and 3 people (including our 1 sweet baby). We met the Gypsy King in Moldova, became good friends with a poor family in autonomous republic Transnistria, fell in love with Crimean landscape, hated corrupted Russian police, had a good rest in Chechenyan villages in Georgia, melt in Read More

Hanna in the plane on our flight from Belgrade tom Berlin

Flying back home…

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And that’s how our trip ends up: one week too fast, in the air, without the luggage. Song at the airport: “Why do all good things come to an end?”…

Hanna first time really WALKING in the car workshop in Belgrade

Hanna is walking!!!

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Our very last day of the trip and she started to walk! In this busy time of repacking all our luggage in some small car workshop in Belgrade we didn’t give much attention to Hanna. She was playing with toys, boxes, everything she could find around. Soon we were supposed to drive to hotel with Read More

In a car service truck driving into the city of Belgrade (Serbia)

Our car forever in Belgrade

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Our car survived with us almost 20 000 kilometers during this trip. In Belgrade it had enough: I’m not driving anywhere anymore, I will stay here! – it said and burned the motor.

Downtoown Burgas (Bulgaria)

Bulgaria with friends

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Goodbye Black Sea but hello friends! Back to EU and again easier to meet them. Mariya in Burgas, then Marina and Reuben in Sofia, and Heike – at the airport, joining us for last week of the trip.

Last time at the Black Sea in Arapia (Bulgaria)

Goodbye our Black Sea

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It was much easier to drive directly from Turkey to Sofia but we decided to still visit our Black Sea. To say goodbye, to get this last impression. (Attention! I’m getting sentimental)