Orpheus statue at Sofia airport, Bulgaria
12th June 2015 – Sofia, Bulgaria The European odyssey, is finally over. Not sure how I feel about it, but I am smiling. I bid my goodbyes, and sang with the thracian Orpheus, And watched as the flight wings hovered above the desert ring. It has been a long 5 months, hopping through Europe. Most of it, during the cold winter months. But sadly, yet happily, it ends today. The fact is, I miss home a little bit. Home is not as you would imagine it. I just miss the luxury of sitting in a corner or a chair that I am […]

Project 365: Day 346 – Goodbye Europe. Hello again, Asia

Alexander Nevsky cathedral, in Sofia, Bulgaria
11th June 2015 – Sofia, Bulgaria I’ve been to the largest. The second is not too different. Somehow, the domes are similar. And I can’t tell the difference. Followed it up with local beers, and an English pub quiz. We were close, and should have almost won. Just my jealous 2 cents.   One place which I didn’t get to check out yesterday during the free sofia walking tour, was the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. I did pass by it, but somehow the sun prevented me from taking any pictures. And I didn’t get to go inside too. So, today I made up […]

Project 365: Day 345 – Size does matter in Sofia

St. Nedelya church, Sofia, Bulgaria
10th June 2015 – Sofia, Bulgaria If something was free, I should have been the first to take it. But somehow, going on 2 hour group walks was never my style. Not today. The free walking tour was finally on my agenda. And rightfully so. The trivia, and the ministers, were well worth the while. It has been 5 months in Europe. And I have not taken even one of those free walking tours so far. Somehow, the concept of going in a group to walk around the city for 2 hours, was a little alien to me all this while. And I had […]

Project 365: Day 344 – Free tours and the Tourism minister

Somewhere near Ruse, Bulgaria
9th June 2015 – Bucharest, Romania The coach hissed on the tracks, surprisingly reminiscent of India. And the open windows, took the eye to the distant edge of the world. Past a lengthy immigration stop, and a barrage of questions, The visions of yet another country – silently yet surely – was unfurled. It was a good run, Bucharest. But I am afraid we must finally part ways. I left the hostel in the morning, and headed to the train station. There was only one train everyday from Bucharest to Sofia, and that was at 12.50 PM. I had already bought the tickets […]

Project 365: Day 343 – The Bulgarian train odyssey

This was the first post of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here. 1st July 2014 – Singapore From dust we rose and to dust we shall go And dust is […]

Project 365: Day 0 – The beginning