Bosnia-Herzegovina Bulgaria Cappadocia Georgia Istanbul Kars Plovdiv Sarajevo Serbia Sofia Tbilisi Turkey Zara

10 Amazing Places to Visit on an Epic Journey from Europe to Asia

Last Updated on May 22, 2022.
Photo 5 Istanbul Photo Credit Yomadic


Ever wondered what it would be like to drive across two continents? No plans, just the open road and three weeks to get from A to B?

In a 1994 hatchback affectionately named Nancy, purchased for the whopping price of 350 euros, that’s exactly what two of my good friends and I set out to do in the autumn of 2013: an epic road trip starting in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina with just one goal – to get to Tbilisi, Georgia.

We had no idea if we would even make it that far in a 20 year-old car that didn’t like going uphill or travelling more than six hours a day. We had no idea what could possibly be in store for us traversing two continents and seven countries…

Article originally published on Skyscanner’s Travel Features & News section.



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    February 25, 2014 at 7:48 am

    I just had to laugh at that photo from Turkey of all the men staring ever-so-perplexedly at you taking a picture…sometimes being a young female photographer kills any chance at taking ‘natural’ street shots, huh? ;)

    The trip sounds EPIC. What a crazy adventure!!

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      February 27, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      So true. Sometimes I wish I had a hidden camera on my forehead to capture some of the pretty memorable exchanges and encounters I’ve had with the people who might as well have seen a ghost walking through their village/town than me with my pink iPhone. It was a pretty awesome experience and I’ve got oh so much more to say about it so hopefully some more will come out soon :)

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    February 25, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I am always so in love with your photos! I had never really thought about travelling to these areas before I read your blog, now I can’t wait to go one day!

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      February 27, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks, Emily! I highly recommend a visit to all these parts, very interesting.

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    February 27, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I’m sure it’s hard to summarize that trip up but I had the best time in Cappadocia (there in Oct 2012). My fav being the underground cities. Like you said, I wish I would have stayed in Uçhisar. Went to a great hamam in Istanbul. Can’t wait to go to Sofia.

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      February 27, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      Sadly we missed the underground cities! But great excuse to “have to” go back :) Sofia was cool though I much preferred Plovdiv. Then again, I spent way more time there.

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    March 28, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    sounds like my first road-trip :D from Cracow, Poland to Kiev, Vladikaukaz, Tblisi, Yerevan, Istambul to Poland again :D
    Road trips are the best ways of trips. This summer i`ll go to Norway, guess why? Becouse of your photos :D

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      March 31, 2014 at 1:50 am

      Absolutely! And wow, was a crazy road trip you did. Have a nice time in Norway – hope to get there again soon myself.

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