Monthly Archives: April 2013

Out of season at lake Sevan…

Should you ever entertain the idea of travelling to lake Sevan in Armenia out of season (say, around April), beware! This is what might happen to you:

When we arrived our taxi driver wouldn’t believe that we were in the right place because the gate was shut and nobody seemed to be around at first. We were about to give up when the gates were opened… et voilá: Our hotel, and I mean “our” hotel, as we are the only two guests… 

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Guest post: Anni from Ani

Written by Annegret

Being the first friend to join Maike for one leg of her journey around the world, I also have the honour of being the first guest blogger she has invited to write a post for meanderingmaike.net And what better subject for me to tackle than our visit to Ani?   Continue reading

Turkish for beginners: Teşekkür ederim!

The day before yesterday, Annegret and I left Istanbul for a journey that would take us some 1500 kilometers from one end of Turkey to the other, by ferry from Istanbul to Bursa, by bus from Bursa to Eskişehir, and then by train from Eskişehir to Ankara and from Ankara to Kars. View Map Continue reading

Lazy spring day in Belgrade

Two busy days in Budapest and a rather short night on the train, interrupted by border controls, had left me rather unwilling to do any major exploring in Belgrade (where I have also been before). So I spent day 5 of my trip getting a sunburn in the city park, admiring the view and watching the crowd, as well as writing for my blog. Continue reading