Crossing Borders - Part 7: Turkey to Greece May 30th 2009 At the train station in Istanbul I learn that the Orient Express only operates once a year these days, and tickets can only be purchased return from Paris. Well, having left my top hat behind I may not be adequately dressed anyway, so I settle for an overnight train to Thessaloniki instead.
And so, safely in Schengen territory, that closes the crossing borders feature on this blog! ... read more
Europe » Greece Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more