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Sault-Ste-Marie, park by the harbour on the US side, with a view on the Canadian side across the river

Canada Crossing the border from Canada to the USA, from Ontario to Michigan at Sault-Ste-Marie

Sault-Ste-Marie is both in Ontario and Michigan, but look totally different on either side. The only thing they have in common is the nickname: the ‘Soo’. The border is formed by river St-Mary that flows from Lake Superior to the North Channel of the Lake Huron. A long suspended bridge can take you across. Continue reading

Going to Irkenshtam, enjoying a friendly conversation in Russian, and a nice beer

Kyrgyzstan From Bishkek to Kashgar, an Epic Journey to Get Into China

After finishing editing the Labrys interview and sending the file to my friends at Homolab, I was at last ready to leave Bishkek. On top of the first week when I entered Kyrgyzstan, I had just spent another two weeks in the capital. Enough! I’d had a good time and was happy with the work I’d done, but a fortnight at the Sakura guest house, I had enough! Besides, the nights were getting cold and the days shorter. It was as if the changing weather was urging me to move on. Continue reading

The beach in Burgas (I'm hiding the ice cream...!)

Bulgaria Bus from Burgas, BG to Istanbul, TR

Nisikli Travel runs three daily buses from Varna to Istanbul. I was boarding one of them in Burgas at 1300. It takes 7 hours to get to IST. The company Metro also operates the same route. Metro leaves from the Burgas train station, but Nisikli leaves from another place a 10-minute walk away from the station. This is what is a little annoying when you buy the ticket on the Nisikli website. They tell you the routes by city names, but there is no mention as where exactly the bus station is. So good luck finding it, and hope pray it’s not at the other end of the city from your origin/destination. Continue reading