This September friends and me discovered South Eastern Europe a bit better. By train we went from Berlin to Bucharest and Istanbul and flew to Antalya later. All cities were really different. Bucharest felt very authentic due to nearly no tourism, which was the reason I wanted to go there. For me it was a small adventure, which turned out to be a good one. For example after we changed trains in Budapest in order to continue our 28hour journey to Bucharest we found ourselves in some 70s cabin, which was lit like a theatre stage. Allthough the carriage was crowded with grim looking people and the seats were uncomfortable and dirty it felt like a scene in those road trip movies everyone knows. It was the first time were I really felt that this trip is going to be like i imagined it.
Socially these cities are open. We met with locals and enjoyed some nice evenings after wandering down the streets. My ‘new’ old camera I especially bought, luckily captured everything in the exact way I wanted it.