On the Hippie Trail: Europe
Germany was a hitchhiker's paradise at the time (1967). So, I hitchhiked from
my home town in The Netherlands to Munich in Southern Germany.
This nephew of
the famous Orient
me from Munich to Istanbul via Austria, Yugoslavia and
Bulgaria in two days.
Timetable Munich-Istanbul (Istanbul Express = D917)
Belgrade terminal station, where the Istanbul Express had to reverse out of the station.
The station of Pythion, a small village in Greece. The railway track
between the Bulgarian-Turkish border and Istanbul traversed a stretch of Greek territory, due to arrangements made in the aftermath of WWI. Pythion was - God knows why - a regular stop for
End of the line:
Sirkeci railway station, Istanbul
(Photograph: Wikimedia Commons).
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