Halfway Around the World 2005
Eastern Europe and the Caucasus
I flew standby one way into Copenhagen on Icelandair with Airtech and hitchhiked to Moldova the long way via Germany, Austria, Hungary and Romania. I continued east to the Soviet nostalgic enclave of the Transdniester Republic, then to Ukraine for a flight to Baku, Azerbaijan for the Caucasian part of the trip. (It always feels funny to say that.) Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia, then Turkey and back to Europe. Easy!
Tony Clifton here on the left is from a mural on a friend's apartment in Budapest.