Leaving Vienna at ~14h for Budapest.
My travel buddies Florian and Marcus at Budapest Keleti station:
From Budapest at ~19h with the overnight train to Bucharest.
Train across Romania:
Very slow ride on desolate tracks...
New tracks and higher speed:
Arrival at Bucharest with ~2 hours delay at around 12h.
Short sightseeing walk at downtown Bucharest:
From Bucharest by bus to Istanbul (the train didn't run at that time, as floods destroyed the railway line near Istanbul). Departure was at 16h.
Bulgarian-Turkish border in the middle of the night:
Huge duty-free shop on the Turkish side of the border:
Arrival at Istanbul at 4 in the morning...
Some sightseeing in Istanbul....
By ship from Europe to Asia - crossing the Bosporus:
Istanbul Haydarpasa station on the Asian side of the Bosporus:
Train to Eskisehir at ~18h:
Eskisehir station by night: