One month after the Crimean population voted to join Russia and about 2 months after Russian troops occupied Crimea I booked flight and train tickets to spend 9 days in Crimea.
A road trip from Berlin to Slovenia and via Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania to Greece. From there to Macedonia (FYROM), Kosovo and Serbia finally to Germany again.
All the way only by hitch-hiking receptively auto-stop.
Said in one sentence, I circled the Baltic Sea overland. Again by train I went from Berlin via Warsaw to Kyiv and Chernobyl. Then just north overland via Belarus, the Baltic through Russia to Nordkap in Norway. From there I hitch-hiked back to Berlin.
I had seen many beautiful pictures of the Lofoten Islands so I decided to go there at the end of February to see some Northern Lights.