Think I must be having a mid life crisis or something. Anyway I am thinking of flying to Sofia and heading off on the trains and buses for 3 in weeks in May. Christ knows what they will make of a miserable old bastard turning up in the backpacker hostels. I can just see the picture...this is Svetlana and Tatanya from Kiev helping purplenose into the ambulance! However I did email a couple asking if they thought 52 would be too old and they said in the Balkans you are never too old. I wonder if Svetlana and Tatanya will think that hmmmm?? Anyway any tips, suggestions of places to visit, places not to visit especially anywhere where you might get shot at violently bummed or both. Due to my conditions there are those who are casting doubts upon this escapade and yes I will probably be utterley knackered for several weeks upon my return, the passport renewal form is half filled in and the weather is pissing me off so it i am 90% certain to utter those words...."bollocks to this I am off". All tips, suggestions, tales of drunkeness and or debauchery will be gratefully received.