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To Istanbul Grand Prix via Albania and Kosovo 2005

A modern mix of "Orient Express" and "Midnight Express" - Our Speed Drive to the first Turkish F1 Grand Prix (2005) in a Porsche Cayenne - on the Hard Route ;-)

Best Hotels on the way (didn't stay overnight):

The Regent Esplanade, Zagreb, Croatia *****
Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik, Croatia *****
Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro (not ready)
Sheraton Tirana, Albania ****
Hotel Ora, Pristina, Kosovo ***/*

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Best Hotels in Istanbul:

Kempinski Ciragan Palace ***** (in summer, for its' pool)
Conrad Executive Floor ***** (for its' view)
Pera Palas ****/* (for its' history)
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Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient-Express" was written in the Pera Palas Hotel

Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient-Express" was written in the Pera Palas Hotel

The famous "Midnight Express" depicts the real life ecape of Billy Hayes OUT of Turkey

The famous "Midnight Express" depicts the real life ecape of Billy Hayes OUT of Turkey

Midnight Express - Truth Revealed: Interview with Billy Hayes (Click for youtube)

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Start in Munich

Start in Munich

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Stopover in Dubrovnik

Stopover in Dubrovnik

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At the Albanian border

At the Albanian border

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Two Drivers - finally in Istanbul

Two Drivers - finally in Istanbul

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At the Grand Prix

At the Grand Prix

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Thanks

Thanks

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Driving the Istanbul GP on youtube

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Interesting Books about F1 (Source: Amazon)

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P.S.: ... and sometimes on the soft route ;-)

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Posted by LuxuryRogue 00:12 Archived in Albania Tagged overland adventure luxury danger speed

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