balkans travel bucket list

The ultimate Balkans travel bucket list

Planning to travel through the Balkans someday? Do you have any idea of how much there is to see in Southeastern Europe?! Luckily, I’ve prepared this ultimate Balkans travel bucket list with must-see places, awesome events, and wonderful experiences you simply have to try if you’re coming over. For keeping it handy, I also made a Balkans travel bucket list infographic at the end. You can save it, pin it, print it, whichever works best for you and your travel style. After all, a bucket list is “a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during …

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What to do in Belgrade in one afternoon

If you’re taking a plane to southeastern Europe, odds are pretty high to have a layover in Belgrade, Serbia. When I flew from Dubrovnik to Bucharest, I had a few hours to spare in this wonderful Serbian city. Based on my own experience, here’s some advice on what to do in Belgrade in one afternoon. Try the Couchsurfing App When you’re short on time and by yourself, Couchsurfing‘s App (on Android or iOS) is the best option to find some locals to go exploring or to grab a drink. There are also lots of tourists like yourself who are looking for some good …

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Pros and cons of traveling to Dubrovnik, Croatia

In this article, I will speak about the pros and cons of traveling to Dubrovnik, Croatia, as discovered during our short stay there. Dubrovnik was the place where I was going to part ways with Ana and Tim. I planned a two-night stay before taking the plane to Bucharest, with a short stop in Belgrade (Serbia). They, however, planned to drop me in Dubrovnik and skip it altogether, because it hadn’t sparked up their interest enough to add it to their list. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that at no extra cost to you, The …

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Travel to Kotor Bay: Amazing views & cool hideouts

After visiting Budva, one of Montenegro’s most popular cities, we continued to travel to Kotor Bay. We made our way to Lovcen National Park, to Njegos Mausoleum, where, besides an amazing construction, we found some amazing views over Kotor Bay. Travel to Kotor Bay and stop in Lovcen National Park The National Park is located on the rocky side of the Dinara Alps and it takes its name from Mount Lovcen. The mountain rises quite steeply from the edge of the Adriatic Basin, closing the bays of Boka Kotorska. Mount Lovcen is a symbol of Montenegro, and it’s considered sacred ground. The anthem of Montenegro says Lovcen is our …

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Travel to Montenegro’s seaside & see its hidden gems

From Albania, we continued to travel to Montenegro’s seaside. We arrived near the seaside in the afternoon on a really hot day. Ana and I were sitting on the grass, in the shade, while Tim was looking for a place to stay. But everything was booked, so we had to search in several towns until we found something. We ended up staying in Buljarica Beach, one of the few places still not yet suffocated by tourists. Buljarica Beach We shared a very small room in Buljarica Beach, with a narrow double bed and a single bed. Around the bed, we had only the …

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Time to relax on the Komani Lake ferry ride!

After you have seen all there is to see in Shkoder, my advice is that you book a Komani Lake ferry ride. Bookings can be arranged via your host (at least that’s how it was at the Wanderers Hostel). You will actually pay for a trip on a small bus to the lake plus the boat ride itself. You can book one-way or return tickets. Bus ride to Komani Lake You should have your breakfast early in the morning and be ready when the bus arrives. Make it a light breakfast, though, as you’ll be off on a bumpy ride! Several portions of the road …

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Why you have to visit Shkoder Albania

After checking in at the Wanderers Hostel and having a coffee on its terrace, I went with Ana to shortly visit Shkoder Albania and find something to eat. Continue reading to discover the best places for eating, drinking, and exploring when you visit Shkoder Albania. Where to eat in Shkoder The city center is mostly Rruga Kole Idromeno, a pedestrian area with some lively terraces. It was just 5 minutes away. Thus, we found ourselves at a table, with a drink, waiting for some food in no time! By the way, if you’re a vegetarian, Albanian cuisine should be to your liking, as you will find …

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