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Exploring the Balkans

Rich culture mixed with stunning old towns.

by kassandrafAbout Me:Hello, welcome to my profile! My name is Kassandra, I am 25 years old and I am from Germany. Ever since doing an exchange year in Binghamton, NY, USA in 10th grade, I've developed an extreme case of what we call "Fernweh" in German (a long... read more

EuropeBosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia5 days / August - September 2018

Highs & Lows

The trainride from Sarajevo to Mostar was seriously the most beautiful train ride I've ever been on!

Too little time! We should have spent a little longer at each place to be able to make the most of it

Itinerary Overview

Before we started this trip, we didn't really know a lot about the Balkan peninsula. We decided to travel this region because friends of mine had done a similar trip and loved it, because it was not so far away from home so we only had to fly once (back) and because we wanted to explore what we thought were still some "secret locations" away from the turistic mainstream. Well, it turned out we were actually not that original in our travel plans as we met quite a lot of other travelers, which was also nice and the places we met were still beautiful and we learned a lot. The region is so diverse in termes of religious and ethnic beackground and has such a rich history which we never learned about in German history class so I am really glad we went and got to learn a little bit!

  • 2 Nights: Sarajevo
    We wanted to celebrate my friend's birthday in this young, vibrant city
  • 3 Nights: Mostar
    We heard that it is a beautiful town - and it is!
  • Day trip: Dubrovnik
    We are both huge Game of Thrones Fans so we had to visit King's Landing I mean Dubrovnik ;)

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Next time, I would try to free up more time to be able to stay at each location a little longer to really make the most out of it

  • Packing tips?

    We didn't need anything "special"

  • Transportation Tips?

    We used busses which worked fine and one time, we used the train from Sarajevo to Mostar (which I really recommend, great view!).