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Istanbul has a lot to offer to backpackers with its beautiful mosques in the historic district of Sultanahmet, its lively Bazaars, its many culinary specialties and extraordinary nightlife in the Taksim district.  The city is very touristy and European, which makes it less cheap as you might think, although prices are still cheaper than in […]

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26
Nov-2013

Belgrade is a perfect city to party, the ideal place to try the famous rakija! It is sometimes called the European capital of nightlife! But it is also a city where it is pleasant to stroll among the beautiful massive monuments, numerous cafes and shops, or along the Danube and Sava rivers. Some call it […]

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We wanted to visit the Balkans for years… We finally went in July 2013 for a truly memorable trip ! Since then, we recommend the Balkans to anyone we meet because this region has the advantage of bringing together everything you need for a perfect holiday : fortified ancient cities, small cobbled streets, the sun, […]

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29
Aug-2013

What are the traditional hungarian dishes that you have try during your trip ? Hungary is the country of Goulash, which is a soup with a meat stew. The traditional Hungarian food in general is really good, don’t be afraid to test it! Hungarian often add Paprika in their dishes, also known as red pepper, […]

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21
Aug-2013

Dubrovnik is fairly known as “the pearl of the Adriatic“. The city is surrounded by crystaline turquoise blue water and the old town and its buildings are absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately the city is crowded with tourists during the day and even at night during the high season. This is definitely not a destination for broke […]

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Herceg Novi is a small town which is worth it if it is on your route. It can be visited in a few hours (we had two hours to visit while waiting for our next bus from Kotor to Dubrovnik). We advise you to stop by to visit the city but not necessarily to spend […]

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Croatia was really one of our favorite places in Europe. We visited a part of the country during a 12-day journey in Dalmatia in September 2010! Here was our itinerary: Budapest (Hongary) - Zagreb - Plitvice National Park – Novalja (Pag island) - Zadar - Split - -Brac island - Ljulbljana (Sloveny) We have visited Dubrovnik in another 12-day journey in the Balkans in […]

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It’s really something you cannot miss while traveling in the Balkans: rafting in the Tara Canyon! Not only you will have fun with 2 -3 hours of rafting, but also you will be amazed by the stunning scenery! How to go for rafting in the Tara Canyon? 1) You can go your own way, stay […]

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Heart of the nightlife in Montenegro, Budva is a resort crowded with Russian tourists who meet there to enjoy its beautiful old fortified center, beaches and especially its many bars and clubs! But don’t worry, the festive atmosphere of this small town also attracts many backpackers, especially as Budva is well situated to make a […]

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The Balkans have some excellent typical dishes that you will easily find in each country of the area. The trouble is that when we spend ​​2 weeks in the Balkans, we can not see a burek or a cevapi from near or far at the end of the trip! It is therefore recommended not to […]

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Mostar is a small town in Bosnia and Herzegovina known for its,Ottoman style Old Bridge (Stari Most) between the Muslim and Croatian part of the city. It is not only gorgeous but also very rich in history, because of its ethnic diversity, as Croatian, Muslim and Serbian people share the city and used to fight […]

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In addition to the many specialties of the Balkans, there are also some typical dishes in Macedonia, including many dishes in terracotta pots and lots of cheese ! What to eat absolutely Macedonia ? The tavče-gravče, which is really THE national specialty, a dish of beans in a terracotta pot with a tomato sauce. The […]

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05
Aug-2013

Ohrid is a pearl of the Balkans, with the great advantage of being still preserved from mass tourism and really cheap ! An amazing spot surrounding a lake of the same name with crystalline blue water. Its small Byzantine churches, narrow streets, small pebble beaches… this was definitely one of the highlights of our trip […]

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Kotor is a small, pleasant and charming town but already very touristy. Expect high prices (much more expensive than the city of Budva). The closest you get to the border of Croatia and Dubrovnik, the highest prices are. What to visit in Kotor ? Kotor is known for its bay. Climb the fortress to have […]

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Sarajevo is an amazing city, because it has reinvented itself despite its tragic past, which finally attracted a touristic crowd, but also because the city is known for its religious diversity. You will feel like you have landed in the Middle East: synagogues, Turkish bazaars, pitas and cevapis at every street corners, mix of veiled […]

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03
Jan-2013

Budapest, the Hungarian capital is nicknamed “Little Paris of Central Europe” and “Pearl of the Danube” . And it’s merited! This is one of our favorite places: we have discovered the city in September 2010 and we returned to celebrate the New Year in January 2013. All the people who went there fell in love […]

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Bulgaria, not very famous for tourism, has many cultural attractions. This country is rich in small towns to explore, filled with beautiful scenery, monasteries, mountains and pebble beaches bordering the Black Sea. The landscape is varied. Visit Bulgaria rather during the summer, from June to September, when temperatures are ideal (in average 27 °). The […]

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Bulgaria has the great advantage of its low cost, with prices about two times cheaper than in Western Europe. Here are some tips to get the most of Bulgaria for not too expensive and avoid bad surprises… Budget in Bulgaria One night in a hostel will cost between 9 and 13 € including breakfast. A […]

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We advise you to eat local in Bulgaria, it’s very good! Bulgarian cuisine is influenced by Greece and Turkey. There are a lot of vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, cucumber) and cheese resembling feta (siren). What to eat in Bulgaria? Here are some Bulgarian specialties we tested and we recommend: The kavarma : stewed pork or chicken, […]

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27
Jun-2011

“Who has not seen Plovdiv, has not seen Bulgaria”.  Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and one of the oldest in Europe. This is a typical and charming town that we really enjoyed ! Plovdiv is built around six hills, three of which are at the heart of the city. One or two […]

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