“The Balkan Peninsula is one of the last relatively unexplored corners of Europe.
But with a wealth of history, cultural and culinary treasures and great nightlife,
it won’t be long before the region becomes the next travel hotspot.”
This summer has been a joy for us. We moved Basecamp Gallivance from the deep south USA to the lovely bluegrass state. In that time we’ve been having a blast with our families, renovating a townhouse, gardening like fiends (you should see our jalapeños), and we even had time to slip in some soul-satisfying camping.
Now we’re ready to rock and roll again … and we’re thrilled to be heading back to the Balkan Peninsula to continue our exploration of this fascinating region of the world.
The definition of the “Balkans” seems to be fluid, and to some people it’s a point of controversy as to which countries are included. For us, this part of the world has been intriguing to explore, so we’re avoiding the controversy and just telling you where we’ve been and where we’re going. We’ve already had the pleasure of traveling throughout Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Turkey, and Slovenia. This trip we’re going to:
For our trip planning we’ve had some wonderful help from our blogging friends. Their excellent posts about the area, and willingness to answer our questions about these countries has helped immensely. So we’d like to give a big shoutout to Tricia for sharing her vast knowledge and experience of each of the countries we’re visiting; Andrew for his great insight into traveling along the coast of Montenegro; and Kathy for assuring us that reading Cyrillic isn’t as daunting as we’d feared. Thank you all so much. If you haven’t yet discovered these intrepid travelers, please check them out.
And if you’ve traveled to any of these countries please let us know in the comments and give us links to your posts. All of your help is SO appreciated.
Stay tuned and we’ll tell you what we’re looking forward to.
Terri & James
1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/evgord via Wikimedia Commons
2. Stefan Kühn via Wikimedia Commons
3. Athena Lao via Wikimedia Commons
4. Alxadj via Wikimedia Commons
5. Janusz Recław via Wikimedia Commons
6. Irena Jovanovska via Wikimedia Commons