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I will be travelling to Croatia at the beginning of June and was wondering whether it is possible to travel by ferry from Dubrovnik - Korcula - Hvar - Split. I have looked on the internet but have found conflicting information/timetables so not sure whether this route is possible at this time of year?
I will be travelling from Poland through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to St. Petersburg.
I have travelled through some Eastern European countries, and have used private rooms as accommodations.
Are these as available in these countries, and how to you find them?
Sorry for the many questions i have posted, I am just trying to finalise a itinerary for Georgia.
So is Sighnaghi worth a visit?
I am going to be going from Plovdiv in Bulgaria to meet a friend in Paris and wonder the best way of doing it. I don't want to spend a lot of money but neither do I want to spend 3 days on a bus.
any suggestions would be appreciated.
Doing a bit of a whip around the Balkans over the next couple of months....starting in Belgrade, arrived today...
Was thinking to go through Southern Serbia to Macedonia...will catch the north of Serbia on the return.
Just wondering about any recommendations for places to visit between Belgrade and Skopje? I'd like to break up the journey as time isn't really issue. Budget options are a must. I'm wondering whether a side trip to Sofia would be better than going to somewhere like Nis?
I have also considered going to Pristina, but I'm not really up to date on border issues and passport stamping dramas (I'm from Australia).
Any ideas would be well received.
We are going to spend a few days in Bratislava before heading to Budapest by train next week. Just wondering whether we should book tickets in advance, like a few days before or would we be fine buying them just before departure?
Thanks in advance
this weekend we`ll be leaving for a 2weeks Romania trip. Besides from Bucuvina and Maramures, we`re thinking about going to the Danube Delta.
It would be no problem to reach Sfantu Georghe by public ferry.
-Does anybody know if it`s easy to get a boat from there to Murighiol (ferry is not possible because if limited time, only slow ferry runs on thursday morning, but we want to go back to Bukarest on thursday morning...), and about how much should it cost for 2/3 people ?
-And would it be better to go for a day trip into the Delta from Sfantu Gheorghe or from Murighiol ?
Any recommandations ?
-And any tips for Pensiune in both towns ?
Thanks a lot !
Thank goodness for this forum! I have found so much useful information already. My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon and we want to travel through Turkey and Greece. We only have 3 weeks to do it, and we have to account for travel time as well. We are coming from Seattle, WA so we will lose an entire day getting to Istanbul, for example. We would be arriving in Istanbul on July 2nd and hopefully flying out of Athens on July 21st. That only give us 19 days.
We were thinking about this plan:
Istanbul 4 nights
Cappadocia 3 nights
Ephesus 2 nights
Samos 3 nights
Santorini 4 nights
Athens 3 nights
Does anyone have an tips, or an slightly different itinerary suggestion? I am concerned about the travel time between all the places. I would love to be able to fly to Cappadocia, and then fly on to Ephesus (probably Izmir or Kusadasi and bus to Ephesus), but the prices are sup... more »
Good news for Balkan lovers - from June, Ryanair will start flying to Podgorica (from London, Brussels, Milan and other destinations), in a 4-year contract with Montenegro in order to boost summertime tourism.
From Podgorica, Budva and Kotor on the Montenegrin coast, Skadar Lake, Tara Canyon, the mountains of north Albania and the islands of south Croatia are all just a short trip away.
we are a married couple in our mid-30s, going to Georgia for a week.
Last time I was in Kakheti, I stayed with Nikolaishvili family in Tsinandali. I quite enjoyed it and would stay there again, but the price they quote now is pretty steel - 80 GEL pp/night.
Can anyone recommend another homestay in Tsinandali?
We would prefer to stay in Tsinandali rather than Telavi, but if there's an extra-nice homestay in Telavi, can consider that too.
We'll be there around Easter week, I guess it's still off-season in Georgia and shouldn't be too expensive.
We're visiting Georgia in May. I would like to plan a day-trip from Tbilisi to Mtsheka/Gori but travelling by train rather than maruskas, partly I am travelling with an infant and would like to be able to stand up and walk around.
So my question is -
is it achievable to travel train it to Mtsheka get off do a spot of sightseeing then jump on the next train to Gori and then back to Tbilisi in a day? Are the trains frequent enough, most sites/travel guides say the Electric trains run to to Gori but rarely mention what the schedule is like.
Is there a website I can find the schedule?
Guys, this is my first post ever on a forum so please don't kick me hard :)
I am looking for the cheapest way to send some stuff(cloths, shoes) from Budapest to Chisinau, Moldova.
I know it would be easy if there where a direct bus/train route, but as I heard unfortunately there isn't one.
Any relevant advices will be welcomed.
Thank you in advance!
The last week on our Turkish trip coincides with the first week of Ramadan. We are likely to be in Ankara and the Black Sea coast, before crossing to Georgia. Anyone got experience of how this is likely to be? Im guessing things will be more relaxed than, say, the South East, but any tips gratefully received.
I will be visiting Croatia in May for approx. 2 wks. Trying to get an idea on how many days to stay in ea. town. So far I have only booked a place to Drubrovnik for 4 nts. Would you recommend staying a couple of days in Mljet or would it be best to take day trip from Drubrovnik? I would also like to go to Montenegro and Mostar for day trips, is it worth checking out?
Next connection would be to visit Hvar, Brac and Korcula. Which town would be the best place to stay as a base and how many days? I'm also thinking of visiting Split for a couple of days. From there What is the best connection to visit Plitvice Lake, I plan on staying 2 nts there.
Finally I would like to visit Rovinj and Pula, which town would be a good base. Are there buses from Plitvice to either one of the two towns? Departing from Rovinj or Pula, my next destination will traveling to Ljubljina ... more »
I fly into Zagreb airport on May 17 about 2:30. I will be going into the city that afternoon and evening for some meetings and theatre. Two questions:
1) Is there a bus or train into Zagreb or must I use a taxi?
2) can you recommend a hotel in Zagreb.
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