Romania to Croatia
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Jul 23, 2012 7:03 PM Last Post By: everbrite
Jul 23, 2012 1:23 PM
Jul 23, 2012 3:07 PM
1There's no such thing as a quick side trip in the Balkan region, unless if you fly :) In this case Bucharest-Zagreb-Dubrovnik. Or a night train to Belgrade, then a train to Bar, bus to Kotor and Dubrovnik.
Perhaps reconsider; spend a few days in the Romanian mountains (Sinaia), Transylvania (Sibiu, Sighisoara, Brasov) or Bulgaria instead, and save Croatia for another trip; it's easy to reach from Western Europe on several budget airlines.
Jul 23, 2012 7:03 PM
2I wouldn't say that it was daunting. In fact, I did a similar trip last fall. I traveled from Podgorica to Belgrade to Ljubljana to Zurich to Geneva by train spending a couple of nights in each place.
Whether it makes sense for you depends upon how much time you have and whether you want to make stops along the way. A great deal will also depend upon your comfort level as it might be hard to make transport reservations in advance.
I'm about the same age and was traveling alone. I stayed in single rooms but shared baths in hostels because I prefer no smoking settings and hostels usually don't permit smoking. Generally I find the staff very helpful in making recommendations and also I like having other people around but prefer some degree of privacy.
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