My stop in Croatia was short and not that sweet. I was in Slovenia with eyes on Bosnia, so I made the decision to make a two nights stop in Croatia, just so that the bus ride to Bosnia wouldn’t be so long and exhausting. Maybe it’s just me, but me and Croatia have a very unhappy relationship and this time was no different. All I wanted was to hop on a bus and cross that boarder into Bosnia.
While planning my time in Budapest, I knew that choosing the right hostel was a priority. Being Budapest on top of the list of every backpacker traveling Europe, I was looking to run away from party hostels. Plus, I wanted to stay in the city center, so that I could walk everywhere.
Tourism has been growing fast in Serbia over the past few years. A country that was once avoided and seen with bad eyes, is nowadays being visited by more and more people every year, turning Belgrade into a must see city in Europe. With its young and modern vibe, and cheap prices for accommodation and food, backpackers have their minds in Belgrade. For this, the number of hostels in the city has grown and Belgrade now offers dozens of different hostels with fantastic cheap prices, that can be overwhelming when trying to choose where to spend your stay. I’m here to tell you about HostelChe Hostel and make your life easier when it comes to decide where to stay.
Between the six countries I visited in 2016, Serbia was the one that scared me the most. I had spent ten days in Bosnia, getting all sorts of information about the Bosnian/Serbian war. I watched more documentaries than I could count. Maybe it was because I loved Bosnia so much, but there was a part of me that seemed to blame Serbia for the atrocities of the war. Or maybe any country would have a hard time competing for my love, after Bosnia. All I know is that Belgrade was not what I expected, and I left disappointed.
2016 was bound to be the best year yet. Still, this year turned out to be the hardest in every possible way. Still, I managed to visit six countries, two of them new (Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia). Here’s how my year went down.
Choosing your accommodation can be hard. There are, usually, too many options with similar ratings and prices, and picking the right place can be overwhelming. The hostel you choose will define part of your feeling for the city you’re visiting. If you are heading to Sarajevo, Bosnia, and you’re looking for a modern hostel, in the city center and with prices between 10-15€, Hostel Massimo might be your place.
Back in 2015 I traveled alone for the first time. I spent an entire month backpacking Italy, and Florence had been on my bucket list my entire life. I fell madly in love with this magic city, so by the time I had to leave I made the promise I would be back to Florence one day. Never really thought I would be able to go back so soon, but after a year I was back in Florence and ready to eat all the pasta and gelato and feel like an Italian again.
Just last year, while traveling for three months, I got my first taste of Slovenia by spending three nights in Ljubljana. Falling in love with the city, the country and the people, I knew I would be back as soon as I got the chance. Continue Reading