Lessons from our Balkans road-trip

This is the final blog for our epic adventure through the Balkans, and I wanted to focus it on lessons learned on the road during the Balkans road-trip. Starting in Ljubljana and ending in Zagreb, we probably drove over 1,500 miles, crossed six countries (five new countries for Brendan and four for me), had two…

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Zagreb, Croatia

After Plitvice Lakes, we were on our way to our final destination on our epic Balkans road trip – Zagreb, the capital, and largest, city of Croatia. It was an easy 2 hour drive to the Hotel Panorama, where our Sixt rental car drop off location was. We had to circle a few times to…

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

After a great stay in Sarajevo (easily in the top 3 of our favorite places in the Balkans), we had a packed day going to Plitvice Lakes National Park and then on to Zagreb. If you recall, we tried to get to Plitvice Lakes on the day we crossed the border from Slovenia to Croatia…

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Foodie Sarajevo

After our favorite dinner on our trip at Klopa, second only to Hisa Franko, we were looking forward to exploring foodie Sarajevo for a second night. But, first we still hadn’t had lunch. So we headed over to the burek place that Neno recommended and tried pumpkin burek and meat burek. It was much lighter…

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History of Sarajevo

After a great first night in this diamond in the rough of a city, we were feeling the East meets West vibe woven throughout the history of Sarajevo. Unfortunately, we did not get great sleep because as mentioned previously, no hotels in the region seem to have air conditioning, and you either have to open…

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