I’ve held off for two months on starting a new trip report, but it’s time for a new report. Sort of.
Read more of my classic trip report through the Balkans
Introduction: Road Trip Through The Balkans
Review: US Airways A330-300 Business Class Philadelphia To Munich
Balkans Day 1: Sick In Belgrade
Balkans Day 2: Belgrade – Sarajevo
Balkans Day 3: Sarajevo – Dubrovnik
Balkans Day 4: Beauitful Dubrovnik
Balkans Day 5: Accused Of Espionage In Montenegro
Balkans Day 6: The Diverse Architecture Of Tirana, Albania
Balkans Day 7: Refreshment In Kosovo
Balkans Day 8: Racism In Skopje + A Pirated Hollywood Premiere
My brother and I took a summer road trip together through the Balkans in 2012. That’s ancient history by now, but I never wrote about it beyond a few contemporaneous observations:
The trip included stops in:
- Belgrade, Serbia
- Sarajaveo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Podgorica, Montenegro
- Pristhina, Kosovo
- Tirana, Albania
- Skopje, Macedonia
- Thessalonki, Greece
Very little was planned. In fact, the only thing we planned in advance was staying at the Imperial Hilton in Dubrovnik and the Hyatt Regencies in Belgrade and Thessaloniki.
In short, we had a wonderful trip…it was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken.
Each day we found our way from city to city, country to country via bus. We ate local food, saw interesting sites, and took it easy…we enjoyed an actual vacation.
This trip report will be diary style, one day at a time plus the flights, which included business class on US Airways for the transatlantic portions.
Once the economy re-opens, I will resume current trip reports, of which two are in a holding pattern. In the meantime, stay tuned for this blast from the past. And if you don’t want to read an “old” report, even though it has never been published, you have been warned.