Eastern Europe belongs to the list of the world’s most culturally diverse places. Culturally diverse and greatly underrated for its hipster countryside and wholesome sceneries aching to top the tourists’ to-do bucket lists, because of which is still has a great deal to explore.
If you’re planning to make a vacation to Eastern Europe, here are some tips you should keep in mind.
Never travel without change
Avoid using your bigger bills in the marketplace and try to pay in the exact change as possible. Don’t try to break a 20 or a 50 for buying the little stuff. Push your bigger bills at a restaurant or places where you can get sufficient change. Also, lots of places don’t accept cards. So always keep some cash handy.
Research your transportation beforehand
Don’t depend on the train schedules to travel between towns. For some places, the fares between the bus and train routes differ. For example, Balkans has few trains and buses are the only main way to travel between cities. Although Russia has a commendable review for trains as their best mode of transport.
Practise your bargaining skills.
Bargaining is a common way of life in the marketplaces in Eastern Europe. Don’t be afraid to quote a lower price than what the vendor demands, and stick to your case. However, you can face some problems with the barrier of language.
Ladies, pack appropriately.
As a tip to the ladies traveling to Eastern Europe. don’t forget to carry a scarf with you anywhere you do. At most mosques and churches in the area, it is considered an appropriation to cover your head and dress conservatively.
Unwind at a nightlife in Plovdiv
With its fascinating Roman remains, Plovdiv is a spectacularly diverse place to visit. You should also gear up to experience some enchanting Bohemian nightlife in the Kapana quarter.
Visit Transylvania for a traditional dose
A picturesque, house-cart-drawn town with an alluring mix of Romanian. Saxon and Hungarian cultures and ancient castles. It looks like it belongs in medieval fairy tale manuscripts or vintage vampire fiction. Don’t forget to visit the Bran castle and revel in the fiction of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Buzz in the remains of a Game of Thrones set in Croatia
While Croatia is known as dazzling, sunniest spot in Europe. It also harbors ancient and Roman ruins that were used in filming for Game of Thrones. It has a rich historical heritage and plentiful scenery. Plus, it hardly causes a strain to your wallet with its super cheap restaurants and beer. You can rent a fabulous Croatia property to indulge in the sunny beaches.
Prague’s treasure trove
Known for its cobbled lanes and cathedrals, Prague has a modern and vibrant vibe full of energy. The city thrives on art, fine dining, music, and let’s not forget- shopping! It is a treasure trove of unique curios, books, fashion, and crystals found in little shops tucked into street corners. It also has the world’s best beer.
When in Montenegro
When you’re in Kotor, hike up to the fortress for a breathtaking sunrise view. If you walk up the less-traveled path, you should stop for a break at the little restaurant on the way. It serves mouthwatering homemade goat cheese.
Or make a hike to the ice caves in Zabljak, in the postcard towns with wildflowers and meadows, resembling the movie sets of old country movies. Even in scalding July, you’ll feel the frosty temperature.
So while in Eastern Europe, lose yourself in the beautifully woven towns and cities for the mere price of modernity.