Everyone has that part of the world that they absolutely love. Fortunately for me, I live in Europe so I’m in close distance to plenty countries. For some reason though, Central Europe just doesn’t appeal to me the same way Eastern Europe does. Having been to plenty countries in both, It’s safe for me to say that I definitely prefer one over the other.
Some people I know think I’m crazy because I would rather go to Hungary & Serbia over a weekend in Paris. They don’t understand that the beauty of visiting somewhere you don’t know that much about means your trip will be spontaneous, full of surprises and everything will be a new experience. In an age where Instagram is the focal point of a millennials world, it’s easy to ruin somewhere you have never been just by constantly seeing it on your timeline. Seeing the Eiffel Tower or the Colosseum from every angle known the man is bound to take it’s toll and dull your experience. What’s even funnier is people question why I would go to countries such as Montenegro over somewhere in Spain, but little do they know that it’s a tiny slice of paradise!
The reason I love Eastern Europe is because it gives me the chance to explore places I have never heard of or seen before, to experience new beers & new food, to learn about cultures and histories that I had not yet learned. I know some of the countries I have mentioned are in the Balkans & I don’t want to offend anyone by assuming their country is Eastern Europe when it is not – this is just the way I identify them on the map! The people are always amazingly friendly, their English is more often than not brilliant & the icing on the top of the cake is that it is usually relatively cheap! So why not branch out of your comfort zone, go a little further & experience something magical? 😃
Where is your favourite part of the world, and why?