Spoon feed me Balkan things

I will be going to MonteBlack, Albania, Kosovo and Serbia next week.

I fly into Podgorica and fly out from Belgrade. All in all the trip is two weeks and I'm trying to keep costs down as much as possible, mostly because it's fun.

I have a few things planned already, like meeting Luke Smith in MonteBlack and visiting north Mitrovica while wearing picrel, but further tips are much appreciated!

  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kosovo is not a real country. How is this even possible? Sorry anon you better think about the ramifications for a shitty bait thread like this and going to Serbia with a "Kosovo trip" on your passport. Topkek

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Since you seem to be a butthurt Serb, what are the ramifications of leaving Serbia through Kosovo and not getting my Serbian exit stamp?

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        By travelling to Kosovo you are supporting a puppet state supported by the israeli system.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          So just like traveling to 90% of countries in Europe and America then

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            Not really. It would be like supporting Israel post 1948 or Iraq post 2003

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Kosovo is not a real country.
      Whether it is or isn't, OP made no such claim. He just listed four different travel destinations.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      AFAIK it should be fine as long as you're not crossing directly from Kosovo to Serbia

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kosova is Albania, they are albanians, "Kosovo" itself is serbian word (means field of blackbirds) so accepting such "identity" as "Kosovan" you accept serbs power over this region

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kosovo is recognized as a country by pretty much every consequential nation on earth. The only "important" country that openly disputes it is Russia. And Russia is a lot less influential than they were this time last year before their entire military was just obliterated and the economy is on the verge of a total collapse. I think it's safe to say that Kosovo is here to stay.

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've never been to Albania or Kosovo but I have lived in Belgrade for a bit and been on vacation in MonteBlack, although 15 years ago and I was only around 15 at the time. The coast in MonteBlack is awesome and not too expensive. Kotor Bay is probably the most visited part but I stayed in a small town called Petrovac further south that was really nice. Some of the best seafood I've ever had. As for Belgrade idk what you're in to, but Kalamegdan is an old Turkish (IIRC) fort turned in to a park/ museum in the centre of town where the Sava meets the Danube. I also remember a cool archaeological museum on the pedestrian street adjacent. Other than that AMA I guess

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nice! Thanks! I had zero plans for Belgrade but I'll definitely check out the old fort

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can't really drive from Kosovo to Serbia. You either have to go from Pristina to Skopje, and then drive to Bulgaria and enter Serbia from the South, OR;

    You do your thing anti-clockwise, from MonteBlack you go to Croatia, up to Bosnia and then to Serbia.

    I've done the Balkans last year by car, this route: Sofia > Skopje > Pristina > Schkoder > Budva > Dubrovinik > Trebinje > Kolasin > Nis > Sofia.

    All that in 12 days. Right now I'm in Tirana, after spending 3 weeks in Ksamil and 4 days in Gjirokaster. AMA

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Where is Ksamil?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        a shit hole overrated and expensive beachtown that american yuppies love to hang out in for some reason

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Well, this pretty much. Despite Tiktok claims that Ksamil is the "Maldives of Europe"

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Valbone to Theth hike in Albania is essential. The scenery is breathtaking in that region.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I've heard that, I think I'll be going the other way around though (Theth->Valbona)

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I personally think Valbone to Theth is the better route. You can get to Lake Koman fairly easily from Shkoder and cross over to Valbone using the ferry (book in advance).
        The trail from Valbone to the mountains/Valbona Pass is quite rocky and gravelly, and you're more exposed to the sun. I think it's better to get that out of the way at the beginning, rather than contending with it at the end. Your lodgings could also be a fair distance from that gravelly trail, depending on where you're staying.
        Also, finishing up the hike with the views of Theth was incredible.

        But regardless you won't be disappointed.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          How crowded is that walking trail?
          I see it recommended so many times i wonder how it is

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