Recently came back home after spending roughly two weeks in the Western Balkans (with a 2-day layover in Poland). This post will have to be split up because of how long it is, but I hope you enjoy it anyway lmao
I tried to keep costs down as much as possible, not just because I don't have a lot of money, but also because it's usually more fun. I tried to emulate Vagrant Holiday by camping as much as I could instead of paying for accommodation, but I ended up sleeping in hostels about one in two days. In the future I aspire to beat him when he's at his best.
The whole trip, including flights, food, accommodation and other transportation cost me ~$620, which works out to a daily cost of ~$34. This is actually lower than the daily cost of Vagrant Holiday II and IV, and (if you factor in inflation) roughly equivalent to the daily cost of Vagrant Holiday III. Granted, he probably pays a LOT more for plane tickets since he lives on the other side of the Atlantic, but this just means that I get more comfort for my money as a European.
Poland (2 days)
The most beautiful city I have ever visited (except maybe Venice). Since I only had one day, I just walked around and saw the sights, and it is a very nice town to stroll around.
The main reason I went here is that my flight to Podgorica departed from here, but the village of Chudów is very close to Katowice so I went there just for the sake of it. Getting back to Katowice was a challange though, because there is not a single bus ticket machine in all of Chudów so I had to hike 5 kilometres to the nearest other village to get back. Other than that I ate some pierogi and went to the movies (for like $4). Not bad for a layover.