Have done Turkey, Montenegro, Serbia and now Bosnia, with Croatia and Hungary and maybe Czech Republic remaining on my itinerary. Istanbul Turkey was fantastic and is doable in any weather, great subway system to get around, do not stay in the Old Town area. Montenegro is absolutely gorgeous but do not go unless it’s summer time, it’s main attractions are the beaches and beach towns, and it’s a beach culture there. Belgrade Serbia is a great city and is super comfy, a bit quiet in terms of nightlife and things closing early for a city of its size but it is very cozy if you want to just sip some coffee, go for nice walks, eat some good food and chat up some cute girls, and take some quiet time for yourself. Very cheap too. Sarajevo Bosnia is a really cool city but yeah, amenities and shit suck ass here and it’s a bit behind the times, also half the city is literally the “Old Town” of Sarajevo which, while beautiful, is catered heavily towards tourists and it’s hard to get away from this area, so like half the city and most of the hotels/AirBnbs are concentrated in this area which has all the usual issues of tourist oriented areas like shit service, mediocre quality in everything, etc. too many western restaurants also, the lack of Balkans food here outside of fast food Cevapi sausages is really disappointing. my only complaint about the region as a whole is many of the locals are lazy and kind of half-ass everything they do from hotels to restaurants, but their friendliness more than makes up for it. anyways, yes, i highly recommend the Balkans and Turkey, and it’s very cheap anyways (outside of Montenegro), so what have you got to lose? >>2336103
Serbs hate American politicians (who doesn’t?), especially Bill Clinton and Joe Biden, they don’t hate you the person. Everyone was super friendly and I never held back that I was American. We’d then drink some Rakija together and laugh about what a fucking retard Joe Biden is.