Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Road trips might not be so opportune at this time of the year what with snowy roads and slippery slopes but as soon as spring and summer arrive, car rental will be the way to get around the Balkans. If you're looking for a cool route that will only take a couple days (that is if you really take your time), then check this one out. It's inspired by a video on lonelyplanet.tv.
Start: Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Heading down the E73, the pretty landscapes and quaint villages will be the first things you notice while leaving the city. Taking the roads less travelled you'll be abel to se a lot more. Don't hesitate to stop, walk around and visit the marketplace, drink a coffee or ask a local what you should see while you're there.
Jablanica is a prime example.
Head further along the E73 to Mostar, famous for its UNESCO bridge and distinct neighbourhoods. I previously wrote about this small city, just follow the link.
From Mostar, you can go many ways, I'd suggest sticking to the smaller roads to get to the Croatian border. Once you cross, it's smooth sailing to Dubrovnik.
End: Dubrovnik, Croatia