Here is your guide on what to wear in the Balkans. We cover the do’s and don’ts as well as some ideas on travel shoes and bags.
The Balkan countries occupy a distinct and rather large part of southeastern Europe, also known as the Balkan Peninsula. The region takes its name from the Balkan Mountains that extend between Serbia and Bulgaria’s border all the way to the Black Sea.
The region comprises many countries. Some definitions consider up to a dozen nations to be entirely or at least partially located in the Balkans. Most often, however, the definition—or public perception—is limited to the ex-Yugoslavian countries, Albania, Bulgaria, and Romania. It’s always up for debate, and the question “what countries are in the Balkans?” may have a different answer depending on who you ask.
As we at Chasing the Donkey focus on the entire Balkan Peninsula, this article talks about what to expect when traveling in the Balkans, in the widest sense of the word.
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What Countries Are The Balkans
We cover 12 countries, those are:
- North Macedonia
Balkans Packing Lists
We’ll add detailed guides as we write them, but to start we have the following Balkan packing tips to help you get packing with confidence.
If you have a tip, please leave it below in the comments to help others pack for the Balkans.