* Bibliography

* Jason Smart - The Balkan Odyssey ;
* Jason Smart - The Red Quest ( for Romenia & Bulgaria ) ;
* Lonely Planet - Eastern Europe ( october 2013 ) ;
* Lonely Planet - Best in Travel 2012 ;
* Lonely Planet - Best in Travel 2014 ;
* Lonely Planet - The Travel Book ;
* Lonely Planet - Secret Europe ( e-book ) ;
* National Geographic - Where The Locals Go ;
* Tom Bruce - Every Inch of the Way, My Bike Around the World ;
* Mark & Sam Swain - Long Road, Hard Lessons ;
* Bill Bryson - Neither Here, Nor There, Travels in Europe ;
* Michael Palin - New Europe ;
* Nick Hunt - Walking the Woods and Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's Footsteps from Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn ( 2014 ) ;

* Lonely Planet - Slovenia ( 2013 ) ;
* Lonely Planet - Croatia ( 2013) ;
* Lonely Planet - Montenegro ( 2013) ;
* Bradt - Albania ( aug. 2013) ;
* Bradt - Kosovo ( nov. 2010 ) ;
* Hardie Karges- 1100 Hostels: Spain, Alps & South Europe Hyper-Guide: Backpackers &
Flashpackers ;
* Collins - Europe Road Atlas ( 2014 ) 

* National Geographic Traveller ( magazine) ;
* Lonely Planet Traveller ( magazine) ;
* Meridian Travel ( magazine ) ;

Maps : 

- Europe - by Tatra Plan ;
- Germany - by Falk ;
- Austria - by Falk ;
- Slovenia - by Freytag & Berndt ( 1 : 150 000) ;
- Croatia - by Freytag & Berndt ( 1 : 200 000 ) ;
- Montenegro - by Freytag & Berndt ( 1 : 150 000 ) ;
- Albania - by Freytag & Berndt ( 1 : 200 000 ) ;
- Kosovo - by Freytag & Berndt ( 1 : 200 000 ) ;
- Macedonia - by Freytag & Berndt ( 1 : 200 000 ) ;
- Bulgaria- by Freytag & Berndt ( 1 : 400 000 ) ;



* sites Internet :
- www.balkanology.com
- www.slovenia.info
- agritourism in the Balkans : http://www.reidsguides.com/bh/agritourism.html
- hostels in the Balkans : http://www.balkansbesthostels.org/
- Croatia on a budget : http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/magazine/articles/destinations/croatia-on-a-budget
- Slovenia : http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g274862-Slovenia-Vacations.html
- Montenegro : http://www.visit-montenegro.com/
- Albania : http://www.albania.al/
- Macedonia : http://www.exploringmacedonia.com/
- Kosovo : http://kosovotourismcenter.com/
- Bulgaria : http://bulgariatravel.org/en/official_tourism_portal/
- Romania : http://romaniatourism.com/
- Herzegovina Lodges : www.herzegovina-lodges.com

- Budget Euro Trip : http://www.budgeteurotrip.com/
- The Balkans on a budget : http://www.yomadic.com/cheapest-country-in-europe/
- Balkans Inside : http://www.balkaninside.com/category/balkan-tourism/
- Balkans'  Best Hostels : www.balkansbesthostels.org
  

 

* TV travel programs ;

 

* Movies :
- California Dreamin' - movie by Cristian Nemescu ( deceased ), where Kosovo, Romania anno 1999, Serbia, NATO and the Americans, more or less try to work together; fantastic movie!

 

* Itinerary : 

Belgium - Germany - Czechia - Slovenia - Croatia - Montenegro - Albania - Macedonia - Kosovo - Bulgaria - Romania - Bulgaria - Greece - Italy - France - Belgium.

 

Itinerary per country:

 

* Slovenia:   Maribor - Bohiniska Bistrica - Bled - Ljubljana - Postojna - Trieste (I) - Koper - Izola - Piran - Portoroz;

 

* Croatia: Rijeka - Senji - Zadar - Sibenik - Split - Ploce - Cavtat - Debeli Brijev ( MNE) - Herceg Novi.

 

* Hercegovina : Mostar.

 

* Montenegro: Herceg Novi - Niksic - Zabljak - Mojkovac - Kolasin - Podgorica - Budva - Ulcinj /( Albanian border).

* Albania: Shkodër - via Pukë (SH 5 of A 1) - Rrëshen - Fushë-Krujë - Durrës - Tiranë - Kavajë - Lushnjë - Fier - Vlore - Himarë - Sarandë - via SH 99 to Gjirokastër - Tepelenë - Fier - Lushnjë - Elbasan - Kafasan (border AL / MK - Macedonia).

 

* Macedonia (part 1): Struga - Ohrid - Bitola - Skopje (via Tetovo).

 

* Kosovo: Han i Elezit - Kacanik - Ferizaj - Shtime - Therandë - Prizren - Gjakovë - Decan - Pejë - Llapushnik - Pristina - Mitrovica - Skënderaj - Vushttri - I Luzhan - Barainë - Pristina - Lipjan - Han i Elezit - Skopje (MK - Macedonia).

 

* Macedonia (part 2): Han i Elezit (border RKS - Kosovo - and Macedonia) - Skopje - Kumanovo - Negotino - Strumica - Novo Selo - Novo Konjarevo ( Bulgarian border).

 

* Bulgaria (part 1 ): Petric - Sandanski - Blagoevgrad - Rila National Park - Razlog - Velingrad - Batak - Dospat - Smoljan - Cepelare - Plovdiv - Gabrovo - Veliko Tarnovo - Varna - Sumen - Ruse/( border with Romania ).

 

* Romania : Giurgiu - Bucuresti - Pitesti ( farm holiday ) - Câmpulung - Râsnov - Poiana Brasov - Pitesti - Râmnicu Vâlcea - Sibiu - Hunedoara - Transalpina - Râmnicu Vâlcea - Pitesti - Craiova - Drobeta Turnu Severin - Orsova - Eselnita ( Portile de Fier ) / border with Serbia.

 

* Serbia : Kladovo - Negotin - Bregovo / ( border with Bulgaria ).

 

* Bulgaria ( part 2 ) : Vidin - Montana - Vraca - Sofia - Pernik - Dupnica - Blagoevgrad - Sandanski - Topolnica / border with Greece.

 

* Greece : Serres - Thessaloniki - Katerini - Larisa - Trikala - Metsovo - Ioánnina - Igoumenitsa - Corfu Island ( Kerkyra ) - Igoumenitsa - Ioánnina - Arta - Náfpaktos - Itéa - Peiraiás / ferryboat to Crete - Crete Island ( Irákleio - Ágioi Déka - Lentas - Ágioi Déka - Irákleio ) - Peiraiás - Kórinthos - Pátra / ferry-boat to Bari ( Italy ).

 

* Italy : Bari - Altamura - Gravina in Puglia - Potenza - Vietri di Potenza - Brienza - Lagonegro - Maratea - Sapri - Marina di Camerota - Palinuro - Pisciotta - Vallo della Lucania ( Cilento National Park ) - Salerno - Agropoli - Paestum - Vietri sul Mare - Amalfi - Positano - Sorrento - Castellammare di Stabia - Torre del Greco - Pompeii - Ercolano - Napoli - Caserta - Capua - Formia - Gaeta - Sperlonga - Terracina ( Circea National Park ) - Velletri - Frascati - Roma - Siena - Milano - Sestriere / ( border with France ).

 

* France : Briançon - Natural Parc Des Ecrins - St. Jean-de-Maurienne - Chambéry - Aix-les-Bains - Annecy - Gex - Champagnole - Besançon - Vesoul - Epinal - Nancy - Metz - Luxembourg / ( border with Belgium ).

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics :

 

- Visited countries = 9 ( which brings us to a total of 50 visited countries, up to now, 2015 )

- Total kms = over 21 000 kms ;

- total days = more than 240 days = more than 8 months ; departure = 03/29/2015 ; arrival = 12/09/2015

- total price accommodation up to Romania = 3 418,60 €;

- food, drinks, fuel = ?

- activities = too many to mention...

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa5mG7gjSik

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuQWjtN6F-s

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJvHhrmlsW4 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06wZ3Pce-AE&feature=iv&src_vid=kjZ0bQQLhCo&annotation_id=annotation_3415521735

 

http://www.krizna-jama.si/sredina_english.html

 

http://www.nms.si/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=325&Itemid=56&lang=en

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFROxDsLd-I

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPPeSq1vpbk

 

https://vimeo.com/42767330

 

http://www.restoransadrvan.ba/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOtGAj84Rtc

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JglKECxadM

 

 

Our photo's ( except Italy and France ) are to be found in the file "The Wereld and we'. We are working to add the rest of them, too Lacht

 
 
 

 

 

Where everything started...