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What is the Best Country in the Balkans to Visit?

The answer to this much sought after question might shock you!

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The Cost of Living in the Balkans for Each Country

A cost of living guide for the final frontier of European expat-ing.

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The Epic Balkans Fortress Series Guide: Belogradchik

Bulgaria's Belogradchik was on my Balkans bucket list. But things didn't go as planned...

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8 Things to Expect as a Black Traveler in the Balkans

Being black is really not a big deal, but it is an interesting deal to say the least...

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Is the Belgrade Derby as Scary as it Looks? 

I went to the Belgrade derby and sat with the hardcore fans... and I survived!

Matka Canyon

It's only 30 minutes outside of Skopje, Macedonia's capital, and yet it's still not so crowded.  A beautiful restaurant sits at the bottom of the canyon for those who need a meal after hiking or rock-climbing. And a lonely monastery sits at the peak of the mountain. Good luck getting there!

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Amerikanka - /əˈmɛrɪkɒnkə/

- noun: (in Serbian and Croatian language context) an American girl. slang: an American girl with an intense, incurable, borderline embarassing obsession with the Balkans.

Click here to find out why I moved to Serbia and became a Balkans expat! 🙂

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    This is a guest post by a contributing writer. Importing your belongings into another country takes time and attention to detail as well as patience and organization. When you’re planning a relocation to the Balkans, thorough preparation is the best way to ensure that the move goes smoothly. Of course, you’ll want to hire a reputable […]

  • how to find an apartment in croatia, how to find an apartment in bosnia herzegovina How to Find an Apartment (or House!) in Croatia Guide

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    A lot of people email me asking me how to find an apartment in Serbia to rent, and often want to know what I did to find my place here. So I thought I would share as much information as possible to help anyone who is currently looking for an apartment in this beautiful country. […]

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    Here’s a video about experiencing Sarajevo nightlife, enjoying the storied Sarajevo city center and checking out the sights of the city! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWXKO4DKaLY But because I can’t just make a video for y’all, continue reading on for some more information about traveling to Sarajevo that I think you should know… everything from the best Sarajevo rent […]

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    One of the most common questions I get is how to find a job in the Balkans. So many people who fall in love with this part of the world want to come back here and spend an extensive amount of time in one or more of the countries.  But most quickly realize that finding […]

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    Ooooh. The big, bad, scary Russian visa.  It seems that’s how people feel when researching how to get a Russian visa for their first trip to the country. But obtaining a transit or tourist visa to Russia is really not that much work. I think it just sounds like a lot of work because Western […]

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