Venturing Into Europe

Backpacking around Australia and New Zealand is very popular with young people from all over the world. It is a cheaper way of seeing these countries and lets them connect with different cultures and people, which is what most backpackers want to do.

More backpackers are now travelling to Europe as well, and not always to the big cities such as London, Paris, and Rome. Backpackers tend to want to see life as it is for the locals, and places like Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, and Albania have all become destinations they are venturing to. While deals like Capital Resorts Group are not available, there is still so much that can be seen and done.

Visiting Bansko In Bulgaria

Although backpacking is usually associated with sunny climates, backpackers that visit Bansko in the winter months can take advantage of the Bansko Ski Resort. With 35% of the ski slopes being for beginners, even those who have never skied before can enjoy the experience. There are also opportunities for snowboarders and skiers to indulge in some freestyling and night riding.

The resort is also home to the Aparthotel Lucky Bansko SPA and Relax, which as well as hotels rooms has apartments that can be shared. It is also a beautiful place to visit in the summer, with stunning views from the surrounding hills and mountains, which are a pleasure to hike through.

Visiting Krakow In Poland

Krakow welcomes backpackers, and there is plenty to see and explore while you are there. There are many old buildings, most of which have legends attached to them, one being to do with the trumpet player who stands at the top of a church every hour to play his tune. The music stops halfway through the piece, as legend says the original trumpet player was killed by protesters at that point, so the musical rendition is never finished.

Just over an hour’s ride away is the Auschwitz concentration camp. Visiting this is possible by train or bus, with regular services available.

Visiting Tirana In Albania

Albania is not a country full of tourists but is none the less welcoming to those that do venture there. To some extent, it is still in a state of recovery from many years of turmoil, but it is better because of that. Skanderbeg Square in the centre of the city is home to a huge statue of Albania’s national hero, Skanderbeg, and for decades the square was used as a centre for political movements and protests.

If you are backpacking in Albania, you will find it is cheap to stay there with very reasonable accommodation, and also inexpensive to eat out.

Visiting Croatia

Croatia is often described as the hidden Gem of Europe, and there are many wonderful cities to visit if you decide to go backpacking there. Places such as Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik, and Zagreb should not be missed when you are in Croatia. The locals are friendly, the food is good, and the accommodation is not expensive.

Once you have toured as much of Croatia as you want to see, the rest of Europe is your oyster. With easy links to Hungry, Austria, Slovenia, and Germany, travelling further afield is no problem.

For young people, backpacking in Australia and New Zealand is often something they dream of for years before they are able to do it. This is perhaps why so many of them are taking to backpacking around Europe, as this is so much easier to organise and they do not always need visas and work permits.

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