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Old 06-08-2004, 05:14 AM   #1
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hey everyone could really do with some help on eastern europe. Im from england and am going on erasmus exchange to budapest with 2 of my mates from uni. We are only going to be in uni for 3 days a week so are going to have long weekends with nothing to do so obviously we are going to jump at chance of travelling around eastern europe. We would love some info on countries such as Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Austria, Poland and Croatia. Ive already been to Prague but will def be going back out there cos its an amazing city and sooooooooooooooooo cheap! Oh and we are off to berlin for a weekend in november cos its one of our birthdays so if someone can give us some advice of party places to go that would be greatly appreciated cos there is gonna be about 10 Brits out there wanting a great time!
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Cheaper than prague, come to the Baltics!
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Well, I can honestly recommend everywhere I've been in E. Europe! Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria and the Baltics were all great.

Poland: the trains are great to get around on, and the people are friendly, I thought. Lots of neat historical sights like Krakow and Malbork (Teutonic Knight's castle).



Hungary: Perhaps not as tourist-friendly as Prague, nor as large of an Old Town, but very neat. Budapest is a cool city.



Bulgaria: Truly a neat country, well deserving of more tourism. The Bulgarians are eager to welcome visitors, and their historic sights, beautiful scenery and relaxed towns are well worth a visit. One caveat: Public transport can be challenging unless you can work your way around reading Cyrllic. Asking around seems to find an English speaker or too (who may hint at needing a little financial help for their assistance).



The Baltics: Tumbleweedz is a better guide than I, as she lives there! However, Lithuania was really cool -- lots of neat churches. And Talinn, Estonia, has gorgeous old town walls that are worth the visit alone.

I say go for it! Lots of these places are VERY amenable to quick, 3-4 day trips which should work into your schedule. Feel free to check out the individual travelogues on each destination on my site, below...
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Well I'm from Croatia so please drop me a line if you're still interested...maybe we could hook up here since at the moment I'm stuck in zagreb (capital of croatia) preparing for my finals
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heh thatnks that would be great if your still going to be around in september, we are making croatia one of our first stops we cant wait to hit the coast after visting zagreb!
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yeah, september sounds good to me. I will defenitely be in Zagreb then. I will be spending august at the seaside but I could hit it up again with you just for the fun of it

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