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11. Posted by VagabondPT (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y

Quoting happy_mel

Croatia where I have a boat trip excursion booked for the 14th July.

What kind of boat excursion are you talking about? What will you be visiting?

12. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 9y

Sorry having looked back I see you were talking about the train from Budapest, I thought you were talking about the train from Zagreb. When I used that service there was some problem or other that turned an 8 hour journey into something closer to 14 hours. Also it was the middle of summer and there was no air conditioning so it was like being cooked in an oven. I've been in trains with no air conditioning before but nothing like this! Maybe I just got unlucky.

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16. Posted by Smirnoff (Budding Member 43 posts) 9y

If I were you I'd spend most of the time on the Adriatic coast, which would allow you to see most of Croatia, and the important/interesting parts of Montenegro. Sarajevo would be a must as well.

I would have to disagree with the other posts on several notes:

I would not pass up Belgrade; especially over Albania (depressing) or Ljubjana (far from stunning).
If you have the time, I'd take the train from Budapest to Novi Sad, then to Belgrade, and then catch a frequent train to Sarajevo on the way to the coast. If you do not have the time, skip Serbia, and do what one of the other posters suggested (but skip Albania).

Lastly, make sure to go for some of the better buses (you have options...private v. public, etc), as air-con will go a long way on the long journey.

17. Posted by Eleritz (Full Member 55 posts) 9y

Quoting Smirnoff

and then catch a frequent train to Sarajevo on the way to the coast.

as far as i know there is no railway connection between belgrade and sarajevo. only buses (6 hours).

18. Posted by happy_mel (Budding Member 25 posts) 9y

Quoting VagabondPT

Quoting happy_mel

Croatia where I have a boat trip excursion booked for the 14th July.

What kind of boat excursion are you talking about? What will you be visiting?

My boat excursion starts from Split it goes around the main islands and to the Pittace Lakes (sorry if spelt wrong). Iv got a inter rail pass starting in Milan on the 10th June, I plan to hostel and inter-rail until my Boat trip 14th July. I am meeting a new fellow traveller in Split after my trip.

So far all I have Planned is Milan, Lake Iseo, Lake Garda, Verona and Venice and then I plan to go down the east of Italy to Bari to get the ferry to some where ie Albania.

Keep the advise coming its brilliant

Mel x

19. Posted by VagabondPT (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y

Ok, I have decided what to do/see. Slovakia (where I will attend a course) then Hungary (4 days), Bosnia (5 days), Croatia (5 days), Slovenia (4 days). I will visit Albania, Servia, Montenegro some other time.

However, I have a doubt. I've read that I require a return ticket in order to get to Bosnia. Is this true? How do I overcome such pitfall?

20. Posted by Eleritz (Full Member 55 posts) 9y

Quoting VagabondPT

However, I have a doubt. I've read that I require a return ticket in order to get to Bosnia. Is this true? How do I overcome such pitfall?

as i said, 2 years ago i travelled on the budapest-sarajevo train with two portuguese guys, they had no return tickets, nobody asked them for it, no problems with border control (although they started to protest vehemently when border offcials took away their passports - if this happens to you, stay calm, bosnians won´t steal your passports, after a couple of minutes they will bring them back). if i were you i wouldn´t worry about it, if such a regulation does exist, it is rather just on papers.