Me and a few of my friends are off round eastern europe for a couple of weeks in September. Off to Krakow, Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, Cesky Kromlov and Munich. Will be flying in to Krakow on the 12th Sept and cant wait. Went Prague last year and thought the local where great.
What have you got planned for Krakow?
Your trip is enough safe until Hungary, but in Bulgaria and PARTICULARLY in Romania, there are serious risks also for men (tourists).
Unfortunately, Romania is not yet well integrated in Europe, and I know that criminality in it is not little.
After integration, many European countries suffers for exported criminality from Romania.
Also Istambul is not the better sample about safety.
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Your route is 100% safe so dont worry about at all. Just thinking why You dont include Serbia to Your trip as well. Belgrade is nice and crazy place. If You decide to do it be free to contact me for any help.
I'm sorry but I not agree with Vlaya when speaks of 100% of safety.... in Serbia or in Romania.
I think that if you go to visit the following sites probably you'll avoid problems:
We advise Australians to keep a low profile. You should exercise caution and monitor developments that might affect your safety in Serbia because of the risk of politically-motivated violence, serious inter-ethnic violence and criminal activity....
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Dal 30.07.2008 - Si consiglia di evitare viaggi non necessari nelle regioni a sud della Serbia, al confine con il Kossovo, ed in particolare nelle zone di Presevo, Bujanovac e Medvedija.Vedere voce “Sicurezza”Ai connazionali...
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