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1. Posted by LaurenLolz (Respected Member 226 posts) 5y

So this summer, I'll be taking a little trip right about 4-5 weeks. This could be looked at as a tour of the Ottoman Empire to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Only thing is I don't know one thing about this history. What should I see, read, do, whatever .. that would make my trip culturally rich and link it to the history of the cities?

I will be touring: Istanbul, Varna/Balchik (Black Sea), Bucharest, Transylvania, (Sibiu, Brasov, Bran, Sighisoara), Budapest

2. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 5y

AWESOME! I love this route and have done it a few times - mostly in reverse tho.

First Time I went from Buda - Cluj, Sighi, Bucharest, Varna, Istanbul.

Second time - I came from Poland, Lublin, Lvov, Suceava, Buchi, Valiko Tarnovo, Istanbul

So I would suggest adding Valiko Tarnovo to your route. Dont spend much time in Bucharest. 1 night is enough.

Try reading the history of Vlad Tepes for starts. But for one singular book that will teach you alot about this region (Balkans) is called Balkan Ghosts. Id really recommend this.

3. Posted by eroltoksoy (Full Member 173 posts) 5y

If we are talking about ottoman empire you should also see belgrade-serbia and thasseloniki -greece.

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5. Posted by LaurenLolz (Respected Member 226 posts) 5y

Quoting eroltoksoy

If we are talking about ottoman empire you should also see belgrade-serbia and thasseloniki -greece.

No they are too far off the itinerary. Besides I have a family engagement.