Hi guys, I'm planning on a RTW trip and I was hoping eastern europe would be one of the stops. What I'm worried about is how realistic I'm being in my plans/budget.
I will be staying in cheap hostels or homestays, walking a lot, having 2 low budget meals a day with snacks inbetween, taking public transportation, trains inbetween cities, and never buying drinks (mainly because I think beer tastes horrible), but i will not be skimping when it comes to sightseeing (museums/operas/shows/park fees/etc.) and I don't want to feel rushed. I'm more into culture/museums/art/nature/hiking than partying/resorts/shopping... Though I probably won't mind a very occasional party.
Anyways, heres my guesstimated budget for each country. If anyone has any tips on how to make it cheaper w/o doing anything extreme like eating scraps out of garbage cans and washing my hair in bathroom sinks then please let me know: I'll be in the region between the middle of June --> middle of sep.
~3 months, between june and sep. US dollars. daily budget includes food/transportation/lodging/sightseeing-stuff. I will budget about $400 total for trains inbetween cities.
(not necessarily travelling in this order)
romania (~$40 per day)
bulgaria (~$45 per day)
serbia (~$40 per day)
albania (~$40 per day)
macedonia (~$45 per day)
turkey (~$50 per day)
possibly thinking of SE poland (warsaw area) and W ukraine (L'viv/carpathians), though if I did, then I would probably not visit serbia/macedonia/albania
poland (~$50 per day)
ukraine (~$45 per day)
So I had a couple questions:
1. is my budget realistic, considering it'll be high season?
2. should I be worried about EURO 2012 affecting anything in these regions?
3. Should I be worried about albania, considering that it's near the coast and it'll be high season? Or should I be fine as long as I'm not near coastal towns?
4. Lastly, should I be able to make a non-backtracking itinerary based on the countries I'm interested in?
Er, sorry, I have a lot of questions but I'd rather not make a separate topic for each. Any/all input is greatly appreciated and thanks in advance!