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1. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Im just wondering what is a cool place to go for a week in december? im going for 3-6days with my sister and i wanna go somewhere cool with a good nightlife, but also beautiful scenery and architechture... i know it will most likely be cold but thats ok, snow is cool! if there is any... but also happy to go somewhere like croatia etc.

just wondering what suggestions ppl have!

2. Posted by mike65 (Full Member 27 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Take a tour from Split to islands of Brac and Hvar in Croatia. You won't regret it.
Weather can be mild, unless bura wind appears. And you'll get the share of
architecture, about nightlife I'm not so certain, but it can work Fri-Sun.
Can be a bit of adventure, yet safe and good.
That is my suggestion, but whatever you and your sis do - have alot of fun.

3. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

yeah i really want to go to croatia ans thats def a place im thinking about going! ive heard alot of good things about the islands, theyre stunningly gorgeous and DONT miss it, so this suggestion is def gona be one illt ake on board!

im really keen as well to spend a day or 2 in bosnia or serbia just to have a look around. i think from a photography point of view i can take some good shots tehre, something much different to the pics you get in western europe, which are starting to look all the same to me really!

4. Posted by ReinierNL (Full Member 207 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I partially agree with Mladen. Split, Hvar and Brac are certainly beautiful places. However, I don't think it's recommendable to go there for only 3 to 6 days, because the ferry schedule that is drastically cut down in the off-season. That means, you'll end up wasting a lot of time on getting from A to B. If I were you, I'd pick just one place that is large enough to keep you busy for your entire holiday and has easy access to nearby places for daytrips. Sarajevo and Belgrade come into my mind. I've been to Sarajevo several times, both during the Summer and around New Year and can definitely recommend it. It can be quite cold for Cloggies. Belgrade has a reputation for being a party city. New Year in the Balkans is quite unlike that in the Netherlands!

5. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

well, all the advice is going into the vault, as i think im gonna do eastern europe from july till october or something... thats a long time actually haha! maybe less time than that, but im gonna start in poland and work my way down thru the balkans maybe catch a ferry and see some of southern italy (if i can stand the men :P).

i know its cheaper over there,but in a blanket statement kinda way, how much money do you need for eastern europe, per day? im not gonna have loads of cash, so im thinking budget here!

the croatian islands are a def must see, everyone always brings them up when i ask about croatia. i def wanna see see that little cluster of ex war zones... anything anyone recommends in poland, czech republic, and hungary? i men aside from the obvious cities themselves, things to see and do IN the city and also outside of it in the coutnry.

6. Posted by outdooren (Full Member 86 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I visited Budapest in December a few years back and it was awesome! It was cool but no snow. The city has outdoor skating rinks so you can go skating. And Christmas markets. Also lots of spas, very inexpensive. Everything is inexpensive there. Restaurants, accommodation etc... You can also go caving/spelunking there. Very cool! Great city.


7. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

yeah budapest was gorgeous... im looking forward to going back there!! ive heard that busses are a safer option than trains in eastern europe? true or false??

8. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Regarding budapest... i have to disagree in one point, restaurants are not very inexpensive. Not in the summer anyway, I was there in august this year and the prices were pretty much the same as Barcelona in the city centre. However it is true that once you go to the outskirts u can eat for a very reasonable price