27 Must-Visit Ex-Yugoslavia Destinations in the Balkans

27 Must-Visit Ex-Yugoslavia Destinations in the Balkans

The Balkans are a fascinating region to explore in Europe due to its beauty as well as turbulent history. When we talk about the Balkans area, if you’re a history buff like I am, it is hard to ignore the most recent conflict in the region, especially in ex-Yugoslavia countries, throughout the 1990s.

One of the most diverse regions in Europe, there was a price to pay for its diversity that ended with wars, bombings, and genocide. I used to date a Balkan guy in my early 20s, and I remember one thing he said about the region: “Yugoslavia. We’re now basically split into seven countries who are similar in one way, but very different in the other ways to the point that we just end up hating each other.”

So in this post, in collaboration with other fellow travel bloggers, we’re going to give you a glimpse of each ex-Yugoslavia destination you must visit on your trip to the Balkans. Because despite all the things that occurred in the region in the past, today you can learn a lot from what happened. And more importantly, you can now explore the beauty of each country peacefully.

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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Serbia - The BeauTraveler

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Serbia: 20+ Places To Visit in Serbia

Serbia was the third country that I visited on my last trip after the United Arab Emirates and Turkiye. For those who didn’t know, I’ve been obsessed with the Balkan region for as long as I can remember, and visiting Serbia has marked a new milestone for me as I’ve just checked one of the top of my bucket list for this decade.

Initially, I wanted to travel around the whole Balkan region as I planned. But since I started my trip by the end of 2021, most European countries had not opened their border to Indonesian citizens yet at the time. Good thing for me, because as an Indonesian citizen, I am eligible to enter Serbia for 30 days within a year without a visa.

The good news is that I got to travel around and visit some of the must-visit places in Serbia. Dora, my best friend from Croatia, whom I’ve known for almost 20 years since MySpace, decided to drive to Serbia so we could have a lovely girls’ trip throughout the country.

In this post, I’m going to list some of the best places to visit in Serbia and how to travel around the country.

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Is Your Visitor Visa Enough? – Things To Remember When Extending Your Stay

A Visitor Visa permits you to remain in the UK for a maximum period of six months. With this type of visa, you can go to the UK for a leisurely trip, attend to important business-related matters, see your family or friends, and do other permitted activities allowed on a Visitor Visa.

However, there might be an instance where you’ll need to stay longer in the country. Depending on your situation, your Visitor Visa might not be enough, and you’ll have to follow the procedures to extend your stay in the UK properly.

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