One of the best places to explore while on a budget and backpacking travel schedule is Eastern Europe. Historical places, well preserved monuments, lush and lavish countryside, reasonable villa rentals and the welcoming hearts of the people, make Eastern Europe an exciting place to visit. Every day is guaranteed to turnout into a new experience leaving with it memories of a wonderful holiday!
Some countries make for better backpacking trips in Eastern Europe than others. Albania tops this list! With snow covered peaks at one end and sunny beaches on the other end, Albania located in the southeastern part of Europe, make for an interesting budget travelling place for all people looking for adventure and fun. The local people here are highly influenced by the Ottoman Empire and their daily life routine reflects that culture and heritage. The rich background and varied terrain options make this a hot favorite with all kinds of travelers from photographers to history seekers to hippies!
Blessed with one of the best coastlines across the globe along the Adriatic coasts, Croatia is beautiful beyond compare. Famous for its Mediterranean cruises, Croatia radiates the old world charm with ease as the host to many travelers. Croatia is soon turning into a hot bed for tourists, especially of the backpacking variety, and quite rightly so!
Latvia is situated between Estonia and Lithuania, on the Baltic coast. The emerging and pulsating economic conditions of Latvia have become an interest point with a lot of people off late and the country is coming on its own as the hot bed for attracting tourists. This country was occupied by the Soviet Union for over 50 years; and this makes Latvia an interesting destination. It offers much more than just the natural beauty that it is blessed with to the people who visit it. The many castles that dot the countryside, the feel of the once occupied cities and many other interesting places, make Latvia a definite stop over for one.
For people who love history the country of Poland is a “don’t miss it for anything” tourist spot. Severely damaged during the World War II, the country still maintains some remnants of the time. Countless churches, old world buildings and sites, castles and palaces – one can find all of these and much more in Poland. Travelling across this country is more affordable than other adjoining countries in East Europe and therefore a “must backpacking trip” place.
If one is looking for cheap and yet exciting holidaying spots then all these countries can be considered in Eastern Europe!