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A quick summary of what this site covers
The Best - Jeffrey's top listings
What is this money?
An overview of the various currencies in use in the region and what they are worth.
Should I get a local cell number?
TMobile? Hej packets? Do I want VIP? - what do you mean, I am a VIP, I don't need one! How am I supposed to dial these bizarre looking numbers anyhow?
Tollways and other important information for those driving
So you don't get caught with your pockets empty and a vicious toll collector set to pounce.
Istria / Istra
When you heard that Croatia was the new Tuscany, they were talking about the hills of Istria.
- Rovinj / Rovigno
- Inland hill town: Motovun, Groznjan, &c.
- Pula / Pola
- Piran / Pirano
- Poreč / Parenzo
- Novigrad / Cittanova
- Trieste / Trst
- Off the Beaten Track: Svetvinčenat
- Off the Beaten Track: Glagolithic Alley
Slovenia / Slovenija
The "sunny side of the Alps" is as delightful as they would have you believe.
- Lake Bled
- Postojna caves & Predjama Castle
- Piran / Pirano
Kvarner Gulf (Croatia)More than just a gateway between Istria and the rest of the region.
- Opatija / Abbazia
Dubrovnik & Southern Dalmatia / Dubrovnik i južna Dalmacija
Awe-inspiring, even comparing it to its peers, the other historic walled cities of the world. Cartagena, eat your heart out.
- Pelješac: Ston to Viganj gastronomy, wine, and windsurfing- Korčula
- Lopud car-free island where you can escape the crowds and impress your palate
- South of Dubrovnik: Mlini, Soline, &c.
- Cavtat & Konavle stroll off your yacht directly onto the Corzo
North Dalmatia / sjeverna Dalmacija
Gateway to the Kornati islands and Krka National Park, as well as home to one of the coolest clubs in the region and some of the most interesting pieces of public art around.
- Krka National Park & Skradin
Central Dalmatia / centralna Dalmacija
Central Croatia / centralna Hrvatska
The "Glavni Grad Hrvatska" is hardly the worst spot for a stopover, and the Plitvice lakes are stunning.
Bosnia & Herzegovina / Bosna i Hercegovina
The "heart-shaped land" has come into its own.
- Off the beaten track - Travnik
- Off the beaten track - Jajce
- Srebrenica & the Potočari Memorial
- Počitelj & Kravica
Montenegro / Crna Gora
Russians, Serbians, the nouveau riche - and then there is Kotor, a seeming oasis of the Venetian past amidst the decadence of garrish discos present.
- Stari Bar
Serbia / Srbija
The European bad boy finally made good.
- Novi Sad
Kosovo / Kosova
Hey, if the Wall Street Journal did a travel piece on it, who are we to leave it out?
Macedonia / Makedonija
You'll be surprised - a livelier nightlife and more interesting sites than even their Ministry of Culture can get a grasp of.
- Off the beaten path - the Makedonium
- Off the beaten path - Sv Joakim Osogovski
Apulia / Puglia