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VIDEO: Why Eastern Europe Will Be the Next Hot Travel Destination

I had the distinct privilege of being interviewed by The Expat Chat about why I think Eastern Europe is the next hot travel destination. Over the past few years, I’ve visited every country in Eastern Europe, so I have a lot to say on the subject.

Countries that are generally considered to make up the Balkan Peninsula in Eastern Europe, though some would exclude Slovenia and/or add the European portion of Turkey

Countries that are generally considered to make up the Balkan Peninsula in Eastern Europe, though some would exclude Slovenia and/or add the European portion of Turkey

If you have a fascination for Eastern Europe, as I do, you’ll want to listen to my 52 minute interview. The session was recorded live and uploaded it to YouTube, where it’s now available for everyone to see.

I talk about the difference between the ex-Yugoslavian countries on the Balkan Peninsula (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Montenegro), and the rest of the Balkans (Albania, Greece, Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria). Tony Argyle of The Expat Chat moderated, leading me into discussions about the cost of full-time travel in Eastern Europe, the best way to get around, the difference between traveling independently or taking a tour, and of course, the specific reasons why I believe that Eastern Europe is the next hot travel destination.

If you’re a Baby Boomer, thinking about living overseas, check out The Expat Chat. Leanne and Tony have interviewed 75 expats who are currently living the dream for a fraction of what it costs to live in the U.S., and made those interviews available for free on iTunes. And if, like me, you’re fascinated by this eastern European region, you may want to check out this great Guide to the Balkans on the Luggage and Lipstick blog. The author, Patti Morrow, also offers a free 20-page e-book, which compares the top 10 Balkan countries.

8 Comments on “VIDEO: Why Eastern Europe Will Be the Next Hot Travel Destination

  1. Thanks Barbara! I loved the Blab. It was very informative and helpful as I will be going to Hungary next spring to visit my daughter while she attends school in Pecs. You gave me plenty of ideas as far as other areas for us to travel to while there.
    Deanna

    • So glad you found it helpful Deanna – and thanks a bunch for leaving a comment to tell me.

  2. Thanks for sharing this BLAB Barbara, and a happy new year to you wherever you are !
    Martin and Sarah in a very cold and snowy Bulgaria xxx
    ps this blab thing looks great and I may use it for tutorials in the future !

    • Hi Martin and Sarah! Happy New Year to you. Glad you liked the Blab. I might be coming back to Bulgaria this summer – if I do I’ll be sure to get i n touch. xoxo

  3. Wonderful! I loved hearing about Barbara\’s experiences. My only disappointment was that time ran out before we got to hear about Greece. I lived there for eight years, thirty years ago, and would have loved to hear what it\’s like now. Also, she mentioned that Buda and Pest were very different but didn\’t actually say what the differences were. Nevertheless, the talk was thoroughly enjoyable. Many thanks!

    • Hi Kazmax: I actually need to go back and explore more of Greece. I’ve only been to Corfu at this point, but liked that very much. I suspect I’ll like other places at least as much as I did Corfu. Buda is sleepier than Pest, and more expensive. It just seems like all the action, culture, etc. happens on the Pest side.

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