Author: Ellis Veen

Backpacking Bosnia: the ultimate travel guide

Backpacking Bosnia: the ultimate travel guide

This post is a travel guide about backpacking Bosnia. It includes all the practical things you need to know about travel in Bosnia. Why Backpacking Bosnia? The first time I visited Bosnia was in 2005 as a volunteer. It was a project from a dutch 

Bosnia itinerary: one week in Bosnia Herzegovina

Bosnia itinerary: one week in Bosnia Herzegovina

Bosnia is still among the least visited countries in Europe, but its popularity is on the rise and for good reasons. It’s a spectacular destination full of history, culture and nature. In Bosnia you will find multicultural cities, ancient architecture, turquoise rivers, waterfalls, green rolling 

Una National Park in Bosnia: a travel guide

Una National Park in Bosnia: a travel guide

Una National Park is one of the newest national parks in Bosnia Herzegovina. It was established in 2008 to protect the pristine and unspoiled nature around the Una, Krka and Unac rivers.  Una National Park is located in the northwestern part of Bosnia, close to 

Bosnian food guide: what to eat in Bosnia

Bosnian food guide: what to eat in Bosnia

This post is all about Bosnian food. A cuisine that reflects the multicultural nature of the country and years of cultural influences coming from the Ottoman empire, the meditteranean and eastern europe. The food of Bosnia Herzegovina seems quite similar to that of its neighbours 

The best restaurants in Sarajevo: Bosnian food on a budget

The best restaurants in Sarajevo: Bosnian food on a budget

This post is about the best restaurants in Sarajevo on a budget. Sarajevo is one of my favourite cities in Europe and one of the reasons is its delicious Bosnian food on offer. In this post I like to introduce you to the best restaurants 

26 Top things to do in Sarajevo Bosnia

26 Top things to do in Sarajevo Bosnia

This post is about the best things to do in Sarajevo. The capital of Bosnia remains my favourite city in Europe and it is one of the most charming and interesting places I know. Why visit Sarajevo? I could talk for hours about all the 

Mostar to Blagaj: a day trip guide

Mostar to Blagaj: a day trip guide

This post is about how to get from Mostar to Blagaj. Blagaj is a scenic and cute historic village that also happens to be one of the easiest and most interesting day trips from Mostar. Mostar is surrounded by karst mountains and Blagaj is among 

Backpacking Kosovo itinerary: one week in Kosovo

Backpacking Kosovo itinerary: one week in Kosovo

This post is all about Backpacking Kosovo. This travel guide has everything you need to know before backpacking Kosovo including a one week Kosovo itinerary. Kosovo is a great country so before I share my one week Kosovo itinerary with all the ins and outs, 

Backpacking Montenegro: the ultimate travel guide

Backpacking Montenegro: the ultimate travel guide

This post is a travelguide about backpacking Montenegro including a 2 week Montenegro itinerary for independent budget travellers. A few years ago I read in Lonely Planet’s magazine about Kotor being the top destination for that year. Since then I wanted to go backpacking Montenegro. 

Montenegro express: the Belgrade to Bar train

Montenegro express: the Belgrade to Bar train

This post is about the Belgrade to Bar train, also called the Montenegro express. A spectacular journey from the rolling hills in Serbia to the rugged mountains in Montenegro. I love trains, but in the Balkans they are not the most convenient mode of transport. 

The best things to do in Belgrade Serbia

The best things to do in Belgrade Serbia

Belgrade wasn’t exactly on my bucketlist of cities to visit. I couldn’t think of any exciting things to do in Belgrade Serbia. Neither did I consider the capital of Serbia as a holiday destination. I ended up in Belgrade on my way to Lebanon anyway. 

The best places to visit in mainland Greece

The best places to visit in mainland Greece

This post is about the best places to visit in mainland Greece. Greece remains one of my favourite countries in Europe and one that I never get tired of. I remember whole days spent at the beach, building sand castles and looking for shells. Every