Traveling the Western Balkans in the Off-Season

Fortress of Kotor, MontenegroAfter traveling around France, Italy, Greece, and Turkey in peak summer season, constantly squishing ourselves and our bags onto buses and trains, waiting in lines for hours on end, and needing several showers a day because of the heat, when October hit we were ready for something different. Cue our month in the Balkans! 

Fewer people, cooler weather, and cheaper prices left us relieved and happy.  

But while there are a number of perks to traveling western Balkans in the off-season, a few drawbacks need to be kept in mind when planning your own travels to the region.

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