Lonely Planet Western Balkans 2009

The comprehensive second edition of Lonely Planet’s guide to the Western Balkans, published in May 2009, is packed with on-the-ground insight, useful traveler information and intriguing glimpses into what makes this diverse region tick. For this edition, Chris Deliso wrote the Macedonia chapter.

chrisdelisocom-lonely-planet-western-balkans-2009Not only indispensable for first-time visitors, the guide is also rewarding for more experienced travelers, offering unique accounts of the authors’ interactions with local voices- a set of colorful characters ranging from winemakers and archaeologists to publicans, scholars and musicians. And oh yeah, the usual snakes, saints, organized nudity on Croatian beaches and frenetic urban nightlife are documented here too.

Lonely Planet Western Balkans is the single most useful and informative companion for independent travelers traversing this unique and unforgettable expanse of southeastern Europe- one that remains one of the most affordable and hospitable areas on the Continent.

The book provides expert tips from a team of committed writers on the best ways to get there, when to go, where to stay and eat, and how to enjoy: in short, how to make the most of your time and experience the Balkans to the fullest. Whether you’re looking to party in the region’s pulsating capitals and plethora of summer festivals, or simply to get away from it all in the seclusion of mountain villages, Mediterranean isles or tranquil lakes, Lonely Planet Western Balkans has all the info you’ll need to enjoy an unforgettable trip in one of Europe’s most fascinating and friendliest regions.

The Coverage

  • Albania
  • Bosnia & Hercegovina
  • Croatia
  • Kosovo
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia

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