Late summer? Yes, it’s scary to think that summer’s been here for a while, don’t you think? I hope you’re enjoying the sun wherever you are because, so far, I haven’t been short of sun – and a lot of it! In pursue of more hot weather while it lasts, and some diverse experiences, I’d like to share with you what I consider the 5 best places to visit in late summer, hoping to inspire you to visit some places not always on top of sun seekers’ travel list, but that deserve to be explored. Not so much as a coincidence, these are – surprise, surprise – my next destinations, too.
Most people travelling to Romania this time of the year, tend to visit the Black Sea coast resorts. My trip, however, will be to Neamt County, in the north of the country. After a visit to Cluj-Napoca a couple of years ago, which included a frustrating overland trip to Moldova, I’m finally returning to the country. I will be diving into the history of the country, but some highlights include mountain climbing and visiting buffalo farms.
This time I will skip the capital Ljubljana and concentrate on the Slovenian rural and wild areas. Despite its compact size, Slovenia has a very diverse countryside with mountains, pre-historical caves and those lakes you only see in films screens. I’m looking forward to go sailing in Lake Bled and explore the mountain landscapes around Bohinj. Oh, and this will be my first time fishing! Expect classic fishermen’s pictures! 🙂
Even though I’ve only just arrived from Istanbul, I will be back in the country in September to continue working on a personal project. Since my very first trip to Turkey, back in 2004, I fell in love with Istanbul and the picturesque rock formations in Cappadocia. This time I’ll be focussing mainly on Istanbul’s less visited sites, such as Istanbul Modern and the city’s street art, and also returning to Cappadocia and Ephesus.
Serbia is one of those mysterious countries, famous for sad events in the past. But looking beyond that, the country has a very rich cultural and food scene. I will be visiting the capital Belgrade and Novi Sad, the second largest city. Belgrade is famous for its nightlife and, although I’m not a massive party person, I’ll be checking out what the scene is like, all in the name of research.
So, have you been to any of these countries? Do you have any suggestions?