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10 Cities in the Balkans via Wayfaring With Wagner

After living in the Balkans for about 8 months almost 2 years ago (how has it already been that long?!), I still can’t stop singing the praises of this amazing region. Still misconstrued as dangerous due to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s, this peninsula is now a hot spot for tourists looking for cheap, undiscovered, historical, outdoorsy destinations!

10 Cities in the Balkans via Wayfaring With Wagner

If someone asked you to name the third oldest (continuously inhabited) city in Europe, would you have said Plovdiv, Bulgaria? More importantly, would you even have known that Plovdiv was a city in Bulgaria (or a city in general?!)? Plovdiv has the honor of not only being the third oldest city in Europe, but the sixth oldest city in the world. Some scientists actually argue that Plovdiv is the oldest city in Europe based on recent findings – older than Athens and Argos, Greece. It has been inhabited for at least the last 6,000 years, possibly even longer.

It started out with me taking a break while I went on a one week trip through the Balkans before I moved to Sofia, Bulgaria. And somehow that one week turned into a month?! But honestly, it made me realize just how much I love blogging and how I want to put so much more work into blogging. I haven’t even blogged about Sofia and I’ve now been here over 5 weeks! Time is flying by…I leave to go back to Michigan for 7 weeks on July 18th. To be honest, I’m ready. 100% ready to get home, decompress, RELAX, and let my parents spoil me before I head off to Edinburgh, Scotland to start business school!