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!

When I saw a property on Airbnb that let me stay in Diocletian’s Palace during my trip to Split a few weeks ago, I immediately clicked “book.” I mean, all my inner princess fantasies were finally going to come true!

To just debunk a few misconceptions: Diocletian’s Palace isn’t your typical palace. I would describe it as a small city within the city of Split. The streets remind me so much of Venice…tiny, crooked, dead ends all the time, and streets with multiple names. Also, it is seriously a photographer’s paradise. I’m not sure if I liked it more at day or at night!