View of the Balkans

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

I particularly enjoyed seeing Ohrid, the beautiful old lake-side town in Macedonia. We took a walking tour through the historical parts of the town, had a short boat ride on the lake, and ate dinner overlooking the water. The city is small and beautiful, and for such a lovely place is still relatively quiet. Staying in the old-style mountain village huts was also a great experience, and they were actually quite cozy and comfortable, with proper bathrooms! (Obviously that's not so traditional!)

What did you think of your group leader?

We benefited from two excellent leaders who were with us throughout the trip. They were friendly and well-organised and really helped make the tour so enjoyable.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Bring suncream and a good hat, but also something warm. When we went in July, the mountains in Serbia were cold and damp while Albania was very hot and sunny. Euros and GBP were easy to convert into local currency along the way. There were just a few occasions when crossing borders when it was a bit tricky to have the right currency, so having some Euros (which are widely accepted) is useful.