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Experience the Strange and Exciting Sites of Eastern Europe

  • Travel Team
Jun 26, 2012

Once shrouded in mystery behind the Iron Curtain, Eastern Europe has humbly and eagerly opened its doors to all types of travelers in search of adventure. The possibilities are endless when it comes to where someone can travel to in this vast region, but some places are certainly more intriguing than others. If you are interested in seeing new things and checking out the strange sights of Eastern Europe, there are plenty of bizarre and historical landmarks, attractions and other points of interest to add to your itinerary.

Getting ready for an Eastern European getaway

If travelers plan on visiting several countries during their trip, they may want to map out their transportation options first. A Eurail pass is an easy choice, as it grants vacationers access to various train routes and destinations, including Romania, Bulgaria, Poland and Croatia. Buses and ferries are other options that often connect major cities and allow for additional flexibility. When organizing any sort of trip to a new location, investing in an international insurance plan can keep you and your loved ones protected in case of unforeseeable circumstances.

Highlights of a trip to Eastern Europe

Once all preparations are in order, you can start learning about the various things to see and do throughout this part of Europe. One amazing place to begin the trip is the forests of Lithuania. Rich in natural wonders, this country has some interesting creatures lurking in the trees, especially near the Curonian Spit. There are several mythical wooden figurines that represent witches, gnomes and creepy banshees that are often referenced in folkloric tales.

As eerie as it might seem, tourists who venture to the Ukraine may want to experience some of the abandoned towns left by the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl accident. Places like Prypiat have been left intact, with buildings all but silent and rusty amusement park rides stay quietly still. Visiting these sites can help boost the region’s economy and provide for local improvement programs, plus allow visitors to learn more about an important event in history.

Over in Romania, you can immerse yourself in the land of vampires and other supernatural creatures. Locations such as the beautiful BranCastle and the town of Bistritz, located in the heart of Transylvania, are the ultimate places to see historical artifacts and hear some folk stories about these creatures of the night.


 

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