I just got back from a week of holidays through the Balkans. I can just say that those countries are amazing and the weirdest and funniest things can only happen there.
Our first stop was Sofia (Bulgaria). Starting from a crazy and arty hostel with uncomfy beds and cold showers which made us laugh a lot and following with flea markets full of old coins, hipflasks, Nazi pins, Communist hats and Super 8 cameras. Beautiful architecture, churches and buildings that seem are going to fall on you. Nice salads, bread and ice creams. Taxi drivers who try to cheat on you all the time and Cyrillic alphabet which can make you get lost. Live music and bartenders who you ask for 2 shots and serve you 5.