You’ve probably seen reports about demonstrations in Serbia these days, and you might have thought “oh, what am I going to do, will I get killed if I go to Serbia?” Keep calm, because nothing violent, dramatic or drastic is happening, and certainly nothing that could endanger either yourself, or your vehicle. We’ve been very busy these days conducting the tours, and taking nice photos of our adventures like the one you see here. However much we’d like to, we haven’t found time to attend the demonstrations so far and, believe it or not, although our headquarters are in the centre of Belgrade, we haven’t had the opportunity to even see the demonstators live. So, even if you’re only a few kilometres away from the national parliament where everything is taking place, you’ll hardly notice that anything is going on, unless you look at news web sites. And the places where your tours will take place this spring are not a few, but rather a few hundred kilometres away – being there, you wouldn’t even notice if a war errupted in Belgrade, and there is 0% chance of that happening.
So be cool, pack your stuff, take your passport and come to Serbia totally relaxed. Everything is functioning normally – the supermarkets, the restaurants, the hotels, the gas stations, everything is still 100% safe, and for us it’s just business as usual
Exactly three months ago we’ve tried to give an analysis of what is going on in Romania, and the future of offroading in this, probably most popular European country for organizing offroad tours (we’ve covered the theme in this post). In the meantime we haven’t become much smarter or better informed about the subject, so the essential dilemmas still exist. There have been people doubting that there is any truth in what we’ve written, with the key argument “but tour operators are conducting business as usual in 2017?”
Well, if you analize the Romanian tour market carefully, it’s not exactly “business as usual”, or at least not the way it was done some years ago. Of course, the big tour operators, especially those whose main focus of business is on Romania and Carpathian tours, have a vital interest to keep the tours functioning as normal as possible, hiding all the efforts they’re investing to achieve that. But subtle changes in the tour spectre can be seen.
Continue reading Offroad in Romania revisited – safe or forbidden?
Better late than never – we’ve finally produced the video from the fantastic tour we’ve guided for Lost World Adventures in July / August 2016. The participants were truly overwhelmed, and we believe eastern Serbia just doesn’t get any better than that. Take a look at this great video…
and, of course, take a look at the photo album with more than 250 selected images from 10 days of this tour.
Offroad tour organizers really don’t invest an effort to educate 4×4 vehicle owners just how harmful water can be to their machines – they rather try to sell “exciting” tours, and what looks more exciting to a novice than submerging the vehicle in a meter of water or mud?
You don’t have to learn it the hard way. You can read what Top Gear experts have to say on the subject for a change.
Another Serbian Snow Adventure is over – this time with record amounts of snow! Take a look what it’s been like for the participants 🙂
We’ve packed together the images and video from our West Serbian and Montenegrian highlands 2016 – a long name for an unearthly beautiful, relaxed experience!
Video version of the Best of 2016 photo album is on-line. Enjoy! 🙂
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We’ve had a fabulous wilderness adventure season again! So many journeys throughout the Balkans, so many unforgettable moments… Take a peek at the selection of images from all the places we’ve taken you to in Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece, Albania and Romania in 2016 🙂
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We have finally assembled and put online the last video using the material from the Balkans Wild Tracks 2016 tour:
It depicts the second part of the tour, that took place in the mountains of eastern Serbia – all the way from the far south to the north. For more info about the tour, you can read our travelogue Discovering Wild Balkans.