Balkans Tour 2017 – Night Train

Continuing the 2017 Balkans tour……..

On Track

No trip around Eastern Europe would be complete without an overnight train journey.

One day there will probably be high speed routes and super modern trains in the region, making slow progress through the night a rarer experience – a huge loss in my opinion.

For now there are still plenty of opportunities to bunk up for the night in your carriage, being lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of the train and the tinkling sound of wheel tappers.

We had bought our ticket from Skopje to Belgrade upon arrival that same morning from Kosovo. The worrying aspect was we were not able to secure our berth for the journey until we saw the guard on the train.

Our train would start from Thessaloniki in the evening and arrive in Skopje around 10pm. What if all berths were taken? What if we would be crammed in with four others…

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