Subject: Re: Travelling in the Balkans
Hello Tiffany,

are you going to travel alone on public transport in the Balkans? I don't know about your previous experiences or your age, but I must warn you that travelling in Greece is totally different than travelling in Bulgaria and Romania. Greece is part of European Union, a pretty safe country which has developed a lot through the years and now is very close to European standards in most issues. Bulgaria and Romania are still a way back, still poor countries where many things we take as granted in Western Europe aren't so. There's a long story of harassements and thefts on night trains across those countries and public safety is endangered by the combination of poor police work (an indirect effect of the fall of the previous state system) and the roaming of gangs looking for easy money from the rich Western tourists. Bye

Paolo Trieste, Italy