The Balkans is a place known for the rich history and an extraordinary mix of cultures and religions. Situated in south-east Europe and named after a chain of mountains it is really an unexplored gem for travelers. Over thousands of years it was an important area for business, religion and many important battles have been fought for its control. Since it connected the Mediterranean with central Europe and was one of the major transit lines connecting Europe with Asia many civilizations and empires have ruled over it and left their trace. These different influences can be felt mostly in culture, music, food, and customs of the local people. Be it orthodox chants, ottoman saz music, Jewish melodies, Austrian desserts or Mediterranean wine you will find everything in the Balkans. If you are interested in Balkans travel this blog is perfect for you.