My husband and I are backpacking (55 & 65L) around Europe for a year and are trying to decide which route to take in the fall when we're in Greece. We'll be based in Thessaloniki Greece for a month until the end of September, then would like to either travel to Bulgaria/Romania or through the Balkans up to Croatia. We are supposed to see friends in Romania in late November, but nothing g has been confirmed.
We will need to be back on the Iberian Peninsula in December, but are free until then. Wanted to see what the community has done or has Intel on ;). While we are budget travelers, we'd prefer to take either bus or train.