In the past few years, this part of Europe became more popular and is on the travel bucket list of many people. As a person born and bred here, I understand why. It surprises with history and culture but also gives its visitors a sense of safety and a glimpse of what is to be part of one of the most cosmopolite parts of the world. On a relatively small territory, you will find so many countries. And although their cuisine and language are very similar, are different in terms of mentality and lifestyle. The best way to sample most of these similarities and differences is to visit the capitals of Eastern Europe.