The demise of the Soviet Union has spawned an exhilarating mix of countries all emerging with their own unique identity. Eastern European cities are brimming with an eclectic mix of cultures, intriguing historical landmarks and vibrant nightlife. Venture away from the numerous cities and you’ll find unspoilt landscapes, with wild forests and rugged mountains. The paths here are certainly less trodden than the continent’s neighbours. But those willing to venture off the beaten track shall be treated to rich history, traditions, cuisine and experiences.