I hitchhiked amid the Maramures Region of Romania to the idyllic peasant village of Botiza. Homestays are available and the tranquil countryside is great for walks. .
The night hike up Kawah Ijen to Indonesia's famous blue-flame volcano, complete with green crater lake and workers extracting sulphur amid toxic smoke.
Thinking about hiking Albania's Accursed Mountains? Check-out my experience of hiking from Valbone to Theth in this photo story with travel advice.