Eva Smeele

is creating (video)stories about her hiking adventures in the Balkans

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I’m Eva, a girl from Amsterdam who loves mountains, walking barefoot, being inspired and sharing what inspires me. I write about what I think and feel, my passions and adventures. During the summer of 2016 I hiked the Via Dinarica Trail from Albania to Slovenia. Hiking the Via Dinarica was more than a beautiful trekking or an awesome solo-hike. It was a journey of a lifetime.

And I’m not done yet. Not done hiking. Not done searching. Not done with the Balkans. Those mountains, the people and the nature, I still feel extremely attracted to them. That’s why I went back. In 2017 I walked from Amsterdam to Sarajevo, 4000 kilometer on foot. Once I got back, I new I would stay. I gave up my apartment in Amsterdam and signed up for a language course in Zagreb.

In June 2018 I continued my Via Dinarica journey from Sarajevo, aiming to explore the Green Trail, the Blue Trail and the unofficial Via Dinarica extensions in Kosovo and North Macedonia. It became my mission to connect the three trails and to inspire future Via Dinarica hikers by sharing my experience through stories, videos, trailnotes and interactive hiking maps.

With my stories, I hope to take you to the Balkans, to the mountains and to a trail which is so much more than just a trail.

As a Patron you support me and my adventures and make me able to share it with the rest of the world. So, thanks for taking the time to check out my page and allowing you to share my aspirations with you.

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